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Redemption, 1,000-points, 20-wins


Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

It was a big week for the Houston boys basketball. Monday was about redemption. One of the ‘Canes’ four losses, their first and worst loss, given their other defeats came to SG (25-1) and GM (19-5), was 65-63 to FC (8-18) in December. In a re-match, on a blustery night, Jason Carrier’s bunch whipped up a first half storm. The ‘Canes built a 41-18 halftime lead. The Falcons flew thru the winds with a 12-0 start to the second. They got to within 11 (41-30), fell back (51-34), then soared again (scored on eight straight possessions). Three’s by Matson Kiehne and Trace Tollefson made it a 62-58 game late. Down the stretch, the ‘Canes had a couple key offensive boards, and they made enough free throws, to earn a 68-63 win. Senior Austin Peplinski continued his tear (28 pts, 4-9 threes, 8-8 FTs). James Loken had 15 (pts) and 10 (rebs). Micah Schutte (10 pts, 4 stls) and Jeremiah Johnson (8 pts, 11 rebs) helped out. FC was led by Sam Rustad’s career night (19 pts). Tollefson (15 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assists) was solid all around. Kiehne had 9 (all in the second half) off the Falcon bench. Rebounding was key (H 43, FC 22), particularly the offensive glass (H 22, FC 10). The ‘Canes also won the free throw line (H 23-38, FC 8-10). Houston then travelled to LeRoy. Just three shy, Peplinski took aim at 1,000-points. It took one shot, a top-of-the-key three, about 15 seconds in. The 5’9” guard joined Andy Sires (1,673), David Goede (1,450), Pierce Edmiston (1,207), and Brian Edmiston (1,017) in the ‘Cane boy’s 1,000-point club. LeRoy gym was also where Kelly Jerviss topped 1,000 points. Team-wise, Houston’s super-fast transition game was too much for L-O. A 19-3 run to start the second half made it academic (53-27). Behind Schutte (25 pts, 6 assists) and Peplinski (21 pts, 5 assists, 5 stls), Houston prevailed 71-51. Trevor Lundberg added 9 (pts) and 12 (rebs). The win was Houston’s 20th of the year. They then downed G-E 66-32 to run their win streak to five. Ten ‘Canes scored led by Peplinski (19 pts, 5 assists), Schutte (14 pts), and Johnson (12 pts). Houston finishes the regular season 21-4 (2nd in the SEC-East at 17-3).

Clearing the Carbon

A trio of girls basketball teams spent the week trying to get their engines running for a play-off push. R-P cleared the carbon to the tone of a 2-1 week. They downed Triton (59-37), lost to #7 in AA D-E (77-47), and beat Cotter (61-51). Brianna Koop was leading scorer in .....
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Top-Seed Stranglers

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

A couple basketball games occurred on a Thursday night, both involving Rushford-Peterson, which had 1A East top seed implications. The Trojan girls notched their fifth straight win in downing Fillmore Central 53-36, a move that has them strangle-ho ..... 
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Green Machines

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com By the end of January, only one FCJ covered school could boast two basketball teams with winning records. R-P’s boys improved to 12-2, 15-6 with wins over Lewiston-Altura (53-42), La Crescent (50- ..... 
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Friday Guarantee

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
Posted in All Sports

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com In a week that saw county basketball teams go a collective 6-16 Monday thru Thursday, Friday boasted three games where FCJ covered teams were guaranteed wins. ..... 
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Gophers Girls Run Streak to Seven

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
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From struggling to surging (or maybe playing better against more even competition), Chatfield’s girls have righted their basketball ship. Courtesy of a seven-game win streak, they’ve dug out of a 1-7 hole. The Gophers first got past FC. They ..... 
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Gopher GBB Boomerang

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
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Seven losses in eight games (1-7). It was a futility Chatfield girls basketball was absolutely not accustomed to. Their previous seven losses came with 50 wins attached. A lot of (college) talent has departed in the past few years. This year’s ..... 
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Holiday Tournaments Come Home

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

In the previous seasons, area teams have gone everywhere for holiday hoops action. Collectively saving on travel, playing more meaningful games against section competitors, and giving Fillmore County Sports a better coverage experience, the 2015 sea ..... 
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A Red and Green Christmas

Mon, Jan 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The Houston Hurricanes boys and Rushford-Peterson’s basketball teams rolled to Christmas with wins. Hurricane Boys Improve to 9-0 Members of the Houston boys basketball team had plenty of positive stuff to tell grandmas, grandpas, and othe ..... 
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Winter Sports 2015-2016

Thu, Dec 31st, 2015
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