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District Football Begins


Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

Another football season starts with another set of changes. “District” football begins its inaugural season. According to Minnesota State High School League, Minnesota State High School League schools should no longer have a reason to travel far out of state to find football opponents or play less than an eight-game regular season football schedule. The League Board Directors unanimously adopted a plan that places all member schools with football programs into Districts. The members of each district will divide the district into sub-districts, and then create a full schedule for each team. In nearly all cases the placement of schools will not negatively affect traditional rivalries or preferred opponents.

For several years League staff, school administrators, and football coaches have sought a solution for schools that have had difficulty filling their regular season football schedule. A committee of coaches, athletic administrators, and Board members developed a District Football Scheduling System that was approved by the Board. A separate District Placement Committee made up of coaches and administrators worked hard to group schools into districts based on enrollment, geography, and like schools, while also considering individual school preferences for maintaining traditional opponents.

Everyone needs to keep in mind that this is just a step in the process of developing actual schedules for our member schools,” explained Associate Director Kevin Merkle in presenting the plan to the Board. “Some districts have a wide range in school enrollment and geography, but once the districts determine their sub-district alignments, most of the enrollment and geographical issues will be solved.”

The recommendation approved by the Board of Directors included: placement of all schools in a scheduling district, final decision on appeals from schools who requested to be placed in 9-Man, bylaws to guide the work of each district, allowing limited inter-district play upon approval of the Board of Directors, and a plan for the initial meetings for each district that will be led by members of the District Football Placement Committee.

The 10-member District Football Placement Committee met (multiple) times to place schools in districts, using enrollment, geography, like schools, and current conference membership and current opponents as key criteria. Schools were given the opportunity to provide information .....
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HS Sports Year in Review

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

The 2014-2015 high school sports season is over. Another group of seniors moves on to the next big stage of their lives. Many left behind major sports fingerprints. Rushford-Peterson had its champions. Fillmore Central had its best overall sport ..... 
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State Golf

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Falcon Girls Take Second It is another step. And head coach Lane Powell couldn’t ask for a much better effort. One year after Fillmore Central’s girls golf team made its first ever trip to state, finishing third, mostly the s ..... 
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State Track and Field

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

All four of the Fillmore County Journal Sports’ covered teams sent multiple entrants to the state track and field competition at Hamline University. RPH led the way with five representatives, Noah Carlson (Triple Jump, Long Jump, 200), Matt Culha ..... 
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Spring of the Falcon

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

ByPaul Trende In the five years of the Fillmore County Journal Sports, no school has had a season quite like Fillmore Central’s spring. Other schools have had better years, claiming championships (something FC may or may not). None have had fou ..... 
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Two Softball Roads Lead to Austin

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

ByPaul Trende It is the same, but just a little different. Two county softball teams, the Chatfield Gophers and Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Falcons, are heading back to Austin for the Section 1A Final Four. This year, the roles are reversed. Jef ..... 
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Some Golf Champions

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It was a week of multiple golf champions. The Fillmore Central girls won the 3-Rivers East Division. They clinched the title by beating second place La Crescent (8-2) 182-197 and then W-K 187-214. Grace Miller (45), Katie Tammel (45), Madison Sch ..... 
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Preston Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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