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Titles and Medals Galore at State Track


Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The Class A boys team state champions, Rushford-Peterson/Houston track and field, with coaches (L to R); Dale Moga, Noah Carlson, Matt Culhane, Trevor Lundberg, Gary Wade, and Ricky Smith. Photo by Paul Trende

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 significant feat. A group of girls added to their distance running resumes. All involved (save for one) made it through Friday’s preliminaries and got to compete in the finals, sweating their way to the medal stand.

Carlson Triple

State Champion

Everybody knows ‘Noah.’ And for good reason. RPH junior Noah Carlson is one of the state’s top track and field athletes. He staked a massive claim to being Class A’s best with his 2016 state performance. Last year’s Triple and Long Jump state champ, a two-time three-event state qualifier, out-did himself. On Friday, Carlson took aim at double-defending his T-Jump title. He came in seeded first (46’8 ½”) ahead of last year’s runner-up, The Breck School’s Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman (46’3”). Carlson dropped the mike (it’s over) after just one jump (47’9 ¾”). He continued jumping, looking for the state Class A record (48’8 ½”). His championship leap (48’2”) was a season best, and just short of last year’s state title distance (48’4”). Carlson finished with the five longest jumps of the 17-man competition. He was the only athlete to top 46’ (shortest leap of 46’10”). It’s his third straight T-Jump title. Next up was the 200-meter prelims. Noah promptly paced the field (22.04) with a season-best and RPH-record run. On Saturday, it was the Long Jump. Carlson came in seeded first (22’11 ¾”) by over a foot (21’10 ½”). Again, with just one jump (22’7 ¼”), he dropped the mike. He added a personal-best jump (23’0 ¼”), topping his 2015 state title leap (22’11 ¼”), to repeat as L-Jump champ. Carlson had the top three leaps of the event, beating second place Jacob Carlson (22’1 ¼”) of South Ridge/Cherry by not quite a foot. Finally, it was 200-meter final. It was the one event where a title hung the most precariously. Noah finished fifth a year ago, and second at sections this year. Twenty-two-point-three-eight seconds later, it was a state title trifecta. Carlson (22.38) topped The Marshall School’s Jonathan Burt (22.57), Minnehaha Academy’s Luis Mendez (22.65), and section meet assailant Tysen Schmidt of PEM (22.74). He .....
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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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Gopher Softball Wins 9-Straight

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

It wasn’t the best start to a season; blowing a 6-run lead and losing 7-6 to GMLOK. But Chatfield softball then ran off nine straight wins. Win number seven came at PEM. A 3-run double by Britney Fretland and a 3-run home run by Belle Berg wer ..... 
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RCTC Volleyball signs local student

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Sports

ROCHESTER, MN - Rochester Community and Technical College signed 11 new players to join its volleyball team for the 2016 season. These eleven women will join six returners from RCTC’s NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship team. Included o ..... 
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Falcon Softball Clips GMLOK

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Girls probably aren’t the type to bite fingernails. The weather was probably too cold to leave hands exposed anyway. For a fifth straight game, FCL softball was gnawing right to the end. Coming off a four-game stretch that saw the Falcons win t ..... 
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Softball Same as Same

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Over recent years, Chatfield and FCL have been softball powers. In the first full week of action, it was same as same. Each was winning again. The Gophers went 4-0. Hitting four home runs, they hammered usually-strong W-K twice. Game one’s fin ..... 
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