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MEDFORD — Propelled by a strong second half, the second-seeded Medford girls basketball team opened the Section 2-AA tournament with a 71-51 victory over No. 7 Blue Earth Area.

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Waterville-Elysian-Morristown’s balanced attack helped lead to a 63-27 2A south subsection win over United South Central in Waterville.

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Kenyon-Wanamingo will send three wrestlers to the Class A state meet after they advanced Friday at the Section 2A tournament in Blue Earth.

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The Faribault boys swim and dive team competed at the Section 1A finals at the Rochester Recreation Center on Friday evening, where the Falcons’ 200-yard freestyle relay of Reilly Akemann, Mitchell Hanson, Tanner Longshore and Will Tuma placed second overall with a time of 1 minute, 33.45 se…

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Faribault’s Josh Oathoudt raised his arm in celebration while Dylan Lippert leapt into the air knowing they’d secured their trips to the state wrestling tournament.

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In the final game of the regular season for Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and Bethlehem Academy, the Bucs went out on an extremely high note, while the Cardinals suffered their worst loss of the season.

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Faribault divers James Ohlemann and Chriztopher Ferris competed at the Section 1A diving meet at the Rochester Recreation Center on Thursday where both divers set lifetime bests, with Ohlemann placing second overall and qualifying for the state diving competition, which will begin Thursday a…

The Kenyon-Wanamingo girls basketball team traveled to Stewartville on Thursday night for the opening round of the Section 1AA girls basketball tournament, where the hometown Tigers rolled to a 75-35 victory, thus bringing an end to the Knights’ season.

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The Bethlehem Academy girls basketball team entered the Section 1A girls basketball tournament as the No. 15 seed, which meant the Cardinals had to open on the road Thursday against the No. 2 seed, Fillmore Central.

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After routing Metro Deaf School on Tuesday, the MSAD girls basketball team couldn’t replicate the feat Thursday during its final game of the regular season at Trinity School at River Ridge. The Trojans mustered just five points in the first half and allowed 27 points to the Tri-Hawks in the …

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A late comeback fell short for the Medford Tigers on Thursday in a 43-39 loss to host Cleveland in non-conference boys basketball action. Each team was battling for a seventh win on the season.

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For more than 30 consecutive minutes in Thursday’s Section 1A boys hockey quarterfinal game at Faribault Ice Arena, neither third-seeded Faribault nor visiting sixth-seeded Waseca was able to score.

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The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown boys basketball team got off to an uncharacteristically slow start during its non-conference game at Belle Plaine on Thursday, as the Bucs had just eight points on the scoreboard after about 11 minutes of play. But WEM went on a 29-9 run over the final seven…

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Although the winter sports season is coming to a close for many local teams, this weekend is still shaping up to be a busy one across the area. Here’s what’s on tap:

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach Dean Evason his first win as an NHL coach.

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The woman had been waiting for her opportunity for more than an hour, which was no big deal because, technically, she had been waiting 40 years. She went to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on a frigid night earlier this week with a folder containing a stack of pe…

The Faribault girls basketball met one of the Big 9 Conference’s top teams in Mankato West on Tuesday, and the Scarlets proved too formidable a foe for the Falcons, winning by a score of 83-50.

After losing Monday against Rochester John Marshall, Faribault coach Eric Hildebrandt said he was looking for more consistency and more defensive intensity from his Falcons. He (mostly) got what he wanted on Tuesday, as the Falcons held off Mankato West’s rally and defeated the Scarlets 79-7…

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR’s most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love.

The Faribault Falcon archers competed in the Mutant Frog Open in Henderson over the weekend.

Monday’s game between the Faribault boys basketball team and Rochester John Marshall was a tale of two halves. The first half was all about defense, with the Rockets holding a slim three-point lead at halftime. But the second half was about consistency, and unfortunately for the Falcons, the…

The 2019-20 girls basketball season is coming to a close across the area. The Bethlehem Academy Cardinals wrapped up their regular season last Friday in a competitive 33-30 loss at Hayfield, while the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights’ regular season came to a close last Tuesday in a 78-43 loss to Triton.

The Faribault girls basketball team took one on the chin Monday in a 64-27 loss at Rochester John Marshall, where the Rockets built a sizable 38-13 advantage going into halftime and ended up holding the Falcons to their second-lowest point total of the season.

The third annual Racquetball Tournament for Tommy took place in Faribault on Saturday, where a dozen players from all across southern Minnesota competed to raise funds for an endowment that provides parks and recreation scholarships for disadvantaged youth in the area. Overall, the group rai…

The Faribault Emeralds dance team concluded its strong season with some impressive dancing at the Class AA state dance tournament Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis. In front of a packed Target Center crowd, the Emeralds qualified for the finals of Saturday’s high kick competition and ended …

The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown boys basketball team remained white hot as it heads into the final stretch of the regular season, as the Bucs crushed United South Central 92-63 on Friday.

For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown girls basketball team has claimed a share of the Gopher Conference championship. The Bucs clinched a share of the conference title thanks to their convincing 59-27 win over United South Central on Friday night.

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