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H.S. Volleyball Preview


Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It could be a very interesting year on the area’s volleyball courts. Of the seven FCJ covered squads, six accomplished a lot in 2014. Titans Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton each won conference championships. FC was Section runner-up. Chatfield comes off their second straight second place finish in the TRC. Rushford-Peterson made the sub-section final four. Lanesboro is on the rise after tripling its win total for a second straight year. Houston comes off its best season in over a decade. There could be a number of hotly contested matches. It will especially be a tight 1A East race, what with defending 1AA East champion Caledonia moving down a class.

A year ago, Lonnie Morken’s Mabel-Canton Cougars entered the season having lost a ton. They subsequently didn’t miss a beat in winning another SEC title. They were ultimately felled by Fillmore Central in the 1A East title game. M-C finished at 31-5 (14-0 in the SEC), as 1A East runner-up. It was their third straight 30-win season. The Cougars graduated one All-SEC player, top hitter Sara Vettleson-Trutza. They return three. Coranda Vickerman (5’9” junior setter) was the SEC Player of the Year in 2014 (951 assists, 265 digs, 75 aces). She’s a two-time All-SEC performer with over 1,100 career assists. She’ll run the Cougar offense. Newbies last year, Savannah Slafter (5’7” sophomore OH) and Courtney Graves (5’9” junior MH), were also All-SEC Slafter registered 275 kills and 267 digs, Graves 245 kills and 45 aces. Lexi Thorson (5’5” freshman OH) was A-C Honorable Mention (team lead 356 digs, 57 aces). She’ll make the move to the front line. Dakota Delaney (5’9” sophomore MH) and Emma Wathier (5’2” senior libero) round out the key returnees. The Cougars have no one over 5’9”. They have three seniors, two juniors, three sophomores, three freshman, and an 8th grader. Player experience is not lacking, though. Coach Morken, in his 22nd year, hasn’t had a losing season since the Bill Clinton presidency. The Cougars open with LeRoy-Ostrander at home. They are in three tournaments, their own Labor Day Classic, the Class A Showcase, and the Brainerd Big Axe Invite. They begin the year ranked #4 in Class A.

The Fillmore Central Falcons continued to be a volleyball power in 2014. FC won their second straight 3-Rivers Conference crown (12-0), their second straight 1A East title, only to be felled by ultimate Class A state champion Faribault B.A. .....
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Football Openers Highlights

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It wasn’t the best first week of action for county football teams. Only two (Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton) of seven picked up victories. All games were played ‘college-style’, in the afternoon, per rescheduling due to expected bad weather ..... 
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Correction - Sikkink family celebrated their Century Farm August 8

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Features

In the August 17 Fillmore County Journal, the article “Sikkink family celebrated their Century Farm August 8” included a mis-statement in paragraph three. The paragraph should have stated: The original homestead purchase of the Harmony Sikk ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Soccer at the high school level?

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

About six years ago, working closely with Fillmore Central Community Education staff, my wife and I started exploring the opportunity for a youth soccer program. Along the way, I discovered Josh Krage had played soccer as a youth and while serving ..... 
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An old soldier speaks again

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

By Ron Scheevel I never intended to write this many articles, but I think many things that I believe need to be brought up for discussion. You need not agree, please listen. First of all, I’m a veteran and very proud of it. As a draftee, I didn ..... 
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Government this week - 8.31.15

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Government

• Tuesday, September1, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9 a.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Houston School Board, 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, September 1, Ostrander City Council, Community Center, 6 p.m. • Tuesday,September 1, Rushford Villa ..... 
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Letter about Say What?...

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, What, if anything, are some of our decision makers in Houston County thinking? What, for instance do you suppose Teresa Walters and Judy Storlie have been thinking when they repeatedly suggest that the footings for a proposed count ..... 
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Thoughts on this and that

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

Obama contends that he made a nuclear deal with Iran because the alternative is war. But Iran is already at war with the United States, they have declared it and make no bones about the fact that they are at war with us. But we pretend it isn’t ..... 
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Wykoff News

By Donna Erdman

Mon, Aug 31st, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Features

Everyone is invited to view the free educational film “Vanishing of the Bees” on September 1st at 7 p.m. at the Wykoff Community Hall, as hosted by the Wykoff Loins monthly meeting. There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Dianne Bi ..... 
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