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Chatfield's Megan LaPlante tagged this Rushford-Peterson runner out during TRC softball action last week in Chatfield.  SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
Chatfield's Megan LaPlante tagged this Rushford-Peterson runner out during TRC softball action last week in Chatfield. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:48 AM
Last week the Chatfield softball team picked up four wins, all Three Rivers Conference games, and moved into sole possession of first place in the TRC-West with a 5-1 record.  Dover-Eyota, which was tied with the Lady Gophers, won two (St. Charles and R-P) and lost one (Spring Grove/Caledonia), dropped to 4-2 in conference play, one full game behind Chatfield.  Leader in the TRC-East is Cotter (5-0, 7-1), Chatfield’s opponent on Thursday.  Chatfield’s wins last week were against Wabasha-Kellogg (12-2, 14-0 5 innings), Rushford-Peterson (16-0, five innings) and La Crescent (4-1, 8 innings).

  • On April 22,  the Chatfield boys and girls golf teams entertained St. Charles. 

  • Chatfield boys third, girls fourth at Lewiston-Altura Invitational meet
    The Chatfield boys and girls track teams competed in the Lewiston-Altura Invitational last week.

  • Gopher softball team moves into  first place with four wins last week
    Last week the Chatfield softball team picked up four wins, all Three Rivers Conference games, and moved into sole possession of first place in the TRC-West with a 5-1 record.  Dover-Eyota, which was tied with the Lady Gophers, won two (St. Charles and R-P) and lost one (Spring Grove/Caledonia), dropped to 4-2 in conference play, one full game behind Chatfield.  Leader in the TRC-East is Cotter (5-0, 7-1), Chatfield’s opponent on Thursday.  Chatfield’s wins last week were against Wabasha-Kellogg (12-2, 14-0 5 innings), Rushford-Peterson (16-0, five innings) and La Crescent (4-1, 8 innings).

  • Gopher baseball team splits, 2-2

    Last week the Chatfield baseball team split a double-header with Wabasha-Kellogg losing 7-0, in  10 innings and winning 13-4. The Gophers beat Rushford-Peterson (15-5) in six innings and lost a run-scoring marathon to La Crescent 15-12 in eight innings.  Chatfield is now 3-4, in the conference and overall.

  • Boys first, girls fourth at 15th annual  Chatfield Invitational track meet
    The Chatfield boys scored 131 points in their own invitational track meet and brought home the first place trophy.  Rushford-Peterson/Houston was second with 105 points.  Senior Chase Salerno picked up three first place medals. He won the 110 m hurdles (:17.33), the 300 m hurdles (:47.07) and ran the third leg in the winning 4x400 relay (Isaiah Froese, Kevin Bradt, Salerno, Dillon Nolan, 4:01.06).  Grabbing two gold medals in the 400 m dash (:55.19) and the high jump (5’6”) was freshman Gage Tuohy.

  • Softball team downs St. Charles 4-1
    The Chatfield girls softball team got a big TRC win over the St. Charles Saints last week, 4-1, and evened their record at 1-1. This week the gals travel to Wabasha-Kellogg on Tuesday for a double-header, host Rushford-Peterson on Thursday and travel to La Crescent on Friday.  

  • The Chatfield baseball team had scored in each of the first five innings and was leading 8-5 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. Unfortunately, the Gophers gave up four runs on four hits and a walk, to fall behind for the first time in the game, 9-8.  Unable to score in either the sixth or seventh inning, that was the final score in the TRC-West thriller.  

  • Gopher baseball team starts season at 1-1
    The Chatfield Gophers baseball team opened the season with a 6-5 come from behind win over GMLOK, but then lost to St. Charles, 6-0, this past Saturday.

  • Chatfield softball coaches coach Jeff Johnson and assistant coach Mark Eickhoff  have been preparing their athletes for the 2016 season and their home opener against St. Charles next Tuesday, April 5.

  • With 11 seniors and three juniors listed on the roster this spring, Gopher head coach Brian Baum should have some seasoned players to work with this season.

  • With more than 80 kids out for track (grades seventh through 12), Chatfield head coach Jeff DeBuhr and assistant coaches Damien Nickelson, Jayna Harstad and Sara Duxbury have a large contingency out this spring. They are hoping to replicate on last year's successful season, where a number of athletes won medals at the state meet in June.  

  • According to Chatfield boys and girls golf head coach Paul Wagner, “Numbers will be a problem again this year, for both the girls and boys. 

  • The Chatfield girls basketball team finished the 2015-16 season with a 14-13 record, including playoffs, and 9-9 in Three Rivers Conference play.

  • The Chatfield boys basketball team finished the 2015-16 season at 6-20, including playoffs, and 6-12 in Three Rivers Conference play.  

  • Chatfield teachers will return to the basketball court Friday evening, March 18, to see if they can avenge last year’s loss to the students in the second student-staff basketball game sponsored by the Chatfield High School Pep Club to raise funds to support the school athletics program.

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