It is not normally quite so hectic. Usually, wrestling, boys basketball, and girls basketball playoffs are spread out a bit across three weeks. But with ‘COVID rules” in full effect, all three activities rip-roared through a week of play-offs that spanned every day from Monday through Saturday. Two girls b-ball teams, one boys b-ball teams, and five wrestlers headlined a card of “Journal 10’”sports actions.
Chatfield Trio, GMLOS Duo Win “Super Section” Titles
COVID made it a bit unusual, and inspired the term “Super Section.” But the state individual wrestling meet is set. Part of the state individual wrestling meet has already taken place. This year’s Section 1A and 1AA meets morphed into more than usual. On Wednesday, wrestling action started. Each weight’s field was reduced down to four guys. They moved on to Saturday’s Super Section. Said Super Section grouped the top four guys from sections 1A and 4A, and section 1AA and 4AA, in eight-man tourneys. The top two from each would move on to the final 8-man state session at St. Michael-Albertville High School. The top four placers at the Super Section, in essence, would be state qualifiers. In Class A, Chatfield had nine guys qualify for Super Sections; Ben Carrier (113), Carson Rowland (120), Cody Guenther (132), Kail Schott (138), Tate Karver (152), Seth Goetzinger (170), Grady Schott (182), Campbell Berge (195), and A.J. Karver (220). GMLOS had seven guys qualify; Anthony Romero (106), Aiden Quintana (113), Cohen Wiste (126), Rece Voigt (152), Daniel Smith (160), Christian Jacobsen (170), and Cameron Sneed (195). FCLMC qualified Cale Anderson (145). In Class AA, LARP had three qualifiers; Tyler Kreidermacher (113), Jordan Zibrowski (120), and Carter Jonsgaard (126). Gophers Goetzinger, G-Schott, and A.J. Karver, Bulldogs Romero and Voigt each won Super Section titles. Goetzinger (#4 at 170) stayed perfect (30-0), making the finals with four pins, then beating Kimball Area’s #3 Ashton Hanan by 9-3 decision. It was Hanan’s first loss (28-1). It is Goetzinger’s fourth state qualification and he picked up his 100th pin. Grady Schott (#4 at 182) also stayed unbeaten (29-0), winning all four of his matches by fall. He benefitted from the absences of Z-M’s #3 Gabe Tupper and GMLOS’ #5 Noah Sayles. Neither competed. Karver (220) won three falls and a 4-0 decision over ACGC’s Jaxon Behm (#6 at 182) to claim his title. A.J. (17-2), a senior, picked up his 100th win. Bulldogs Romero and Voigt were also dominant. Romero (#1 at 106) posted five first period pins including over Z-M’s #7 Jack Krier in the final. The senior’s three Super Section matches lasted exactly 2:00, as he improved to 26-2. Voigt (#4 at 152) won three falls, a major decision (11-3), and a decision in the finals (8-2 over St. Charles #8 Jett Thoreson). Also a senior, Voigt is 38-1. Other Gophers making the Super Section final four (and thus making it to “state”) were T-Karver (152), Berge (195), and Kail Schott (#10 at 138). T-Karver and Berge just missed the next level. Each took third. T-Karver wrestled eight matches over the two days, going 5-3. He made a true second match, but fell to SC’s Thoreson by fall. His three losses were to Thoreson twice and Voigt. The senior finishes 26-7. Berge lost his first match each day, battling through wrestle-backs twice. He went 5-3 overall, losing to Kimball Area’s #4 Carter Holtz by fall in a true second match. All eight of his matches were decided by pin. The senior finished at 26-7. K-Schott (#10 at 138) took fourth place, going 4-3. All three of his losses were by decision. The freshman (brother to Grady) finishes at 25-7. Other Bulldogs making the Super Section top four (state) were Cohen Wiste (#5 at 126), Christian Jacobsen (#5 at 170), and Daniel Smith (#2 at 160). Wiste went 5-2 over the two days, taking third place. He lost to Kimball’s #4 Gavin Winter by 8-4 decision in a true second match. Both Wiste’s losses were decisions. The sophomore finishes at 37-8. Jacobsen went 5-1 over the two days, racking up five pins. The senior fell to Hanan in the semis. With Goetzinger beating Hanan, Jacobsen (37-5) took third without a true second. Smith went 4-2, losing to #3 Zack Holtz of Kimball Area by 7-1 decision and to #6 Collin Boese of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted by 7-6 decision in overtime (TB-1). The senior took fourth, finishing 35-8. All told, 41 ranked guys wrestled at ‘Super Sections’, or 2.9 per weight. Five weights (126, 132, 160, 170, and 220) had four ranked guys. Five more (120, 138, 152, 195, 285) had three ranked. A total of 140 guys are ranked, meaning the 1A/4A Super Section sported around 30% of ranked athletes. In Class AA, none of LARPs guys advanced to the final eight of state. Each made the Super Section final four. Jonsgaard (126) and Kreidermacher (113) each took third. Jonsgaard went 5-3, losing twice by decision, then by 11-1 major in a true second match. All five of his wins were by fall, as
the senior finished at 32-9. It was his second state qualification. Kreidermacher went 5-2, winning thrice on Saturday by decision. He didn’t have a true second match. The junior finishes 34-5. Zibrowski went 4-3 to take fourth place. The freshman finishes at 28-11. All told, six Gophers, five Bulldogs, and three Screamin’ Eagles made the Super Section final four, which equates to the final 16 in the state (a state qualifier). Two ranked GMLOS guys, Donavon Felten (#6 at 145) and Noah Sayles (#5 at 182) didn’t wrestle (COVID complications).
