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Packers/Steelers


Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Sports



Following the thrilling victories in the AFC/NFC Championship games, two of the NFL's most storied franchises will meet in the Super Bowl. Between these two teams, they have 11 Super Bowl appearances (7 for Steelers, and 4 for Packers) with 9 wins (6 for Steelers, 3 for Packers). The Steelers are the record holder for Super Bowl wins, and will look to add to that number February 6, 2011.

The last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl was in 1997, where they lost to the Denver Broncos 31-24. In that game, the Packers were favored by 11 points. Brett Favre threw for 256 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Most games that season Favre's stats would have been more than enough, but the Broncos' Running Back Terrell Davis ran for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns. That game was the last game Denver great John Elway ever played, he finished with just an anemic 123 yards passing, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception, but he did have 17 yards rushing and one rushing TD. Obviously, times have changed since 1997 with everyone on those two teams now retired (in case you didn't know Favre retired.......again). The Packers' team, for the 2010 season, wins with a stout defense, and a quick strike offense. They rush the passer and defend the pass as well as any team in the league. Although, they didn't have it during the season, their running game has caught fire in the postseason. And, like their last Super Bowl appearance they are favored to win it all.

The last time the Steelers were in the Super Bowl was 2009, where they beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23, in what was easily the best Super Bowl game of the decade. With the Steelers leading 20-7 late in the third quarter, the Cardinals mounted a furious comeback. After a beautiful 64 yard catch and run by star receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals found themselves in the lead 23-20 with 2:30 left to play. The Steelers started their ensuing drive on their own 12 yard line. That is when possible the most clutch quarterback in the NFL stepped up and moved his team right down the field with an impressive 4 of 6 passing that included a 40 yard completion to Santonio Holmes. With 49 seconds to play first and goal on the 6, Roethlisberger threw a perfect pass right through the hands of Holmes in the end zone. On the very next play, with 35 seconds left Roethlisberger hit Holmes in the back corner of the end zone, on a pass that zoomed by three Arizona defenders. It was an amazing catch, and was listed .....
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Burros limit M-C's Smith early, prevail

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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Mabel-Canton's junior center Steve Smith is listed at 6'2". His weight isn't on the program, but he is not a small guy (260ish?). With soft hands and a good touch in close, he is the Cougar's most reliable weapon. With 35 and 28 point performances a ..... 
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Wrestling

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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• (1-20) Pine Island 0, Chatfield 80 (PI forfeited 5 weights. Harvey Friederichs (119), Zach Curry (140), Jeremy Benike (145), Cody Bly (152), Sam Fryer (189), Juan Gomez (215), and Cody Wrubel (285) got pins. Ryan Meeker (130) scored a 15-0 tec ..... 
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Wykoff, why not?

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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Maybe Kingsland should play all their boys and girls games at the middle school in Wykoff, on the same night, Saturdays. Basketballs shot by the home squads, particularly those from distance, seemed to find their way in the hoop. The boys spotted Ch ..... 
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R-P boys respond

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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The January 5th Minnesota boys basketball poll had Rushford-Peterson ranked 10th in Class A. The Trojans then lost to St. Charles, and to #1 and #3 in Class AA, PEM and Caledonia. They dropped out of the polls. However, the week of January 17th was ..... 
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Scores and Rank

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
Posted in Sports

BOYS

•(1-18) Southland 75, Chatfield 66 (Jake Peterson 17 and 7 assists; Jesse Julian 14; Josh Bernard 12. Sam Noterman 17; Mike Georgen 16 for the Rebels. FTs: Southland 22-30, Chatfield 11-31)

•(1-18) Mabel-Cantaon 43, St. C ..... 
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Records

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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•Chatfield (Boys 2-8, 4-10. Girls 6-5, 9-7; 6th in Three Rivers)

•Fillmore Central (Boys 1-10, 2-12. Girls 9-4, 9-5; 2nd in Three Rivers)

•Kingsland (Boys 8-3, 8-6; Tied 3rd in Three Rivers. Girls 9-5, 12-6; 4th in Three ..... 
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Hampel big; Knights win

Fri, Jan 28th, 2011
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Fillmore Central's Colton Hampel had his second big performance in as many weeks. Just five days removed from hitting three-three's and scoring 21 versus nemesis Lanesboro, in a loss, he hit 5-three's and scored 25 points, in a loss to Kingsland. Th ..... 
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Rivals participate in non-conference thriller

Sun, Jan 23rd, 2011
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At one point in time, Preston-Fountain, Harmony, and Lanesboro each played one another twice a year for a total of (at least) six basketball games. The three schools were bitter rivals. Then Preston-Fountain and Harmony consolidated. The number of g ..... 
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