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.
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 Lanesboro/Fillmore Central girls varsity cross-country team took second place at Hok-Si-La Community Park last week. That's the site of the Lake City Invitational, a meet that drew 11 programs.
Lanesboro took on two state-ranked volleyball programs in three appearances last week.
For the Burros, it was never in doubt. Arriving in Houston on Friday, Sept. 19, Lanesboro managed to dominate the Hurricanes, winning 36-0.
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.
Ninety-one runners lined up for the girls varsity 4,000 meters at Dover-Eyota last week, and the team from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central made yet another strong showing.
When Burro Tyler Miller rambled for a 70-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, it sent a message to fans – this was going to be an offense-filled night of football.
On Sept. 9, the Burros hosted the Houston Hurricanes, falling three sets to one (23-25, 25-11, 10-25, 24-26).
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.
The Burros traveled to Spring Grove on Tuesday, Sept. 2, suffering their first loss of the year — three sets to one (18-25, 25-22, 17-25, 20-25).
Lanesboro couldn't corral the Rockets of Randolph last Friday, suffering a 49-16 loss in football following a long road trip.