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Larson Well Drilling won the 2014 regular season championship of the Canton Men’s Softball League. Assembled on the final night of league play are, from left, Matt Garness, Josh Vaalemoen, Riley Austin, Lonnie Morken, Matt Breitsprecher, Eric Wilder, Brandon Bergey, Matt Erickson, Paul Tollefsrud, Alex Smith, Delbert Smith and Russell Larson. Way down front is Bennett Smith. Not shown is Jeremy Bergey. LEE EPPS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Larson Well Drilling won the 2014 regular season championship of the Canton Men’s Softball League. Assembled on the final night of league play are, from left, Matt Garness, Josh Vaalemoen, Riley Austin, Lonnie Morken, Matt Breitsprecher, Eric Wilder, Brandon Bergey, Matt Erickson, Paul Tollefsrud, Alex Smith, Delbert Smith and Russell Larson. Way down front is Bennett Smith. Not shown is Jeremy Bergey. LEE EPPS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:27 AM

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.

  • 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. 
  • Legion team loses to Wabasha in district play

    This past Monday night the Central Falcons Legion baseball team traveled to Wabasha for the first round of the district tournament, and came out on the short end of an 11-1 score.

     
  • A year from now in 2015, the new Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) district format will change the regular season for all high school football teams in the state.

     
  • New nine-team SEC brings 'zero week' to Cougar football
    It can be dizzying keeping up with the upcoming changes for Mabel-Canton and Southeast Conference football. The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) doing away with traditional high school football conferences in 2015, 2016 and presumably beyond is certainly a major alteration; the final SEC grid season of 2014 will be different as well. 
  • For the fifth time in 12 years, Lanesboro has finished the 2013-2014 school year with the most Southeast Conference sports championships. No other league team has earned that distinction more than three times. 
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