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R-P Girls Fall in Section Finals


Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Sports

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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 go to state in the last five months. Football made the state semifinals in November. On the same day, the boys basketball team (headed by R-P alum Matt Halverson) downed Maranatha Christian Academy to advance to the state finals (where they lost to Minneapolis-North), the girls basketball team (26-4, West #1) had little trouble handling Rushford-Peterson (20-9, East #1) in the 1A section final. It was close for about eight possessions each (tied 7-7). Via full-court pressure defense and an offensive barrage, the #1 in Class A Wildcats went on a 26-2 run, which blasted the doors wide open. By halftime, Goodhue was almost halfway to 100, up 49-27. All told, Goodhue forced 28 Trojan turnovers. They had 24 offensive rebounds and controlled the boards 49-32. Team purple got their swagger back after miraculously beating Lyle/Pacelli in the 1A West final. They punched a trip to state by a final of 85-52. The Wildcats had 13 players score. Emily Benrud, a 5’6” sophomore guard, came off the bench for a double-double (17 pts, 10 rebs). Starting junior forward Maddy Miller also had 17 points (7 rebs). They were the only two ‘Cats in double figures. Four other girls had eight-plus. Sophomore Sydney Lodermeier, who played as an 8th grader when the Wildcats beat R-P in 2014, was an offensive and defensive catalyst (8 pts, 5 assists, 4 stls, 4 blks). Goodhue’s four losses coming in were to #6 in AAAA Lakeville-North (67-51), #2 in AA Kasson-Mantorville (54-52, 67-56), and unranked 20-7 Hayfield (61-40). The Wildcats owned victories over #5 in Class A Lyle/Pacelli (75-62, 43-42) and #8 in AA Dover-Eyota (60-57). R-P was led by 5’8” junior forward Brianna Koop. She continued her late-season tear, scoring a game-high 21 points (9-16 FGs, 8 rebs). Over four play-off games, Koop averaged 23.8 points per contest. She finished the season scoring 20-plus in 12 of her last 14 games. Ashley Agrimson and Savannah Skalet each had six. Senior forward/guard Brooke Johnson had 4 points, but a team-highs in rebounds (9), assists (4), and steals (4). The Trojans’ season concludes at 20-10, as Section 1A runner-up. They won 13 of their final 15 games (started 7-8). They’ll graduate just three seniors (one starte .....
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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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Green Machines

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com By the end of January, only one FCJ covered school could boast two basketball teams with winning records. R-P’s boys improved to 12-2, 15-6 with wins over Lewiston-Altura (53-42), La Crescent (50- ..... 
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Friday Guarantee

Mon, Feb 1st, 2016
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sports@fillmorecountyjournal.com In a week that saw county basketball teams go a collective 6-16 Monday thru Thursday, Friday boasted three games where FCJ covered teams were guaranteed wins. ..... 
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Gophers Girls Run Streak to Seven

Mon, Jan 25th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

From struggling to surging (or maybe playing better against more even competition), Chatfield’s girls have righted their basketball ship. Courtesy of a seven-game win streak, they’ve dug out of a 1-7 hole. The Gophers first got past FC. They ..... 
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