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Williamson, Becker start seasons at same venue

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FAIRMONT — Together again. Former Martin County West pitcher Brandon Williamson and former Fairmont second baseman Luke Becker made their 2019 Northwest League debuts in a three-game series between their respective minor league teams on Friday night. Williamson, who signed a $925,000 ...

Martins post win over Tracy, fall to Milroy in split twinbill

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FAIRMONT — A split diamond doubleheader produced split results. The Fairmont Martins derailed the Tracy Engineers by a 3-1 decision during Sunday’s opening amateur baseball game in Northrop before the Milroy Irish had a bit of luck in edging the Martins, 6-5, during Game 2 at Herb Wolf ...

Brooks’ baseball era in Fairmont comes to a close

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FAIRMONT — Umpire, public address announcer, concession stand grill master, groundskeeper, team psychologist, baseball association member and last, but not least, coach. After 25 years of serving in nearly every capacity in the sport of baseball at nearly every level in Fairmont, current ...

Bearcats’ late surge trips Warriors

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SWEA CITY — One bad inning doomed the Warriors. The North Butler Bearcats beat North Union 6-2 during a Top of Iowa Conference softball game Friday night in Swea City. With the Bearcats leading 2-1 in the top of the sixth, the Warrior defense broke down. Back-to-back walks started the ...

U18 girls traveling soccer team wins two games

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FAIRMONT — The Saxton Family Partnership U18 girls soccer team captured a pair of victories during Fairmont Soccer Association spring/summer traveling league action earlier in the week. Goaltender Cadence Becker made 13 saves to help pace Fairmont’s 2-1 triumph over Albert Lea on Tuesday ...

14U softball team sweeps two from New Ulm

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 14U girls softball team swept a doubleheader from New Ulm Red, 5-3 and 15-2, Wednesday night. Mandy Pytleski tripled and singled to pace Fairmont during the opener, while Emily Muller supplied two hits. Ashley Muller and Johanna Petschke each doubled for ...

Fairmont’s Senf, B.E. Area golf team place 5th at state

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JORDAN — Twenty-fifth to 16th to fifth. In three years competing as an individual at the Class AA state meet at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan, Fairmont’s Bergen Senf has only climbed the scoreboard. Senf sank three birdies — the par-5 seventh, the par-4 12th and the ...

Martins’ comeback squashes Frogs, 17-10

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FAIRMONT — The unthinkable became probable in the bottom of the sixth inning, while the probable then turned into the unbelievable in the eighth frame. Trailing 9-1 after the initial two and a half innings of amateur baseball Wednesday night, the Fairmont Martins erupted for a combined 13 ...

Warriors softball sails by Eagles, 16-6

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SWEA CITY — The North Union Warriors captured a 16-6 win in a run-rule shortened game over the Eagle Grove Eagles during Top of Iowa Conference softball action Wednesday night in Swea City. Shawna Person produced three hits, two RBIs and a run scored for the Warriors, while teammate Cassie ...

Fairmont’s Senf, BEA team each 5th at state golf meet

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JORDAN — Heavy rain dampened the Day 1 scores at the Class AA state golf meet Tuesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. The Blue Earth Area Bucs’ boys team of Manning Lane, Hunter Spencer, Braden Gudahl, Gaven Bruellman, Max Ehrich and Ashton Lloyd shot a 329 to place fifth after the ...

Martins stampede Bulls in amateur baseball, 9-4

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont right-hander Josh Smith pitched five solid innings, the Martins erupted for five fourth-inning runs on seven hits and the hometown bullpen took care of the rest Monday night. Smith scattered six hits and registered seven strikeouts to earn the win, while relievers Jon ...

Fairmont’s 4×400 relay team strikes gold at state

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ST. PAUL — If it had been a movie, Queen’s “We Are the Champions” would have played as the Fairmont 4x400-meter relay team stood atop the awards podium at Hamline University in St. Paul on Saturday. Jordan Wolter started the final race of the Class A state track & field meet for ...

Schmidt, Martins down Lakers

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HERON LAKE — Ace right-hander Adam Schmidt hurled a complete-game gem and teammate Christian Petschke produced three hits to power the Fairmont Martins to a 6-1 victory over the Heron Lake Lakers during amateur baseball action Sunday. Schmidt allowed one run on eight hits, recorded a ...

Fairmont Area foursome takes aim at state clay targets

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FAIRMONT — “Pull.” Bang, crack. Those are the repetitive sounds at the Fairmont Trap Club during clay target meets. A competitor yelling ‘pull,’ the bang of their gun and the crack of the target. This year, four Fairmont Area competitors have qualified for the state individual ...

BEA’s Lindsey, FHS’ Thompson medal at state track meet

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ST. PAUL — Fairmont advanced in four events, while one Cardinal runner and one Blue Earth Area Buc competitor claimed medals during Day 1 at the Class A state track & field meet at Hamline University. Laura Thompson claimed Fairmont’s first medal of the two-day meet on Friday. ...

U15 girls soccer kicks off month with two wins

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FAIRMONT — The Associate Optometry U15 girls soccer team of Fairmont kicked off June with back-to-back victories during Fairmont Soccer Association summer traveling league action. Anna Utermarck scored two goals, while Emma Scheppmann distributed three assists to power Fairmont to a 5-1 ...

North Union softball outslugs West Hancock

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SWEA CITY — The Warrior girls battled to a Top of Iowa Conference softball win. North Union beat the West Hancock Eagles by a 9-4 decision on Friday night in Swea City. Hope Steinberger continued her hot hitting by collecting two hits and three RBIs after totaling four hits Thursday ...

14U softball compiles 3-1 weekly record

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont 14U softball team compiled a 3-1 record during weekly girls fastpitch action. Fairmont swept a doubleheader from Worthington, 14-2 and 8-6, Monday before splitting a twinbill with the Mankato Peppers on Wednesday. The Peppers took the opener, 7-3, before Fairmont ...

Area tracksters revved up for Class A state meet

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FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinal track & field boys and girls are ready to take on the Class A state meet. Fairmont competes in a combined 11 events Friday and Saturday at the meet at Hamline University in St. Paul, including four relay teams and seven individual competitions. With ...