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No. 8-ranked B.E. Area football steamrolls to state

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JANESVILLE – After a one-year hiatus, Blue Earth Area head coach Randy Kuechenmeister and his Class AA No. 8-ranked Bucs football team trampled their way over Medford and into the state quarterfinals. Running back Koby Nagel erupted for a game-best 152 yards and three touchdowns, while ...

No. 3 Tigers claw by Mavericks for Section 3 crown

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MARSHALL — Elation for the Tigers, heartbreak for the Mavericks. With only 15 seconds on the clock, Springfield quarterback Decker Scheffler found Nolan Hovland in the back corner of the end zone for a touchdown to take a 23-21 lead. The 5-yard score capped a 13-play, 63-yard drive that ...

Cardinal girls and five area runners rev up for state

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FAIRMONT — Last year, the Fairmont Cardinals girls ended their run of five consecutive cross country team appearances at the Class A state meet. This year, the No. 11-ranked Cardinals look to begin a new streak. For the 25th time in team history, Fairmont is headed to St. Olaf College in ...

Bulldogs oust Warriors in Iowa regional volleyball action

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LAKE MILLS, Iowa — When Lake Mills head volleyball coach Jim Boehmer referred to his Bulldogs as “a good serving” team Monday night, he was being modest. Jessa Gasteiger, MaKenna Hanson and Megan Groe combined to generate 42 points, including eight of Lake Mills’ 11 aces, to help the ...

No. 5-ranked Fairmont gains 3AAA football finals

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FAIRMONT — Hudson Artz made an instant impact during the Section 3 football semifinal’s opening kickoff and kept the pivotal plays coming for three quarters on Saturday. The Fairmont sophomore outside linebacker recovered one of Sibley East’s three fumbles, pocketed two of the ...

MCW doubles up Wabasso in 3A gridiron semifinal

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SHERBURN — Wyatt Geistfeld saw the football pop into the air, grabbed it and sprinted down the sideline. With less than 2 minutes left in the first half, Geistfeld returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown to put Martin County West up 14-0. Will Carlson almost made a diving catch ...

No. 8-ranked Bucs collar Bulldogs in 2AA semifinal clash

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BLUE EARTH — After a one-year hiatus, Blue Earth Area is headed back to the sectional football championship. In 2017, the Bucs beat Maple River 11-10 to go to the Class AA state quarterfinals. This year, the Section 2AA No. 1-seeded Bucs (8-2) will play the No. 6-seeded Medford Tigers (5-5) ...

Simmonds holding strong on line

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Whether it’s from his spot at left offensive tackle, defensive tackle or multiple positions on special teams, Nathan Simmonds is impacting almost every play. Simmonds has played regularly in all three facets of the Martin County West Mavericks’ football games this year. MCW head coach ...

West Fork fends off North Union football by 1

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ARMSTRONG — North Union came inches from a comeback win. With less than 2 minutes left, the Warrior defense forced a West Fork Warhawks’ punt, giving the offense a shot at a 54-yard drive with 1:10 remaining in the game and a seven-point deficit. Noah Morphew then heaved a pass ...

North Union runners 14th, 18th at qualifier

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HOLSTEIN, Iowa — Hannah Morphew paced the North Union girls cross country team’s 14th-place finish at Thursday’s Iowa Class 1A state-qualifying meet, while Nick Schiltz led the way behind the Warrior boys’ 18th-place showing. Morphew covered the 5,000-meter course in 24:27.15 to ...

Fairmont girls team runs to state cross country bid

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BLUE EARTH — After a one-year break, the Fairmont Cardinals girls cross country team is headed back to state. Fairmont totaled 73 points, behind only Belle Plaine’s 59, to earn second place at the Section 2A cross country meet at Riverside Town & Country Club in Blue Earth. “It ...

B.E. Area doubles net Day 2 at state; FHS’ Nemmers exits

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MINNEAPOLIS — Both Section 3 doubles teams advanced to Day 2 of the Class A individual girls state tennis tournament, while both section singles qualifiers exited the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center after two matches Thursday. Blue Earth Area’s tandem of Arika Howard and Te’a ...

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 ...