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Kuechenmeister honored again

For the second time in his illustrious high school coaching career, Blue Earth Area’s Randy Kuechenmeister has been named Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. The award was for the Class AA 2020 football season. Kuechenmeister received the award at a banquet ...

Pirates eliminated by Wood Ducks

It took 10 innings to determine the outcome of the Region 6C elimination baseball game between the Blue Earth Pirates and the St. Clair Wood Ducks. Unfortunately for the Pirates, it was the Wood Ducks who came away victorious, winning by a score of 2-1. The game was played at Waterville ...

Pirates down Spiders and Braves

The Blue Earth Pirates baseball team remained alive in the Region 6C Tournament following two wins last week. The Pirates, who were beaten by the Eagle Lake Expos in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament, faced the St. Clair Wood Ducks in an elimination game on Friday, Aug. ...

Expos rally to down Pirates 7-5

The Eagle Lake Expos scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a three-run deficit and added another run in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Blue Earth Pirates 7-5. The game was played in Blue Earth on Sunday, Aug. 1, and was the first game for both teams in the ...

Legion team falls twice to Luverne

The Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89 and 82 American Legion baseball team came up short in their bid to advance to the State Legion baseball tournament. BE/W faced Luverne Post 123 on Saturday, July 24, needing to win one game to move on to State while Luverne would have to defeat BE/W twice to ...

Pirates down the Spiders 8-3

The Blue Earth Pirates pounded out an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Spiders on July 24 to wrap up their regular season with an 11-4 record and a third place finish in the 13/60 Baseball League. Brandyn Olsen stroked a two-out double in the bottom of the first inning against the Spiders to give ...

Legions lose in playoffs

The USC Legions baseball team of Wells dropped game 12 of the 2021 District 2 tournament in Wabasso 3-1 to Springfield. Blake Schroeder picked up the hard luck loss going six innings, allowing five hits, striking out seven batters and walking one. Ian Crawford threw a scoreless seventh ...

BE/W inches towards State berth

The Blue Earth/Winnebago Post 89 and 82 American Legion baseball team found themselves trailing Luverne 3-0 after the top half of the first inning when the two teams met last Saturday, July 17. BE/W and Luverne were the last two undefeated squads remaining in the double-elimination Southwest ...

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 ...