Wilton bests North Union in Class 2A state softball semifinals

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — Unfortunately, the No. 2-seeded North Union Warriors softball team ran into a hot-hitting, upset-minded Wilton Beavers team at the wrong time in the Iowa high school state tournament. No. 6-seeded Wilton, which upended No. 3-seeded Logan-Magnolia 7-4 during Tuesday’s ...

Mankato American ends Fairmont Post 36’s baseball season

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MANKATO — Starting pitcher Logan Swalve and reliever Riston Wojcik combined on the mound to toss a three-hit shutout to engineer No. 5-seeded Mankato American’s 7-0 elimination-bracket baseball victory over Fairmont American Legion Post 36 on Wednesday at Wolverton Field. Mankato American ...

Mankato National trips Fairmont in sub-state baseball opener

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MANKATO — Mankato National’s defense turned a pair of double plays to back starter Tanner Shumski’s six-hit pitching performance and teammate Riley Bersaw delivered a clutch two-run single in the third inning to edge Fairmont American Legion Post 36 by a 3-1 sub-state decision Tuesday ...

Fairmont players earn baseball honors

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FAIRMONT — Senior third baseman Eli Anderson, senior catcher Zach Jorgensen and senior pitcher Jacob Crissinger represented the Class AA state baseball champion Fairmont Cardinals on three different postseason honorary teams in 2022. Anderson, Jorgensen and Crissinger — who all pitched ...

Bonk officially retires as Fairmont track & field mentor

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FAIRMONT — For the last half of a century, Fairmont residents could count on three constants during the month of March — daylight saving time begins, the spring equinox occurs and Cardinals’ mentor Bob Bonk kicks off varsity track & field practice. “When it comes to the really ...