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Girls Basketball Preview


Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in All Sports



The girls basketball season begins with changes parallel the boys. La Crescent is a new member of the Three Rivers, Randolph of the Southeast. LC joins Cotter, L-A, R-P, Caledonia, and FC in the TRC East. Chatfield, Kingsland, W-K, P-E-M, D-E, St. Charles, and Southland make up the TRC West. West teams will play 18 conference games, East teams 17. Division teams will play each other twice and everyone else once. Each division will have a champion. Coaching-wise, six of seven schools will have continuity. Last season ended with three county teams bringing home hardware. The same three teams will have good shots at doing so this season.

Brian Baum’s Chatfield Gopher girls came out of the gate with 24 straight victories last year. They went undefeated in the regular season and won the Three Rivers Conference-South (19-0). Their first loss, to P-E-M in the 1AA East final, was their last loss. They finished at 24-1 as 1A East runner-ups. A repeat of that magic will be hard, but the Gophers are still a TRC top dog, a 1AA East power. They graduated just three players and return as good a cumulative group of guards as there is in the area. Two-time A-C point Kirsten Keefe heads the charge. The 5’7” senior enters her third-plus year at the helm coming off an incredibly efficient junior year (10.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.4 APG, and 3.6 SPG). Her defensive-wiz back-court mate is Maddie Talamantes, another returning A-C performer. The 5’6” guard averaged 10.4 PPG (2.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.8 SPG). Throw in fellow returning guards Maddy Larrabee (5’6” senior > 7.0 PPG), Megan LaPlante (5’5” junior > 4.6 PPG), and Sydney Gould (5’8” junior > 4.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG), and Coach Baum can press and press some more. The Gophers also return two athletic bigs in Brook Irish (5’10” senior F > 7.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG) and Maddy Kammer (5’10” senior F > 3.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG). All told, seven girls return who averaged over 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 steals last year. The versatile Gophers open with four of five on the road. They have boy-girl doubleheaders with Lourdes, North Branch, and Hayfield. They’ll play a pair of contests each with fellow TRC powers D-E and P-E-M starting with a back-to-backer in early December. Like the boys, they will play holiday ball at the Annandale Tournament.

Whether the Fillmore Central Falcons can keep up with the Chatfield’s, P-E-M’s, and D-E’s of the TRC remains to be se .....
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Boys Basketball Preview

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende The 2014-2015 boys basketball season begins, like most, with changes. Both the Three Rivers (La Crescent) and SEC (Randolph) have new members. The Lancers addition to the TRC brings the league up to thirteen teams. It will be divid ..... 
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Volleyball Post-Season Awards

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
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By Paul Trende Another great season for area volleyball teams ends with post-season honors being announced. Fillmore Central and Chatfield each boast three All-Conference players, all of which are seniors culminating excellent four-year varsity c ..... 
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Falcons Soar to Sub-Section Title…

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
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Falcons Soar to Sub-Section Title… It might’ve been Fillmore Central’s best match of volleyball this season. Conversely, it might have been Mabel-Canton’s worst. In a match-up of southeast Minnesota Class A volleyball powers, between the ..... 
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Play-Off survivors

Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014
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The song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was made famous in Rocky III. It’s performed by the band Survivor. Anyone alive and cognizant in the 1980’s surely knows it. The 2014 fall sports play-offs had all teams hoping to channel their tiger eyes, all ..... 
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Interception with 0:00 Preserves M-C Win

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
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Mabel-Canton’s Mitch Kuhn wasn’t the Cougars’ main weapon versus Lanesboro. We didn’t tote the ball 34 times like teammate Wayne Ross. He wasn’t Ross’ running partner in crime like Weston Whalen. He didn’t complete all but one of hi ..... 
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Undefeated Conference Champions

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
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By Paul Trende Coming into the season, volleyball in the county was headed by two state ranked teams; the defending Class A runner-up Fillmore Central Falcons and the always SEC-dominant Mabel-Canton Cougars. And though each took a little bit diffe ..... 
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M-C clinches SEC

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
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By Paul Trende Is it news the Mabel-Canton volleyball team won the SEC? It will be news when they don’t. It is noteworthy, particularly given last year’s mass graduation and the seamless way a bunch of very young players segued into to being ..... 
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R-P dominates Rebels

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
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Caledonia Downs Chatfield Late Chatfield (#5) football couldn’t have hoped for a better position. The home squad, on their homecoming, possessed the ball leading #2 Caledonia 25-15 in the 4th quarter. Then things just got worse and worse. An ..... 
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