Hurricane Girls Make First Section Final Four
Houston girls basketball is in unprecedented territory. After years on futility, the ‘Canes went 22-8 in 2017-2018, posting the program’s first ever winning campaign. It was the first of four straight excellent “winning” seasons, a streak that continues this year. But Houston has taken another step. Making good use of their top seed, the ‘Canes have made the Section Final Four, a first for the program ever. Dale Moga’s Houston squad (1-seed, 14-0) started by taking out Lyle/Pacelli (16-seed, 3-16) in the 1A Round of 16. The final was 72-31. The trio of Emma Geiwitz (24 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts, 8 stls), Sydney Torgerson (17 pts, 5-7 FTs, 6-9 FGs, 8 rebs, 6 stls), and Becca Rostad (17 pts, 6-11 FGs, 3-3 FTs, 6 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls) combined for 58 points, 20 rebounds, and 15 steals. Houston racked 33 steals, the fifth time they’ve gone over 30 this season. In the 1A quarters, Houston (1-seed, 15-0) hosted defending section champ Fillmore Central (8-seed, 5-9), which beat B.A. 49-42 in the Round of 16 (see “Girls Basketball”). What ensued was a frenetic game of competing 1-3-1 traps, fouls, turnovers, and free throws. Houston led most of the way, but FC hit threes on back-to-back-to-back possessions late in the second half (5:42), cutting the ‘Canes once double-digit lead to six (48-42). Houston leading scorer Emma Geiwitz fouled out shortly thereafter (3:31), team double-H up 51-44. But the rest of the Hurricanes persevered. They hit 11 of their final 14 free throws. Houston prevailed 61-52. Geiwitz (24 pts, 3-6 threes, 7-14 FGs, 7-15 FTs, 8 stls) led the way, helped big by Torgerson (13 pts, 7-8 FTs, 9 rebs) and Rostad (12 pts, 3-5 FGs, 5-8 FTs). Priya Kingsley (7 pts, 7-8 FTs, 9 rebs) got all her points at the stripe. Maddie Krage (12 pts, 5 rebs, 7 stls) and Courtney Hershberger (10 pts) led FC. Madison Simon (9 pts) and Lauren Mensink (8 pts) helped. Kammry Broadwater added 4 (pts), 7 (asts), and 5 (stls). Houston was 28 of 47 from the line (both easily season-highs), including 21 of 34 in the second half. FC was 5 of 17 from the stripe. The teams combined for 50-plus turnovers. FC had 27 offensive rebounds, but only seven second-chance-points. They went 20 of 70 (28.5) from the field to Houston’s 14 of 37 (38%). The undefeated Hurricanes (16-0) move on to face Hayfield (4-seed, 14-6) in the section semis. FC’s season ends at 5-10.
