It’s bad enough to have to open the new football season against the defending state champion (Chatfield), but to turn around and play a team that has been the powerhouse of Class AA, in the state (Caledonia), is more than any coach would want. But, as the saying goes, “It is what it is!”
The Canton Men’s Softball League’s postseason tournament crown came down to regular season champion Larson Well Drilling and runner-up Steuart Labs.
The Lanesboro/Fillmore Central boys and girls cross-country squads are already running this week as they were scheduled to participate in the Stewartville Invitational at Bear Creek Park on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The Lanesboro gridiron squad decimated Glenville-Emmons during the Aug. 22 opener, 76-0.
The Burro volleyball team opened play at Schaeffer Academy on Thursday, Aug. 21, winning in straight sets.
Last year the Falcons finished the season with a 4-6 record, 3-5 in the Blue Division of the Southern Football Alliance (SFA). This season, in the last year of the SFA, Fillmore Central hopes to improve on that record, although it will have a tough start, traveling to Chatfield to take on the defending state champion Gophers.
Returning letter winners Alexis Jorgenson, Kelsey O'Koren, Olivia Haug, Claire Peterson, Cassidy Ruud, Rachel Kimball, Steph Erickson, Rachel Eversole and Olivia Rogers will lead the Burros out onto the volleyball court this year.
A sizable group of upperclassmen will bring both size and experience to the gridiron for Lanesboro this season. There are 17 returning letter winners from a team that tied for first in the SEC last fall, including seven returning starters.
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.
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.