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Sports mix


Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

By Josh Presson

jpresson@fillmorecountyjournal.com

As the NFL winds down, and the NBA and NCAA Basketball hit the middle of their season, I am going to be changing the pace of my articles. I'll be honest I don't follow the NBA at all. Sure I know who the stars of the game are and which teams are contenders and which aren't (T-Wolves I'm looking at you). So for those fans of the NBA, I'll tell you there will be little content on the subject. Since I am on the subject of major sports I don't follow, I might as well cover them all:

Soccer, aside from Jason and a few of his friends I doubt there is much following in the local area of soccer. I will tell you I played soccer much of my childhood, and I still don't understand the rules. We ran awhile, and then kicked the ball back and forth for most of the game. Soccer fans can be the craziest people in the world. Some people say religion is the cause of all wars, I think if religion didn't do it soccer hooligans would. I do have tons of respect for soccer players; they are some of the most athletic men and women in the world.

NASCAR, really why is it considered a sport? I know there is a huge following, and I am well aware that a lot of people around here love it. But what is so sporting about it? I drive everyday and I would hardly call it athletic. I am literally sitting in a room right now (muffler shop in Rochester) with a framed picture of a man who was named "Athlete of the Week". I found it surprising that a race car driver would be called an athlete, much less "Athlete of the Week". Calling a driver an athlete is the same as playing Texas Hold'em and calling it "exercise". With that said, I have to say what Jimmy Johnson has done in the last five years has been one of the greatest accomplishments in history. NASCAR rules make each car equal to make the racing more competitive, clearly Johnson is the best of the bunch.

Hockey, being a Florida boy, you could say Hockey was not at the fore-front of the sports industry down there. I can't skate, I don't know the rules, I like the fighting, but I have trouble sitting down and watching a whole match. I do plan on running up to see a few Minnesota Wild games this season to expand my horizons, and perhaps, learn a few things about a, locally, popular sport.

Until baseball season comes around I'll have a nice mix between serious and sarcasm laced columns. Until then, these are the important dates of this New Year .....
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R-P boys finally fall

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Through one month of games, the R-P boys had remained undefeated via a number of methods. Some games, they relied heavily on the 3-point shot. When those failed to drop, they were able to shoot lights-out from 2-point range or the free throw line. A ..... 
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Warnes spurs Burro gals

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

The Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton girls dueled it out Thursday the 6th in a SEC conference showdown. Early on, it looked like Lanesboro would run away with it. They jumped out 9-1. But the Cougars responded, eventually taking a 27-24 lead into the half ..... 
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Other results

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

BOYS

•(1-3) Mabel-Canton 78, Shaeffer Academy 65 (Steve Smith 35, Dalton Stoen 13)

•(1-4) Fillmore Central 47, Dover-Eyota 51 (Tyler Eickhoff 12)

•(1-4) St. Charles 51, Kingsland 66 (Joey Strike 12, Tanner Lange 1 ..... 
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Falcon girls out-prey Eagles

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Had it not been for the efforts of Pine Island 24 hours earlier, the Fillmore girls would've knocked off an unbeaten team Tuesday night. As it were, Connor Nagle and company handed D-E their first conference loss whilst notching a nice early SEC win ..... 
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Gophers out-grappled LA-RP

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Chatfield and Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson battled on the mats in a meet expected to be very spirited. Both teams definitely competed except, as a very pleased Chatfield coach Joel Viss best surmised, "Things sort of went our way." Hank Frieder ..... 
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Sports mix

Fri, Jan 14th, 2011
Posted in Sports



As the NFL winds down, and the NBA and NCAA Basketball hit the middle of their season, I am going to be changing the pace of my articles. I'll be honest I don't follow the NBA at all. Sure I know who the stars of the game are and which teams ..... 
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Meet the coach

Mon, Jan 10th, 2011
Posted in Sports



The Minnesota Vikings have decided to retain Leslie Frazier as their head coach, removing the "interim" tag shortly after Sunday's hammering at the hands of the surprising Detroit Lions. Frazier is tasked with leading an underachieving team ..... 
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Area teams compete in Winona State Holiday Tourney

Mon, Jan 10th, 2011
Posted in Sports



Three area schools, Chatfield, Mabel-Canton, and Lanesboro, and five basketball squads (boys and girls from Chatfield and M-C, girls from Lanesboro), trekked to Winona for multi-bracketed holiday tournaments.

On the boy's side of t ..... 
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