Lady Knights Make Section Final Four
Southeast Conference West champion Kingsland fulfilled its seeding promise. The 3-seeded Knights (14-2) made their way to the Section Final Four, easily handling a Round of 16 foe, ending strongly to beat an SEC adversary for a third time. Versus Mabel-Canton (14-seed, 4-14) in the opening round, it was all team double-
K. Kingsland led 47-10 at half, posting a 77-26 win. Ellie Buchholtz (19 pts, 9-13 FGs, 4 rebs, 3 asts) led the way. Merredith Farlinger (16 pts, 8-12 FGs, 7 rebs) had a season-high. Sam Wernimont (13 pts, 5-8 FGs, 3-4 threes, 3 asts), Anika Reiland (7 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 5 stls), and Shelby Beck (4 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts) helped. Kinley Soiney (10 pts, 6 rebs), a seventh grader, led the Cougars. Kingsland was 34 of 67 (51%) from the floor and a season-best 9 of 17 (53%) from deep. M-C finishes at 4-15. The Knights then hosted Southland (6-seed, 11-8) in the 1A quarters. Kingsland beat the Rebels 53-46 and 62-56 in the regular season. It took until late for Steve Hauser’s group to get a third win. Southland led 36-31 at about the ten-minute mark. The Knights ended the game scoring 30 of the final 45 points for a 61-51 win. Buchholtz (21 pts, 8-11 FGs, 6 rebs, 3 asts, 5 stls) and Beck (career-high 14 pts, 5-6 FTs) hit double figures to lead Kingsland. Reiland added 5 (pts), 7 (rebs), 6 (asts), and 5 (stls). Kingsland was plus-10 at the free throw line (11 of 18 to 1 of 4) while out-scoring the Rebs 15 to 2 in transition. Winners of six straight, the Knights (16-2) move on to face BP (2-seed, 17-3) in the section semis.
Trojan Boys Ease Into Final Four
Is it a dry spell that Rushford-Peterson hasn’t made a Section Final Four in boys basketball since 2017-2018 (a mere two years off)? For Trojans fans, it probably is. But that brief hiatus is over as Chris Drinkall’s Trojans (4-seed, 11-6) cruised through the 1A Round of 16 and quarters to play for much bigger things. Versus Faribault B.A. (13-seed, 5-11) in the opening round, the Trojans won 74-43. Eleven guys scored as R-P shot 30 of 51 (season-high 58.8%) from the field, 6 of 15 from deep (40%), and 8 of 11 (72.7%) from the line. Justin Ruberg (15 pts, 5-5 FTs, 7 rebs, 3 stls), Ben Wieser (12 pts, 6-8 FGs, 6 rebs), Luke O’Hare (12 pts, 6-9 FGs, 4 rebs), and Andrew Hoiness (8 pts) did work. W-K (13-seed, 4-12) then came to town in a re-match of a Round of 16 play-off game last year, won in overtime by R-P 59-49. The Falcons were fresh off a huge upset of 5-seed Spring Grove (see “Boys Basketball”). But team green controlled things in posting a 54-28 win, holding W-K to its second lowest point-total of the year. Four Trojans hit double figures; Ruberg (12 pts, 4-8 FGs, 4-4 FTs, 8 rebs), Grady Hengel (12 pts, 3-4 FGs, 4-4 FTs), Malachi Bunke (12 pts, 4-4 FTs), and O’Hare (11 pts, 7 rebs). As a team, the Trojans were 14 of 14 from the line. For the season, they are around 78% as a team from the charity stripe. Winners of seven straight, R-P (4-seed, 13-6) moves on to face Southland (1-
seed, 17-2) in the section semis.
