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The Houston Hub


Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Scheduling sometimes has it where one school hosts multiple other county schools for sporting events throughout the span of a week. The first week of school had Houston the hub of sports activities.

‘Cane VB Ends Streak Versus RP

It has been awhile since a Houston volleyball team beat Rushford-Peterson. It has been so long ago, it is tough to even figure out when. The experienced Hurricanes (all upperclassmen) didn’t win in flashy fashion versus their youthful Highway 16 neighbors. They didn’t have a ton of dominating kills or emphatic blocks. The ‘Canes used a calculated, disciplined, hard-working defensive approach to earn a 3-2 win over the showier but more mistake prone Trojans. Houston took the first two games by 25-21 finals each. R-P relinquished points courtesy of (roughly) 30 errors. The Trojans rallied for wins in games three (25-15) and four (25-19), reducing their miscues, dominating a bit more than Houston in sets one and two. Sophomore Brianna Koop, a 5’9” OH, finished with a game high, career-high, 20 kills plus 16 digs. Kill number 20 put R-P up 12-10 in game five. A Savannah Skalet setter-attack-kill put R-P up 13-10. The Trojans were in the driver’s seat for the comeback victory. But then, errors; three straight Trojan misplays tied the match. Kills by Maya Upton and go-to hitter Kelly Jerviss, granted Houston its first volleyball win (25-21, 25-21, 15-25, 19-25, 15-13) over R-P in, for sure, nine years (14-plus contests including tournaments), possibly dating all the way back to the 1990’s. Senior libero Brandy Scanlan hustled and dove to a game-high 33 digs. Setter Alexa Horihan had 26 assists and 11 digs. Jerviss led Houston in attacking for the fourth straight contest (14 kills). For R-P, Bailey Holien (12 kills, 13 digs), Ashley Agrimson (8 kills), and Nicole Blagsvedt (8 kills) also got in on the attacking. Skalet had 47 assists, 9 digs, 7 kills, and 3 aces. Mikayla Crawford had 24 digs. R-P had 60 kills to Houston’s 30, 14 aces to Houston’s 9, and 3 blocks to Houston’s one. However, they (unofficially) also had more hitting (29 to 8), serving, (15 to 9), and ‘other’ errors (15 to 8).

Cougar VB Continues Streak

Two nights later, it was again a case of experience versus youth. Houston had the age on visiting Mabel-Canton, but that mattered very little. The talented young Cougars clawed their way through the ‘Canes in straight sets (25-13, 25-17, 2 .....
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LFC Girls CC

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Sports

R-P Kingsley and Vix-torius over Chatfield

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende A year ago, Chatfield football had some dudes. Guys like Jake Neis and Jayme LaPlante were athletic, physical, play-making dudes. The Gophers rode them to a state title. A 2014 week one collision between Chatfield (1-0) and Rushf ..... 
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Volleyball preview

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Like football, volleyball season begins with a couple changes. Both the Three Rivers and Southeast Conferences welcome new members. Randolph joins the SEC. The addition of the Rockets gives the league eleven teams for most sports (volleyball). I ..... 
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Fall Football Preview

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 2014 football campaign will be marked by a couple new developments. It’s year two, and paradoxically, the final year of the Southern Football Alliance. The change that began last year is already set to be phased out. The Minnesota State High ..... 
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39th Annual Fastpitch Tournament

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Whalan Sports

“Strike! Ball! You’re out! Safe!” were often heard at Whalan’s Fastpitch Tournament, on July 4, 5 and 6. We had three beautiful days, probably the best weather in our 39 years of hosting the tournament. That, along with some good games, goo ..... 
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School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts by NBA Trainers in Bemidji, Minn.

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The 1st annual School of High Performance Basketball College Workouts will be featuring advanced skill instruction by NBA Trainers. 75 minute specialized sessions will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church Gym in Bemidji beginning August 1 with Tim ..... 
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Golf teams still needed for Ridgeway Community School Golf Outing on Saturday, August 2

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The fourth Annual Ridgeway Community School Golf Outing will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Valley High Golf Course in Houston, Minn. The 18 hole 4 player scramble golf outing welcomes players of all levels to a great morning with fam ..... 
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$1,500 donated to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

The Bluff Country Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association donated $1,500 to the Rushford-Peterson High School Trapshooting League. Competitive trapshooting now involves more prep students in Minnesota than hockey does and is by far the sta ..... 
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