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Volleyball Preview


Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com

The 2015 volleyball season was a highly competitive one. Five of seven Journal covered teams finished with winning records. Two won conference titles. Four made Rochester. One played for a trip to state. The 2016 season looks to be similarly good. Teams will mix it up amidst a TRC and sections that look to be gauntlets. FC, R-P, Kingsland, and Lanesboro have senior heavy squads. M-C, R-P, FC, and Lanesboro return “milestone” players. It could be a year of a bunch of four and five set matches.

Few area volleyball seasons begin without talking about Mabel-Canton right out of the gate. Lonnie Morken’s Cougars broke a six-year section title game draught in 2015. M-C was SEC (14-0) and 1A East champ (1A Runner-Up), posting a program best 35 wins versus 3 losses, a sixth straight 30-win season. Two losses came to state champion W-E-M (split a two-setter) and state runner-up Faribault-BA (section title match). M-C played just one senior. They’ll have two in 2016. They return all four All-SEC players and eight of nine full-timers. Heading the cast is fifth-year starter Coranda Vickerman (5’9” setter/OH). The reigning two-time SEC Player of the Year, three-time All-SEC pick, earned 1st Team Class A All-State in 2015. She led the team in assists (808), digs (323), and aces (76) while adding 209 kills. She’s within reach of 1,000 career digs and 2,000 career assists. Vickerman gets help from fellow senior, versatile Courtney Graves (5’9 MH/Setter). The third-year starter is a two-time All-SEC pick (180 kills, 173 assists). The junior class features two-time All-SEC selection Savannah Slafter, M-C’s best pure hitting weapon. The 5’7” OH led the Cougars in kills (398) while adding 271 digs and 64 aces. She is closing in on 1,000 spikes. Two-year starter, All-SEC junior Dakota Delaney (5’9” MH) also returns (234 kills). Third-year starter Lexi Thorson (5’5” OH, All-SEC HM, 250 digs, 152 kills, 116 assists) leads the sophomore class. Maddy Michels (5’6” sophomore RH), Payton Danielson (5’3” freshman OH, 226 digs, 64 aces) and Kenidi McCabe (5’3” 8th grader setter/DS, 181 digs) complete the ‘we’re back’ list. Entering his 23rd season, Coach Morken is well within reach of 600 career victories. The Cougars start the year #3 in Class A (highest ranking since the early 2000s).

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Fillmore Central Schools set 2016 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The eligibility meeting for 2016-2017 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partic ..... 
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H.S. Sports Year in Review

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The 2015-2016 high school sports season was a year of good competition for the seven FCJ covered schools. It was a year of good relative parity. Five of seven volleyball teams finished above five ..... 
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Business Finished: Fillmore Central Girls Capture State Title

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com It was the only logical step. It was a short step in terms of Fillmore Central girl’s golf, a move up just one place. It was a step much greater, some 22 years in the making, for the high school ..... 
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Titles and Medals Galore at State Track

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com Six individuals and three relay teams represented area track and field teams at the 2016 state meet. One athlete dominated. Another went out two-two-one. A three-man team accomplished a pretty ..... 
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Section Golf: Falcon Girls Dynasty

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com It is officially a dynasty. Fillmore Central girls golf is the three-peat 1A champion. The Falcons are heading back to the state meet in Becker for a third time. It’s not a huge surprise. Lan ..... 
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Happy Valley

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield High School sports fans and players have got to be happy. Chosen Valley ‘ball’ teams combined for a 5-1 start to the post-season. One grabbed post-season hardware. The other is sniffing it. Softball Heads Back to Austin It ..... 
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Gophers Repeat TRC West Title

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield softball repeated a big accomplishment. On the strength of a six-run sixth, the Gophers downed PEM 9-2 (Hailee Stock 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Lexi Chase 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, Win). They then beat Dover-Eyota 9-1 in game one ..... 
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Falcon Girls Golf Wins East

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Fillmore Central girls golf beat Caledonia (195 to 205) and top conference competitor La Crescent (182 to 186) to clinch their third straight TRC (East) title. Freshman Madison Scheevel (47) was the medalist versus the Warriors, with Grace Miller a ..... 
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