Gopher Boys Nearly Pull Big Upset
It was there for them. It would’ve been a fantastic win. As it were, it will all be about the “what if”? Chatfield boys basketball (7-seed, 14-4) nearly pulled Section 1AA’s biggest upset. They started the playoffs by downing Cannon Falls (10-seed, 8-10). The Gophers led 37-20 at intermission but watched the Bombers go on a big run to get close (low single digits). Chatfield held them off for a 59-48 win, their sixth straight. Reid Johnson (20 pts, 7-15 FGs, 5-8 threes, 8 rebs) led the way. Drew Schindler (13 pts, 5-6 FTs, 7 rebs, 3 asts), Cole Johnson (11 pts, 9-9 FTs, 4 rebs, 8 asts), and David Castleberg (11 pts, 5-10 FGs, 7 rebs) also made double figures. Marcus Banks had 30 for CF. The Gophers were 8 of 15 from deep (season-high 53.3%) and 15 of 19 from the line (78.9%). Chatfield then trekked to Stewartville to take on the Tigers (2-seed, 16-3) and touted Michigan commit Will Tschetter. Jeff DeBuhr’s group “played one of its best games,” leading more than trailing, including by eight in both halves (19-11 and 54-46). The 6’8” Tschetter, after registering a double-double, fouled out with 7:29 left, Gophers up 66-60. Chatfield led 69-64 with 3:28 left, but the Tigers scored six of the final seven points. The Gophers had five turnovers in their final eight regulation possessions. Up 69-68 with 0:09 left, Chatfield’s Schindler made the front-end of a one-and-one, but missed the back-end (after a timeout). Tiger Nolan Stier then hit a floater (which teetered on the rim before falling) just before the buzzer to send the game to OT. Each team scored four in the first extra session. The Tigers attempted a wild game-winner at the end of it. In a second OT, Kaleb Hellickson hit a couple of clutch corner threes, putting Stewie up 80-74 quickly. The Tigers were four of four field goals in the second session. Chatfield’s upset was dashed. Stewartville persevered for an 85-77 win in double overtime. R-Johnson (33 pts, 12-19 FGs, 4-9 threes, 11 rebs) finished his career off splendidly. He scored in bunches, putting up 10 straight Gophers points in the first half, and eight straight at one put in the second. Schindler (career-high 14 pts, 5-10 FGs, 3-7 threes) also made double figures. C-Johnson had 7 points and 14 assists. He critically fouled out in overtime. Castleberg (9 pts, 4-5 FGs), Ben Fretland (7 pts, 8 rebs), and Sam Backer (7 pts) helped. Tschetter (27 pts, 10 rebs) led Stewie. Miles Hettinger (20 pts, 11 rebs) also double-doubled. Stier (15 pts, 9 rebs, 8 asts) and Hellickson (12 pts, 4-8 threes) also hit double figures. Chatfield shot 30 of 54 from the floor (55.6%), their second highest mark of the season. But after three straight games of 70%-plus free throws, the Gophers were 8 of 16 (50%). Stewartville was 1 of 13 from deep (7%) in the first half, but 8 of 19 afterwards (42%). They out-rebounded Chatfield 49 to 28 including
grabbing 28 offensive boards that yielded 18 second-chance-points. The Gophers great season ends at 15-5. It’s their highest winning percentage since the 26-3 team that went to state in 2005.
Burros Teams Headline Round of 16 Games
Teams from Lanesboro played the most notable Round of 16 games. The Burro guys (8-seed, 7-11) hosted rival FC (9-seed, 3-10) in a crazy game. Lanesboro led 20-13 in first half when FC hit 9 of 12 shots and went on a 24-10 run for a 37-30 lead. Freshman Luke Hellickson scored 11 of those points including hitting threes on three straight possessions. The Falcons led 37-33 at intermission. The game was tied 53-53 with around 4:00 to play. A Sawyer Johnson three and subsequent Wilson Storhoff steal and score put the Burros up 60-55. The Falcons made just one field goal (1 of 12 shooting, four TOs) and scored six points over their final 18 possessions. Lanesboro prevailed 64-55, avenging a season-opening 57-54 loss (while ending a five-game losing streak). John Prestemon (19 pts, 4-10 threes, 7 rebs) and Johnson (season-high 18 pts, 6-10 FGs, 5-7 threes) led Lanesboro. J.T. Rein (7 pts, 7 rebs) and Ben Snyder (8 pts, 8 rebs) helped. Reserves Hellickson (14 pts, 5-9 FGs, 4-6 threes) and Gunner Benson (10 pts, 5-7 FGs) hit double figures for FC. Bryce Corson (8 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts) helped. FC shot 15 of 27 in the first half (6 of 12 threes), but 6 of 27 in the second (1 of 9 threes). The Burros had 23 offensive rebounds but only six second-chance-points, FC six o-boards, four second-chance-points. FC shot a season-worst 6 of 16 at the line (37.5%). The Falcons had 30 bench points, 25 starter points. Lanesboro had 57 starter points, 7 bench points. Burro Prestemon had four first half threes, Burro Johnson four second half threes. FC leading scorer Zach Haugerud (7 pts) was held under 17 points for only the second time this year. He came in averaging 20.3 PPG. FC’s season concludes at 3-11. Lanesboro then fell to Southland (See “Boys Basketball”).
