Fairmont senior setter/hitter Taylor Crissinger and Blue Earth Area senior spiker Hannah Johnson were chosen to the Big South Conference’s East Division first-team volleyball squad.

Fairmont junior hitter Jen Moeller and Blue Earth Area senior hitter Alyssa Ripley merited honorable mention all-conference accolades.


Freshman Laura Thompson and senior Andrew Moeller were selected as the Fairmont Cardinals cross country teams’ most valuable runners at Monday’s awards program in Fairmont.

Connor Artner and Hannah Neusch were chosen as the Cardinals’ hardest workers, while William Saari and Becca Lunn pocketed the team’s most improved awards.

Emma Gudahl and Tony Ortega were tabbed as Fairmont’s rookies of the year, while Eleanor Hamlet and Cesar Flores were named outstanding junior varsity runners.

Thompson, Saari and senior Sarah Krumholz qualified for the Class A individual state cross country meet, with Krumholz also earning academic all-state honors.

Thompson and Krumholz also earned all-Big South Conference honors, while Moeller was all-conference honorable mention. Darrian Kueker received Fairmont’s 6-year healthy and dependable award.

Fairmont’s girls cross country team won 81 percent of its competitions this fall, while the Cardinal boys team ended at 71 percent.

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