Last Saturday the Chatfield cross-country teams ran at the Jim Flim Invitational cross-country meet at St. Mary’s University in Winona.
After having a bye last week, the Chatfield Gophers will take on Caledonia Friday night in a battle of state-ranked teams.
The Chatfield volleyball team improved its Three Rivers Conference record to 5-0 last week with a pair of wins over Cotter (3-0; 25-11, 25-17, 25-13) and Southland (3-0; 25-19, 25-12, 25-22). The Lady Gophers are now 6-4 overall.
The Chatfield girls volleyball team took care of Rushford-Peterson in three sets last week, 25-15, 25-15, 25-15, improving its Three Rivers Conference record to 3-0.
It didn’t take long for the Chatfield Gophers to score against neighboring Kingsland, 1:44, as they went on to a 48-0 win over the Knights.
“Despite the team placings, we had some very strong performances,” said Chatfield cross-country coach Chris Frye. “Thirteen kids ran personal-record times, and we saw improvement across the board from previous meets. Our goal is to improve every meet, and we saw that at Luther.”
Last week the Chatfield girls split a pair of matches, losing to a very good Rochester Mayo team, 0-3 (4-25, 25-27, 15-25) and downing Three Rivers Conference foe Caledonia 3-2 (25-23, 16-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-8).
With the early edition due to Labor Day last week, results from the Chatfield football game with Rushford-Peterson weren’t available. The final result was a “thumbs down” as the Gophers lost to the state ranked Trojans, 29-12.
The Chatfield Gophers boys only had five runners in the varsity meet at Hayfield last week and finished fifth (119 points) out of nine teams, but individually, Christian Bance was second in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 18:01.9.
The Chatfield Gophers opened the 2014 football season with a 46-0 win over Fillmore Central, forcing six turnovers along the way, recovering three fumbles and picking off three Fillmore Central passes.