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‘Perfect Game’ For Malley/FCL


Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

R-P’s Zack Ansell after hitting a HR

By Paul Trende

Amidst Morgan Malley’s 14-3 junior year, the FC/L pitching ace accomplished a lot in leading the Falcons to Austin. She threw three shut-outs, a pair of two-hitters, a one-hitter, and a no-hitter (not to mention gave up just one run in a 14-inning losing cause versus C-SG). To start the 2015 spring softball season, she topped all those efforts. With a little help from her defense, Malley and company watched 21 La Crescent hitters step into the box and all 21 immediately found their way to the dug-out. As an announcer would say, “no hits, no runs, no errors, nobody left.” And no walks or hit-batsmen, the entire game, a perfect game. The right side of the Falcons’ defense, Kaitlynn Aug (1B), Megan Hendrickson (2B), and Taylor Pierce-Sprenger (RF) was kept the busiest. The Lancers’ best shot at a hit was stymied in the fifth, courtesy of a nice Hendrickson backhand. LC had three shots at drawing a walk, but all three full-counts, the only three-ball counts, ended in Malley strikeouts. She finished with nine. Offensively, the Falcons used the top of their line-up, Pierce-Sprenger (2-4, SB, R), Hendrickson (3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R), Malley (2-2, RBI, 2 R, 2 SB), and Steph Erickson (2-4, 2B, RBI, SB) to get their first five runs. The defending 1A East champions opened the season with an 8-0 victory. They then beat Southland 3-1 to start the season 2-0.

Ansell Blasts R-P Past Houston

Before spring sports season, it’d been awhile since Rushford-Peterson’s Zack Ansell last stepped on an athletic field in a capacity to play. After starting on the football and baseball teams as a sophomore, a knee injury robbed him of junior football and baseball. A second surgery on it then claimed senior football. In his second game back on the baseball diamond, the senior took out some frustrations by blasting a 3-run second inning home run versus Houston. The Trojan offense put a football number on the board in downing the Hurricanes 17-6 in five innings. Ansell (2-3, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R) and fellow senior Jonnie Koenen (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R) led the way. Nathan Sarvi (2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R) also had a pair of hits while collecting the pitching win. Jeremiah Johnson (3-3, 2 R) collected almost half of Houston’s seven hits. Brandon Grupe and Damon Carrier each had a hit and 2 RBI’s.

Dead Dogs Come Home

The situation was pretty dire. In a battle of baseball Bulldogs, PEM, courtesy of a 9-r .....
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The Only ‘Foot’ to Stand On

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

In an unsurprising event, the 2015 spring sports season began by literally and figuratively slipping. A typical Minnesota April ushered in snow, showers, and thus a host of event cancellations. For the week of Monday April 6, four of 30-plus event ..... 
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Good to be Gopher

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Many teams haven’t even started their spring season, but the last two ball squads left standing last year are already off to great starts. Chatfield’s teams are a combined 5-0. Brian Baum’s baseballers first downed St. Charle ..... 
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Fifth Annual Girls Basketball All-County Team

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

1st Team Kirsten Keefe (5’7” senior G, Chatfield): The K-squared era of girls basketball at Chatfield is over. After 92 total varsity games, the stand-out guard’s fantastic career is done. Keefe quarterbacked Chatfield to a 77-15 record (. ..... 
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Fifth Annual Boys Basketball All-County Team

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

1st Team. Charlie Krambeer (6’1” senior guard, R-P): Sports are about improvement, and Krambeer, the Trojans’ three-year lethal shooter, improved the rest of his game as a senior. Krambeer still was Mr. three-pointer, hitting 90 at a 43.8% c ..... 
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Three…Three…Two…R-P #1!

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

You could say the countdown began three years ago (2011-2012). The Rushford-Peterson boys basketball team returned to state after a one year absence. Behind seniors Nick Thompson and Trent Vix, they captured the third place trophy. On that team ..... 
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State Wrestling: Friederichs Finishes Fantastic Career #1

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende There really wasn’t anything else that would’ve been a fitting end. Chatfield’s Hank Friederichs entered the 2015 state individual wrestling tourney having done it all on the mats and elsewhere. Fifth place in state as a frosh ..... 
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Six Gophers Head State Wrestling Cast

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield’s team wrestling season probably didn’t live up to expectations. The defending state champions just didn’t have enough to compete with the best teams in Section 1A. But at individual sections, the Gophers top dogs and large dudes g ..... 
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R-P Boys Win TRC East

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It is getting to that time of year. It is the time of year where teams like Tom Vix’s R-P Trojans get their marker out and check off goals set earlier in the season. One Trojan objective, to win the TRC-East, has been accomplished. In yet anot ..... 
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