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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 into halftime. Early in the second, FC finally found an answer to Kingsland's half-court wing trap. But even after scoring on five of six trips (four FG's by Mitch Johnson), the Falcons still trailed 43-32. The answer for the trap went as quick as it came. Over FC's next nine possessions, they shot 0 for 2 with seven TO's. The Knights, meanwhile, were incredibly efficient. On nine parallel possessions, they made 8 of 11 FG's with zero TO's. The 16-nil run essentially amounted to the Knights kicking the backdoor out, as they left (victorious). The final was 64-37. Tanner Lange and Sam Eberle led the charge, tallying 22 (8 of 16 shooting) and 18 points (8 of 12 shooting) respectively. Johnson led FC with 8. It was the Falcons' first game, Kingsland's first win.

Two nights later (Thursday), it was Fillmore County's version of Duke-NC (the close-quarters rivalry part). Lanesboro (1-0) made the eight-mile trip up Highway 16. They commenced bombarding the hoop with three-pointers. At one point, Burro shooters hoisted up 16 consecutive trifectas without a 2-point attempt. They shot 28 total long-rangers in the first half. It was successful in as much as Lanesboro held a 25-22 halftime edge. The game slowed down considerably in the second stanza, Lanesboro more patient with their dribble-weave (less locked-and-loaded from deep), FC forced to be patient against the Burro zone-defense. Leading 43-42 with 2:16 to go, all Lanesboro did was dribble-weave. Far from being in the bonus (and confident in their multiple ball-handlers), the orange and black's attempt was to run out the clock. But an inbounds pass went up for grabs, with Falcon hands ultimately securing it. With 19 seconds left, FC in-bounded looking for the win. As the clock ticked down, they frantically looked for a good shot. Andy Todd's baseline jumper went begging with five seconds, but Ryan Baker was there for the offensive rebound. Fading away, he tossed the ball up from about six feet away in the lane. High off the backboard it banked, down through the net it went with about a second to go. The final instant ticked off; 44-43 Fillmore Central prevailed! They returned the buzzer-beating favor, as Braden Hanson (the Burros leading scorer on the nig .....
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Start to finish, Burros down Cougars

Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
Posted in Sports

The Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton girls' b-ball squads came into their SEC opener exactly alike in one area. Each had a new coach. M-C headman Doug Carlson has experience, having led FC a few years back. Lanesboro headman Ryan Scheevel has exactly thre ..... 
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Basketball preview

Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011
Posted in Sports

Girls Basketball

The 2010-2011 GBB season was good for three Fillmore County teams. Kingsland (13-7, 17-11), Chatfield (13-7, 17-10), and Fillmore Central (14-6, 20-8) all put together successful seasons, the later just clipping the formers ..... 
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Players of the Fall

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Volleyball

The 2011 volleyball season saw four of the six county schools have good or very good years. That means there were a number of good or very good players. Stealing an adage from a volleyball coach (via an announcer) the Fillmore Coun ..... 
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Ah Fruech!

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
Posted in Sports

It's probably what the Chatfield Gophers volleyball team said before, and likely what they said after, playing the Caledonia Warriors in the Sub-Section 1AA finals at Mayo Civic Center. And to say there is a decent sports program located on state ro ..... 
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Scheevel member of Luther women's basketball team

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Decorah, Iowa - Alison Scheevel, a 2008 graduate of Fillmore Central High School, is a member of the Luther College women's basketball team.

Amanda (Nechuta) Bailey begins her first season as head coach for the Norse. Prior to being named he ..... 
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Streaking

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Sports

How tough is sub-section 1A in volleyball? Two teams with double-digit win streaks did battle in the quarterfinals. Six-seed Rushford-Peterson (21-12, 10 straight) visited 3-seed Lewiston-Altura (24-4, 13 straight). Amy Todd was the Trojans' best we ..... 
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Fillmore County Sports - Trojans Out-Jockey Lion

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Sports

Post-season seeding was on the line as the R-P Trojans hosted Spring Grove in a non-conference VB affair of quality sectional adversaries. The Lions entered sitting tied for 2nd in the SEC (15-7 overall). R-P sat in 6th place in the Three Rivers (18 ..... 
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Fillmore County Sports - Gopher rebuttal leads to win

Fri, Oct 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Good-Knighted

A pair of county teams, coming off successful weekends, took to the court and kept to their winning ways, at the expense of another county squad. First, the LeRoy-Ostrander tournament champion FC Falcons hosted their western nei ..... 
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