The girls from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central posted another cross-country victory last Tuesday, their second in five starts. The Burros turned in a team score of 45 points (their best in recent years) by placing five runners in the top 15. Plainview-Elgin-Millville took second in the varsity 4K, while La Crescent snagged third.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team picked up a pair of Three Rivers Conference wins last week, downing Caledonia (3-0: 28-26, 30-28, 25-18) and Chatfield (3-0: 25-19, 25-23, 25-19), improving to 8-0, TRC, and 14-5, overall.
Lanesboro netters hosted Spring Grove on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The Burros were defeated in straight sets (25-23, 25-18, 25-10).
When the Burros hosted the top-ranked team in Minnesota nine-man football last Friday, they were taking on a challenge. Defending state champs Grand Meadow may have wound up spoiling Lanesboro's Homecoming, but the contest didn't start out that way.
Three Chatfield cross-country runners medaled at the recently held Kingsland Invitational: Karen Gomez-Ruiz (16:48.0,second, girls varsity), Christian Bance (17:44.9, third, boys varsity) and Payton Guenther (22:02.4, fourth, boys JV).
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.
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.