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Lady Gophers; 1AA East Champs


Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

The Chatfield Gophers bid for state came up one game short. They fell 56-52 at the hands of Ashley Hinsch (31 points) and the Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars in the Section 1AA Title Game. Chatfield ends their season with a successful 21-8 record, and as section runners up. See more details about the game in next week’s Fillmore County Journal. Photo by Paul Trende

How many teams can lose two All-Conference players, would be returning senior starters, and persevere? How many teams can fill those spots, keeping the team in the running for conference and section titles? How many coaches have the depth to call up a freshmen guard late in the season, put her on the floor, have her produce to the point of warranting a starting nod? How many teams can count on that frosh guard in the clutch, and have her come through? The answer is “not many,” four times over. It’s been quite a season for Brian Baum’s Chatfield Lady Gophers hoopsters. They’re one win away from state.

The Goph’s dispensed with 3-seed Winona-Cotter in the 1AA East semifinal. MaKenzie Miller was a force, hitting 9 of 11 shots for a game-high 18 points. She’s one cog whose stepped in, and stepped up big. Chatfield led 21-10 at half, only for Cotter to score the first six points of the second. Chatfield regrouped and played their way to a 49-29 victory, never trailing. Sophomore Sidney Irish (another step-in, step-up cog) and instant-offense-off-the-bench Kyndra Neis gave the Gophers a little deep shooting. The duo combined for three, second half 3’s, 17 total points. Micaela Trainor was high-girl for the Ramblers (10 points). It’s Chatfield’s 20th win of the season.

The win set up a 1-versus-2 match-up with defending Sub-Section champ Caledonia. The teams split during the regular season. Game three proved to be the best. Both squads went zone initially. Each tried to beat it from deep, making 4 of 12 tries in the 1st half. Each team made just two two’s ,too. The Gopher’s made one more FT giving them a slim 21-20-halftime edge. In the second, Chatfield built a 37-28 edge. It held until the 6:00 mark. At that point, they got a little conservative, had a little turnoveritis. The Warriors got urgent. A 12-2 Caledonia run, one capped by two Maddy Mullins FT’s with 0:55 left, gave the 1-seed their first lead of the 2nd half, 40-39. A subsequent jump-ball gave Caledonia the rock back right away. Things then got wild. Warrior Carli Dahlberg was fouled. She missed the front of the one-and-one. Maria Fruechte skied and grabbed the offensive rebound, but Erin Kammer immediately stole the ball. She took off up and court, only to get fouled. Kammer made the back-end of the double bonus, her only point, to tie the game at 40. Caledonia took possession with 0:25 left. They held for the last shot. Fruechte decided to tak .....
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Eberle’s Revenge

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

In January, the two best boys teams in the 3-Rivers not nicknamed Bulldogs butted heads in an OT battle. Rushford-Peterson downed Kingsland 80-67. Even as fans were leaving, they were talking about rematch. Knight guard Sam Eberle probably wanted i ..... 
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County vs County week

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

It was asked on Chatfield Community Television a few weeks ago, “Who are the Gopher’s biggest rivals?” A number of answers were given. An answer to the rivalry question is, “Any school in a close proximity.” By that standard, the week of F ..... 
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Giants...er..Burros beat Patriots

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
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A night after the Patriots lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl XLVI, the Hope Lutheran Patriots visited Lanesboro for a boys-girls double shot. The ladies offered up the night’s competition. With 7:00 to go, Lanesboro led 40-32. Hope then enginee ..... 
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Quadruple-Double!

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
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It doesn’t happen very often. It takes a lot of effort. It takes a lot of overall skills. Not much else needs to be said. The numbers speak for themselves. Versus Wabasha-Kellogg, R-P senior forward Kenzie Lind scored 18 points, grabbed 14 rebound ..... 
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“Nick T...” for 1,000

Mon, Feb 6th, 2012
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If an announcer were to call a basketball game in which Rushford-Peterson Trojan Nick Thompson played, he’d likely use the phrase ‘Nick T…for three!’ It rhymes. It offers clarity (Nick’s younger brother Seth is a teammate so saying ‘Thom ..... 
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Fillmore County Sports R-Persistance - 1/30/12

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
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A pair of very good senior-led boys teams met up for a county 3-Rivers showdown. Second place Kingsland (8-1, 8-3, 6-straight wins) traveled to Rushford to face the 3rd place, #4 in Class A Trojans (8-2, 11-2, ten-straight). The Knight defense set a ..... 
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Lady Knight 3-point barrage not enough - 1/23/12

Fri, Jan 20th, 2012
Posted in Sports

The Dover-Eyota girl's basketball squad has an M-O. They push the basketball. Led by speedy standout junior PG Sarah Pease, D-E gets up and down the court in the blink of an eye. With great depth, they also come in and out in droves. That formula ha ..... 
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Burros, Canes', OT

Fri, Jan 13th, 2012
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Two top-tier SEC teams met up in Lanesboro for an early January face off. The host Burros entered 4-0 in league, 5-2 overall. Their adversary, Houston, entered 3-1 (lost to Spring Grove) 6-2 overall. 'Cane Troy Sires was the first half show. The 5'1 ..... 
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