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An eventful Tuesday


Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

A “bandaged” Justin Ward puts the moves on a LeRoy-Ostrander defender. The junior forward was huge in leading MC to a comeback victory over the Cardinals. Photo by Paul Trende

By Paul Trende

The first full night of both girl’s and boy’s basketball action was an apropos opener. Six county squads faced each other. One contest went to overtime. One county boy’s team nearly was on the bad end of an epic collapse. Another, that ended last season with a victory, squared off with squad that also ended last season smiling in a battle of powers. That contest went to OT and featured a 47-point scorer. It was an early December evening to remember.

In county-versus-county action, Kingsland and Fillmore Central did battle. On the girl’s side of things, the Knights ho-hummed their way to a 28-19 halftime lead. But in the 2nd half, the fledgling Falcons, led by sophomore Morgan Malley, made a run. The 5’6” guard scored seven points of a 9-0 FC spurt that trimmed the Kingsland lead to 30-28. The Knights replied back, as senior G/F Cheyenne Losey accounted for eight points of a 10-0 run that put King in control again (40-28). Down by as many as 17 (53-36), the Falcons didn’t go away. Malley did all the scoring in a 10-2 FC run late. However, time wasn’t on FC’s side. The Knights fended off the scrappy Falcons 57-48. Malley finished with 23 (19 in the 2nd half). Losey was ever-present and impressive, very assertive offensively (27 pts) and on the glass (15 rebs).

On the boy’s side of things, it was a match-up of two new-look teams and two new coaches. John Fenske’s Knights hosted Aaron Janssen’s Falcons. Kingsland took control in the 1st half and went to the break up 17. The script then reversed itself in the second stanza. Keyed by Dan Gatzke’s 19 points, FC rallied to force OT, score tied at 58. There, Kingsland got the win 71-64. Guards Jacob Rindels (11 for 13 at the FT line) and Jordan Meskill (four 3’s) paced the Knights with 16 apiece. Marcus Plaehn and Marshall Oeltjen each had 10. For FC, Gatzke had 21 (10-13 FG’s). Jake Tammel and Nick Powell had 15 and 14 respectively. Kingsland held a big edge at the FT line, making 28 of 40 to FC’s 8 of 16.

The Mabel-Canton and Lanesboro boys competed in the third county-county game of the night.

The end of the 1st half was key. Trailing 17-14, Lanesboro scored the final 11 points to lead 25-17 at the intermission. They would lead the rest of the way, typically by single digits. M-C never closed to a one-possession game.

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Works in progress

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
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For the first full week of girl’s basketball, a theme developed. It was simple and indicative of the early season. Four of the county’s gal’s squads took the floor with new head coaches. That meant (likely) new systems. All six of the county ..... 
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Basketball Previews

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
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Girls Basketball CHATFIELD GOPHERS Head Coach: Brian Baum 2011-2012 finish: 14-4 in 3-Rivers (tied for 3rd), 21-8 overall; S-S 1AA-East champs; 1AA runner’s-up (lost 56-52 to Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Section final) Starters Lost: Sarah Costello (5 ..... 
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Football players of the year

Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
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By Paul Trende Football in Fillmore County in 2012 wasn’t quite as good as volleyball. Just three of the six teams (versus four) came out with winning records. The Chatfield Gophers essentially fulfilled the promise they showed ever since the end ..... 
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Volleyball players of the year

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
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By Paul Trende For the second straight year, there was a heaping-helping of good volleyball being played by Fillmore County teams. Four of the six schools, Chatfield, Rushford-Peterson, Fillmore Central, and Mabel-Canton, made it to, or exceeded, ..... 
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Mountains too insurmountable

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
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By Paul Trende On some level, it’s probably not fair. It is not fair Section 1 is loaded with extra-good volleyball teams in Classes A and AA. Talented and dedicated squads just waylay each other before (and sometimes well before) the state tou ..... 
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Some nice “D” and some Neis

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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By Paul Trende Most expected the Chatfield Gophers to have a good season on the 2012 gridiron. Goodness accomplished. Sporting a 6-1 record and a #10 ranking in Class AA heading into Week 8, Chatfield’s sole blemish was a 6-0 loss to #1 Caledoni ..... 
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Pick six!

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
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In football terminology, a ‘pick six’ is a quick abbreviation for interception-returned-for-a-TD. For the Rushford-Peterson Trojans, it ended being up the rally cry after their contest with Fillmore Central. It was a ‘pick-six’ that clinched ..... 
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Gopher FB takes shot at #1

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
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By Paul Trende When two undefeated, state ranked teams meet amidst a high school football season, it’s a hyped event. The match-up of #9 in Class AA Chatfield (5-0) versus the #1 defending state champion Caledonia (5-0) certainly was the game of ..... 
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