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Baseball Preview


Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The baseball season starts with a change. It is now four classes versus three. Chatfield and FC/L move up to AA with GMLOK, while R-P, Houston, and M-C remain in A.

The last baseball team standing in 2015 were the FC/L Falcons. Keith Larson guided his squad as far as they ever have been in the post-season; one of the last three teams standing in Section 1A. They lost to state-bound L-A 4-1 and finished the year 10-15. The Falcons graduated a trio of key seniors (lone All-Conference player Kiel Larson). They return a healthy group of key guys. Seniors Trace Tollefson (OF) and Blake Bigalk (catcher) are two of only three seniors. Samuel Peters, a sound all-around infielder/pitcher, and Riley Means, a power-packing outfielder, head the strong junior-class cast. Cole Schwichtenberg (P/3B), Collin Scott (OF), Walker Ward (catcher), Justin Ristau (3B), and Sam Rustad (1B), also juniors, are back as well. FC/L has 21 kids out (18 are juniors or sophomores). The Falcons have notable Saturday tilts with Houston (April 23) and L-A (April 30), which is a cancellation inspired doubleheader.

Finishing with the most wins of the county teams were the Chatfield Gophers. Brian Baum’s crew began last year ranked #1 (following a state 3rd place finish). Their season ended with a loss to FCL (3-0 in a 1A East elimination game). They finished at 14-8. The Gophers lost a number of seniors. They return three of their four 2015 All-Conference picks. Tristan Aguiar and Aaron Paulson will hit near the top of the line-up, pitch, and play infield. Slugger Carter Duxbury (OF) will likely bat clean-up. They are part of an 11-man senior class, which also includes key returnees Connor Demorest (catcher) and Riley Ahern (1B). Braden Brehmer (junior P) and Ben Ihrke (sophomore SS) are also back. The Gophers have 16 guys out total. GMLOK is the opener (April 6). A home double-header with W-K looms on April 19. FCL comes to town on May 3.

Dan Mlsna’s Rushford-Peterson Trojans best victory of 2015 was over Chatfield. They had the commonality with the Gophers of seeing their season end versus FCL (12-5 in a 1A East quarter). At 7-14, R-P more than doubled its 2014 win total (3-16). Their lone A-C pick Zack Ansell graduated. Heading this year’s cast are seniors Mason McManimon-Myers and Nathan Sarvi, a pair of experienced pitchers. Three-M is a fourth-year varsity starter. From there, junior Ethan Anderson (1B), sophomores Ben Anse .....
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Softball Preview

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com The softball season starts with a change. It is now four classes versus three. Chatfield and FC/L move up to Class AA with GMLOK, while R-P, Houston, and M-C ..... 
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6th Annual All-County Boys Team

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Quinn Larson (6’0” senior G, Kingsland): Seldom do four-year varsity starter boys’basketball players come along. The quick-shooting lefty has been a fixture on the floor for the Knights seemingly forever. Quinn played in over 100 varsity ..... 
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R-P Girls Fall in Section Finals

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Sports

sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com It is a good year to be Goodhue. There is a good view (the top) from Goodhue this 2015-2016 sports season. The Wildcats have now watched three of their teams ..... 
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Buzzer-Beater Decides Girls 1A East

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

There was a 75% chance a county school would win the girls 1A East title. Three of the schools involved in the semis were R-P, Kingsland, and FC. After the semis, the chances improved to 100%. In the end, it came down to the final 2.7 seconds ..... 
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Four Place at State Wrestling

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Four local guys entered the 2016 individual state wrestling tournament as Section runner-up. They proved southeastern Minnesota’s grit. All placed top five at state. Jake Mandt (32-4) wrote another chapter in his wrestling career. Last year ..... 
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Four Grapplers Head to State

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Three of the four county-related wrestling programs are sending individuals to the state tournament. Double-A entities GMLOKS and LARP were the busiest. A pair of Bulldogs secured trips to the Xcel Energy Center. Heading the cast is Brenn Olson ..... 
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Redemption, 1,000-points, 20-wins

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in All Sports

It was a big week for the Houston boys basketball. Monday was about redemption. One of the ‘Canes’ four losses, their first and worst loss, given their other defeats came to SG (25-1) and GM (19-5), was 65-63 to FC (8-18) in December. In a r ..... 
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Top-Seed Stranglers

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

A couple basketball games occurred on a Thursday night, both involving Rushford-Peterson, which had 1A East top seed implications. The Trojan girls notched their fifth straight win in downing Fillmore Central 53-36, a move that has them strangle-ho ..... 
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