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Volleyball preview


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Like football, volleyball season begins with a couple changes. Both the Three Rivers and Southeast Conferences welcome new members. Randolph joins the SEC. The addition of the Rockets gives the league eleven teams for most sports (volleyball). In the TRC, La Crescent starts its first year of play in the league. Their addition, just a year after Cotter joined, makes the 3-Rivers a 13-team league. And just like football, in a change from the past, the 2014 volleyball season begins with a Journal covered team entering with state credentials.

Fillmore Central Falcons

After years of it being the Falcons in the TRC, it was the year of the Falcons again in 2013. Fillmore Central broke Wabasha-Kellogg’s (and Caledonia’s) recent stranglehold on the conference. Behind the Case’s, Head Coach Denise, and player Taylor, FC won the TRC (11-0) and S-S 1A then downed power Faribault B.A. to win Section 1A. FC pressed on all the way to the state championship game before falling to Southwest Christian of Chaska. They finished with the school’s best ever season, 35-3. Hopes will be high and goals the same as the defending state runner-ups enter the 2014 season. They graduated just two players, Case and Tori Peterson (both All-Conference). They’ll again take their cues in family style. Former assistant Travis Malley takes over as Head Coach. He’ll direct daughter Morgan, FC’s two-time A-C setter. The athletic 5’8” senior has well over 2,000 career assists including 1,032 last year alone. She’ll set up A-C MH/OH Leah Scheevel (5’9”), who’ll inherit a bigger role in the offense. The senior had 264 kills and 43 blocks in 2013. Sammi Bakke (5’11”) and Kaitlynn Aug (5’11”) also should swing often. Defensive specialist/libero Sara Schultz (5’5”) rounds out a very experienced senior fivesome. Bakke (156 kills, 46 blocks) and Schultz (337 digs) were each A-C Honorable Mention in 2013. Sophomore Tayah Barnes (5’5” OH) is another returning full-time regular. FC will have around 700 kills to make up for (Case and Peterson), but they lost as few players as anyone in the conference. They’ll again be a TRC and a Sub-Section favorite. It’ll be a battle of Falcons to start the season as W-K visits FC on August 28th.

Chatfield Gophers

The 2013 Gopher girls put together their own excellent volleyball season. Behind All-State libero Alex Duxbury, Chatfield took second to FC in the TRC (10-1). .....
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Fall Football Preview

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 2014 football campaign will be marked by a couple new developments. It’s year two, and paradoxically, the final year of the Southern Football Alliance. The change that began last year is already set to be phased out. The Minnesota State High ..... 
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39th Annual Fastpitch Tournament

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Sports

“Strike! Ball! You’re out! Safe!” were often heard at Whalan’s Fastpitch Tournament, on July 4, 5 and 6. We had three beautiful days, probably the best weather in our 39 years of hosting the tournament. That, along with some good games, goo ..... 
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School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts by NBA Trainers in Bemidji, Minn.

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 1st annual School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts will be featuring advanced skill instruction by NBA Trainers. 75 minute specialized sessions will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church Gym in Bemidji beginning August 1 with Tim ..... 
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Golf teams still needed for Ridgeway Community School Golf Outing on Saturday, August 2

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The fourth Annual Ridgeway Community School Golf Outing will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Valley High Golf Course in Houston, Minn. The 18 hole 4 player scramble golf outing welcomes players of all levels to a great morning with fam ..... 
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$1,500 donated to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The Bluff Country Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association donated $1,500 to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League. Competitive trapshooting now involves more prep students in Minnesota than hockey does and is by far the sta ..... 
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The Arc Southeastern Minnesota Celebrity Mulligan Golf Tournament

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 Where: Somerby Golf Club 975 Somerby Parkway NE Bryon, MN 55920 We invite you to participate in The Arc Southeastern Minnesota 10th Annual Celebrity Mulligan Golf Tournament. Enjoy the day golfing at one of the ..... 
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A year not soon forgotten

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 2013-2014 high school sports year is finally over. For many involved with it, we wished it wasn’t. One could say it was a banner year for county sports teams, but that really doesn’t do the season justice. Numbers best detail the collective ..... 
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July 4th Whalan fastpitch tournament

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Sports

What comes to mind when you think of the Fourth of July? Hopefully, the birth of our great country, the United States of America. Do you also think fireworks? Picnics? Family gatherings? Another thing many people in our area equate with July Fourth ..... 
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