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The 2014 GMLOKS wrestling team. Front row, from left, Jackson Hale, John Barber, Noah Eissinger, Josh Graves, Brenn Olson, Jack Mullenbach and Isaac Eissinger. Middle row, Wyatt Richardson, Parker Hale, Christophor Bain, Blake Olson, Sam Roe, Mike Stout and James Bigelow. Back row, Jeremy Heller, Jamie Johnson, Clayton Luthe, Blake Benson, Jace Bunne and Cody Merkel. Not pictured: Brandon Turner and Kyle Morrison.  COURTESY OF MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
The 2014 GMLOKS wrestling team. Front row, from left, Jackson Hale, John Barber, Noah Eissinger, Josh Graves, Brenn Olson, Jack Mullenbach and Isaac Eissinger. Middle row, Wyatt Richardson, Parker Hale, Christophor Bain, Blake Olson, Sam Roe, Mike Stout and James Bigelow. Back row, Jeremy Heller, Jamie Johnson, Clayton Luthe, Blake Benson, Jace Bunne and Cody Merkel. Not pictured: Brandon Turner and Kyle Morrison. COURTESY OF MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:54 AM

The newly formed GMLOKS (Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland) wrestling team won the first match of the season, downing the FCLMC (Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton) Wolves, 60-3.

  • Koop scores 21 to lead Trojans over FC
    As the Trojan girls enter the final month of regular season play, lead scorer Brianna Koop and her teammates started their February games off with a road win against Fillmore Central.

  • Boys trip Rushford-Peterson in state-ranked showdown
    With three wins last week, the Spring Grove boys have clinched at least a share of a sixth straight SEC East Division championship. The state-ranked spotlight was on Thursday's non-conference win at Rushford-Peterson. The week had begun at home on Monday, February 1 versus Houston and closed on Friday at LeRoy-Ostrander.

  • M-C girls defeat SA, W-K
    The Mabel-Canton girls basketball team picked up two wins last week, as they topped Schaeffer Academy 45-22 last Friday and the beat visiting Wabasha-Kellogg Saturday afternoon by a 58-55 score.

  • Chatfield girls win two, lose one last week
    In the past week the Chatfield girls basketball team got wins over Wabasha-Kellogg (79-56) and Lake City (62-47) and lost to number seven state ranked Dover-Eyota (70-47).  This week the gals have games with number one class AA state ranked Plainview-Elgin-Millville (19-1) on Tuesday and St. Charles (15-5) on Friday.  The game with the Bulldogs is home and the Saints’ game is on the road.

  • Kingsland boys score big over L-O
    The Kingsland boys split a pair of non-conference basketball games this past week, beating LeRoy-Ostrander, 85-55 and losing to Grand Meadow, 60-41.

  • Boys take border battle, win five in six days
    Five wins in six days kept the Spring Grove boys (ranked No. 2 in Minnesota Class A) hustling last week. The Lions surpassed 80 points in four of the convincing victories.

  • Falcons avenge loss to Cotter
    This past Monday night, the Fillmore Central boys downed Cotter, 55-47, avenging a loss to the Ramblers less than two weeks ago.  I had to leave the house early on Tuesday so I didn’t get the stats from Coach Mensink for this game, but sure looks like a nice win, and a nice “rebound” to the losses to Caledonia and Lewiston-Altura.

  • Gopher boys top Knights, end losing skid

    The Chatfield boys basketball team ended its losing streak of 13 games with a 58-53 win over Kingsland last Friday night. Following the win, coach Tom Bance said, “We played well throughout the game, got good shots, rebounded the ball well and didn’t turn it over.”  With the win Chatfield is now 4-10 in the Three Rivers-West, and 4-17, overall.

  • R-P Trojan boys battle top teams

    The Rushford-Peterson boys basketball team picked up an easy TRC win and then lost to two of the top rated teams in the state in Class A and Class AA this week.

  • Season-best total tames Tigers

    The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnastics team posted its highest score of the season on Monday, January 18. Traveling to Stewartville, the Warriors out-pointed the Tigers 120.95 – 114.03.

  • FCLMC wrestlers do well in Twin Cities

    “We had a great tournament at Cooper High School in the Cities,” said Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton wrestling coach Joe Cullen.  “It was fun to see some new competition away from our very tough schedule in southeast Minnesota.  Trey (Chiglo) and Jacob (Thomas) were able to ‘pin their way’ through the finals, and all our wrestlers were able to each win at least two matches.  It was nice to see the hard work in practice paying off on the mat,” he added.  Complete results for “The Hawk Invite” are shown later in this article.

  • Goetzinger, Ketterhage, Mandt, Salisbury, Lawler place at Lake City

    “Hard work is paying off for some of Chatfield’s wrestlers,” said head coach Travis Bartels. “We had some good results up at Lake City.”  Seth Goetzinger, Chase Ketterhage, Jake Mandt, Lincoln Salisbury and Nick Lawler all placed in the top six at the 12- team Lake City tournament.  Here are those results from the Lake City Tournament:

  • KHS boys beat Cotter, lose to #4 St. Charles

    Last week the Kingsland boys basketball team beat Cotter 44-41 and lost to number-four state-ranked St. Charles 78-45.  The win over the Ramblers was the Knights fourth in a row.  The team hopes to start another winning streak this coming week with games against Southland (Tuesday), Chatfield (Friday, away) and Wabasha-Kellogg (Tuesday, Feb. 2, at home).

  • Gopher gals win two more, winning streak now at seven

    The winning streak for the Chatfield girls basketball team is now at seven, after a pair of wins over Fillmore Central (51-38) and La Crescent (55-41) this past week.  The team is now 8-7 for the season and 5-5 in the Three Rivers Conference-West Division.  The gals have two more games this week, Thursday at home against Southland (4-5, 4-7) and Saturday, on the road against Hayfield (10-6).

  • Pair of great escapes preserves girls’ league lead

    Two out of three match-ups resulted in conference wins for the Spring Grove girls last week, as the Lions maintained their lead in the SEC East.  In between come-from-behind league wins (one in overtime) against Houston and Schaeffer Academy came a not-close non-conference loss at Kingsland.

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