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Amy’s Milestone


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Not just an ordinary swing; Amy Todd seconds before her 1,000th kill. Photo by Paul Trende

By Paul Trende

The volleyball term “kill,” broken down, is a consonant followed by a vowel, and then the same consonant twice. It’s only a coincidence the last name Todd is the same way. In R-P volleyball circles this season (especially), the two have been virtually synonymous. If there’s a Trojan kill, odds are 5’9” senior everywhere-hitter Amy Todd authored it. She’s slammed home a bunch this season (in her career).

In Plainview, late in set #1, Todd took a pass from cousin Savannah Skalet and hammered the ball off a Bulldog block out of bounds; kill number 1,000. She becomes only the second R-P player to attain the milestone, joining former teammate Kenzie Lind. They did it in slightly different ways. Kenzie was finesse and power. Todd is 5-foot 9-inches of bundled up energy and power, ready to explode up, and swing hard, from a variety of different spots and angles. She’s listed as a middle hitter, but she attacks from everywhere. She has to be well-versed offensively. As R-P’s best hitter, and one of the best in the Three Rivers conference, teams definitely gear up to stop her, including PEM.

Kill number 1,000 was against a double-block. The Bulldogs sometimes sent three defenders. The Todd formula (as in, set her up often) has R-P off to a 10-4 start to the season, a 3-0 week (a 3-0 downing of PEM). They’re on their way to finishing in the vicinity of last year’s school record win total of 21. That recent success is directly tied to Todd’s overall on-court abilities. The two are definitely not coincidences. It’s also not a coincidence, after reaching the 1,000 kill milestone, Amy Todd is the FCJ Athlete of the Week (topping Lanesboro’s Niko Anderson; see “Get Real”).

Get Real

If one were to say that Niko Anderson gained 144 yards on 11 carries and scored 2 TDs in a football game, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Niko is a talented running back. If one were to say Garret Boggs had 5 carries for 122 yards and 2 TDs, Burro fans would be happy to see Niko have a sidekick. If one were to say Mabel-Canton tailback Hunter Johnson amassed 229 yards on 15 carries and scored 4 TDs, one would say, Hunter has been a big offensive bright spot for the Cougar’s amidst a win-less start to the season. If one would say Lanesboro outscored Mabel-Canton 44-32 in a 9-man score-fest of long-time SEC rivals, one would say, that figures.

All of that happened. I .....
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Toppled!

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It’s been awhile. It’s been a long while, since a Chatfield Gopher football team has played Plainview-Elgin-Millville and walked away having slapped the Bulldogs with a big ole “L.” It was 2000 to be exact, when Gopher coaching great Ken Jac ..... 
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A heated affair

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It was hot outside during the day. It was sultry in the gym at night. It was only fitting the Chatfield/Rushford-Peterson volleyball match was a heated affair. In the 3-Rivers conference opener, everyone got lathered up (spectators included). Amy To ..... 
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2012 Football Preview

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Graduation can be hard on high school football teams, just ask Fillmore Central, Kingsland, and Mabel-Canton. But so goes the prep football process. Five of the six county teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2012. Four will have new startin ..... 
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2012 Volleyball preview

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Two thousand eleven saw four of the six county volleyball teams put together above-five-hundred seasons. Mabel-Canton and Chatfield headed the field. The Cougars tallied 30-plus victories, won the SEC, and earned rankings in state. The Gophers took ..... 
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FCLMC Wolves preparing for 2012 - 2013 season

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

By Shannon Love On July 15-19, several FCLMC Wolves got the experience of a lifetime. Several wrestlers on the team attended Nebraska Wrestling Camp in Lincoln to work on and learn new wrestling techniques. At the end of their time there, they got ..... 
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Men’s fast pitch tournament July 28-29 in Preston

By Kevin Blanchard

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Sports

The 8th Annual Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament will be held in Preston the weekend of July 28-29 on the two diamonds at the Preston Softball fields. This year’s double elimination tournament will feature 10 teams from across the region along with o ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson fall activities

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Peterson Sports

Welcome to another year of Rushford-Peterson activities. Students wanting to participate in a fall activity need to plan to attend the fall parent and student eligibility night on Thursday, August 9. Students and parents in grades 7-8 will meet in t ..... 
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