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Toppled!


Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Intense concentration: Taylor Case serving for Fillmore Central. Photo by Paul Trende

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 Jacobson was still on the sidelines. The domination, the draught, is over.

For a while, Chatfield did the dominating. Jake Neis set an early tone, picking off a Beau Nelson pass, giving Chatfield good field position. Seven plays later on 4th and 4, Nate Skare found Reid Danielson on a slant for 10-yards and the game’s first score (7-0). In the 2nd quarter, Neis again keyed the Goph’s. His 42-yard gallop put Chatfield at the PEM 15. A Skare 1-yard TD run made it 13-0. On the first play of Chatfield’s next series, Skare found Neis on a little receiver-screen. Neis made one cut, and then raced 36-yards for another Gopher TD. With the two-point conversion (Neis to Danielson pass), Chatfield led 21-0 heading to intermission.

The 2nd half proved to be an exact opposite of the first. PEM opened with a 16-play drive (eleven runs by senior tailback Eric Rahman). Beau Nelson capped things by finding Tanner Lammer’s from 12-yards away, pulling the home Bulldogs closer at 21-6. Following a Gopher punt, it was more Rahman. He toted the ball on every play of PEM’s drive (including a 66-yard jaunt), ending with a 3-yard TD plunge. With 2-point conversion, PEM was suddenly within seven at 21-14. With all the momentum, Bulldog coach Bill Ihrke made a gutsy call. PEM on-sided the ensuing kickoff, and recovered. It was then, back to Rahman. His seventh carry of the drive was a 4-yard TD plow, and more suddenly the game was tied at 21. At that point, PEM had run 31 second half plays to Chatfield’s seven.

With less than six minutes left in the game, Chatfield looked to regroup. A sack on first down put Jeff Johnson’s boys in a second and 15 from the Gopher 30. Re-enter Jake Neis. The shifty tailback took a hand-off, found a nice hole in the right side of the Gopher line, broke the ankle of a PEM defender (not literally) with a great cut, and ran into the clear for a momentum halting/seizing 27-yarder into Bulldog territory. Alex Haffner followed with a 17-yard trek, giving the Goph’s more moxie. Neis capped the drive a few plays later, off right tackle again, sprinting 12-yards for the go-ahead (28-21) score with 3:32 to go.

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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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Rushford-Peterson fall activities

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Rushford 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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