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USC Legions stave off elimination

The United South Central Legions baseball team competed in the Sub-State tournament and picked up an opening game win over Jackson. Blake Schroeder threw 7 2/3 innings with Ian Crawford getting the final out. Schroeder struck out nine and gave up three hits. Taybor Connelly, Jackson ...

Diamonds win last game of season

The Blue Earth Diamonds softball team ended their season on a high note on Thursday, July 22, by downing the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers 13-3. Kylee Eckmann, Olivia Dutton and Hannah Meyer shared the pitching duties and held the Bucs scoreless until the top of the seventh ...

BE/W Legion is Sub-District champs

Sub-State Tournament BE/W 9, Pipestone 4 BE/W defeated Pipestone 9-4 on Thursday, July 15 in the opening round of the American Legion Southwest Sub-State Tournament. Logan O’Hara hit his fourth home run in as many games, Keegan O’Brien hit a two-run double and Anthony Carr added a ...

Diamonds rally for late-inning victory

The Blue Earth Diamonds softball team trailed host Cleveland 12-10 heading into their final at-bat in the top of the seventh inning. The Diamonds put on their rally caps and scored six runs and then held Cleveland scoreless in the bottom of the seventh inning to go home with a thrilling 16-12 ...

Pirates rally for ninth inning win

Kane Malo’s ninth inning, bases-loaded double drove in two runs to lift the Blue Earth Pirates to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Morristown Morries in baseball action Wednesday night, July 7. The Pirates came to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Morries 3-2. Morristown had ...

Wells Legion team downs BE/W

The Wells Post 210 American Legion baseball team handed the Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89 and 82 team their first loss of the season, 16-6, in the final game before the playoffs begin. The game was played at Veterans Field in Blue Earth on Monday, July 5. Wells jumped out to a 9-0 lead after ...

Diamonds gain split in doubleheader

The Blue Earth Diamonds 16/18U softball team traveled to Blooming Prairie on July 1 and split a double header. The Diamonds won the first game 4-2. They were trailing the second game 6-5 when the game was called due to a time limit. The Diamonds found themselves down 1-0 after the opening ...

Wildcats are beaten by Waterville and Cleveland

The Wells Wildcats traveled to Waterville to take on the very tough Waterville Indians on June 30, and lost by a score of 19-6. Wells battled for most of the game. They were trailing 10-6 going into the bottom of the sixth when the Indians’ bats erupted and ultimately ended the game via the ...

BEA relay team competes at State

The final sporting event of the 2020-21 school year for Blue Earth Area took place on Friday, June 18, when the 4x100-meter relay team of Riley Anderson, Austin Thielfoldt, Jacob Olson and Jack Norman competed in the State Track Meet. Those four tracksters, plus alternates Gabe Smith and Gabe ...

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. ...