Fairmont’s Bonk retires from coaching cross country

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FAIRMONT — To punnily say Bob Bonk has had a good run as Fairmont head boys and girls cross country coach would be quite an understatement. Bonk has turned in an unparalleled long-distance run — nearly half of a century — at the Cardinal fall sports programs’ helms, and he’s ...

Fairmont Area girls hockey ices Waseca, 7-2

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FAIRMONT — Fairmont Area’s penalty-kill unit defied all of the mathematical probabilities by transforming a one-player deficit on the ice into three goals on Tuesday night. Mackenzie Householder produced a game-best hat trick, Brooklyn Murphy netted two goals and Hannah Goerndt supplied ...

Thompson, Hanson run in Nike regional; Voss signs with USF

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The 2021 cross country competitive season did not end for Fairmont senior standout Laura Thompson and freshman phenom Macy Hanson at the Minnesota State High School League’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Nov. 6. Only eight days later, ...

Dassel-Cokato, Gillman run by Fairmont in state quarterfinals

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PRIOR LAKE — Fairmont’s defense forced three first-half fumbles, including Dustin Olson’s return for a touchdown via Hank Artz’s quarterback sack, to enter halftime tied with Dassel-Cokato at 13-all Saturday. The second half of the Class AAA state football quarterfinal, however, ...

Thompson, Niestrath tabbed Fairmont’s top runners

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FAIRMONT — Senior Laura Thompson and sophomore Will Niestrath were selected as the Fairmont Cardinal cross country teams’ most valuable runners for the 2021 season. Freshman Macy Hanson and sophomore Gavin Artner merited the Cardinals’ hardest worker award, while the freshmen tandem of ...

Householder helps Cardinals pocket 2-all tie in hockey opener

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ALBERT LEA — Fairmont Area senior defender Mackenzie Householder opened the prep hockey season in style Thursday night. Householder produced a pair of goals to help the visiting Cardinals exit Albert Lea City Arena with a 2-2 nonconference tie in hand against the hometown Tigers. After ...