×

Sports

Martins hammer Hadley in championship series opener, 12-0

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Derek Shoen drilled a rising rocket off the top of Herb Wolf Field’s scoreboard in left-center before fireworks literally left a vapor trail beyond the outfield fence during Wednesday night’s Region 13C amateur baseball championship series opener. Shoen went 3-for-4, ...

Martins host Hadley tonight in Game 1

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Martins play host to the Hadley Buttermakers in Game 1 of their best-of-3 Region 13C amateur baseball championship series at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Herb Wolf Field. The series shifts to Hadley for Game 2 at 2 p.m. Saturday. If needed, the Martins and Buttermakers will ...

Lutterman wins Rose Lake club crown

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Chad Lutterman captured the 2020 Rose Lake Golf Club’s men’s championship on Aug. 1-2 at the Fairmont-based course. Jeff Frey garnered the club’s Senior crown, while Dan Bacon claimed the Super Senior title. Jayden Garlick took top honors in the 1st flight, Bacon won the ...

Martins to host Hadley in regional championship opener

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — The No. 1-seeded Fairmont Martins open defense of their Region 13C amateur baseball crown against the No. 6-seeded and 2019 regional runner-up Hadley Buttermakers starting Wednesday night. The Martins (20-2) play host to the Buttermakers in Game 1 of their best-of-3 regional ...

Martins sweep Irish in regional semifinal series, earn state bid

Local Sports

MILROY — The Fairmont Martins guaranteed themselves a second consecutive bid to the Minnesota Class ‘C’ state amateur baseball tournament via Friday night’s lopsided triumph at Irish yard. Jon Traetow generated a pivotal single for two of his game-best five RBIs amid an eight-run ...

Martins garner Game 1 against Irish, 8-2

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — A pair of veteran Fairmont batters combined for five hits and five RBIs, while two usual starting Martins pitchers combined to hold the Milroy Irish bats in check on Wednesday night. Jon Traetow went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Adam Schmidt drove in a game-best three runs with two ...

MSHSL moves football, volleyball to new ‘4th’ season

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — The four-month waiting game is finally over. Tuesday’s anxiously anticipated Minnesota State High School League board meeting put an end to a glut of social media speculations and answered a myriad of legitimate questions revolving around the fall sports seasons. The MSHSL ...

Martins open series at home tonight

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — The No. 1-seeded Fairmont Martins will open their Region 13C Final Four amateur baseball playoff series with the No. 4-seeded Milroy Irish at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Herb Wolf Field in Fairmont. The Martins (18-2) travel to Irish Yard in Milroy to face the Irish on Friday night for ...

Fairmont zips Blue Earth for senior league crown

Local Sports

BLUE EARTH — Three months ago, the Minnesota American Legion baseball season was officially cancelled. Sunday, Cale Steuber fired a two-hit shutout, while five different Fairmont batters produced two hits apiece to power the No. 2 seed to the Southwest Minnesota senior league baseball ...

Fairmont senior league team flattens Madelia in playoffs

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — When Fairmont senior league baseball coach Matt Lytle talked about every one of his players contributing to Thursday night’s postseason triumph, he literally meant it. All nine batters generated at least one hit, Zach Soelter produced a game-best four RBIs and right-hander Jack ...

Martins zip A’s to take Game 1 in Region 13C series

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Fairmont starting pitcher Josh Smith and reliever Matt Lytle proved nearly unhittable, while the Pipestone A’s four hurlers could not prevent Jack Waletich and Derek Shoen from collecting hits during Wednesday night’s amateur baseball playoff opener. Smith recorded a ...

Nordquist, Smith win Interlaken golf crowns

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Joe Nordquist and Amanda Smith earned their rightful places in the Interlaken Golf Course’s history books by capturing the 2020 men’s and women’s club championships, respectively, last week. Smith carded a 6-over par, 18-hole round of 78 to edge Cat St. John’s runner-up ...

Fairmont senior baseball league team shuts out Jackson

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Fairmont closed out the senior baseball league’s regular season with a perfect blend of shutdown pitching, timely hitting and near-flawless defense. Starting pitcher Joey Flohrs and relievers Dan Brummond and Dalen Keltgen combined on a two-hit shutout, while Eli Anderson and ...

Fairmont VFW sweeps twinbill

Local Sports

MANKATO –– Fairmont VFW Post 1222 went to Mankato for doubleheader action Saturday, winning 6-2 and 6-5. In Game 1, Landen Meyerdirk and Cooper Steuber combined to shut down the Mankato offense. Fairmont opened the scoring with a run in the top of the fourth, then Mankato scored twice ...

Plocker earns Hall of Fame call

Local Sports

Every Blue Earth Area cross country meet in the fall, the same sight can be seen. BEA head coach Tom Plocker running around the course with his camera getting photos of his competitors and cheering them on. “Photography has always been a big deal for me since I was in high school,” ...

Martins schedule change

Local Sports

The Fairmont Martins have adjusted their schedule for tonight. The Martins will go to Hanska to face the Hanska Lakers at 7:30 p.m. The Martins will wait to find out who their opening Region 13C playoff opponent will be, as they keep up with this week’s Best of 3 series’ between the ...

Fairmont downs MCW, 9-2, 1-0

Local Sports

WELCOME –– Fairmont pitched its way to its seventh and eighth consecutive wins during senior league baseball action Tuesday in Welcome. Fairmont beat Martin County West, 9-2 and 1-0 in one seven-inning game and a three-inning game shortened by darkness. Fairmont starting pitcher Zach ...

Fairmont VFW earns second win

Local Sports

FAIRMONT — Jacob Crissinger shut down the Sleepy Eye Post 800 bats to earn Fairmont Post 1222’s second win of the season. Crissinger pitched all seven innings for a complete game, striking out nine and allowing only five hits. Crissinger allowed only three hits through the first six ...

Martins flatten Jackson in 7 innings

Local Sports

JACKSON –– The Fairmont Martins’ offense exploded for a 13-2 seven-inning win over the Jackson Bulls on Sunday in Jackson. The Martins took the lead in the first. Luke Becker singled and Ethan Hurn walked, then Derek Shoen, Levi Becker and Jon Traetow all singled for one RBI each. ...