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Cougar Jon Selness drops back to pass versus Houston during last Saturday’s scrimmage in Spring Grove. CRAIG MOORHEAD/NEWS-RECORD
Cougar Jon Selness drops back to pass versus Houston during last Saturday’s scrimmage in Spring Grove. CRAIG MOORHEAD/NEWS-RECORD
Friday, August 22, 2014 2:14 PM

 “We have good numbers this year,” head coach Karl Urbaniak said. “We've got a lot of younger players, but it's a nice challenge.

  • Last year the Falcons finished the season with a 4-6 record, 3-5 in the Blue Division of the Southern Football Alliance (SFA). This season, in the last year of the SFA, Fillmore Central hopes to improve on that record, although it will have a tough start, traveling to Chatfield to take on the defending state champion Gophers.

     
  • The M-C Cougars graduated an outstanding class of netters last year, including three-time All-State and four-time SEC Player of the Year Belle Sand, three-time All SEC players Carly McCabe and Lydia Geving, and all-conference players Christine Lee and Sara Lind.

     
  • Numbers growing for M-C football

     “We have good numbers this year,” head coach Karl Urbaniak said. “We've got a lot of younger players, but it's a nice challenge.

     
  • Upper Iowa Speedway action heated up last weekend with races in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday and Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday. The same three drivers took the top three spots in the Mod Lites class on both evenings, albeit in different order. 
  • Walk-off homer caps championship run

    With the Canton Men's Softball League championship already in the bag, Larson Well Drilling ended the regular season in dramatic fashion with Matt Erickson's walk-off home run.

     
  • Wolves wrestling team ?participates in Luther College's Team Wrestling Camp
    The Fillmore Central, Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton High School wrestling team, the Wolves, participated in the 2014 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah. 
  • Cresco, Decorah speedways ready for double feature

    Racing fans enjoyed five classes of dirt-digging action at Cresco Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 10, as the Upper Iowa Speedway series visited that city once again.

     
  • Caledonia driver wins at Decorah
    John Griffin of Caledonia took the pole position in Saturday's Mod-Lites feature, then held off the field to secure his first checkered flag of the season in the Upper Iowa Speedway series. 
  • Who plays, why play nine-man football?
    An out-of-state reader unfamiliar with nine-man football has inquired about this gridiron game played in Minnesota. The nine-man variety is played by schools too small to play the standard 11-man game. 
  • Larson Well Drilling locked down at least a share of the men’s softball regular season championship while eliminating Soland Carpentry from the title chase. Steuart Lab remained alive in the race but will need an upset from fifth place Mabel Liquor in this the final week of the regular season. 
  • Rushford driver tears up the track
    Another round of competition at Cresco Speedway marked the 10th installment in the 2014 Upper Iowa Speedway series on July 27. Fans enjoyed five classes of action on a mild summer evening. 
  • Recent conference expansion prompted tough scheduling choices for some Southeast Conference volleyball programs in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season. Randolph becomes the 11th net program in the SEC. The Rockets will make the SEC West Division a six-team race while the SEC East remains a five-team affair. 
  • Points leader Luhman repeats; Mensink, Lerch triumph, too
    The ninth race in the Upper Iowa Speedway season series shifted to Cresco Speedway on Sunday, July 20. 
  • Legion inaugural season is history: team finishes 4-5
    From pretty much all standards of measure, the past season for the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Legion baseball team has to be considered a success. 
  • Lower echelon teams continued to sabotage championship plans or throw a scare into the league leaders in the men’s slow pitch softball race at Canton. Two weeks ago, three teams came in sharing the league lead; all three have tasted defeat during the ensuing two rounds of play. 
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