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Nine Red Bulls thunder to individual state meet

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LUVERNE — Nine Martin County Red Bulls are set for a big weekend. Not only will the Class AA No. 2-ranked Red Bulls be wrestling in the Minnesota State High School League state team meet starting with a matchup against Orono at 11 a.m. Thursday, nine members of the Martin County lineup will ...

MCA’s Segar vaults to 16th at state gymnastics meet

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ST. PAUL — Martin County Area junior gymnast Sabrina Segar and Magic head coach Beraiah Peterson had an important choice to make before the second rotation of Saturday’s Class A individual state meet in St. Paul. The question at hand: Should Segar tuck her first of two Tsukahara vaults ...

BEA hoopsters top JCC; MVL edges MCW in overtime

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BLUE EARTH — Zach Herrmann and Cameron Anderson combined for 32 points to power the Blue Earth Area Bucs to a 73-62 basketball victory over the Jackson County Central Huskies on Saturday in Blue Earth. Herrmann produced 16 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Anderson generated 16 ...

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Fairmont Baseball Association registration open FAIRMONT — Registration for the Fairmont Baseball Association’s 2020 summer seasons is available online at: www.fairmontbaseball.com. Players can sign up for the summer I-90 league (minor, junior and pony leagues), Jr. Martins traveling ...

B.E. Area bridges gap between state bids

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The last time the Blue Earth Area wrestling program qualified for the team portion of the Minnesota State High School League’s state meet, current Bucs’ assistant coach and former prep standout Tim Blagg was not even in the gymnasium. “Do I remember the day when we won the section ...

Red Bulls take aim at state team finals

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In 2018, the first time the Martin County Red Bulls went to the team state wrestling tournament, the Red Bulls shocked the Minnesota State High School League with a second-place finish. After a one-year hiatus, the Red Bulls return to the Class AA state team meet and are looking to reach the ...

B.E. Area grapplers earn 7 state individual bids

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BLUE EARTH — For the first time in the 31 combined seasons that Randy Wirtjes has coached wrestling in Blue Earth, all 14 Buc grapplers earned a spot on the Section 2A medals stand Friday night. “I can’t remember us ever having every individual wrestler place during a sectional meet ...

Frank powers Fairmont cagers to rout over Windom

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FAIRMONT — Wyatt Frank dominated the paint on senior night. Frank shot 17-for-24, all coming from close range, to score 35 points, while bringing down 18 rebounds to power the Fairmont Cardinals to a 71-42 rout over the Windom Area Eagles on Friday at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Cardinal ...

Seven Blue Earth Area wrestlers gain 2A individual finals

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BLUE EARTH — Half of Blue Earth Area’s 14 individual wrestlers gained the Section 2A championship round, while the other half remains alive in the postseason wrestlebacks. Ty Peterson (113), No. 7-ranked 120-pounder Davis Sunken, Caleb Beeler (132), No. 7-ranked 138-pounder Jaxen ...

JCC hoopsters topple MCW, 76-59

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SHERBURN — Thirty nine total fouls, three technical fouls, 47 combined free throw attempts. Jackson County Central came out on top 76-59 over Martin County West during a contact-filled nonconference basketball game Thursday in Sherburn. Although five players ended the matchup with four ...

Albert Lea girls cagers edge Fairmont, 56-54

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ALBERT LEA — Taya Jeffrey erupted for a game-best 27 points on 10-for-15 field-goal shooting to help the Albert Lea Tigers scratch out a 56-54 victory over Fairmont during the Cardinals’ final regular-season basketball game Thursday night in Albert Lea. Sam Skarstad contributed 15 points ...

Hutchinson knocks Cardinals out of 3A hockey playoffs

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HUTCHINSON — A five-goal first period and a five-goal second frame added up to the Hutchinson Tigers’ 10-0 rout of the Fairmont Area Cardinals during a Section 3A boys hockey quarterfinal Thursday night. Austin Jozwick reched a hat trick in the first period, while Cam Longie scored twice ...

Preps’ Postseason

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Fairmont cagers to host 2AA opener; BEA hits the road FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals girls basketball team netted the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in its postseason opener. Fairmont tips off Section 2AA, South Sub-Section quarterfinal action against No. 5-seeded Maple River at 7 ...

Segar aims to floor foes at state

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WELCOME — Sabrina Segar qualified for the Class A individual state gymnastics meet for a third consecutive season, but the Martin County Area Magic junior standout has added another event to this year’s agenda. Segar, a three-time state competitor on the floor exercise, will double her ...

Fairmont Area ices Willmar in 3A hockey playoff game

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FAIRMONT — For the first time since 2011, the Fairmont Area Cardinals won their opening game in the Section 3A tournament. Fairmont Area beat the Willmar Cardinals 4-1 in the play-in round of the Section 3A tournament Tuesday night at Martin County Arena in Fairmont. No. 8-seed Fairmont Area ...

No. 2 Waseca, Morgan dunk Fairmont hoopsters

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FAIRMONT — Andrew Morgan utilized every inch of his 6-foot-9 frame to power the Class AA, No. 2-ranked Waseca Bluejays basketball lineup to a 73-52 Big South Conference triumph over the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday night. Morgan produced an impressive game-high double-double performance of ...

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Warriors boys basketball playoff game reslated ARMSTRONG — The North Union Warriors boys basketball team’s Iowa Class 2A, District 3 playoff game against Sioux Central on Monday night was postponed due to wintery weather. North Union and Sioux Central will tip off at 8 p.m. tonight in ...

Red Bulls stampede to Class AA state team meet

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MARSHALL — For the second time in three years and in the wrestling program’s history, the Martin County Red Bulls are headed to the Class AA state team tournament. The No. 3-ranked Red Bulls beat No. 6-ranked Marshall 41-25 to finish atop the Section 3AA tournament Saturday at Southwest ...

MCA’s Segar qualifies for individual gymnastics state meet

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WORTHINGTON — Martin County Area junior Sabrina Segar and the Worthington Trojan gymnastics team earned return trips to the Class A state meet. Hali Bullerman (36.275) and Gracia Elias (35.65) produced a respective 1-2 finish in the all-around to power the Trojans to their sixth ...