The Burros girls pulled off 1A’s biggest Round of 16 upset. Lanesboro (10-seed, 9-9) trekked to Grand Meadow (7-seed, 9-7). The teams were tied 15-15 at half and four times in the second stanza. Burro senior Sydney Taylor critically had three offensive rebound put-back baskets, four field goals total, in a five-minute period late in the game. The last score made it 41-33 Burros, capping a prolonged 12-2 run (after GM led 31-29). The Larks had a 13-possession span without a point mid-second-half. GM breathed life after a four-point possession, including a
Sydney Cotton three, making it 41-37 (1:06). A Malia Tessum steal and lay-up in the final minute put the Burros up 43-37. They prevailed 46-38. Taylor (14 pts, 7-14 FGs, 8 rebs) scored all of her points and grabbed all of her rebounds after halftime. She had seven of Lanesboro 11 second half field goals. Tessum (12 pts, 4-6 FGs, 3-3 threes, 6 asts, 5 stls), Jessie Schreiber (9 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls), and Brielle Ruen (6 pts, 5 stls) helped. GM was led by Cotton (8 pts, 6 asts), Lexy Foster (8 pts, 4 rebs), and Gina Stier (7 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts). Lanesboro lost to the
Larks 58-56 and 51-30 earlier in the year. It’s the first time a Burro girls team has advanced to the final eight of sections since 2007. The Larks’ season ends at 9-8. The Burros then lost to BP (see “Girls Basketball”).
Grand Meadow’s Colt Landers ended his splendid career by scoring 29 points each in a 69-50 play-off win over Blooming Prairie and a 69-59 loss to Hayfield. GM finished at 10-7. W-K (12-seed) pulled the biggest upset of the play-offs, downing Spring Grove (5-seed) 38-36. The Lions finished at 13-4. Lanesboro’s girls (10-seed) gave BP (2-seed) some trouble but fell 45-34. At 10-10, the Burros notched their first non-losing season since 2011-2012. Houston’s Noah Kingsley had a career-high 38 points in a 80-73 loss to United Christian Academy.
Boys Basketball Play-Offs
(1A) 17-seed Kingsland (3-12) 56, 16-seed M-C (5-13) 47 (K: Walker Erdman 12 pts (7-10 FTs), 9 rebs; Jayden Brink 12 pts, 5 rebs; Kaden Rath 11 pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls; Nick Eickhoff 7 pts. M-C: Reid Crawford 15 pts (3-5 threes, 6-6 FTs); Alex Arneson 8 pts, 7 rebs; Jaymeson Tollefsrud 8 pts, 11 rebs; Gavin Johnson 8 pts, 6 rebs. Knights held Cougar leading scorer Cayden Tollefsrud to two points (0 FGs, fouled out). He had 21 points in a regular season meeting, won 63-50 by M-C. FTs: King 24-39, M-C 20-30. Cougars finish at 5-14)
(1A) 12-seed W-K (3-12) 38, 5-seed Spring Grove (13-3) 36 (SG: Eli Solum 13 pts; Caden Grinde 9 pts, 7 rebs, 4 stls. Lions did not score during the final four minutes and managed only 13 points in second half after Falcons changed defenses. SG had only seven turnovers, but had only one free throw and shot only 35% overall (16 of 46) and 16% beyond the arc (3 of 19). W-K did not get many shots but hit most of them, 52% (15 of 29). SG had more baskets, but W-K had more threes (6 of 16))
(1A) 18-seed Houston (0-17) 73, 15-seed United Christian Academy (11-4) 80 (H: N. Kingsley career-high 38 pts (5-21 threes, 7-10 FTs), 12 rebs, 4 asts, 5 stls; Kenny Grupe career-high 16 pts, 8 rebs. Hurricanes’ first loss this year by single digits. Houston finishes at 0-18)
