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Flip the switch


Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Sports

Chatfield’s Nate Skare shoots a picturesque three-pointer over R-P’s Seth Thompson. The Trojans final portrait was nicer though, a 67-56 win. Photo by Paul Trende

It happens often. It makes no sense. One team comes out hot/looking good, the other cold/not so good. Then those rolls switch after the intermission. The Chatfield boys came out smoking against Rushford-Peterson. Looking for some redemption after losing 68-32 to Caledonia two nights earlier, Nate Skare helped the cause, splashing down a three 3’s in the first 5:00. By halftime, the Gophers were up 33-20. R-P, at the point, was 1 of 12 from deep.

Somebody then flipped the Trojan (three-point) switch. The baskets got bigger. R-P’s players’ aims got better. By mid second half, the game was tied at 40. Chatfield built a 50-45 edge, before R-P hit some more long balls. The final R-P triple (they were 8-13 in the 2nd half), a Charlie Krambeer bomb, gave the Trojans a 61-53 lead (3:00). R-P finished it off at the FT line, making 6 of 8 late, and got the win 67-56. The Trojans vaunted full-court trap was also key in the turnaround. Chatfield scored 30 points the first 13:00, 26 the final 23:00.

Austin O’Hare (16 pts, 8 rebs, 4 stls), Jorli Hauge (13 pts, 6 stls), Cole Kingsley (13 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assists) and Alex Vix (10 pts) all reached double figures. Kingsley, R-P’s young PG, was everywhere in the 2nd half (unofficially 10 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assists). For Chatfield, Skare finished with 15. Jake Neis added 11 and 5 assists. Junior 6’4” center Brandon Adler was big (10 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists, 2 stls, 2 blks) off the bench. Chatfield’s record falls to 2-2 in the 3-Rivers, 3-2 overall. R-P improves to 2-2 overall and in league.

Miller Block, Put-Back, Equals Gopher Victory

The Chatfield and R-P girls also did battle, one night after their boys. After a close 1st half (26-24 Goph’s), Chatfield went on a 22-6 run (as a result of full court pressure) and built 48-30 lead (9:00 left). It looked over. R-P then ratcheted-up the intensity on their full-court press. With about 6:00 left, Chatfield led 50-37. With about 3:00 left, the score was 50-47. A couple MaKenzie Miller buckets made it 54-47, but then more frenetic R-P ‘D’. Two Amy Todd FT’s, a Kendra Crawford steal and lay-up, and a Cody Manfull put-back bucket, the score was 54-53.

The Goph’s then nearly turned the ball over. Kirsten Keefe’s hustling out-of-bounds save (tossed the ball backhanded between a defenders legs) led to Sidney Irish shooting FTs. She made one of two (1:27). R-P then quickly got a game-tying (5 .....
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An eventful Tuesday

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

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. Anot ..... 
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Works in progress

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Sports

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
Posted in All Sports

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
Posted in All Sports

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
Posted in All Sports

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
Posted in All Sports

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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