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Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Head and (big) shoulders above all. Chatfield's Jayme LaPlante rises up over Kingsland's Marcus Plaehn. LaPlante was a young man on a pedestal, scoring 19 in the Gophers 66-55 win over the Knights.

One point, just one lousy point; it was the margin of loss for the Chatfield Gopher wrestling team in their only defeat of the season. It happened at the first big team tournament of the year (Farmington) on December 1st to (then AA 5th ranked, now 4th ranked) New Prague 32-31. Ever since that, Joel Viss’ Gophers have been lights out in duals (and individual tournaments). They entered their triangular with Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Lake City boasting a #7 ranking in Class A and seven ranked wrestlers. They dispatched with the Tigers without too much fuss, building a 26-0 lead, prevailing 44-23. Then it was Z-M, the defending section champion who, as a 5-seed, upset the top-seeded Gophers last season. Chatfield built a 15-6 lead, courtesy of a TF from Jared Goldsmith (#7 at 106), a pin from Hank Friederichs (#5 at 120), and an 18-7 MD from A.J. Riley (#4 at 126). Then things got competitive. At 132, Tye Bentz and Devin Manzy wrestled to OT. Manzy got a takedown to secure the 9-7-decision for Z-M. The Gophers then ran off three straight big decision wins. Harvey Friederichs (#3 at 132) downed Mitchell Watkins (#6) at 138, getting a single-leg takedown in the third for the 3-1 victory. Alex Haffner (#5 at 138) led 4-1 (one period), 8-5 (two periods), and 11-7 to beat Cody Heitman (#5) at 145. Ryan Meeker (#9 at 145) capped the run at 152, cinching the match with a 3rd period throw (6-3 win). It gave the Gophers a 24-9 lead. Two Cougar pins later, and the team score was ever so close at 24-21. But then Cody Bly (182) won a 6-1 decision. Justin Viss (#8 at 195) followed with a pin. At that point (leading 33-21), and having won eight of 12 matches (tie-breaker), Chatfield had the dual wrapped up. However, Jacob Bleess (220) left no doubt with a 6-4 win. Via a final of 36-27, Chatfield extracted a little revenge on Z-M, and secured the #1 seed in the Section 1A team-wrestling meet. They moved their dual record to 27-1. For the triangular, Goldsmith (3-0 D, 15-0 TF), Hank F. (16-1 TF, pin), Riley (5-1 D, 18-7 MD), Harvey F. (pin, 3-1 D), Bly (pin, 6-1 D), Viss (forfeit, pin), and Bleess (forfeit, 6-4 D) all went 2-0.

Gophers Unfazed

At times, the Kingsland Knight boys have had trouble scoring this season. They are young, without a Tanner Lange-like go to guy. The problems they’re facing when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard will likely be, at least somewhat, remedied next year when almost the entire team returns. But for o .....
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Another 48 hours (in the 3-Rivers)

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

In the 3-Rivers conference, on a week-to-week basis, there is no rest for the weary, either on the boy’s side of things, or the girls. The Chatfield guys, via a cancellation and rescheduling, really walked straight into the teeth of the league. ..... 
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Lucky #13 and Lucky #11

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Sports

It takes a very good team to go once through the 3-Rivers schedule without a defeat, to win thirteen straight games. The newly ranked (#8 in A) Rushford-Peterson Trojans boys had a chance to do each. The road to those accomplishments, and to stayi ..... 
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How does the Southern Football Alliance impact R-P?

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Sports

High School Football in the southeastern corner of the state of Minnesota will have a new scheduling format beginning this fall. The twenty five schools that make up the TRC (Three Rivers Conference) and the HVL (Hiawatha Valley League) have combine ..... 
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Big Win Week

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Golden Gophers The basketball season may or may not be living up to its pre-season promise for both the Chatfield squads. Each is talented. Each has encountered some bumps in the 2012-2013 road. But on two separate nights, each shined like Klondi ..... 
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Basketball Blitzkrieg

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Coug’s Down Short-handed Falcons A hectic week of county basketball action began on Monday, where the Fillmore Central girls hosted Mabel-Canton. It’s no secret the Falcons are a bit short handed. The last thing they needed was injuries, ailme ..... 
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No heroics this time

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

The last couple regular season meetings between Lanesboro and Fillmore Central in boy’s basketball were a little bit heavy on the late game fireworks. Two years ago, then junior Zach Olstad hit a shot to give FC a 71-69 lead with 0:06 seconds left, ..... 
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Trojan squads end year happily

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende By the time people read this it will be 2013. For Rushford-Peterson basketball fans and players, they’ll enter the New Year smiling. They ended the Old Year winning. Both did so at holiday tournaments. Todd’s Quick Hands… ..... 
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Trojan squads end year happily

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende By the time people read this it will be 2013. For Rushford-Peterson basketball fans and players, they’ll enter the New Year smiling. They ended the Old Year winning. Both did so at holiday tournaments. Todd’s Quick Hands… ..... 
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