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Good Day(s) For Gopher Track and Field


Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende

A year ago at the state track and field meet, Chatfield’s girls 4x100 and 4x200 teams (Erin Kammer, Ashley Baker, Autum Erickson, Maddy Kammer) entered with high hopes of bringing home a state championship. Both squads came in ‘seeded’ first (best times) in both races, were right where they needed to be after the prelims (finished 1st and 2nd), only to finish 4th and 5th in the finals. It was a respectable showing (the 4x200 broke a school record) no doubt, one that added to the rich Chatfield girls relay tradition. But it was less than what was wanted. The girls were just bested by teams that ran better. Related to that, because she was a member of both teams, then freshman Maddy Kammer came in as the Section 1A 200-meter champion, only to not qualify for the 200-meter final. A couple factors likely played a part in how last season’s three events unfolded. The four Chatfield girls, per their inclusion on the two teams, ran four races in two days (something Chatfield’s main competition didn’t do). Kammer ran five races in two days. Given last season’s state meet took place in 90-degree temperatures, it wasn’t the best recipe for best success.

On the other hand, 2013 is a different year. Three of the same four Gopher girls (Kammer, Erickson, Baker), plus newcomer Mariah Bell, and ‘thrower’ Jayme LaPlante, had themselves a good state track and field meet. Their stew was of the very successful (tasty even) variety. Chatfield can boast a state champion team, an individual state champion, and a state runner-up. With the early June temperatures in the upper 60’s or low 70’s (fitting given how the spring went), none of the individuals had to sweat as much as a season ago either.

Kammer, Baker, Erickson, and Bell got their state relay championship. They won their qualifying heat (1:46.35), albeit it was the fifth best preliminary time overall. A pair of teams who bested the Gophers last season, Osakis (1:45.33) and Esko (1:45.89) had the best two prelim times. The Chatfield ladies were saving up. And like last season, both Osakis (2nd place, 1:45.18) and Esko (3rd place, 1:45.50) bettered their prelim times in the finals. They just didn’t improve as much as Chatfield. Kammer ran the last leg. She took the baton with her team in the lead, and wasn’t to be caught. Shaving over a second-and-a-half (1:44.79) off their qualifying time, running ‘their best race on the biggest stag .....
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Minnesota State High School Clay Target League Announces 2013 State Tournament Results.

Tue, Jun 11th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Minneapolis/Saint Paul – The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is proud to announce that 1,869 participated in the 2013 State Tournament at Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota on June 7-9, 2013. OVERALL HIGH GUN Brenda ..... 
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The Cleat Fits

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende No one would’ve expected it, or seen it coming. As it was occurring, people were skeptical that it would continue. Yet somehow, the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team made a post-season pilgrimage that included stops in Rushf ..... 
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Post-Season All The Time

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Softball shortcomings With three of Fillmore County’s teams being, at the very least, competitive, one could’ve expected that the 2013 1A-East softball tournament would be highlighted by the efforts of Chatfield, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro, and ..... 
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R-P sees conflict with Junior Olympic volleyball

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Sports

The R-P school district has no connection with JO volleyball, which runs for several months in the spring, and has not hindered the formation of a league in the community. As a non-school sponsored activity, Superintendent Chuck Ehler acknowledges h ..... 
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Softball Supremacy

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende One thing is certain this spring sports season in Fillmore County, as it pertains to ‘ball’ clubs. The girls have a leg up on the boys. With the softball regular season complete, and baseball in its last week, it appears as if ..... 
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Catch-up week

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende A Baseball Bonanza There was a bevy of county-related baseball action going on starting Monday May 6th. Fillmore Central/Lanesboro entertained Rushford-Peterson. It was a back-and-forth game. FC/L jumped out 3-0 (after one). R ..... 
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Mother Nature makes a comeback

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Gopher Softball Starts 8-0 Thru five games of the season, the Chatfield softball girls really hadn’t had too much to sweat about. Short of a contest with Plainview-Elgin-Millville (where the Goph’s led just 1-0 after four; they ..... 
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Making up for lost time

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende With it suddenly going from wintry 30 and 40-degree temperatures with snow/rain mixes, to late spring 70-degree days with bountiful sunshine, spring sports finally got (mostly) started. With it being midway thru the season already, ..... 
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