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Undefeated Conference Champions


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende

Coming into the season, volleyball in the county was headed by two state ranked teams; the defending Class A runner-up Fillmore Central Falcons and the always SEC-dominant Mabel-Canton Cougars. And though each took a little bit different path than last year, each got to the same destination. Each is their respective conference champion. Each won their conference title without losing a league match.

Cougars Make It Five Straight Perfect SEC Seasons

Mabel-Canton volleyball hasn’t won every match versus SEC opponents the past five years. In 2011, they fell to LeRoy-Ostrander in the East-West Showcase. That is their only loss to an SEC foe in half a decade. This season marks the fifth straight in which they’ve pervaded through the regular conference schedule unblemished (14-0). The Cougars haven’t lost a regular-season SEC match since 2009. The 2014 title came on the wings of graduating five talented players. The Cougars reloaded, and shot down every SEC team in their path.

Win thirteen came over Lanesboro. The Burros hung around a little while in games one (14-12) and two (10-8). M-C was too strong down the stretch, winning 25-17, 25-9, and then 25-14 in game three. Courtney Graves (team high 14 kills, 2 blocks) was one reason why. The savvy sophomore had a knack for putting it where Lanesboro wasn’t. Freshman teammate Savannah Slafter mainly used her fast-ball to amass 13 kills (5 aces). Coranda Vickerman (32 assists, 11 digs), Emma Wathier (15 digs), Lexi Thorson (11 digs, 3 aces), and Sara Vettleson-Trutza (7 kills, 3 aces) were the rest of the red, white, and blue army. Lanesboro tallied just 12 total kills. Cassidy Ruud (3 kills, 13 digs) and Claire Peterson (10 digs) led a mostly defensive effort.

M-C’s fourteenth win came over Schaeffer Academy. The Cougars rolled in game one 25-12. They then finally hit a little blip in the pursuit of SEC set perfection. SA not only got to 20 in game two (a first for an SEC team), they won it 25-23. It’s the first regular season SEC set M-C has dropped since September 25th 2013 (Spring Grove). The Cougars, without standout senior OH Sara Vettleson-Trutza, then regrouped (25-10, 25-19) for the 3-1 win. The frosh Slafter tied for a team-high in kills (13) and digs (23). Senior Hannah Nolte stepped up with a season high 13 kills plus three blocks. Graves (12 kills), Vickerman (40 assists, 13 digs, 4 aces) and Thorson (23 di .....
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M-C clinches SEC

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Is it news the Mabel-Canton volleyball team won the SEC? It will be news when they don’t. It is noteworthy, particularly given last year’s mass graduation and the seamless way a bunch of very young players segued into to being ..... 
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R-P dominates Rebels

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Caledonia Downs Chatfield Late Chatfield (#5) football couldn’t have hoped for a better position. The home squad, on their homecoming, possessed the ball leading #2 Caledonia 25-15 in the 4th quarter. Then things just got worse and worse. An ..... 
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Treacherous, undefeated, and showcased

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Treacherous Two-Step Lanesboro volleyball endured some unenviable scheduling, a two-night set of matches with ranked powers FC (#8) and M-C (#6). The Falcons were up first. Fresh off a disappointing W-K tourney, FC went through Lanesboro 25-11, 2 ..... 
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Volley This and Volley That

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Nine-Straight Propels Canes In the SEC, a lot of teams are jostling for position behind M-C. Foes Lanesboro (3-1, 3-1) and Houston (2-2, 4-2) fall into that category. Game one of their match-up saw the Burros lead early (10-5) and Houston lead lat ..... 
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The Houston Hub

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Scheduling sometimes has it where one school hosts multiple other county schools for sporting events throughout the span of a week. The first week of school had Houston the hub of sports activities. ‘Cane VB Ends Streak Versus RP It has bee ..... 
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LFC Girls CC

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Sports

R-P Kingsley and Vix-torius over Chatfield

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende A year ago, Chatfield football had some dudes. Guys like Jake Neis and Jayme LaPlante were athletic, physical, play-making dudes. The Gophers rode them to a state title. A 2014 week one collision between Chatfield (1-0) and Rushf ..... 
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Volleyball preview

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Like football, volleyball season begins with a couple changes. Both the Three Rivers and Southeast Conferences welcome new members. Randolph joins the SEC. The addition of the Rockets gives the league eleven teams for most sports (volleyball). I ..... 
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