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R-P Boys Win TRC East


Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It is getting to that time of year. It is the time of year where teams like Tom Vix’s R-P Trojans get their marker out and check off goals set earlier in the season. One Trojan objective, to win the TRC-East, has been accomplished. In yet another huge basketball game, Class A #1 R-P (23-1) hosted Class AA #3 Caledonia (20-3). Like the first meeting, won 65-60 by the Trojans, it was another spirited affair in front of another jam-packed crowd. The Warriors led early, getting some momentum from a Gavin Schroeder dunk. R-P came back to lead by three (23-20) at the half. Both squads held leads in the second half in a primarily two-possession (or less) game. In the end, the Trojans, who struggled a bit from deep (6-20), hit some timely shots and made some timely plays. They nudged ahead 52-47 with 1:28 left. With R-P up six (55-49) in the final 35 ticks, Caledonia was called for illegal screen on offense. Their coach, Josh Diersen, got a frustration technical foul. The sequence was the coup-de-grace. R-P made their throws, 16 of 21 for the game (76.2%), and dribbled out a 58-49 victory (the nine-point lead being the game’s largest). Four Trojans hit double figures, Charlie Krambeer (14 pts, 7-7 FT’s, 6 assists), Kyler Paulson (12 pts, 4-6 FG’s, 4-6 FT’s, 7 rebs), Cole Kingsley (12 pts, 6 rebs), and Alex Vix (10 pts, 3-9 three’s). The win clinched the TRC-East title, R-P’s third (at least shared) conference crown in as many years. The Trojans then downed Cotter. The final score was a ‘whoa’, 51-41, but R-P led 40-11 at halftime. Jacob Merchlewitz had 16 points (6-9 FG’s, 3-5 three’s) while Paulson chipped in 9 (pts) and 8 (rebs). It left R-P perfect (17-0) in TRC action, near perfect (25-1) to complete the regular season; on a 21-game winning streak. The Trojans will head to the post-season as 1A East’s top-seed and will host #9 Hope Lutheran. On the year, R-P players scored in double figures 75 times (almost three per game). Only once did a player hit for 20-plus (Krambeer, season-opener versus L-A). R-P’s top five seniors/scorers, Krambeer (13.5), Vix (10.3), Merchlewitz (8.6), Kingsley (8.3), and Paulson (7.2) all average over 7.0 PPG.

Burro Girls Run Streak to Five…Haug Tops 1,000

The last time a Lanesboro girls b-ball team one more than three straight games, current senior Bailey Gartner was a freshman. Current coach Kelly McMillen was an assistant. The 2011-2012 team won four straight. The last tim .....
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Oh, What-a Rush!

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

The Super Bowl just concluded. Seattle and their ‘Legion of Boom’ secondary were felled by New England. ‘Legion of Boom’ is a spin on Legion of Doom, the former professional wrestling tag team (AKA, the Road Warriors). Using the LOD’s ..... 
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#1 Emphatically

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

For the second straight week, R-P boys b-ball played a huge #1 versus #2 contest. Nine days after beating #1 in Class AA Caledonia, the Trojans hosted high-scoring (81 PPG) #1 in Class A Minneapolis-North (17-3, losses to Class AAAA teams). In fro ..... 
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Gauntlet Painted Green

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in All Sports

If the R-P boys’ basketball team faced one really key stretch of contests this season, mid-January was it. Five games in seven nights, only one at home, versus high-quality competition (minus the services of starting G/F Noah Carlson). With St ..... 
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Tom Vix Gets 600th Win…

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

Is it possible Rushford-Peterson boys’ basketball coach Tom Vix is just hitting his prime? If you gage it by how quickly he went from 500 to 600 career wins, the answer would be yes. Win number 500 came at the end of the 2010-2011 season. Le ..... 
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County-County Week

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Burros Out-Offense Cougars In the first M-C/Lanesboro series of the year, Burro squads, in their home confines, were offensively superior. The Burro girls turned to 6’0” senior center Olivia Haug early against the Cougars. N ..... 
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R-P Rotary Perfect

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

This year’s Trojans boys basketball schedule is chopped full of big-time (particularly non-con) marquee match-ups. Over the holidays, #4 R-P took their talents to the Rochester Civic Center for the Rotary Bank Classic. They showed how powerful a ..... 
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Baum’s Elves Down Unbeaten Caledonia

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It’ll be a Merry Christmas season for the Chatfield Gopher girls. Ranked #5 in state, 8 and 1 heading to the holidays, coach Brian Baum’s girls have played big games, they will play big games; barring any unforeseen set-backs, it’ll be a se ..... 
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Bulldogs Top Gophers at Wolves Invite

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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GMLOKS entered the 2014-2015 wrestling season coming off a 2-10 team campaign. They had quality wrestlers, but lacked numbers. This season, the numbers are improved. The quality is even better. The Bulldogs are dogging their competition. They ..... 
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