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Winds blow in Marquee blow-outs


Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in All Sports

By Paul Trende

On a blustery Monday night, Chatfield and Rushford-Peterson basketball fans had a lot to blow their horns about. Their teams took the courts in what looked to be a couple marquee 3-Rivers South games. The 2nd-ranked R-P boys (10-0, 14-0 overall) hosted the Chosen Valley fellas (4-3, 8-3, winners of six straight). The 5th-ranked Gopher girls (7-0, 10-0) hosted the R-P ladies (7-1, 11-1), a battle for first place. In each game, only one set of fans really got to cheer. Both contests turned lopsided. In Rushford, with 13-minutes left in the second half, the R-P boys led a minimal possession defensive struggle 30-28. But then the blowout winds picked up, ushering in Trojan runs of 13-0 and 13-3. All told, it was a green blizzard; 37-9 to end the game. Chatfield scored on just 4 of its final 24 possessions (10 TO’s, 4-14 FG’s, 0-2 FT’s). They scored a season low in points in losing 67-37. The Goph’s had 23 turnovers (R-P 12). The Trojans also beat Chat on the boards, 38-26. R-P’s offense, meanwhile, ended the game scoring on 16 of 23 possessions (5 TO’s, 13-21 FG’s, 8-10 FT’s). Point guard Cole Kingsley was simply excellent (5-8 FG’s, 6-7 FT’s, game-high 16 points, 9 rebs, 3 assists, 4 stls). Charlie Krambeer (11 points, 3-14 three’s) and Alex Vix (10) each reached double figures. For Chat, Jayme LaPlante led the way with 10. R-P’s defense held Nate Skare scoreless and Jake Neis to 4. In Chatfield, the girl’s game was a defensive battle of another kind, a press-versus-press max possession contest. Chat led 15-13 in the first half before the blowout winds whipped in a maroon blizzard; Gopher runs of 14-5 to end the half (29-18 at halftime), then 6-0 (36-21), 6-1 (44-26), and 18-1 (67-35) in the second half. Chatfield got the win 67-40. Their depth overwhelmed R-P. They dominated every bench statistical category (points 40-15, rebounds 23-9, assists 9-2, steals 14-6). Junior Brook Irish (13 pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls, 2 blks) and senior Morgan Henry (11 pts, 3-5 three’s) spearheaded that effort. Junior PG Kirsten Keefe did what she does (12 pts, 5 rebs, 8 assists, 3 stls). Kendra Crawford (14 pts, 7 rebs) and Brianna Koop (11 pts, 7 rebs, 6 stls) were aggressive for R-P. Their other four starters (not named Kendra) scored just 11. Chatfield won the press battle, triggering 38 R-P TO’s while having 27 (14 came after the verdict was sealed). The win was Gopher coach Brian Baum’s 300th. Victory #301 versus Southland put Chatfield’s records at 9-0 and 12-0. They are in first place in the South (by three games), the last undefeated Fillmore County/3-Rivers team. They are ranked #3 in state.

Knight Boys Hold On

Versus FC

With seven minutes to play in their contest with Fillmore Central, Kingsland’s boys led 51-36. The Knights were closing in on a victory. They began milking the clock. It both didn’t work, and worked, all at the same time. On seven straight possessions, the Knights turned the ball over. FC scored 11-unanswered points to close to the gap to 51-47 (2-plus minutes left). But then Knight guard Isiah Bubany hit a clutch corner three-pointer. After a couple FC FT’s, Jacob Rindels leaked out against FC’s press and converted a lay-up. The scores put King up 56-49 (1:36 left). With 11.9 ticks left, Nick Niemeyer then cemented the win by making the second of two FT’s. It put the score at 57-53, which held as the final. Kingsland avenged an earlier loss to FC. Lenny Moore (12 pts, 6 assists, 5 stls), Julius Wolf (12 pts), and Rindels (11 pts, 7 rebs) led a balanced Knight attack. Carter Rindels, who had a career-high 17 points in the teams’ first meeting, paced FC (14 pts on 5-7 FG’s, 4-6 FT’s, 8 rebs). Logan Masters scored 11 of his 13 points in the final six minutes. Nick Powell (a near 20 PPG guy) was held to single digits (9) for the first time this season. Kingsland’s defense held FC collectively to just 15 of 51 shooting (29%). The Knights were 25-52 from the field (48%). FC falls to 4-9 in the 3-Rivers, 7-10 overall. Kingsland improves to 3-9, 5-13.

