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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 had to erase a halftime deficit. Falcon Paige Bennett hit three triples in the first stanza. FC went to the break with a 23-19 lead. But the Gophers went on a 13-1 mid-second-half run, one with just two starters (Megan LaPlante/Mariah Bell) on the floor. They took a 43-30 lead and got the 51-38 win. LaPlante buzzed her way to 22 points and 7 steals. Bell added 10 points. The duo scored all but two of Chatfield’s points in the critical run. FC was led by Kendyl Bennett (11 pts, 7 rebs). Chatfield shot 45%, FC 28%. The Gophers then took on La Crescent. A defense-inspired 11-0 run later in the second half made a close game (38-36) not as (49-36). Chatfield prevailed 55-41. Seniors Brooke Adler (15 pts, 12 rebs), LaPlante (14 pts, 4 assists), and Sydney Gould (12 pts, 9 rebs) led the way. The wins put Chatfield at 8-7. After a 1-5 start to the TRC season, they are now 5-5.

Falcons Nip Gophers

In a contest dominated by three-pointers, the FC boys snuck past Chatfield to post their fifth win in six tries. Falcon senior Alex Lange hit six total trifectas, four in the first half. FC led by as many as 15 (31-16). The Gophers went on a 17-5 early second half run to get back in the game (down 43-41). A 12-0 run gave them their biggest lead (53-46). A 12-2 Falcon run put Aaron Mensink’s group back in the lead (58-55; under 4:00). A three by Gopher senior Aaron Paulson tied the game (60-60). Another by Parker Fossum put the Gophers in the lead (65-64; 0:16). But FC junior Delton Sauer, seeing some of his first meaningful minutes of the season, exploited a height mismatch on the game’s last play. The 6’4” forward reached over 5’10” Tristan Aguiar to secure a pass and flip in the game-winning four-footer. FC grabbed the win 66-65. Red-hot shooters Lange (18 pts, 6-7 threes) and Sam Rustad (16 pts, 4-5 threes) each set career-highs. Trace Tollefson chipped in 10 pts and 9 assists. Cole Hines had a career-best for the Gophers (19 pts, 8-13 FGs, 8 rebs). Fossum (14 pts, 11 rebs), in his first game back from injury, and Paulson (11 pts, 6 assists) helped out. Dillon Bance added 10 assists. Each team (FC 11-18/61%, C 8-20/40%) scorched the nets from deep. Chatfield played without Carter Duxb .....
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Gopher GBB Boomerang

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

Seven losses in eight games (1-7). It was a futility Chatfield girls basketball was absolutely not accustomed to. Their previous seven losses came with 50 wins attached. A lot of (college) talent has departed in the past few years. This year’s ..... 
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Holiday Tournaments Come Home

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

In the previous seasons, area teams have gone everywhere for holiday hoops action. Collectively saving on travel, playing more meaningful games against section competitors, and giving Fillmore County Sports a better coverage experience, the 2015 sea ..... 
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A Red and Green Christmas

Mon, Jan 4th, 2016
Posted in All Sports

The Houston Hurricanes boys and Rushford-Peterson’s basketball teams rolled to Christmas with wins. Hurricane Boys Improve to 9-0 Members of the Houston boys basketball team had plenty of positive stuff to tell grandmas, grandpas, and othe ..... 
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Winter Sports 2015-2016

Thu, Dec 31st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

The ‘Hard’ Court

Mon, Dec 28th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

It has kind of been a tough start to the high school basketball season. The week beginning December 14 was a microcosm. Fillmore County Journal covered b-ball teams went a collective 11-18. They went 1-2 on Monday, 5-6 on Tuesday, 2-4 on Thursda ..... 
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Hurricanes Spin to 6-0

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in All Sports

The Houston Hurricane boys basketball team is at Category Five. They haven’t began a year with this many straight wins in over a decade. An undefeated week put them at 6-0. Rival Lanesboro fell first. A 23-2 run (5-5 to 28-7) early in the firs ..... 
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Knights 5-0 Week Includes Gopher Sweep

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
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Chatfield’s and Kingsland’s basketball teams have met up twice a year for quite some time now. The boys and girls each do battle the same night (or a night apart). It’s been a few years since the black and silver held total bragging rights. ..... 
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Wrestling Preview

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende Chatfield wrestling starts the 2015-2016 somewhat anew. First off, long-time Head Coach Joel Viss has retired. Assistant Travis Bartels takes over. Seeded fourth, the Gophers fell to 1-seed Kenyon-Wanamingo in the Section 1A sem ..... 
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