Newman Catholic squeezes by North Union for District 4 hoops crown

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — One of North Union head boys basketball coach Alex Fisher’s pre-Iowa Class 1A District 4 championship game strategy worked — the Warriors held Newman Catholic guard Max Burt well below his second-best scoring average on Tuesday night. North Union, however, didn’t ...

Kokos’ 18-point effort tops Bucs’ basketball triumph

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs utilized swarming defensive pressure to declaw the Medford Tigers, 78-42, during nonconference regular-season boys basketball action Monday night in Blue Earth. Ironically, Blue Earth Area — which produced a plus-23 edge in turnovers — generated 41 ...

Fairmont Area fends off Worthington in Section 3A hockey opener

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FAIRMONT — Spenser Nickel and his Worthington linemates made a legitimate upset bid during Monday night’s Section 3A hockey play-in game, but Fairmont Area’s Nate Rakness and Luke Kester combined for three unanswered goals during the final 11 minutes of regulation to avoid ...

Fairmont, BEA fall in Big South Showcase hoops games

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WINDOM — Taylor Sodeman poured in a game-leading 31 points to power the St. James Area Saints to a 73-61 victory over the Fairmont Cardinals during a Big South Conference Showcase girls basketball game on Saturday in Windom. Sodeman connected for three 3-pointers and went 4-for-4 at the ...

No. 9 United edges Red Bulls in Section 3AA wrestling semifinal

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WORTHINGTON — Section 3AA has a new team wrestling champion, but not without a down-to-the-last-match challenge by the 2022 title holder. Defending champion Martin County’s pair of state-ranked wrestlers — Carver Rohman and Max Olson — recorded key falls to give the Red Bulls a chance ...

Tordsen sinks late FTs to propel Fairmont to win over Windom

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WINDOM — Sawyer Tordsen sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to engineer the Fairmont Cardinals’ 72-71 victory over the Windom Area Eagles during Big South Conference basketball action Friday night in Windom. Trailing by one late in regulation, Hadan Toomer ...