Ethan Matzke scores two of his team-high 12 points while defended by Ben Ansell. Photo by S. Lee Epps
Ethan Matzke scores two of his team-high 12 points while defended by Ben Ansell. Photo by S. Lee Epps
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:22 PM
It certainly wasn’t the type of ending to the basketball season that the Spring Grove boys basketball team expected. It also wasn’t the type of game that Rushford-Peterson basketball fans expected, either. The No. 1 seeded Rushford-Peterson Trojans beat No. 2 seed Spring Grove in the Section 1A championship game 66-30 in a game that no one thought would be one-sided on Saturday, March 17, at the Mayo Civic Auditorium in Rochester. The Lions finished what would have likely been a rebuilding season for many other teams (only one starter returning from last season) at 24-6.

  • Three Trojan basketball players were named to the All-Three Rivers Conference first team and two more are All-Conference Honorable Mention selections. Not to be outdone, the now-retired head coach walked away with a couple honors of his own.
  • Coach Vix retires after three decades
    Long-time Rushford-Peterson boys’ basketball coach Tom Vix ended his storied career in fine style. Vix’s final Trojans squad not only finished sixth in the 2018 Class A state tournament, but Vix was named Section 1A Coach of the Year and State Class A Coach of the Year. 
  • R-P FFA ready for state competition
    The Minnesota State FFA Convention is coming up on April 22 through the 24 and will include members of the Rushford-Peterson FFA Chapter. Two teams will compete in Horse Judging and Livestock Evaluation Events, while one individual will take part in the Dairy Handling Competition.
  • Lions reload for repeat trap title run
    To say that 2017 was good to the Spring Grove trap shooters is a pretty big understatement. As this year’s Lions prepare for the spring season, most of them were around when Spring Grove won the Class A state title at the Minnesota Clay Target State Tournament last season. They also placed ninth at the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament that features all nine classes in the same competition. And they did all that with only one senior on last year’s roster

  • R-P/H track team begins season at St. Mary’s meet
    The spring sports season started off with a bang on March 27 as several Rushford-Peterson/Houston track and field members competed at an invitational at St. Mary’s University in Winona.
  • The season is already three meets old for the Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton boys track team. 
  • Spring sports likely battling weather as season gets underway
    Spring sports got underway last week as the track team participated in two indoor meets. 
  • Pitching promotes optimism for Spring Grove
    The Spring Grove baseball team is preparing for its third season as a stand-alone programas well as its second season of Southeast Conference eligibility. While graduation did claim starters at three of the four infield positions, seven of 11 letter winners return as do nine other players from last spring.

  • Bohr repeats all-conference; coaches also honor Solum
    Two members of the Spring Grove girls basketball team were recently named All-Southeast Conference. Senior Lauryn Bohr was named to the All-SEC Second Team for the third year, and sophomore Amelia Solum was named All-SEC Honorable Mention.

  • The Rushford-Peterson girls’ basketball team placed one player on the All-Three Rivers Conference Honorable Mention squad. 
  • Trojan boys take sixth place at state tournament
    The Rushford-Peterson boys’ basketball team capped off a very successful season last weekend, finishing sixth in the MSHSL Class A state tournament. 
  • R-P speech team places second at Three Rivers Conference meet
    The Rushford-Peterson Speech Team traveled back to Chatfield for the Three Rivers Conference contest on Saturday, March 17.
  • Epps wins national wrestling title
    Epps is grandson of Rushford’s Jim and Bonnie Norstad.
  • Denial comes quickly in section final
    It certainly wasn’t the type of ending to the basketball season that the Spring Grove boys basketball team expected. It also wasn’t the type of game that Rushford-Peterson basketball fans expected, either. The No. 1 seeded Rushford-Peterson Trojans beat No. 2 seed Spring Grove in the Section 1A championship game 66-30 in a game that no one thought would be one-sided on Saturday, March 17, at the Mayo Civic Auditorium in Rochester. The Lions finished what would have likely been a rebuilding season for many other teams (only one starter returning from last season) at 24-6.

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