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Tom Vix Gets 600th Win…


Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
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Is it possible Rushford-Peterson boys’ basketball coach Tom Vix is just hitting his prime? If you gage it by how quickly he went from 500 to 600 career wins, the answer would be yes. Win number 500 came at the end of the 2010-2011 season. Less than four full seasons later, in a 73-42 victory over Southland on January 13th, Vix notched number 600. It took just 114 games (.877 winning percentage) to amass another 100 victories. He becomes only the ninth coach in Minnesota history to reach 600 wins. It’s just another accolade for the long-time maestro of the R-P basketball machine, one that’s won 20 district/sub-section titles, 14 region/section championships (14 state appearances), and two state titles (1989, 2006). Vix has been selected Section Coach of the Year ten times, State Coach of the Year once (1998), and into the Minnesota Basketball Association Hall of Fame in 2008. His boys went 3-0 on the week. Vix’s career record stands at 602-212 (.740 win percentage).

…One Loss One-Sider

R-P (12-1) played St. Charles (14-1) in a battle of one-loss teams. Earlier in the season, the D-E boys (a TRC-West co-leader at the time) rolled into Rushford for a match-up of 5 and 1 teams. The Trojans decimated the Eagles by 55. At home, The TRC-West leading Saints were dissected. The Trojans won the opening tap, then ran offense for about 90 seconds, as if to suppress any early adrenaline-inspired surges by the hometown Saints. R-P promptly began the game 8-0. The Saints hung around until halftime (trailed 33-24). R-P brought out the extra-sharp scalpels in the second, opening the half on a 19-2 run (scored on seven of first eight possessions) to lead 55-28. With R-P’s guards: game over. The final was 70-39. The Trojans senior back-court guys did work, Charlie Krambeer (game-high 16 pts, 4-7 three’s), Cole Kingsley (11 pts, 7 rebs), Alex Vix (11 pts, 3-5 three’s, 4-6 FG’s, 7 assists), Jacob Merchlewitz (10 pts). They helped R-P shoot (50.9%) from the field (27-53) and 47.4% from distance (9-19). SC was 14 of 33 (42%) and 5 of 19 (26%).



Malley Scores 1,000th, Gophers Roll

A couple storylines played out as Chatfield’s (13-1) girls entertained FC’s (10-3) in a battle of tough TRC clubs. Could the Falcons stay with the 4th-ranked Gophers? Would Morgan Malley score two points and become the sixth girls player in Falcon history to get to 1000? Midway thru the first, M .....
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County-County Week

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
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By Paul Trende Burros Out-Offense Cougars In the first M-C/Lanesboro series of the year, Burro squads, in their home confines, were offensively superior. The Burro girls turned to 6’0” senior center Olivia Haug early against the Cougars. N ..... 
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R-P Rotary Perfect

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
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This year’s Trojans boys basketball schedule is chopped full of big-time (particularly non-con) marquee match-ups. Over the holidays, #4 R-P took their talents to the Rochester Civic Center for the Rotary Bank Classic. They showed how powerful a ..... 
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Baum’s Elves Down Unbeaten Caledonia

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
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It’ll be a Merry Christmas season for the Chatfield Gopher girls. Ranked #5 in state, 8 and 1 heading to the holidays, coach Brian Baum’s girls have played big games, they will play big games; barring any unforeseen set-backs, it’ll be a se ..... 
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Bulldogs Top Gophers at Wolves Invite

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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GMLOKS entered the 2014-2015 wrestling season coming off a 2-10 team campaign. They had quality wrestlers, but lacked numbers. This season, the numbers are improved. The quality is even better. The Bulldogs are dogging their competition. They ..... 
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Showdowns, Rematches, Previews

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
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In only the second full week of the winter sports season, there were big showdowns, rematches, and/or previews. In girls basketball, Chatfield had showdowns with fellow powerhouses Dover-Eyota and Plainview-Elgin-Millville, the later a rematch of ..... 
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Quick Starters

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
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The first week of the basketball season saw four county teams have things go as well as could be expected. Chatfield’s girls flawlessly got through a busy week. R-P’s b-ball teams, on a small scale, mimicked last season’s starts. FC’s girls ..... 
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Wrestling Preview

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
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The high school wrestling season begins with the TRC adding La Crescent, while losing Southland. It joins with GMLOK to become GMLOKS. The league breaks up into a pair of divisions, but everyone will still play everyone. Individually, a state cham ..... 
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Girls Basketball Preview

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
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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, ..... 
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