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Diamonds are off to a 7-1 start

Softball season is in full swing for the Blue Earth Area Diamonds softball team. Michelle Klinkner, coach of the 16-18 year old division of the Diamonds, has nothing but positive news to share about her team’s performance this summer. “The season is going very well,” says Klinkner. ...

Neubauer is 22nd at state

United South Central’s lone golfing entrant in the State Golf Meet did quite well. Kadyn Neubauer shot a 74 the first day of the State Meet which was good enough to put the USC freshman in second place after the first round, played at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker. Neubauer shot an 86 ...

Post-season awards are announced

The Big South Conference (BSC) has released the names of the All-Conference teams for the spring sports seasons. Blue Earth Area had five members of their baseball squad receive post-season honors. Senior Anders Fering and juniors Logan O’Hara and Anthony Carr were named to the ...

Pirates are 7-8 heading into the final weeks of season

The Blue Earth Pirates enter the final six weeks of their regular baseball season with a record of 7-8. The team suffered a three-game losing streak at the end of May but have now won five of their last eight games to pull within one game of a .500 record. “TJ Schmidtke is managing the ...

Legion team is 3-0 but has had many games postponed

It has been an unusual start to the American Legion baseball season for the Blue Earth/Winnebago team. On the one hand, the team is undefeated with a record of three wins and zero losses. On the other hand, the team has had seven of their first 10 games postponed. “Part of the blame can ...

Boys golf team is fourth in State

The Blue Earth Area boys golf team finished fourth at the two-day State Golf Tournament held at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Cloquet won the tournament with a two-day team total of 598. Totino-Grace was second with 616 and Delano took third with 618. BEA’s team score was 621. It was ...

BEA boys relay qualifies for State

Blue Earth Area’s boys 4x100-meter relay team earned a trip to the State Track Meet with a second place finish at the Section Meet held at Mankato West on Saturday, June 12. They advanced to compete in the State Tournament on June 18. Riley Anderson was in the starting block and he passed ...

USC wraps up season at Sections

The United South Central/Alden-Conger track teams competed well at the Section 2A Track Meet on Saturday, June 12, but did not qualify any team members to move on to the State Track Meet. While the Rebels had one third place finisher, two fourth place and two fifth place, only the top two ...

On to State

The only thing that has stopped the Blue Earth Area boys golf team from reaching the State Golf tournament in the last five years has been COVID-19. With the coronavirus not an issue (at least for now) the BEA boys drove, chipped and putted their way to another Section 2AA championship at the ...

Girls, boys do well at Sub-Section

The Sub-Section track meet was held on Thursday, June 3, with a chance to qualify for the Class 2AA Section Meet on the line. Both the BEA boys and girls teams were successful in qualifying many individuals and some relay teams for the Section competition, which will be held on June 12, in ...