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Central’s Trace Tollefson makes a catch in centerfield while Hunter Aggen backs him up.  Aggen had the winning hit for the Falcons in the bottom of the seventh inning against Plainview last week.  BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER
Central’s Trace Tollefson makes a catch in centerfield while Hunter Aggen backs him up. Aggen had the winning hit for the Falcons in the bottom of the seventh inning against Plainview last week. BILL BENTSON/NEWS LEADER
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:23 PM
 

The Central Legion baseball team racked up 13 hits against Plainview-Elgin-Millville, but it was two hits in the bottom of the seventh that were needed to give the locals an 8-7 win a week ago Thursday.  The Falcons scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and another run in the bottom of the sixth but gave up three runs in the fifth and four more in the top of the seventh as PEM tied the game, “forcing the Falcon heroics” in the bottom of the seventh.

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  • Aggen gets winning hit for Central in win over PEM
     

    The Central Legion baseball team racked up 13 hits against Plainview-Elgin-Millville, but it was two hits in the bottom of the seventh that were needed to give the locals an 8-7 win a week ago Thursday.  The Falcons scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and another run in the bottom of the sixth but gave up three runs in the fifth and four more in the top of the seventh as PEM tied the game, “forcing the Falcon heroics” in the bottom of the seventh.

     
  • Twins Talk: Quite an endeavor by Trevor Plouffe
     

    Trevor Plouffe has developed into a solid major league third baseman. Trevor was drafted in 2004 after an All-American high school career, chosen in the first round (20th overall) by the Twins as a shortstop. Through the years as he learned his craft in the minors, he was occasionally called up to the Twins when someone was injured. But he would bounce around, playing every position — from short to third, second, first, and even a stint in the outfield.

     
  • Upper Iowa Speedway ushers in new class
     

    A brand-new class of racecars rumbled onto the Upper Iowa Speedway clay oval in Decorah last weekend — the Limited Late Model Class.

     
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    The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro softball team finished the 2015 season with an impressive 20-7 record, and a Section 1A runner-up trophy, along with silver medals for the players.  The Lady Falcons lost to Hayfield in the championship game, 4-0.  Hayfield lost both of its games at the state tournament, 7-2 to the eventual state champion New Life Academy and 9-0 to the eventual consolation champion, Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian.

     
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    The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team finished the season third in the Section 1A Tournament with a record of 10-16.  The Falcons were last in the Three Rivers-East Division with a record of 3-14, but got hot in the sub-section and section tournaments to bring home the “bronze medals.” Final regular season record was 6-14.  Cotter won the TRC-East with a record of 15-2 (17-5 overall), while La Crescent was second at 14-3.  Chatfield (14-8) and St. Charles (17-8) tied for first in the TRC-West with 12-6 records.

     
  • Central Legion team hosts East-West challenge
      Over this past weekend, the (Fillmore Central/Lanesboro) Central Falcons Legion baseball team hosted an East-West “round-robin” challenge, with three teams from the West (Dodge Center, Byron and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton) taking on three teams from the East (Central, Lewiston and Caledonia).   
  • Vickerman, Wenthold are M-C Athletes of Year

    Coranda Vickerman and Keyser Wenthold earned Athlete of the Year honors at Mabel-Canton High School.

     
  • LHS golfer Madeline Snyder competes at State Golf Meet

    When Madeline Snyder headed for Becker, Minn., last week, she knew she'd be golfing against some of the best players the state had to offer.

     
  • Falcon girls second at state golf meet

    After the Fillmore Central girls made their first trip to the Minnesota Class A State Meet in 2014, the goal was to return in 2015. With only one senior graduating from the ’14 team, that seemed to be a pretty realistic goal.  A third place finish last year made the stakes a bit higher in 2015.  They bettered their 2014 third place performance with a second place finish this year, and again, with only one senior on the squad.  This goal oriented squad has their sites set for 2016.

     
  • The Upper Iowa Speedway points series convened again in Cresco on Sunday, June 7, much to the delight of racing fans.

     
  • Cougars earn All-SEC in softball

    The 2015 All-Southeast Conference Softball team has been announced. Twelve outstanding players, including three Cougars, made the list. In addition, each of the five teams placed one player on the Honorable Mention squad.

     
  • All-Conference recognizes M-C baseball players

    Two Cougars have earned spots on the All-SEC first team in baseball, while another has been named to the Honorable Mention list.

     
  • The Lanesboro golf teams had five boys and six girls earn All-SEC recognition for the 2015 spring season.

     
  • L/FC/MC athletes medal at State Track Meet

    Two athletes from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton shone at last week's Minnesota Class A Track and Field Championships. The meet was held June 5 and 6 at St. Paul's Hamline University.

     
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