It was a year to remember for the Lanesboro/Fillmore Central cross-country teams.
The Burros ended their volleyball season last week in the first round of sub-section play, as visiting Schaeffer Academy prevailed three sets to one on Monday, Oct. 20.
No. 4 seed Lanesboro hosted and rolled past No. 5 Houston 54-14 in the section football opener.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team traveled to Rochester last Friday and Saturday, finishing the 2014 regular season with a second place finish in the Rochester Exchange Club Volleyball Tournament.
The Burros (7-7 conference, 9-12 overall) finished their regular season on a high note last Monday, defeating Hope Lutheran 3-0 at St. Mary's University.
The Burros nearly pulled off a fairy-tale finish at Mabel last Wednesday, but Mabel-Canton defenders foiled a last-second bid by the visitors to tie the game on the final play.
Last week the Fillmore Central volleyball team ended its dual match season with a pair of Three Rivers Conference wins over Southland (3-0: 25-13, 25-16, 25-18) and Kingsland (3-0: 25-15, 25-9, 25-9).
“We bent, but we didn’t break,” coach Chris Mensink said after the Falcons beat Hayfield 24-12 Friday for the team’s first win of the season. “They were a tough team to prepare for. They run so many different offensive sets. Our kids did an excellent job of adjusting.”
Runners from 12 programs were on hand for the Plainview/Jodi Rahman Invitational Cross Country meet last week. The girls from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central took second, while the boys finished in seventh place.
Lanesboro netters hosted the seventh-ranked team in Minnesota Class A last Tuesday, then entertained the conference's newest member two nights later.
t was Parents Night in Lanesboro last Friday, as the Burros hosted some state-ranked visitors.
It’s all up to the Fillmore Central (10-0, 16-6) volleyball team for a repeat Three Rivers Conference crown, a tie, or second place.