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Fillmore County Sports - 10/10/11

Fri, Oct 7th, 2011
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Cougar Attacks in Fillmore County

There wasn't just one red, white, and blue Cougar in the 'Boro, there was a group of them. They're a formidable bunch. The M-C VBers kept up their undefeated ways, dispensing with Lanesboro. The first two sets were lopsided (25-9, 25-8). The Burros struggled to set up attacks. M-C had no problem (five gals notched more than one kill). The third set was more competitive (tied at 9), but M-C prevailed 25-16. Springy 5'6" OH Belle Sand was emphatic for the visitors, slamming down 15 kills. Rangy Christy Welscher had 8 kills, 2 blocks, and 4 aces. The Cougar team had 14 ace serves. Carly McCabe set the table (39 assists). On the defensive, Lanesboro's Kaia Hongerholt had 13 digs. Katarina Miehlisch (5 kills) and Bryn Harmon (4 kills) led the Burros on 'O'. Two days later, the Coug's were at it again. Neighboring rival Spring Grove was in town. The Lions took a (tournament) set from M-C earlier this year. The home squad, nevertheless, sent a message in the first game, out-killing the Lions 13-3, winning 25-13. In the second, the Coug's controlled throughout (only trailed 0-1 and 1-2) prevailing 25-21. Set three was ditto. M-C only trailed early before prevailing 25-21. Sand (17 kills), Lydia Geving (12 kills), and Welscher (7 kills) did the majority of the attacking. McCabe set them up (37 assists). M-C's defense was also strong; Sand, Geving, and Christine Lee 21, 10, & 11 digs respectively. Richell Mehus (11 kills) and Michaela Neuzil (2 K's, 5 B's, 2 aces) led the Lions (13-7) whose only two conference losses are to M-C.


Broken, wrecked, and finished are English translations for the German word kaput. Leah Putzier is St. Charles' main hitter. When her 1-11 Saints took to the volleyball court against the 13-5 Gophers, and stunned them with a 3-2 victory, a new word was born; Kaput-ziered. Chatfield never really got rolling, dropping set one 25-18. They eked out the second game 29-27 before falling 25-19 in the third. Resiliency got them a win in game four (25-21). But then Ms. Putzier put a damper on the match, getting five (of her 21) kills, leading SC to the 15-9 fifth set/match victory. Chalk the loss up to homecoming week, an altered lineup, a rivalry opponent, and fallout from a loss to ultra-tough Wabasha-Kellogg (or all of the above). Gophers leave with 13-6 (6-2) record.

FC Bombs Kingsland, Awaits Showdown

Speed kills. Multiple weapons are good. The Fillmore Central Falcons are still perfect. Much of the first half of their conference match-up with Kingsland was ground-and-pound; both teams ran and ran again. FC dropped to pass five times. But sandwiched around an incompletion and two sacks were 52 and 54 yard TD bombs from Andy Todd to Tanner Ristau and Mitch Johnson (two of the areas top sprinters). Those scores gave FC a 13-0 halftime lead. From there, it was back to the ground, using FC's other two big guns. Fullback Zach Olstad's 14-yard run early in the third quarter made it 21-0. Tyler Eickhoff's 5-yard run a series later effectively put FC beyond where Kingsland could reach (28-0). Tyler would add a 31-yard TD run in the fourth (he totaled 22 carries for 190 yards). Kingsland's only score came late. Sam Eberle scampered around left end for 28 yards and six points. He finished with 23 carries for 103 yards. The game oddly had no turnovers. FC simply had too many assets. They prevailed 34-6, moving their record to 5-0 (the Knights are 2-3), setting up an undefeated showdown with #6(A) Southland in week 6.

Burro Score-fest

Lanesboro FB suffered a crushing loss to Spring Grove in week two. Ever since, they've been asserting themselves, at an ever-escalating rate. Just ask Lyle-Pacelli. The Burros amassed a 66-6 halftime lead enroot to a 78-28 drubbing of the Athletics! Eight Burro players scored TD's led by Niko Anderson (4) and Gabe Decker (2). The team ran for 400 yards. The win moves the Burros record to 4-1.

