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Eight Buc wrestlers qualify for super sectional round

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BLUE EARTH — All five of Blue Earth Area’s senior grapplers — Ty Peterson, Maxwell Ehrich, Nick Frank, Logan Johnson and Luke Mertens — qualified for Saturday’s Section 2A Individual Meet’s finals, but only Johnson will have an extra ‘memento’ to remember Tuesday night’s ...

Fairmont Area hockey teams fall in sectional openers

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MANKATO — Fairmont Area sophomore goaltender Hadley Artz stopped a game-best 58 shots to keep the Cardinals in the postseason game. The No. 2-seeded Mankato East Cougars, however, beat the No. 7-seeded Fairmont Area Cardinals, 7-1, during Section 3A quarterfinal hockey action Tuesday night ...

Fairmont 10U girls hockey team wins back-to-back matchups

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 10U girls hockey team posted back-to-back wins on the road March 6-7. Three different players lit the lamp to steer Fairmont to a 3-1 victory over Dodge County on March 6 in Kasson. Halyn Haycraft, Kyhlee Beemer and Mariel Parish each tallied a goal, while ...

Red Bulls reach state wrestling’s Final 4

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ST. PETER — For the third time in four years, the Red Bulls have earned a spot in the Class AA team wrestling state semifinals. “We have kids and parents and coaches who put so much into this program,” Martin County head coach Adam Williamson said about what has led to his team’s ...

Knights end Bucs’ team wrestling run in sectional final

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ST. JAMES — Blue Earth Area took a shot at slaying the proverbially Class A wrestling dragon in Kenyon-Wanamingo for a second straight season during Saturday’s Section 2 team finale, but the No. 12-ranked Knights dethroned the 2020 champion Bucs. Kenyon-Wanamingo reeled off three ...

Fairmont girls cagers stymie New Ulm in regular-season finale

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont girls basketball lineup held New Ulm to six first-half points, posted a 2-to-1 positive turnover ratio, distributed 17 assists and received 29 points from its reserves to close out the regular-season schedule with another win on Saturday. Brittney Mosloski produced ...

Cardinals girls hockey quiets Storm, 7-0

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FAIRMONT — Mackenzie Householder and Bella Larson each earned a playmaker, Alexis Newville and Macy Militello tallied two goals apiece, while netminder Hadley Artz netted a shutout to engineer the Fairmont Area Cardinals’ 7-0 nonconference victory over the Morris/Benson Area Storm during ...

Five Red Bulls wrestlers eclipse mat milestones

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SHERBURN — The core of the Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County Red Bulls continues to rack up prep wrestling accolades. Five of the six Red Bulls currently ranked on the Guillotine’s Minnesota high school top-10 at their weight achieved milestone wins during the past two weeks. Team ...

Fairmont girls hoopsters earn 11th win

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FAIRMONT — Twenty assists in conjunction with 15 steals are two numbers that bring a smile to Fairmont head girls basketball coach Sara Junkermeier’s face. Bryn Miller and Cadee Becker each scored 11 points, Madysen Allen netted 10 points, Brittney Mosloski spearheaded the hometown ...

No. 3-ranked Red Bulls stampede to Section 3AA team finals

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FAIRMONT — The Red Bulls are headed back to the Section 3AA championship. Class AA No. 3-ranked Martin County swept its two duals Thursday at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont, taking its Section 3AA Team Meet quarterfinal against Luverne 74-0, then beating New Ulm Area 53-18 in the ...

Bulldogs collar Cardinals in hockey clash

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area sophomore Lincoln Becker scored the first goal of his varsity hockey career to stake the hometown Cardinals to a 1-0 lead with 7:29 remaining in the opening period Thursday night. Becker’s achievement came off a double-assist from Dom Hegdal and Eli ...

Heckman, Jaskulke net double-doubles to top Jaguars’ hoops win

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WELLS — Double-double performances from Adam Heckman and Cael Jaskulke led the Jaguars to a regular-season victory. The Truman/Martin Luther/ Granada-Huntley-East Chain Jaguars coasted to a 65-33 nonconference basketball victory over the United South Central Rebels on Thursday night in ...

Fairmont, MCW, Jaguars tip off girls basketball playoffs at home

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals, Martin County West Mavericks and Granada- Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther Jaguars all netted home games in the opening round of their respective sectional girls basketball tournaments that start next week. Fairmont merited the No. 3 seed in the ...

Fairmont hoopsters put clamps on B.E. Area

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BLUE EARTH — The Fairmont girls hoopsters avenged a 34-31 loss to rival Blue Earth Area on Jan. 28 by combining grind-it-out smothering defense with just enough 3-point shooting Tuesday night in Blue Earth. Maggy Totzke drained three first-half 3-pointers, Bryn Miller delivered eight points ...

Mavericks edge Cardinals in area basketball clash

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FAIRMONT — The Cardinals jumped ahead, but the Mavericks stormed back. Martin County West overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Fairmont 72-68 during nonconference basketball action Tuesday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Zach Anderson hit a buzzer-beating 3 around defenders ...

MCA posts cross-over gymnastics win over JCC

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JACKSON — Sabrina Segar swept all four events to lead the Martin County Area Magic to a 137.475-131.75 Big South Conference cross-over gymnastics win over the Jackson County Central Huskies on Tuesday night in Jackson. Segar totaled 36.1 points to pocket the all-around with scores of 9.375 ...

Behrend powers Luverne by Fairmont Area again

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area kept it close in the first period, but Luverne’s three-goal second period helped secure a 5-2 Big South Conference hockey win on Tuesday night at Martin County Arena. Brock Behrend, who collected six goals in Luverne’s 11-2 victory over Fairmont Area on ...

Segar powers MCA gymnasts to season-high total

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FAIRMONT — Fittingly, one of the top-scoring all-arounders in Martin County Area gymnastics history — Sabrina Segar — powered the Magic to their season’s-best team total during her final prep meet at the program’s 2021 home, the Live Fit Sport & Wellness Center in Fairmont. The ...

Anderson powers Buc hoopsters to big win over Cardinals

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FAIRMONT — Blue Earth Area senior forward Cameron Anderson played possessed. At least that’s what Bucs’ head coach Colby Swanson said after Anderson scored 23 points, brought down seven rebounds and didn’t miss a shot in the second half of a 72-37 win over the Fairmont Cardinals on ...