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Top-Seed Stranglers


Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Coranda Vickerman (holding ball, #4) is adjoined by teammates, signs, and cakes after eclipsing 1,000 career-points. Photo by Heather Kleiboer

A couple basketball games occurred on a Thursday night, both involving Rushford-Peterson, which had 1A East top seed implications. The Trojan girls notched their fifth straight win in downing Fillmore Central 53-36, a move that has them strangle-holding the top spot. Terry Pelzl’s group is now 7-1 versus section adversaries. They have beaten the four teams (SG, Kingsland, FC twice, and Houston) that immediately follow them. All those wins have come by (low) double digits. They’ve scored 50-plus points the last four wins (topped 50 just four times the previous 16). Brianna Koop led the way (21 pts, 8-13 FGs, 5-6 FTs, 5 rebs, 4 assists, 3 stls), her fourth straight 20-point game (she had just two 20-point games before the span this season). Ashley Agrimson added 13 points (6-7 FGs). FC was led by Kendyl Bennett (11 pts). R-P moves to 7-7 (TRC), 12-8 (overall). FC falls to 2-11, 8-13. On the boys side, Spring Grove (#2 in Class A) beat the Trojans (#6 in Class A) for the first time since 2008, ending a 9-game losing streak. It likely secured the 21-1 Lions 1A East’s top seed. They trailed just once (27-26 - halftime) and used a 14-0 run out of the break to take control (40-27). R-P struggled to score in the second stanza (just 12 points). The final was 54-39. Noah Carlson (14 pts, 6-8 FG’s, 6 rebs, 5 stls) was the only Trojan in double figures. Caleb Thompson added 8 (pts) and 7 (rebs). SG was led by multi-year stalwarts Brady Schuttemeier (13 pts, 3-6 three’s, 5 rebs), Alex Engelhardt (12 pts, 4-6 three’s), and Chase Grinde (11 pts, 6-8 FTs). The Lions (notably) were minus-six turnovers (RP 17, SG 11), plus-11 free throws (SG 15-19, RP 4-6), and plus-six threes (SG 9-27, RP 3-16). The last time SG beat R-P, the Trojans got redemption in the 1A East title game. R-P falls to 15-7 overall (12-2 TRC).

Late Ross Plays Propel Cougars

Victories haven’t come easily for either Mabel-Canton (5-15) or Lanesboro (4-17) in boys basketball this year. Like the first contest between the clubs, a 51-48 Cougar win, meeting two came down to the wire. M-C controlled the start, jumping out 9-0. Lanesboro went 0 of 10 shooting. The Burros switched from pressing, to half-court zone, which slowed M-C. They still led at half (30-22) and by as many as 16 (40-24) in the second. Spearheaded by a slashing Collin Scott, Lanesboro then made a concerted effort to drive the basketball. They picked at the Cougar lead. With 1:20 to go, Cole Schwi .....
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Green Machines

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com By the end of January, only one FCJ covered school could boast two basketball teams with winning records. R-P’s boys improved to 12-2, 15-6 with wins over Lewiston-Altura (53-42), La Crescent (50- ..... 
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Friday Guarantee

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in All Sports

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com In a week that saw county basketball teams go a collective 6-16 Monday thru Thursday, Friday boasted three games where FCJ covered teams were guaranteed wins. ..... 
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Gophers Girls Run Streak to Seven

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

From struggling to surging (or maybe playing better against more even competition), Chatfield’s girls have righted their basketball ship. Courtesy of a seven-game win streak, they’ve dug out of a 1-7 hole. The Gophers first got past FC. They ..... 
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Gopher GBB Boomerang

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Seven losses in eight games (1-7). It was a futility Chatfield girls basketball was absolutely not accustomed to. Their previous seven losses came with 50 wins attached. A lot of (college) talent has departed in the past few years. This year’s ..... 
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Holiday Tournaments Come Home

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

In the previous seasons, area teams have gone everywhere for holiday hoops action. Collectively saving on travel, playing more meaningful games against section competitors, and giving Fillmore County Sports a better coverage experience, the 2015 sea ..... 
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A Red and Green Christmas

Mon, Jan 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The Houston Hurricanes boys and Rushford-Peterson’s basketball teams rolled to Christmas with wins. Hurricane Boys Improve to 9-0 Members of the Houston boys basketball team had plenty of positive stuff to tell grandmas, grandpas, and othe ..... 
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Winter Sports 2015-2016

Thu, Dec 31st, 2015
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The ‘Hard’ Court

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It has kind of been a tough start to the high school basketball season. The week beginning December 14 was a microcosm. Fillmore County Journal covered b-ball teams went a collective 11-18. They went 1-2 on Monday, 5-6 on Tuesday, 2-4 on Thursda ..... 
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