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Quadruple-Double!


Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It doesn’t happen very often. It takes a lot of effort. It takes a lot of overall skills. Not much else needs to be said. The numbers speak for themselves. Versus Wabasha-Kellogg, R-P senior forward Kenzie Lind scored 18 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, and collected 13 steals for the ultra-rare quadruple double. Just how rare? It’s the 15th in Minnesota state girl’s basketball history. There have been just four in boy’s history. She’s the only Fillmore County player ever to have done so (Spring Grove’s Cassie Glasrud achieved the feat in 1997). It was a good sight to see for Trojan fans (already used to G Kendra Crawford in street clothes). A couple nights earlier, Kenzie missed most of the 2nd half versus Chatfield after bumping her head on the floor. She’s obvious healthy. Her rare feat, plus Amy Todd (20 points, 13 rebounds), plus Cody Manfull (career-high 17), equaled R-P victory 65-31 over the winless Falcons. R-P is 5-12 in the 3-Rivers, 7-15 overall.

Passing Clinic, Shooting Clinic

Good passing leads to open looks, better shots, and more makes. Lanesboro’s boys did the first and got the later three against Mabel-Canton. A summation of the contest could also be, ‘Hanson’s Half, Burros Game.’ Lanesboro’s senior 1,000-point guy Braden Hanson was unconscious out of the gate. He made five threes and scored 22 points in the first 18 minutes, putting a foot to M-C’s neck (40-20 Burros at the half). The Coug’s wouldn’t so much as threaten. The Burros passing and shooting was too effective. They assisted 24 of 27 FG’s, made 17 of 40 trifectas (43 percent), and shot not quite 50 percent from the field. They defended 3rd place in the SEC with a 74-48 victory. In addition to Hanson’s 29, Erik Peterson got 15 (all from deep), and Kole Ruud added 12. For the Cougar’s, their 1,000-point man Steve Smith was effective (16 points, 10 rebounds), just not effective enough. He did move into 3rd place all-time for M-C in scoring (surpassing Matt Garness, 1128). Jacoby Bigalk added 12 for M-C. The team’s combined for just 20 TO’s.

“Under Pressure”

In 1981, Queen/David Bowie collaborated on a hit song called “Under Pressure” (made more famous when Vanilla Ice sampled it for “Ice Ice Baby”). The song should’ve been pumped into St. Charles’ locker room before their boys’ contest with Kingsland, at halftime, and maybe afterwards. It made clear .....
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“Nick T...” for 1,000

Mon, Feb 6th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

If an announcer were to call a basketball game in which Rushford-Peterson Trojan Nick Thompson played, he’d likely use the phrase ‘Nick T…for three!’ It rhymes. It offers clarity (Nick’s younger brother Seth is a teammate so saying ‘Thom ..... 
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Fillmore County Sports R-Persistance - 1/30/12

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in Sports

A pair of very good senior-led boys teams met up for a county 3-Rivers showdown. Second place Kingsland (8-1, 8-3, 6-straight wins) traveled to Rushford to face the 3rd place, #4 in Class A Trojans (8-2, 11-2, ten-straight). The Knight defense set a ..... 
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Lady Knight 3-point barrage not enough - 1/23/12

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Sports

The Dover-Eyota girl's basketball squad has an M-O. They push the basketball. Led by speedy standout junior PG Sarah Pease, D-E gets up and down the court in the blink of an eye. With great depth, they also come in and out in droves. That formula ha ..... 
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Burros, Canes', OT

Fri, Jan 13th, 2012
Posted in Sports

Two top-tier SEC teams met up in Lanesboro for an early January face off. The host Burros entered 4-0 in league, 5-2 overall. Their adversary, Houston, entered 3-1 (lost to Spring Grove) 6-2 overall. 'Cane Troy Sires was the first half show. The 5'1 ..... 
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Smith tops 1,000

Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
Posted in Sports

What Mabel-Canton senior center Steve Smith does on the court isn't necessarily flashy. There are no three-pointers, pull-up jump shots, or dipsy-do drives to the lane. He isn't the new age big-man, or more likely to gravitate to the perimeter versu ..... 
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Merry Double Overtime - 12/26/11

Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Coming into the Chatfield-Kingsland girl's basketball contest, one could've expected a good game. Both entered with 5-3 records. Chatfield entered 5-1 in conference play, the loss coming at the hands of Caledonia by 11. Kingsland entered even in lea ..... 
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Hanson tops 1,000

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Sports

For 16-plus minutes of the Lanesboro boys' dual with Hope Lutheran, the Burros were a bit tight. They were a little anxious. A teammate was on the cusp. Braden Hanson, the Burros multi-talented 6'2" senior guard, came into the contest with 986 caree ..... 
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Preston: Hub of boy's b-ball activity

Fri, Dec 16th, 2011
Posted in Sports

The first full week of the BBB season had Fillmore County teams descending upon the house of Falcon. On Tuesday, the Kingsland Knights (0-1) visited Fillmore Central (0-0). They kicked the front door in, jumping out 14-2 and taking a 34-19 advantage ..... 
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