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First ever, Fillmore County Journal all-county basketball teams


Wed, Apr 6th, 2011
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Unlike most teams, this squad is a dictatorship. Only one person voted to form its membership. One voter is really all that's needed. It was pretty cut and dry as to who played the best basketball individually in Fillmore County this year. This also isn't just a team in name; it's truly a team, or the individuals this writer would take to form a group of All-Stars to play actual games. My picks take position, depth, and bench into consideration (though not too much)!

On the girls's side, my centerpiece would be 5'7" senior guard's from Fillmore Central, Connor Nagle. She was good this year: notched 30 in a game five times, scored nearly 20 per, scored over a thousand career points, became FC's all-time leading scorer (boys and girls), and led the Falcons to the Sub-Section final. A nifty lefty, Connor played at her own pace, was creative around the bucket and quick on her deep draw. On this team, I need all of that. She's my only guard! Of my three forwards, I'll start with the one most likely to help Connor with ball handling, 5'7" junior Karen Sass from Chatfield. Versatile (not to mention tenacious) best describes Ms. Sass. She helped break presses, rebounded extremely well for her size, all while leading the Gophers in scoring (roughly 17 per). In need of another forward distributor, I'll pluck 5'10" junior Kenzie Lind from Rushford-Peterson. Probably too unselfish, she led the Trojans in pretty much everything (including scoring, rebounding, and assists). Big and staying that way, I'll snag another 1,000-point career senior scorer, Kingsland's 17 and 7 per game gal, 5'10" Molly Greiner. With skills inside and out, after Connor, my offense would go through Ms. Greiner. In the middle (center), I'll get bigger still (6'2") with Chatfield junior Kenna Moechnig. With a good short jumper and a better up-and-under move, keeping her out of foul trouble would be my only concern. My bench would be rather short. I need only three gals (honorable mention All-County if you will), 5'9" junior forward from Fillmore Central Alex Peterson, 5'10" sophomore forward from Kingsland Cheyenne Losey, and 5'10" junior forward from Lanesboro, Paige Hungerholt. I go big and focus inside with my girls' squad.

On the boys' side of the equation, I might as well be Rushford-Peterson's Tom Vix. I'm concentrating my attack from deep (mostly with his guys). The difference from this team and his vaunted Trojan's, I have a low post hoss to go through, the cente .....
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Minnesota Twins: Another year/decade begins

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
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The 00's were a very good ten-year span for the state's baseball franchise. We had two American League MVPs (Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau), a two-time Cy Young Award winner (Johan Santana), and a three-time batting champ (Mauer). Only once d ..... 
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Trojans do the expected

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
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When the sub-section 1A East seedings originally came out, the Rushford-Peterson Trojan boys drew the top spot. That meant the powers that be felt they were the team to beat. Simply put, they were. Their regular season record against fellow East mem ..... 
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Really AP, really?

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
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In case you missed it, Adrian Peterson opened his mouth, and quite firmly, planted his foot down his throat. During an interview with Doug Farrar of Yahoo's Shutdown Corner, AP labeled the NFL as "Modern-day slavery." This unfortunate slip has been ..... 
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Scoreboard

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

•(3-1) East 1A Sub-section Play-In. Grand Meadow 53, Mabel-Canton 47 (Steve Smith 31. Caleb Leichtnam 15 for the Larks. M-C ends the season 7-11 in the SEC, 7-18 overall)

•(3-3) East 1A Sub-Section Quarterfinal. Grand Meadow 43, Rush ..... 
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Five go, three show (well)

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
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A literal hand full of Fillmore County wrestlers went to the individual state-wrestling tournament (all in class A). None brought home a state title, but three of the five had good showings. At 119, 26-9 Justin Doerr (LARP) advanced to the semifina ..... 
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FC gals down R-P, head to subsection finals....

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
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For a third time, county rivals Fillmore Central and Rushford-Peterson hooked up in girls b-ball. For a third time, the result was the same. Like two earlier meetings, the Trojans were stern competition. R-P held a 31-29 lead at the 11:38 mark of th ..... 
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Three seed proves a curse

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
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In the Class 1AA girls' tourney, two county teams secured three seeds. Each faced a two-seed with a birth in the sub-section finals on the line. Neither moved on to face a one-seed. In the East, Chatfield couldn't get past the Lancers of La Crescent ..... 
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Rivalry renewed

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
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One meeting (headlined by a miraculous buzzer beater) wasn't good enough for bitter rivals Lanesboro and Fillmore Central. With a little help from tournament seeders, the boys' squads needed/got a second. The Falcons began quick, jumping out 7-0 and ..... 
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