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Player Profile: Who hasn't heard of Niko Anderson?


Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Sports

By Josh Presson

jpresson@fillmorecountyjournal.com

Niko Anderson, a name you almost certainly have heard over the last few months, was instrumental in Lanesboro High School's jaunt to the State Finals in 9-man football in late November. Niko scored 24 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1000 yards this year. Impressively, Niko is a 15-year-old freshman and will have three more years to build on his already extremely successful career. When asked how he felt about this football season, he mentioned he is "proud to be accepted by the football team as a freshman." And, he was "excited to play in the dome."

Niko's dominance is not only established on the gridiron. He is a force in wrestling and baseball. If that isn't enough, he also plays the trumpet for the school band. This year he is wrestling on the Lanesboro High School Varsity 160 lb. weight class after wrestling on the Junior Varsity 140 lb. team last year, where he went 28-3. That is a huge weight and talent jump in one year and he has still managed to post a 2-3 record this year, so far. In baseball, as a pitcher he is virtually unhittable. He is an all around great fielder and can play any position with the same authority. He is a fantastic hitter and a thief on the base paths.

Niko's family is full of athletes. His mother, Lori, ran track in high school and continues to run marathons. She is the proud owner of several Lanesboro High School track records. Niko's father, Tim, was a high school wrestler and football player. He has three brothers, younger twins (Caden and Cale, both 8), and an older brother (Chase, 18). Chase played high school football, wrestling, and track. The twins have some conflict between them on who will be better at baseball and football. Cale did declare he is "a way better" wrestler than Caden. Both agree "it's cool Niko is going to be in the newspaper."

Athletically, Niko's star power is endless, but his mild-mannered, well-behaved, and happy demeanor really sets him apart from other student-athletes. He enjoys the recognition, but he doesn't celebrate the attention like some would expect of a person his age. He does what he is asked and he does it well. The classroom is no different for Niko. With all the time consuming practices, games, tournaments, and the video games (which he is also fantastic at), he still manages to get in plenty of studying and finish assignments on time. Lori says, "He can do better," but Niko has managed .....
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Minnesota Jaguars

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Sports

By now, unless you are without a TV, you have seen the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome roof collapse. Every time I watch the Teflon colored panels shred and tear and the force of the snow as it hits the turf, I realize how lucky fans are the game was n ..... 
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Bringing sports to the Journal

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Sports

By Paul Trende

And so it begins, my opening writing venture for the Fillmore County Journal. A lifelong Preston resident and 1997 Fillmore Central graduate, the Journal has been coming to my house for as long as I can remember. I sometimes wo ..... 
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Burros battled at State Finals

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in Sports

In their first appearance at this level, the Lanesboro Burros took on the Cromwell Cardinals in the Minnesota State High School Football 9-Man State Championship game on Friday, November 26, with both teams throwing a flurry of offensive punches to r ..... 
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LANESBORO WINS, 34-26

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Sports

The Burros take a knee to run out the clock on the last play of the game to seal their 34 to 26 win in the semi-final game at the Metrodome on Friday, taking out unbeaten Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke High School. Shown for the Burros are #7 Braden Hanson, ..... 
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BURROS WIN, 34-26

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Sports

The Burros take a knee to run out the clock on the last play of the game to seal their 34 to 26 win in the semi-final game at the Metrodome on Friday, taking out unbeaten Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke High School. Shown for the Burros are #7 Braden Hanson, ..... 
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R-P STATE BOY'S BASKETBALL

Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010
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Rushford-Peterson Boys Basketball will open State play on Thursday March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. Other Class A games at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

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Coaches-Players-Fans Against Cancer

Fri, Feb 5th, 2010
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The Rushford-Peterson Boys and Girls Basketball Programs are sponsoring "Coaches-Players-Fans Against Cancer" events at their respective home games February 9th vs the Plainview-Elgin-Millville boys and February 12th vs the Lewiston-Altura girls. Al ..... 
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Winter Sports 2009

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
Posted in Sports

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