Hot-Shots

FC’s girls went 3-1 on the week including taking down 3-time 1A East champion Spring Grove. Morgan Malley was massive (season high 30, also 22 vs W-K, 25 vs Kingsland) on the week. Knight Marrisa Bornholdt led all scorers in the later game with a career-high 29. The R-P boys (12-1, 16-1) finally lost, 60-49, to Caledonia (10-1, 15-1). R-P hit just 7 of 33 3-pointers (21.2%) and committed 18 turnovers (both second lows on the season). The teams essentially share the South (split the season series). Alex Vix had a season-high 21 points in a Trojan win over St. Charles. Chatfield’s wrestlers won the Lake City Tourney. Treyc Van Sickle, Jared Goldsmith, Hank Friederichs, A.J. Riley, Harvey Friederichs, and Cody Bly all took first. Nate Skare (21 pts, 6-7 three’s) and Christian Bance (24 pts, 5-9 three’s) shot lights-out in leading Chatfield past FC. Jayme LaPlante had a massive 22-point, 22-rebound effort in a Gopher win over Southland. The Goph’s are 6-5, 10-5. M-C’s girls went 3-0 on the week. They are 8-2 (2nd place in East 9-6 (overall) on the season. Lydia Geving had a triple-double (12 pts, 10 rebs, 10 stls) versus Schaeffer, a double-double (21 pts, 11 rebs) versus G-E, Sara Lind two double-doubles (Hope and G-E). Hunter Johnson scored 21 as M-C’s boys beat G-E. The Coug’s (9-3, 10-8) have won 5 of 6. Kole Ruud scored 30 points for a fourth straight game, and Luke Rogers had 22, as Lanesboro beat L-O. The Burros are 9-2, 11-5. Lanes and M-C are two of three SEC teams with above .500 overall records (Spring Grove). Houston’s Anna Sweet hit 16 of 24 FT’s for a career-high 22 points, the ‘Canes hit 32 of 46 freebies, in a win over the Burros. Olivia Haug went board-bonkers, grabbing 29 (17 offensive) to go with 21 points for Lanesboro. Kendra Crawford (20 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assists) led R-P’s girls (9-2, 13-2) in a win over Caledonia. Brenn Olson and Blake Benson took first at the Riceville Tourney for GMLOK wrestling. FCLMC’s Monty Holm (26-0) and Chatfield’s Harvey Friederichs (27-0) are still undefeated with 20-plus wins. FCLMC’S Niko Anderson (27-1) is again #1 at 170 in state.

Boys Basketball

01-20:

FC 46, Caledonia 94 (FC: N. Powell 16 pts (6-7 FG’s, 2-2 3’s), 5 rebs)

01-21:

#2 in A R-P 67, St. Charles 53 (R-P: A. Vix season high 21 pts (4-8 three’s, 8-12 FG’s); C. Krambeer 16 pts, 4 stls)

L-O 37, Lanesboro 79 (L: K. Ruud 30 pts (5-9 three’s, 11-17 FG’s); Luke Rogers 22 pts (4-7 three’s, 9-16 FG’s), 8 rebs)

FC 62, Chatfield 82 (C: Christian Bance 24 pts (5-9 three’s, 9-14 FG’s); N. Skare 21 pts (6-7 three’s, 7-12 FGs); J. Neis 15 pts, 5 assists. FC: N. Powell 18 pts (10-14 FT’s), 10 rebs; Quentin Case 14 pts, 7 rebs, 4 steals)

Hope Luth. 45, M-C 59 (M-C: Noah Manning 12 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls; Justin Ward 12 pts, 5 assists; H. Johnson 12)

Kingsland 57, Southland 66 (Knights beat Reb’s 74-51 in November)

Spring Grove 78, Houston 37 (H: Christian Sires/Hunter Laschenski 8 each)

01-23:

Byron 75, Kingsland 41 (K: J. Rindels 10)

Schaeffer 69, Houston 56 (H: Sam Ross 12; C. Sires 11. SA: Zach Sanger 28; Joe Vaughan 21. Canes are 4-8, 4-11)

01-24:

Lanesboro 59, GM 42 (L: K. Ruud 17; L. Rogers 12 pts, 5 assists; Zach Voeltz 12; Liam Dorn 10 pts, 11 rebs, 4 stls)

