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Business Finished: Fillmore Central Girls Capture State Title


Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The Fillmore Central Falcon girls golf dynasty: the 2016 state champions with a couple of their predecessors. Left to right: Coach Aaron Mensink, Grace Miller, Madison Scheevel, Laura Donney, Katie Tammel (2015 grad), Keeley Todd (2014 grad), Cailey Rindels, Elayna Kiehne, Tayah Barnes, Coach Lane Powell. Photo by Paul Trende

By Paul Trende

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com

It was the only logical step. It was a short step in terms of Fillmore Central girl’s golf, a move up just one place. It was a step much greater, some 22 years in the making, for the high school itself. Falcon girls golf finished third at state two years ago. They were state runner-up last season. A goal of a state championship was the only thing that made sense. It was their motto, “Unfinished Business.” Without too much of a tussle, with plenty of room to spare, they did it. They advanced that one spot. The Falcons brought home FC girl’s golf its first ever state championship, Fillmore Central high school its first ever (athletics) state title.

Day one at Pebble Creek in Becker saw last year’s top golfer, this year’s top golfer, sophomore Grace Miller, lead the Falcons out. Her first 9-hole total of 39 set the tone. Her Day 1 score of 82 tied for the lowest of any golfer associated with a team and put her tied for fifth place overall. But it wasn’t a one girl show. Wo-mano-e-wo-mano, FC’s scoring foursome each outdid their top competitors corresponding opponent. They were the only team to have more than one golfer shoot under 90 Day One. FC had three do so. In addition to Miller, freshman Madison Scheevel put up an 86 and senior Laura Donney an 89. Junior newbie Tayah Barnes added a 91. FC (348) held 20 and 21-stroke leads over Windom Area (368) and BOLD (369) after the first 18. The leads grew at the mid-way point of Day Two. It essentially was just a matter of time. Any thoughts Windom or BOLD (Bird Island Olivia District) had of making a comeback were nixed when Scheevel shot a back-nine 38, a Day Two 79 (one of only two sub-80 rounds from individuals associated with a team). The freshman cut seven strokes off her Day One score. With Donney getting a stroke better, and Miller and Barnes staying about the same (each added two strokes), the title was FC’s. Putting up their lowest score (692) of their three trips to state (733 in 2014 and 701 in 2015), the Falcons, already TRC East and Section 1A champs, grabbed the best “champions’” trophy. By 32-strokes they downed Windom (724) and BOLD (728) for the 2016 Class A girls state title.

The young duo of the freshman Scheevel (43, 43, 41, 38 > 165) and the sophomore Miller (39, 43, 42, 42 > 166) finished seventh and eighth overall (of an 87-gal field). Scheevel was ten .....
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Titles and Medals Galore at State Track

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com Six individuals and three relay teams represented area track and field teams at the 2016 state meet. One athlete dominated. Another went out two-two-one. A three-man team accomplished a pretty ..... 
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Section Golf: Falcon Girls Dynasty

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com It is officially a dynasty. Fillmore Central girls golf is the three-peat 1A champion. The Falcons are heading back to the state meet in Becker for a third time. It’s not a huge surprise. Lan ..... 
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Happy Valley

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield High School sports fans and players have got to be happy. Chosen Valley ‘ball’ teams combined for a 5-1 start to the post-season. One grabbed post-season hardware. The other is sniffing it. Softball Heads Back to Austin It ..... 
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Gophers Repeat TRC West Title

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield softball repeated a big accomplishment. On the strength of a six-run sixth, the Gophers downed PEM 9-2 (Hailee Stock 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Lexi Chase 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, Win). They then beat Dover-Eyota 9-1 in game one ..... 
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Falcon Girls Golf Wins East

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Fillmore Central girls golf beat Caledonia (195 to 205) and top conference competitor La Crescent (182 to 186) to clinch their third straight TRC (East) title. Freshman Madison Scheevel (47) was the medalist versus the Warriors, with Grace Miller a ..... 
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Gopher Softball Wins 9-Straight

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

It wasn’t the best start to a season; blowing a 6-run lead and losing 7-6 to GMLOK. But Chatfield softball then ran off nine straight wins. Win number seven came at PEM. A 3-run double by Britney Fretland and a 3-run home run by Belle Berg wer ..... 
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RCTC Volleyball signs local student

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Sports

ROCHESTER, MN - Rochester Community and Technical College signed 11 new players to join its volleyball team for the 2016 season. These eleven women will join six returners from RCTC’s NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship team. Included o ..... 
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Falcon Softball Clips GMLOK

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Girls probably aren’t the type to bite fingernails. The weather was probably too cold to leave hands exposed anyway. For a fifth straight game, FCL softball was gnawing right to the end. Coming off a four-game stretch that saw the Falcons win t ..... 
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