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Gopher GBB finishes perfect


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Not too many teams go through an entire regular season undefeated in conference. Fewer trek through undefeated overall. League championships aren’t exactly handed out like candy at a parade either. The #3 in AA Chatfield Gopher girls have accomplished all three. They end the regular season 19-0 in the 3-Rivers, 22-0 overall; the 2013-2014 South Champions. It’s the school’s first out-right girls basketball title in a long time.

Chatfield got their biggest test of the year versus fellow TRC power Plainview-Elgin-Millville (#11 in AA; 16-1, 20-3). The Gophers fell behind by nine in the first half (21-12), got to even (four ties), only to trail 36-32 at halftime. Chatfield then fell behind by 10 in the second (42-32), only to again get to even (49-49 with 8:00 left). With 3:55 to go, a Kirsten Keefe bucket gave Chatfield its first second half lead (54-53). Bulldog sophomore standout Sarah Hart answered with a couple FT’s (55-54 PEM). Brook Irish then hit a short jumper (56-55 Chatfield), only for P-E-M’s Tessa Hubbard to answer with a 3-point play (58-56 PEM), only for Irish to knock down another short jumper (58-58; 2-plus left)!

After a PEM turnover, Brian Baum diagrammed a play that got Keefe an open lefty lane-up (60-58 Chatfield). Bulldog coach Jason Melbostad then diagrammed a play to get Hart a bunny. It rolled around and didn’t fall (something that happened often for both teams). Sidney Irish was (eventually) fouled (0:23). In a one-and-one situation, Irish’s first attempt rattled around and dramatically hung on the front of the rim before dropping. Irish nailed the second too (62-58 Chatfield).

Hart then found the opponents spot in Chatfield gym (south basket, left of center, top of the key, deep; ala Devin Decker of St. Charles). She buried a three (0:13.6). Sidney Irish was again fouled. Irish’s front end again took a Magellan-like route to its home. The second fell too. In the final seconds, P-E-M could only hoist up an errant two-pointer. By a final of 64-61, Chatfield prevailed. Keefe (15 pts, 5 stls) and the Irish’s, Brook (11 pts, 10 in the second half, 11 rebs, 5 stls) and Sidney (11 pts, 4-4 FT’s), set the pace. Hart was P-E-M’s standout (26 pts, 7 rebs, 4 stls). Hayley Rau chipped in a double-double (11 pts, 10 rebs). Chatfield’s FT shooting (18-20; 90%) probably won the game because P-E-M was excellent at the line also (20-26; 76%).

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Chatfield wrestling returns to state

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The Chatfield Gopher wrestling team is headed back to state. They’re doing so by the skin of their teeth. They had no problem with 10-seed Wabasha-Kellogg in the 1A quarters, but 3-seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa in the semis (not 1-seed Kenyon-Wanamingo in ..... 
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Seeding on the Line in FC M-C Girls Match-up

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Late season, inter-conference, intra-sectional games, like that between Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton, have huge repercussions on the post-season seeding process. The Falcons (6-11, 9-12), who already own a victory over SEC 2nd place Spring Grov ..... 
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Burro Milestones

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Ruud Shatters School Scoring Record Coming into a key SEC match-up between two of the three teams in the conference with winning records, Lanesboro (11-2, 13-6) and Mabel-Canton (10-3, 11-8), Kole Ruud needed 23 points to break Braden Hanson’s al ..... 
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County-County week

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Every year there is a week where the squads in Fillmore County play a lot of games against each other. The week starting Monday the 27th was it. Seven basketball games featured county teams versus each other, and a pair of wrestling matches. One th ..... 
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Winds blow in Marquee blow-outs

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende On a blustery Monday night, Chatfield and Rushford-Peterson basketball fans had a lot to blow their horns about. Their teams took the courts in what looked to be a couple marquee 3-Rivers South games. The 2nd-ranked R-P boys (10-0, 1 ..... 
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Masters' heroics annul Manning's FC tops M-C

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

It was a brilliant three minutes of play. With his team trailing Fillmore Central 53-44, Mabel-Canton senior G Noah Manning hit three three-pointers (a couple from way out there) and added a three-point play in about 180 seconds. The buckets were al ..... 
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Inter-Conference GBB

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Trojans Tested, Down M-C, Remain Undefeated A pair of teams at or near the top of their conferences squared off in Mabel. The Cougars (5-2 in the SEC, 6-5 overall) hosted the undefeated R-P Trojans (6-0 in the 3-Rivers, 9-0 overall). In the early ..... 
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Still untarnished

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

It’s a good kind of broken record. The R-P boys and girls, and the Chatfield girls, are still yet to taste defeat as the 2013 basketball season turns into the 2014 basketball season. It’s not much a surprise the R-P boys are undefeated (8-0 in t ..... 
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