Gopher Miracle?

Chatfield football spotted the Southland Rebels a 14-0 1st quarter lead and trailed 17-0 entering the fourth. Rally time. A Nate Skare to Jesse Julian pass set up Jake Neis from one-away (17-7). The Gophers converted two 4th downs on an ensuing drive, including Skare to Matt Salerno for six (17-14). All looked lost when Chatfield got the ball back with 20 seconds at the 10, but Skare found Julian for 49 yards to the Rebel 41. The Gophers had time for one Hail Mary. Skare sent the ball in the direction of Julian at about the 3-yardline. Two Rebel defenders made contact before the ball arrived, but no flag was thrown. The clock read zeros. Sixth-ranked Southland escaped with a victory, as Lee DeHough's seemingly insignificant 3rd quarter FG proved the difference. What-could-have-been of the night: in the first quarter, a DeHough FG came up short, but Chatfield roughed the kicker. The Rebels later scored a TD. Passing: Chatfield 145, Southland 14. Rushing: Chatfield 34, Southland 155. The Goph's are 2-3.



Crestwood (Cresco, IA) 0, Fillmore Central 3 > 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 (FC: Alex Peterson 20 kills, 8 digs; Taylor Case 13 kills, 9 digs; Morgan Malley 33 assists)


Chatfield 0, #2(A) Wabasha-Kellogg 3 > 21-25, 19-25, 18-25 (C: Kenna Moechnig 8 kills; Alex Duxbury 13 digs; Gabrielle Salisbury 12 assists. W-K: Katie Cavalco 14 kills, 9 digs; Kenzie Friehammer 9 kills, 12 digs; Kalyn Biever 33 assists; Jordan Wolfe 21 digs. Falcons entered 5-1, 12-2. Gophers entered 6-0, 13-4.)

Kingsland 0, #8(AA) Caledonia 3 > 11-25, 17-25, 18-25 (K: Cheyenne Losey 8 kills, 3 blocks; Emily Schlitter 16 assists, 7 digs. C: Emma Lange 16 kills, 4 blocks; Maria Fruechte 12 killls; Taylor Winjim 35 assists; Katie McCarthy 15 digs. Knights are 2-5, 4-10)

Rushford-Peterson 1, Lewiston-Altura 3 > 19-25, 20-25, 25-23, 16-25 (R-P: Kenzie Lind 23 kills; Amy Todd 21 kills, 9 digs, 4 aces; Emily Culhane 20 assists; Kendra Crawford 15 digs. L-A: Jenny Mundt 31 kills, 12 digs; Maddie Hess 51 assists, 10 digs; Brooke Schilling 12 kills, 13 digs; Taylor Daley 18 digs)


Hope Lutheran 0, Lanesboro 3 > 25-18, 25-23, 25-15 (L: Harmon 7 digs, 4 kills; Linnea Thiss 10 assists, 5 digs; Karlee Ruen 8 assists; Miehlisch 5 kills. HL: Dakota Ellinghuysen 8 kills; Bailey Bautch 15 assists. Burros are 5-3, 6-7)

Caledonia 3, R-P 0 > 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 (R-P: Lind 22 kills, 8 digs; Todd 11 kills, 8 digs; Culhane 30 assists; Kendra Crawford 15 digs. C: Fruechte 14 kills, 12 digs; Lange 13 kills; Winjim 39 assists. Warriors lead 3 Rivers (with W-K) at 7-0, 15-3)

PEM 0, Fillmore Central 3 > 25-6, 25-10, 25-13 (FC: Peterson 13 kills; Case 10 kills, 8 digs; Malley 25 assists, 3 aces)


LeRoy-Ostrander Tournament (Fillmore Central and Rushford-Peterson)

