Mabel-Canton was ranked sixth in the state last week, as the Cougars hosted Southeast Conference (SEC) opponents Spring Grove Lions and Grand Meadow Super Larks.
Mabel-Canton's volleyball team hosted Lanesboro on Tuesday, Sept. 16, then traveled to Burnsville to take on some of the best teams in the state at the two-day Minnesota Class A and AA Showcase Tournament.
Last Friday, the Mabel-Canton Cougars spoiled LeRoy-Ostrander's homecoming with an impressive 47-24 gridiron performance. An equally impressive number of Cougar fans made the trip on a windy, warm night, where they found the stands filled with red-clad Cardinal fans.
Of the 16 teams invited to play in the Class A Showcase, 14 of them have been ranked at one time or another in the Minnesota coaches poll, and the Fillmore Central gals came out in fourth place, losing to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (0-2: 9-25, 20-25) in the third place match last Saturday.
The Fillmore Central football team lost its fifth straight game last week against Southland, 22-14, but it wasn’t without a fight from the youthful Falcons.
Grand Meadow, last year's state champions in nine-man football and state-ranked at number one this season, scored on seven of its first eight possessions while posting a 47-6 win at Mabel-Canton (M-C) last week.
At the midway part of the regular football season, the Fillmore Central Falcons stand 0-4, after losing to the Goodhue Wildcats last Friday night, 31-6.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team has hit its busiest time of the season with six matches and two tournaments in a 15-day stretch.
The Mabel-Canton gridiron team posted a 39-8 road win at Houston on Sept. 5, improving to 2-1 on the season.
Mabel-Canton netters hosted Hope Lutheran on Tuesday, Sept. 2, then traveled to Houston two days later. The Cougars defeated both opponents in straight sets, winning at home 25-6, 25-6 and 25-8, and on the road 25-13, 25-17 and 25-14.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team picked up its second win of the season in La Crescent, downing the Lancers in three sets: 25-6, 25-9, 25-11. The Lady Falcons are now 2-0, overall, and 2-0 in the Three Rivers Conference.
The Fillmore Central Falcons football team dropped to 0-3 on the season after losing to Wabasha-Kellogg (1-2) last Friday night, 26-7.
Pine Creek Golf Course was the site of last Thursday's La Crescent Invitational cross-country meet. Also known as the Crazy Buffalo Invite, the event drew athletes from 10 girls programs and 11 boys teams. Temperatures were in the low 80s, with a light southwest breeze.
Mabel-Canton netters played nine matches last week without dropping a set.
The Mabel-Canton gridiron crew battled both rain and Lyle/Pacelli on Friday, Aug. 29. In spite of some slippery footballs, the Cougars prevailed, 42-18.