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Cardinal girls soccer cages Cougars; Tiger boys scratch Cardinals

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MANKATO — The Fairmont Area Cardinals girls soccer lineup displayed its resiliency on Saturday. Senior striker Joni Becker produced the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal to complement netting an assist to help power Fairmont Area to a hard-fought 2-1 nonconference triumph over the ...

No. 6 B.E. Area tennis 2-1, Fairmont 1-2 at West Quad

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MANKATO — The Class A, No. 6-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs girls tennis team compiled a 2-1 dual-meet mark, while the Fairmont Cardinals posted a 1-2 record during the hard-hitting Mankato West Quad on Saturday. Blue Earth Area swept the doubles bracket to stave off Fairmont’s upset bid, ...

Mavericks winless at Hummel volleyball invite

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JACKSON — The Martin County West Mavericks went winless during the Carolyn Hummel Memorial volleyball invitational on Saturday at Jackson County Central High School. Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated MCW, 25-19, 25-9; Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda posted a 25-11, 25-14 win over the Mavericks; ...

Fairmont upends No. 2-ranked Waseca in football clash

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FAIRMONT — The daunting task became a coming-of-age reality for the retooled Fairmont football team Friday night. Sophomore quarterback Zach Jorgensen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score, while the Cardinals’ defense produced a 3-to-1 edge in turnovers to engineer a ...

Blackhawks edge Jaguars; B.E. Area improves to 3-0 on season

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TRUMAN — Two teams played 48 minutes, but the final 13 determined the game. The Madelia Blackhawks beat the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars 12-8 in a 9-Man district football game Friday night in Truman. The teams played to a scoreless first half and nearly went scoreless into ...

No. 7 St. James Area tennis tops Fairmont, 5-2

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FAIRMONT — The Class A, No. 7-ranked Saints kept on rolling. St. James Area beat the Fairmont Cardinals 5-2 in a Big South Conference tennis matchup at the Cardinal courts in Fairmont on Friday. Second singles player Briana Joseph claimed one of Fairmont’s two points with win over ...

Raiders fend off Mavericks in volleyball clash

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NICOLLET — The Nicollet Raiders fended off the Martin County West Mavericks’ late comeback, 25-17, 25-15, 24-26, 16-25, 15-6, during Valley Conference volleyball action Thursday night. Logan Kosbab produced 10 kills and 10 digs for Martin County West, while teammate Shaylynn Anderson ...

Cardinals power past Trojans in 5-set clash

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FAIRMONT — First-year Fairmont volleyball coach Kim Breamer’s theme song could be Sheryl Crow’s “A Change Will Do You Good.” After the Worthington Trojans powered their way to a 25-12 opening-set victory behind middle hitter Sophie Wietzema’s five kills and three blocks, Breamer ...

St. Peter soccer nips Fairmont, 2-1

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FAIRMONT — The Saints utilized quick passing and limited touches to keep the ball away from the Cardinals. St. Peter beat Fairmont Area 2-1 in a Big South Conference matchup Thursday night at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. St. Peter’s deciding goal came late in the first half. With ...

Fairmont runners take 3rd at Turkey Trot

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WORTHINGTON — Both the Fairmont Cardinal boys and girls cross country teams placed third at the Turkey Trot Invitational on Thursday at Prairie View Golf Course in Worthington. The Fairmont girls placed only seven points (48) behind first-place Murray County Central (41) and only two points ...

Fairmont hosts No. 2 Waseca in Week 3 tilt

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont mentor Mat Mahoney and Waseca head coach Brad Wendland each possess the uncanny ability to smoothly transition underclassmen into their starting lineups without losing a step on the prep gridiron. Wendland’s Class AAA No. 2-ranked Bluejays (2-0) enter Friday night’s ...

Mahoney earns coach of the week honor from Vikings

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Fairmont head football coach Mat Mahoney has been selected as the Minnesota Vikings’ Gatorade Coach of the Week following the Cardinals’ 41-19 victory over the St. Peter Saints last Friday night. The Vikings will give $1,000 and a year’s supply of Gatorade to Fairmont High School for ...

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Jaguars take down Bulldogs, 3-2 TRUMAN — The Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars collared the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs in a five-set Valley Conference slugfest Tuesday night in Truman. The Jaguars outlasted the Bulldogs by respective set scores of 22-25, ...

Cardinals flatten Trojans in BSC soccer clash, 10-0

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FAIRMONT — Seven consecutive victories. Fairmont Area striker Joni Becker erupted for a game-best four goals, Ellie Schultze distributed a game-high three assists and Emma Schultze tallied two goals to power a 10-0 Big South Conference soccer victory over the Worthington Trojans on ...

Fairmont volleyball sweeps Blue Earth Area

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BLUE EARTH — Fairmont used its lineup depth to overcome shorthanded Blue Earth Area. The Cardinals had six players total at least three kills and dressed 17 players, while the Bucs relied on three players with three kills or more and 11 total players. Fairmont beat Blue Earth Area, 25-17, ...

Cardinals ground Bluejays; No. 6 Bucs declaw Wildcats

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WASECA — Fairmont pulled of a rare feat by beating the Waseca Bluejays 5-2 in Big South Conference girls tennis action Tuesday in Waseca. Fairmont took three singles wins and two doubles wins, with all three doubles matches going to a decisive third set, to engineer its team ...

MCW serves by B.E. Area volleyball, 3-1

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BLUE EARTH — Martin County West and Blue Earth Area combined to serve 28 aces in a Maverick volleyball victory Monday night in Blue Earth. MCW used respective set scores of 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 to beat the Bucs. The Bucs and Mavericks stayed close through each set, never separating ...

Cardinals earn 4th soccer shutout by downing Jaguars

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FAIRMONT — Diverse pressuring offense and ball-hawking defense extended the Fairmont Area girls soccer team’s winning streak to six in a row. Sami Lenort produced two goals, Emma Schultze generated one goal and one assist, while Lexi Kaufman doled out two assists to power the Cardinals to ...

Fairmont tennis split triad; No. 6 B.E. Area zips TCU

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MOUND — The Fairmont Cardinals nearly swept the girls tennis triangular Saturday in Mound, coasting by Southwest Christian, 5-2, before losing a down-to-the-wire 4-3 decision to the host Mound Westonka White Hawks. Claire Nemmers, Briana Joseph and Lauren Green captured three of the four ...

Fairmont spikers collect 1st win of season

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SLEEPY EYE — The Fairmont Cardinals volleyball lineup captured its first victory of the season en route to netting an overall 1-2 record at Saturday’s Sleepy Eye Invitational. Natalie Tonne drilled six kills and recorded three blocks, while Cambrie Anderson made nine digs and went 7-for-8 ...