#2 in A R-P 49, Caledonia 60 (R-P: A. Vix 17; Jacob Merchlewitz 10. Jorli Hauge DNP)

Southland 54, Chatfield 60 (C: J. LaPlante 22 pts, 22 rebs; C. Bance/J. Neis 10. FG’s: La Plante 9-14, teammates 14-57)

M-C 62, G-E 39 (M-C: H. Johnson 21 pts, 6 rebs; Donnie Lind 12 pts, 12 rebs; J. Ward 12)

01-25:

Chatfield 59, P-E-M 69 (C: N. Skare 14 pts, 9 rebs; J. LaPlante 13 pts, 9 rebs; C. Bance 11. PEM: Schuyler Thompson 27, Nick Shanks 22. Goph’s are 6-5, 10-5)

Girls Basketball

01-20:

M-C 50, Schaeffer 28 (M-C: Carly McCabe 16 pts, 8 stls; L. Geving 12 pts, 10 rebs, 10 stls, 5 assists)

Caledonia 60, FC 55 (FC: Sammi Bakke 17 pts, 5 rebs; M. Malley 16 pts (4-11 three’s); Leah Scheevel 11 pts, 10 rebs)

Houston 58, Lanesboro 51 (H: A. Sweet 22 pts (16-24 FT’s), 6 rebs; Abbey Loken 14 pts (8-10 FT’s), 11 rebs. L: Olivia Haug 21 pts, 29 rebs; Bailey Gartner 11. Burros led 40-39. Houston then had a 10-2 run (49-42). ‘Canes converted 32-46 FT’s)

01-21:

St. Charles 48, R-P 60 (R-P: K. Crawford 15 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assists, 7 stls; B. Koop 12 pts, 9 rebs, 5 stls)

Hope Luth. 40, M-C 46 (M-C: S. Lind 17 pts, 16 rebs; L. Geving 10 pts, 7 rebs, 5 stls; C. McCabe 10 pts, 5 rebs)

Southland 70, Kingsland 40 (K: Melinda Woods 9; Kailynn Hamersma 8 pts, 8 rebs. S: McKenzie Kirtz 24)

W-K 53, FC 68 (FC: M. Malley 22 pts (4-8 three’s); Kendyl Bennett career high 16 pts, 7 rebs; S. Bakke 14 pts, 6 rebs)

01-23:

Caledonia 72, R-P 76 (R-P: K. Crawford 20 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assists; Sierra McNamer 16 pts, 11 rebs; B. Koop 18 (7-9 FG’s, 4-5 FT’s). C: Sam Schroeder 25. Trojans (9-2, 13-2) trail Chatfield (9-0, 12-0) in the 3-Rivers South)

FC 65, SG 54 (FC: M. Malley 30 pts (5-15 three’s, 7-10 FT’s), 7 rebs; K. Bennett 12 pts, 8 rebs; L. Scheevel 11 pts, 12 rebs)

01-24:

Kingsland 51, FC 57 (FC: M. Malley 25 pts (4-10 three’s); Kenzie Broadwater 12 pts, 10 assists, 4 stls. K: M. Bornholdt career-high 29 (12-18 FG’s, 5-7 FT’s). Falcons are 5-8, 7-8. Knights are 2-8, 3-11)

Chatfield 72, Southland 57 (C: Maddie Talamantes 16 pts (7-12 FG’s); Maddy Larrabee 13; Sidney Irish 10)

Houston 41, Schaeffer 27 (H: A. Loken 13 pts, 10 rebs, 5 stls, 4 assists; K. Jerviss 12 pts, 8 rebs. ‘Canes are 5-5, 6-7)

M-C 66, G-E 29 (M-C: L. Geving 21 pts, 11 rebs, 5 assists, 4 stls; Coranda Vickerman 17 pts, 7 rebs; S. Lind 14 pts, 10 rebs)

Lanesboro 38, GM 43 (L: B. Gartner 13. Burros trailed by six at half, got to within three, no closer. They are 1-7, 3-13)

Wrestling

01-21:

