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Giants post sub-section volleyball win over Cardinals

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LE SUEUR — The No. 2-seeded Le Sueur-Henderson Giants proved too tall an order to overcome for the No. 7-seeded Fairmont Cardinals during Thursday night’s Section 2AA, South Sub-Section volleyball quarterfinals. The Giants posted consecutive wins of 25-7, 25-12 and 25-13 over the ...

Minnewaska Area tennis edges B.E. Area for state consolation crown

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MINNEAPOLIS — Playing for a team trophy on Wednesday at the Class A girls state tennis tournament, the Blue Earth Area Bucs fell short in a 4-3 loss to the Minnewaska Area Lakers in the consolation championship match at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. While it was a disappointing end ...

Cardinals earn all-BSC soccer honors

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FAIRMONT — Seven Fairmont Area Cardinal soccer players merited selection to this fall’s Big South Conference all-league teams. Senior striker Joni Becker and senior defender McKayla Chambers garnered first-team all-Big South accolades for the Fairmont Area girls lineup, while senior ...

Mavericks trample Indians in 3A grid playoffs

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SHERBURN — The Maverick defense swarmed to the ball, while the offense couldn’t be stopped. Martin County West beat the Sleepy Eye Indians 51-0 in a Section 3A football quarterfinal matchup Tuesday in Sherburn. No. 2-seeded MCW (6-3) moves on to host the No. 3-seeded Wabasso Rabbits (7-2) ...

No. 8 BEA routs NYA in 2AA quarterfinal

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BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth Area flanker Caelan Sanders celebrated his 18th birthday by scoring a pair of touchdowns Tuesday night, while teammate Max Ehrich returned to full-time duty at Wilson Field for the first time since the Bucs’ season-opener on Aug. 29. Sanders and running back Koby ...

Jaguars use late heroics to trigger playoff win

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EDGERTON — Less than one week after the Edgerton/ Ellsworth Flying Dutchman ran through the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars for 634 yards in a 56-36 win, the Jaguars reversed the script and won in the final minutes of the Section 3, 9-Man quarterfinals. The upset-minded Jaguars ...

B.E. Area tennis to play for state consolation crown

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MINNEAPOLIS — Blue Earth Area Bucs head girls tennis coach Konny Wolff says her team has done a good job all season of staying focused. That ability was on display on Tuesday at the Class A state tournament at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. After losing to No. 2-ranked Rochester ...

MCW sweeps Loyola out of volleyball playoffs

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TRIMONT — Jenna Clow stands a mere 5 foot, 3 inches tall, but Martin County West’s senior libero made a huge impact in Monday night’s Section 2A, South Sub-Section volleyball play-in match. Clow delivered a pivotal nine-point service run to shift the momentum in the hometown ...

Knights topple Jaguars in 2A play-in match

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NORTHROP — A play-in upset to start the Section 2A, South Sub-Section tournament. After finishing the regular season with a 4-23 record, including being swept in their final three matchups, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial earned the 11th seed and a spot in a play-in game. The Knights ...

Wilson inducted into Grand View University’s Hall of Fame

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ST. JAMES — All-state choice. All-star catcher. All-section selection. All-conference’s top hitter. Even after earning all of the above high school baseball honors during his senior season, Fairmont Cardinal standout Jon Wilson still had some doubts about his ability to play at the ...

Down the Line

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North Union girls runners place 11th at league meet MASON CITY, Iowa — Hannah Morphew and Nick Schiltz led the North Union Warriors during the Top of Iowa Conference cross country meet Thursday at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Morphew led the North Union girls to an ...

Fairmont earns No. 1 football seed, bye in sectional

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FAIRMONT — The strength of Fairmont’s regular-season football schedule proved a pivotal factor behind the Class AAA No. 5-ranked Cardinals (7-1) edging the No. 2-ranked and undefeated Jackson County Central Huskies for the No. 1 seed in the Section 3 playoffs. “At the end of the day, it ...

BEA football merits No. 1 seed; MCW garners No. 2 spot in playoffs

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FAIRMONT — This season saw a reversal of fates for multiple area football teams. Last season, the Blue Earth Area Bucs went into the Section 2AA playoffs as the eighth seed, going up against the No. 1-seeded Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Bucs. This year, BEA goes into the playoffs with the ...

Waconia shuts out Fairmont Area for 2A soccer crown

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NEW PRAGUE — There’s a good reason why Waconia has not been scored against during the last six games, including all three of its Section 2A soccer playoff outings. Wildcats head coach Ivan Woyno’s midfielders rarely allow the ball to reach their defensive zone, and the entire team’s ...

No. 5 Fairmont captures Silver District football crown

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ARLINGTON — Class AAA No. 5-ranked Fairmont made a clean sweep of its five-game district schedule to capture the first-ever South Central Silver football championship Wednesday night. Sophomore quarterback Zach Jorgensen eclipsed the 1,000-yard seasonal passing plateau by completing 10 of ...

Maple River tips MCW; BEA topples No. 6 Redwood Valley

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SHERBURN — The Maple River defense stifled the Martin County West run game to end the Mavericks’ winning streak. MCW entered its non-district matchup with the Eagles on a four-game winning streak, but the Eagles had a four-win streak of their own to contend for. Maple River walked off ...

Mavericks, Jaguars to host 1st-round volleyball matches

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NORTHROP — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars and the Martin County West Mavericks open the Section 2A volleyball playoffs at home, while the Fairmont Cardinals and the Blue Earth Area Bucs hit the road in Section 2AA postseason action. The No. 6-seeded Jaguars play ...

Fairmont Area zips St. Peter to reach Section 2A soccer finals

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ST. PETER — The second and the third times proved the charms. No. 3-seeded Fairmont Area avenged its only two losses of the regular season, while Cardinals’ sophomore striker Rayah Quiring converted her second penalty kick in as many playoff games Tuesday night at Floyd B. Johnson Field in ...