FC defeated PEM 2-0 (25-13, 25-16), L-O 2-0 (25-17, 34-32), Riceville IA 2-0 (25-9, 25-11), & Glenville-Emmons 2-0 (25-6, 25-1) in Pool Play, then downed Blooming Prairie 2-0 (25-16, 25-22) to claim the championship. Tournament leaders: kills (A. Peterson 31, Case 37, V. Peterson 19), assists (Malley 104), digs (Jessie Tammel 25), blocks (Leah Scheevel 11), aces (three players tied with 7). FC is 16-3 overall, 5-2 in 3-Rivers. R-P fell to BP 1-2 (23-25, 25-23, 8-15), but defeated Alden-Conger 2-0 (25-11, 25-13), Hope Lutheran 2-0 (25-8, 25-20), & Grand Meadow 2-0 (25-16, 25-16) in Pool Play. They downed L-O 2-1 (21-25, 25-17, 15-10) for 3rd Place. R-P's record is 2-5, 15-12.

Pierz Tournament (Mabel-Canton)

M-C defeated Holdingford 2-0 (25-11, 25-14), Browerville 2-0 (25-15, 25-12), Pierz 1-1 (22-25, 25-17), & Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 1-1 (21-25, 25-17) in Pool Play. They then downed Pierz 2-1 (25-18, 23-25, 15-11) in Semis before falling to Faribault in finals 0-2 (13-25, 20-25). Only Browerville is class A. Faribault is AAA. Cougar statistical leaders: kills (Sand 56, Geving 35, Welscher 34), assists (McCabe 139), digs (Sand 68, Lee 53, Geving 42), aces (Sand 16, Geving 8), blocks (Welscher 10, Bailey Hanson 9). Cougars lose 1st match of the season but boast 8-0, 25-1 mark.



Kingsland Invitational (at Root River Country Club)

> Boys Team Results: 1st PEM 32, 2nd La Crescent 37, 3rd United South Central, 4th Rochester Area Home School, 5th Stewartville, 6th Kingsland; LFC inc, Schaeffer Academy Inc. > Top Knight finisher: Clayton Friemuth (19th of 44). Top LFCer: Travis Troendle (39 of 45).

> Girls Team Results: 1st La Crescent 29, 2nd USC 44, 3rd PEM 67, 4th Stewartville 103, 5th Rochester Home School 126, 6th Kingsland 175, LFC inc, Schaeffer Academy inc, D-E/SC inc. Top Knight finisher: Melanie Woods (36th of 48). Top LFCer: Kirsten Ruen (34th).


Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo Invite (at Zumbrota Golf Course)

> Boys Team Results: 1st Waseca 35, 2nd Byron 60, 3rd Z-M/K-W 114, 4th Rochester-Lourdes 137, 5th W-K 176, 6th LARP 194, 7th Pine Island 228, 8th Cannon Falls 235, 9th Stewartville 238, 10th Medford 274, 11th Austin-Pacelli 310. > Top LARPers (individual): Austin O'Hare (11th of 77), Ryan Ruberg (20th), & Graham Sullivan (31st).

> Girls Team Results: 1st Waseca 25, 2nd Lourdes 60, 3rd Stewartville 129, 4th Byron 131, 5th LARP 141, 6th Cannon Falls 142, 7th Z-M/K-W 171, 8th Winona-Cotter 212, 9th Pine Island 235, 10th W-K 240, Medford inc, Austin-Pacelli inc. Top LARPers (individual): Mariah Olson (17th of 76), Alyson Mueller (27th), Courtney Doerr (28th), & Danielle Eberhard (31st).



#6(AA) Caledonia 41, Rushford-Peterson 16 (R-P: Tyler McClellan 6 rushes, 49 yards, TD. Trojans amassed under 100 yards of offense. Didn't score until 4th quarter. Caledonia led 34-0 after three. C: Matt Peterson 19 rushes, 84 yards, 4 TD's; Jacob Swindell 16 rushes, 120 yards, TD. R-P falls to 2-3 overall)

Mabel-Canton 42, LeRoy-Ostrander 12 (M-C gets second straight win after starting 0-3)

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