(1A) 10-seed LeRoy-Ostrander (7-7) 45, 7-seed Randolph (11-6) 65 (L-O: Chase Johnson 19 pts (6-11 FGs, 5-7 threes), 4 asts; Gavin Sweeney 11 pts (3-5 threes); Tanner Olson 6 pts, 8 rebs; Levi Royston 6 pts, 6 rebs. Rockets led 46-16 at the half. Cardinals made a season-high 12 of 28 threes (43%) but tied a season low by making 3 of 27 twos (11%). L-O finishes at 7-8)
(1A) 11-seed Blooming Prairie (6-11) 50, 6-seed Grand Meadow (9-6) 69 (GM: Colt Landers season-high 29 pts (9-19 FGs, 6-11 threes, 5-6 FTs), 9 rebs; Evan Oehlke 12 pts, 6 rebs; Zac Hoffman 12 pts (4-9 threes); Roman Warmka 7 pts, 11 rebs, 4 asts; Blake Ludemann 4 pts (2-5 FGs), 7 rebs, 6 asts. Larks hit season high 13 threes on season high 39 attempts (33.3%). BP was 2 of 16 from deep (12.5%). GM hit less two-point field goals (11 of 29) than threes. BP had won the last three meetings between the teams by eight total points)
(1A) 17-seed Kingsland (4-12) 51, 1-seed Southland (15-2) 69 (K: W. Erdman 13 pts; Garrison Hubka 7 pts, 4 rebs. Knights season ends at 4-13)
(1A) 8-seed Lanesboro (8-11) 38, 1-seed Southland (16-2) 68 (L: Jake Gathje 9 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls; S. Johnson 8 pts. S: Ethan Forthun 37 pts. Southland shot 52.8%, Lanesboro 25.5%. Burros’ season ends at 8-12)
(1A) 6-seed GM (10-6) 59, 3-seed Hayfield (15-4) 69 (GM: C. Landers 29 pts; Blake Ludemann 14 pts; Taylor Glynn 12 pts. H: Ethan Slaathaug 26 pts. GM beat Hayfield in the season’s second game. Larks finish season 10-7)
(3/18 & 3/20)
(1AA) 9-seed Chatfield (9-6) 39, 8-seed Rochester-Lourdes (9-8) 68 (C: Kara Goetzinger 14 pts, 7 rebs, 4 stls; Peyton Berg 9 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts; Jaiden Zimmerman 8 pts. Gophers had 24 turnovers to Lourdes’ 12. Eagles went on to upset 1-seed Stewartville in quarterfinals. Gopher’s season ends at 9-8)
(1A) 9-seed Faribault B.A. (6-10) 42, 8-seed FC (4-9) 49 (FC: K. Broadwater 16 pts (5-10 FGs, 6-8 FTs), 10 rebs, 7 asts, 5 stls; Alyssa Britton 13 pts, 6 rebs; C. Hershberger 9 pts (3-9 threes). Falcons led 28-12 at half, by double digits until late. It was FC’s first game since February 26 (COVID). Falcons ended a six game losing streak)
(1A) 12-seed LeRoy-Ostrander (5-10) 44, 5-seed Randolph (13-1) 80 (L-O: Kelly Hanson 10 pts; Gracie O’Byrne 8 pts, 3 asts; Jordan Runde 7 pts. Cardinals finish at 5-11)
(1A) 15-seed Spring Grove (3-12) 24, 2-seed Blooming Prairie (15-3) 58 (SG: Addyson McHugh 8 pts, 5 rebs. Halftime score was 38-5. Lions season ends at 3-13)
(1A) 11-seed R-P (4-14) 40, 6-seed Southland (10-8) 58 (R-P: Alayna Helgemoe 10 pts, 6 rebs; Isabelle Olson 9 pts; Alora Wilkemeyer 8 pts; Ellie Ekern 7 pts. Trojans were within around 10 until late. R-P finishes at 4-15)
(1A) 10-seed Lanesboro (10-9) 34, 2-seed BP (16-3) 45 (L: B. Ruen 13 pts (3-9 threes), 5 rebs, 7 stls; S. Taylor 12 pts (6-6 FTs), 5 rebs; K. Ruen 6 pts, 9 rebs. Lanesboro led most of the first half before Blossoms went ahead for good including 19-16 at intermission. Burros were within five (39-34) late, but BP scored the final six points. FTs: Lanes 9-18 (50%), BP 17-24 (70.8%). Threes: Lanes 3-13, BP 0-13)
(The Caledonia/Spring Grove girls (2-9 duals) placed eighth at the nine-team Section 1A Championships. Among 42 individuals, freshman Braelyn Lange was 19th all-around with seventh grader Macy Kraus 20th, junior Brianna Johnson 23rd and freshman Sabrina Lisota 26th. The highest event score was Kraus’ 8.325 on vault.)
*Fillmore County Journal Sports page is a written collaboration by Paul Trende and Lee Epps.