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Falcons soaring


Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

That scoreboard’s about to change: R-P Sophomore Alex Vix hauls in a second quarter TO versus Kingsland. Photo by Christine Vreeman

It might be a year before Fillmore Central volleyball truly reaches its peak. They might not finish first in the conference this year (see #1 in Class A Wabasha-Kellogg), or second (See #7 in AA Caledonia). But if one is to contend W-K and Caledonia are better (they are FC’s only two losses), all one can say is, the Falcons are awfully good for being the third best 3-Rivers team. They staked their claim to that position in Chatfield, as a pair of two loss squads (Gophers 8-2, FC 9-2) battled.

In set one, Chatfield’s defensive block made a difference. The combination of 6’2” senior Haley Kohlmeyer and 5’10” sophomore Brook Irish stymied/impacted many Falcon attacks. A 6-0 run midway thru the game helped Chatfield to a 21-14 edge. They held from there, 25-20. Down a game, FC went to their splendid hitter Taylor Case. The 5’10” junior amassed 9 kills in game two, hammering the ball where Chatfield wasn’t: a tough task given the defensive stalwart-ness of Gopher libero Alex Duxbury.

The Falcons grabbed a big lead (15-8) and won 25-20. Game 3 saw what often happens in volleyball, the seesaw effect. The Gopher’s built an early 10-5 lead, warded off a pair of FC comebacks, to take a 2-1 advantage with a 25-22 victory. With Fillmore with its back against the wall, and Chatfield sniffing out a big conference victory, set #4 proved the most competitive. The teams tied 15 times, but the Falcons ended on a 7-1 run, going from down 19-18, to winning 25-20. In pivotal set #5, the verdict was sealed when FC (trailing 4-3) scored 7-straight. A 10-4 lead became a 15-9 victory, completing the comeback. Case was mammoth (season high 28 kills, led FC with 25 digs). Morgan Malley had 39 assists including #1000 of her career; pretty good considering, as her male peers chanted, “She’s a sophomore!”

She also had 18 digs. Libero Chelsea Rislove added 21 digs. Victoria Peterson added 9 kills. For the Goph’s, sophomore Maddy Kammer had 10 kills, Kohlmeyer and Kirsten Keefe six apiece. Brook Irish had 8 total blocks. Duxbury (42 digs) and Keefe (20 digs) were busy on “D.” The later was 23-of-23 serving.

The Falcons followed that win up by overcoming some early hiccups (down 3-1 and 4-1 in sets one and three) versus mid-tier Dover-Eyota. In the end, the scores maybe were closer than one would’ve expected (25-20, 25-20, 25-23), but FC was victorious nonetheless. Case (14 kills), Malley (34 assis .....
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Amy’s Milestone

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende The volleyball term “kill,” broken down, is a consonant followed by a vowel, and then the same consonant twice. It’s only a coincidence the last name Todd is the same way. In R-P volleyball circles this season (especially), th ..... 
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Toppled!

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It’s been awhile. It’s been a long while, since a Chatfield Gopher football team has played Plainview-Elgin-Millville and walked away having slapped the Bulldogs with a big ole “L.” It was 2000 to be exact, when Gopher coaching great Ken Jac ..... 
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A heated affair

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It was hot outside during the day. It was sultry in the gym at night. It was only fitting the Chatfield/Rushford-Peterson volleyball match was a heated affair. In the 3-Rivers conference opener, everyone got lathered up (spectators included). Amy To ..... 
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2012 Football Preview

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Graduation can be hard on high school football teams, just ask Fillmore Central, Kingsland, and Mabel-Canton. But so goes the prep football process. Five of the six county teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2012. Four will have new startin ..... 
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2012 Volleyball preview

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Two thousand eleven saw four of the six county volleyball teams put together above-five-hundred seasons. Mabel-Canton and Chatfield headed the field. The Cougars tallied 30-plus victories, won the SEC, and earned rankings in state. The Gophers took ..... 
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FCLMC Wolves preparing for 2012 - 2013 season

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

By Shannon Love On July 15-19, several FCLMC Wolves got the experience of a lifetime. Several wrestlers on the team attended Nebraska Wrestling Camp in Lincoln to work on and learn new wrestling techniques. At the end of their time there, they got ..... 
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Men’s fast pitch tournament July 28-29 in Preston

By Kevin Blanchard

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

The 8th Annual Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament will be held in Preston the weekend of July 28-29 on the two diamonds at the Preston Softball fields. This year’s double elimination tournament will feature 10 teams from across the region along with o ..... 
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