L-A/R-P 25, Caledonia-SG-H 39

FCLMC 33, W-K 28 (Wolves trailed 22-18 heading to 170. Wins by Tom Henry (170; 17-5 MD), #1 at 170 in A N. Anderson (182; 25-10 TF), Walker Ward (195; 8-1 D), & M. Holm (220; 5-2 D over #7 in A Eric Norgrant) cemented the win. Wolves won two FF’s (132/138), #8 at 152 Connor Hanson won via pinfall)); #8 in A Chatfield 70, W-K 3 (Goph’s took six weights via FF. Tr. Van Sickle (106; pin), Jake Mandt (126; pin), #6 at 145 A.J. Riley (11-3 MD), Ethan Wright (160; 9-4 D), #4 at 182 C. Bly (170; pin), Austin Dahl (182; pin), & #10 at 220 Jacob Bleess (5-3 D in OT over #7 Norgrant) wrestled out wins)

01-23:

#8 in A Chatfield 49, C-SG-H 18 (Score was 9-9 after 132. Goph’s won 7 of the final 9 matches, three (170, 195, & 220) by FF. #7 at 113 J. Goldsmith, A.J. Riley (145), & #4 at 152 Harvey F, & C. Bly (182) recorded pins, #1 at 138 Hank F. a 11-1 MD, and #10 at 120 Ty Van Sickle a 4-2 D over #9 in AA at 113 Jacob Winjum)

01-24:

FCLMC 28, Becker 39 (Wolves, trailing 22-17, were done in with losses from 160-182. Korby Koch (126), C. Hanson (152), & M. Holm (220) recorded pins, Alex Fishbaugher (132) & N. Anderson (195) 16-0 & 21-6 TF’s); FCLMC 48, Champlin Park 20 (Wolves trailed 20-12 after 145, won out. They took 132/285 by FF. Koch (126), Hanson (152), T. Henry (170), Anderson (182), & Holm (195) recorded pins, Trevor Barnes (160; 4-0) & W. Ward (220; 3-2) decision victories)

01-25:

Lake City Tourney (Chatfield (241.5) took first over P-E-M (148). Tr. Van Sickle (106), J. Goldsmith (113), Hank F. (138), A.J. Riley (145), Harvey F. (152), & C. Bly (170) took first. Goldsmith, ranked #7 in Class A, beat Windom’s #3 Wyatt Stevens 6-5 for the 113 title. See Athlete of the Week for more on Hank F. at 138. Harvey F. beat Mayo’s Brady Nelson (#5 in AAA) 9-2 for his title. J. Mandt (126), D. Lundy (195), & J. Bleess (220) each took second. Mandt lost 9-5 to Medford’s Seth Elwood (#3 at 126 in A). Bleess (#10 in A at 220) lost 3-2 to W-K’s E. Norgrant (#7 in A at 220) in the finals. Bleess beat Norgrant at a dual just days earlier. Ty Van Sickle (120) & R. Meeker (132) took third)

Robbinsdale-Cooper Darrel Sohn Duals (FCLMC beat Minneapolis-Southwest 48-15 in round one. They trailed 15-9 after 138, only to win out. The Wolves then lost to Goodhue 54-29 in round two (fell behind 42-0). FCLMC then lost to Minneapolis-Patrick Henry 48-33 in round 3 (fell behind 24-0). C. Hanson (152; pin, 18-3 TF, 7-5 D), N. Anderson (182/195; FF, pin pin), & M. Holm (225; FF, pin, FF) each went 3-0. Wolves are 8-10 in duals)

K-M Swalla Duals (In Pool A, LARP beat Byron 33-28. They jumped out 21-0 and later led 27-16 only to lose 220 to trail 28-27. Cale Stensgard’s pin at 285 secured the win. S-Eagles then lost to #3 in AAA Prior Lake 42-25 (fell behind 24-0). In the 4th place bracket, they lost to single-A Lean and Mean NRHEG 55-21. Trailing 16-15, LARP won just one match after 138.

Caledonia-SG-H then downed LARP 37-36, giving the Eagles 6th place. They led 15-6, only to trail 31-18. A couple FF’s reduced the C-SG-H lead to 31-30, but a pin at 220 cinched it. Five LARP’er’s went 3-1 on the day. Screamin’ Eagles are now 10-10)

Riceville Tourney (GMLOK took 4th of 8. Seven of eight wrestlers to compete finished top three. Br. Olson (106; 3 pins) and B. Benson (220; 10-3 D, pin, 10-2 D) each took first. Blake Olson (152) took second. Josh Graves (120), Parker Hale (145), Christopher Bain (160), & #7 at 195 in A Wyatt Richardson each took 3rd)

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