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Holiday Hoops


Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Eight local basketball teams participated in multiple holiday hoops tournaments. The Rushford-Peterson boys hosted the annual R-P/Spring Grove/La Crescent/Caledonia get-together. Chatfield’s boys and girls trekked northward to Annandale for the Cardinals tourney. Mabel-Canton’s boys and girls and the Lanesboro girls took the floor for Winona State’s holiday tourney. Lanesboro’s boys competed in the four-team St. Charles tourney. Houston’s boys trekked to Wisconsin for a tournament in Cashton. A trio of teams sporting Christmas colors (red/maroon and green) had very merry tourneys. The rest of the teams in action will hope for a better New Year.

A Maroon and White Christmas

For the first time in the three years Chatfield’s squads have traveled north to Annandale, both came home with two wins to talk about. The 8th-ranked Gopher girls, via their victories, kept their record unblemished heading to 2014. They got a win on Friday versus Annandale (who had been ranked in state before losing to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted a game earlier). It was a defensive contest, one laden with turnovers (28 for Annandale, 26 for the Gophers). Chatfield came out on top though 49-40. The 40 points was a full 20 below the Cardinals average points-per-game out-put coming in (60.5). Point guard Kirsten Keefe led the way for Chatfield, shooting 50 percent or better from everywhere (7-11 FG’s, 1-2 3’s, 3-4 FT’s), netting 18 points. She added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals; a typical all-around effort for the multi-capable junior. Keefe was the only Gopher in double figures, though (similarly versatile) sophomore guard/forward Sydney Gould had 9 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. In the Gopher’s Saturday game versus Eden Valley-Watkins, the Chatfield bench again was key. They accounted for 33 of Gopher’s 61 total points. Senior Morgan Henry and sophomore Megan LaPlante each had season-highs with 12 apiece. LaPlante is now the ninth Gopher to score 10-plus in a game this season. Starting guard Maddie Talamantes also reached double figures with 11 and Keefe (8 pts, 4 stls) kept things together when the game got ‘scary’, as Coach Baum put it. The Gophers moved their overall record to 8-0 with a 61-52 win over the Eagles. Chatfield has a couple very big games early in the New Year, at #7 Dover-Eyota on January 7 and versus Plainview-Elgin-Millville on the 14th.

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Adult co-ed basketball

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Sports

Fillmore Central Community Education sponsored adult co-ed basketball will resume activities on Wednesday, January 8 at 6:45 p.m. at the middle school gymnasium in Preston, Minn. This scheduled activity will run weekly on Wednesday nights up to East ..... 
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Wolves host holiday tourney

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Twelve wrestling teams descended upon Fillmore Central Middle School in Preston for the FCLMC Wolves annual Holiday Tournament (moved from Harmony due to the floor being re-done). In the end, last year’s team champion repeated, Chatfield and FCLMC ..... 
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Sportin’ goose-eggs

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Trojans’ Run Collective Records to 11-0 The basketball season is two weeks old. Rushford-Peterson’s basketball teams are both undefeated. The boys are 5-0, lead the South Division, and are ranked #2 in Class A. The girls are 6-0. At 4-0, they ..... 
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Post-Season Football Awards

Mon, Dec 16th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

All-State (3rd Team): Jayme LaPlante (Sr. TE/LB Chatfield), Cale Stensgard (Sr. OL/DL Rushford-Peterson) SFA Blue All-Conference Team (county players): Chatfield > LaPlante, Jake Neis (Sr. CB/RB), Nate Skare (Sr. QB), Sawyer Prinsen (Sr. OL/DL), I ..... 
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Basketball hot starts

Mon, Dec 16th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

A number of county basketball coaches have to be pleased with the way their seasons have started. Five squads’ records are unblemished through a week and a half of action. The Rushford-Peterson boys and girls, the Chatfield girls, and the Mabel- ..... 
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State Champs!

Mon, Dec 9th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Everyone likes a good sports story. Everyone loves a winner. The 2013 Chatfield Gopher football team is both. Their tale is a three-plus year one dating back to 2011, when the then-sophomore class headed by Jake Neis, Nate Skare, and Jayme LaPlan ..... 
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Post-season volleyball honors

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Sports

Three truly outstanding senior county volleyball players finished their fabulous careers with the distinction of being named All-State. In Class AA, Chatfield libero Alex Duxbury earned her third such recognition. She was second in the 3-Rivers in a ..... 
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Gophers Bury Nuggets, Make Prep Bowl

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Sports

It’s long been known, that the 3-Rivers conference is a mecca for great football, great football teams. From the 1995 season where two teams won state titles (Chatfield Class C, Kingsland Class B), to the 2002 season which saw three 3-Rivers teams ..... 
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