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Pipestone stuns No. 6 B.E. Area football

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BLUE EARTH — Pipestone quarterback JT Tinklenberg played a key role in four of the Arrows’ six touchdowns to help pace a 40-21 football victory over the Class AA No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs on Friday night in Pipestone. Running back Koby Nagel, who topped all rushers with 156 yards ...

Fairmont doubles Luverne in district football clash, 40-20

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LUVERNE — Jake Harris, Hudson Artz and Wyatt Frank delivered key bursts of speed from two previously-untapped sources, while quarterback Zach Jorgensen played the leading role behind five of Fairmont’s six touchdowns Friday night. Jorgensen threw for 157 yards and three scores to ...

Jaguars scratch Coyotes to end winless streak

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GRANADA — The players cheered and showered head coach Bennett Senf with Gatorade when the Jaguars walked off the field with a win for the first time in 749 days. The Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman beat the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes 36-34 to celebrate Homecoming in a 9-Man ...

Bucs outslug Saints for BSC tennis championship

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ST. JAMES — It took 49 hours to capture the Big South Conference girls tennis championship, but Blue Earth Area coach Konny Wolff’s Bucs finally did it. Class A No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area returned to St. James Thursday after its original league championship dual meet was suspended ...

Mavericks stampede by Cardinals, 3-1

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FAIRMONT — The Mavericks stormed through the first two sets, but the comeback-minded Cardinals wouldn’t leave without a fight. Martin County West beat Fairmont, 25-14, 25-9, 24-26, 25-21, in a nonconference volleyball match Thursday night on Cardinal court in Fairmont. MCW eased its way ...

Waseca boys soccer edges Fairmont Area, 3-1

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WASECA — The Waseca Bluejays netted the only goals of the second half to snap a 1-all tie at intermission to down the Fairmont Area Cardinals, 3-1, during Big South Conference soccer action Thursday in Waseca. Jay Lewer staked the Bluejays to a 1-0 lead with a goal 7:50 into the opening ...

Fairmont makes Week 5 road trip to Luverne

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FAIRMONT — The parallels between Mat Mahoney and Todd Oye are a bit uncanny. Oye competed in high school football at Luverne before the 1990 graduate returned to his alma mater’s sideline as head football coach. Oye entered his 18th season this fall with a .658 winning percentage and ...

Cardinal boys soccer edges Crusaders in OT

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FAIRMONT — For the first time since Sept. 19, 2016, the Fairmont Area boys soccer team cleared the .500 mark. The Cardinals beat the Mankato Loyola Crusaders 3-2 in overtime during a nonconference boys soccer game Tuesday at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont, giving the Cardinals a 6-5-1 ...

Waseca blocks Fairmont volleyball in three-game match

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont head volleyball coach Kim Breamer and her Cardinal coaching staff knew what to expect of Waseca’s 6-foot hitting tandem of Lexi Herman and Rachel Breck from the two teams’ first Big South clash on Aug. 27. “We prepared for those two (Herman and Breck) in practice, ...

Fairmont girls run to 2nd; boys meet weathered out

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MOUNTAIN LAKE — Laura Thompson and Macy Hanson placed second and third overall to guide the Fairmont Cardinal girls cross country team to second place at the St. James Invitational on Tuesday at the Mountain Lake Golf Course. The Class A No. 4-ranked Thompson collected runner-up individual ...

Fairmont tennis bests New Ulm; Big South finale suspended

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NEW ULM — Fairmont head coach Eric Johnson shuffled his Cardinal girls tennis lineup Tuesday and exited the New Ulm courts with a 6-1 regular-season victory over the hometown Eagles. Claire Nemmers and Briana Joseph, Fairmont’s regular Nos. 1 and 2 singles players, respectively, joined ...

No. 6 BEA serves sweep to USC

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BLUE EARTH –– The No. 6-ranked Bucs continued their winning ways on senior night. Blue Earth Area beat the United South Central Rebels 7-0 in nonconference tennis action Monday at Schroeder courts in Blue Earth. None of the BEA netters needed a third set to earn a match win. The ...

Schiltz, Beadle lead NU at meet

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Nick Schiltz placed 24th in the boys race, while Cassie Beadle took 75th in the girls race during a nonconference cross country meet in Humbolt, Iowa, on Monday. Schiltz ran to a 24th-place finish overall with a time of 19:39 to lead the North Union Warrior boys. Trevor Kruse was the next ...

Cardinals cap historic tennis week

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FAIRMONT — A week for the Fairmont girls tennis history books. The Cardinals rallied for a pair of extended doubles victories to complete a 7-0 nonconference dual-meet sweep over the United South Central Rebels on Saturday morning in Fairmont. “We can finally relax a little and take a ...

Thompson, Hanson power Fairmont runners to 3rd at Milaca

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MILACA — Laura Thompson and Macy Hanson each produced top-10 finishes to power the unranked Fairmont Cardinal girls cross country team to a third-place showing in Division 3 of the Milaca MegaMeet on Saturday. Thompson, who’s ranked fifth in the Class A individual state poll, covered the ...

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Boys soccer game reslated FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area will play host to Southwest Minnesota Christian in a rescheduled varsity boys soccer game at noon Saturday at Kot Soccer Complex. The game, originally set for Sept. 9, was rained out. • JV soccer rolls to 13-0 victory FAIRMONT — ...

Storbeck guides Bucs to 3-0 start

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For the first time since 2013, the Blue Earth Area Bucs have started the season 3-0. That success is due in part to the success of first-year quarterback Gavin Storbeck. Blue Earth Area started the season with a 29-0 victory over Maple River, then ran through New ...

Fairmont flattens TCU in district clash, 41-0

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MONTGOMERY — Fairmont’s defense created early offensive opportunities, and the Cardinals’ balanced four-pronged ground game and modified air attack piled up the points. Caden Baarts pocketed two of Fairmont’s five interceptions from his cornerback position and scored touchdowns on his ...

Mavericks scratch Panthers by 10

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SHERBURN — Wyatt Geistfeld was the definition of passing efficiency. Geistfeld completed 2 of 4 passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 14 times for 125 yards and two TDs in Martin County West’s 28-18 non-section win over the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers ...

Fairmont nets 5-2 tennis win over Maple River

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MAPLETON — Four consecutive victories during a five-day span. The Fairmont Cardinals earned that unique achievement by posting a 5-2 nonconference girls tennis victory over the Maple River Eagles on Friday night in Mapleton. Fairmont netted shutout victories over Pipestone and River ...