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Noah Carlson
Noah Carlson
Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:46 AM

Rushford-Peterson athletes were acknowledged for their efforts this past fall by earning All-Conference honors. A total of 11 athletes qualified for All-Conference honors in football, volleyball and cross country.

  • R-P Academic letter winners

    Tuesday, November 17, thirty-eight Rushford-Peterson students were recognized for their leadership in academics.  

  • In a sport as physically demanding as wrestling, the question mark that hinders any season is injuries. How many injuries will a team sustain?

  • It’s a rare occurrence whenever a young basketball team has a strong playoff run, but that was the case for the Trojans girls basketball team in 2015. The Trojans barely missed out taking the lead back from the Fillmore Central Falcons in Rochester last March, losing their playoff game 45-50. 

  • “We don’t really know what we’ve gotten ourselves into,” said Brittany Benson, winter dance coach. Both Benson and Emily Paulson, the other coach, are attempting to set a record for the most complicated season of their careers.

  • How do you follow up a state championship basketball season? Coach Tom Vix hopes to have the answer. “That was last year,” said Vix. “We’re replacing four starters, four all-conference players.”

  • 11 R-P athletes earn All-Conference honors

    Rushford-Peterson athletes were acknowledged for their efforts this past fall by earning All-Conference honors. A total of 11 athletes qualified for All-Conference honors in football, volleyball and cross country.

  • Bowling 12 strikes in one game of bowling nets a bowler with a perfect score of 300. This is the pinnacle of bowling ability and Jeff Laumb did it on Oct. 27.

  • The number of deer harvested during the first three days of the firearms season is up from last season, according to DNR Wildlife Population Manager Steve Marchant. During the first three days of the 2015 season, 5,803 deer were registered in the 300 zones of southeast Minnesota. Of that total there were 3,387 bucks taken. That compares with 5,623 total deer and 3,155 bucks registered during the same three-day period last year.

  •  Linder places 69th at state cross country meet

    After a strong season, LARP runner Dylan Linder placed 69th at Class 1A State Championships held at St. Olaf College in Northfield this past Saturday. He finished in a time of 17:28.

  • Trojans lose out to number one seed Mabel-Canton

    There’s nothing worse than seeing a good team miss out on a playoff win due to unnecessary errors. Against Lanesboro, the R-P volleyball team won decisively in three games. But against number one seed Mabel-Canton, the perennial volleyball studs, the Trojans allowed themselves to make avoidable mistakes.

  • Linder moves on to State Cross Country Meet

    Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson cross country runner Dylan Linder has had a strong season, as he has finished in the top 10 five times, and four of those times were a top five finish. On Oct. 27, Linder added another top 10 finish to his season total, placing ninth at the Section 1A Cross Country Championships with a time of 17:25.5. Linder was the only LARP cross country athlete to qualify for state.

  • Trojans fall 21-20 to Wildcats in 1-A semi-finals

    Football games are made up of moments. In the Oct. 20 playoff game between R-P and Goodhue, R-P had plenty of moments. An interception by Lukas Rasmussen late in the second quarter that led to a 28 yard rushing touchdown from Noah Carlson. A big sack by Matt Culhane on fourth down, giving the Trojans possession. A forced dropped pass by Goodhue in the endzone on fourth down. These moments showed strong play by the Trojans, but eventually, it was a last minute touchdown and extra point by Goodhue that stole the game away from the Trojans, 21-20.

  • Three LARP runners earn All-TRC honors

    LARP cross country runners Dylan Linder, Hunter Herber and Bailey O’Hare all earned All-Conference honors due to their finishes at the Three Rivers Conference meet held Oct. 20 at St. Charles.

  • R-P falls to Eagles in  final regular season game

    The Trojans went back and forth against Dover-Eyota on Monday night’s game, before succumbing to the Eagles in the last game of regular season. After losing the first game, 19-25, the Trojans scored a convincing win 25-9. They followed up that set with a 12-25 loss, before edging out D-E in the fourth game, 26-24. The Trojans lost the tiebreaker 10-15, giving the Eagles the win.

  • Linder places second, leads LARP boys to fifth place finish

    The LARP boys cross country team placed fifth out of 11 teams at the PEM Invitational last week. The high finish was made possible by second place finisher, Dylan Linder, and eighth place finisher, Hunter Herber.

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