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Curt Luhmann, standing with his brightly-painted No. 8, has four Mod Lites victories under his belt this season at the Upper Iowa Speedway. The veteran Rushford driver is first on the season points leader-board. CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Curt Luhmann, standing with his brightly-painted No. 8, has four Mod Lites victories under his belt this season at the Upper Iowa Speedway. The veteran Rushford driver is first on the season points leader-board. CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:22 PM
Another round of competition at Cresco Speedway marked the 10th installment in the 2014 Upper Iowa Speedway series on July 27. Fans enjoyed five classes of action on a mild summer evening.
  • Rushford driver tears up the track
    Another round of competition at Cresco Speedway marked the 10th installment in the 2014 Upper Iowa Speedway series on July 27. Fans enjoyed five classes of action on a mild summer evening. 
  • Recent conference expansion prompted tough scheduling choices for some Southeast Conference volleyball programs in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season. Randolph becomes the 11th net program in the SEC. The Rockets will make the SEC West Division a six-team race while the SEC East remains a five-team affair. 
  • Points leader Luhman repeats; Mensink, Lerch triumph, too
    The ninth race in the Upper Iowa Speedway season series shifted to Cresco Speedway on Sunday, July 20. 
  • Legion inaugural season is history: team finishes 4-5
    From pretty much all standards of measure, the past season for the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Legion baseball team has to be considered a success. 
  • Lower echelon teams continued to sabotage championship plans or throw a scare into the league leaders in the men’s slow pitch softball race at Canton. Two weeks ago, three teams came in sharing the league lead; all three have tasted defeat during the ensuing two rounds of play. 
  • Legion team loses to Wabasha in district play

    This past Monday night the Central Falcons Legion baseball team traveled to Wabasha for the first round of the district tournament, and came out on the short end of an 11-1 score.

     
  • A year from now in 2015, the new Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) district format will change the regular season for all high school football teams in the state.

     
  • New nine-team SEC brings 'zero week' to Cougar football
    It can be dizzying keeping up with the upcoming changes for Mabel-Canton and Southeast Conference football. The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) doing away with traditional high school football conferences in 2015, 2016 and presumably beyond is certainly a major alteration; the final SEC grid season of 2014 will be different as well. 
  • For the fifth time in 12 years, Lanesboro has finished the 2013-2014 school year with the most Southeast Conference sports championships. No other league team has earned that distinction more than three times. 
  • Legion team gets win in tourney, another over St. Charles
    It has been a busy last few days for the Central Legion baseball team, with trips to Montevideo and St. Charles. This past weekend the team won one and lost two in the Montevideo Tournament, and last Wednesday picked up a win over St. Charles.

     
  • Football scheduling will change once again in 2015 as the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors recently adopted a plan that places all member schools with football programs into districts. 
  • Coaches and players from the area will participate in the 41st annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Clemens Stadium on the campus of St. John's University at Collegeville. 
  • Families are busy with sports year round. That's why Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic (WMC) in Decorah and its satellite clinics in Ossian and Mabel offer reduced-rate athletic physicals year-round to all area athletes for only $30.

     
  • Larson Well Drilling and Soland Carpentry both remained unbeaten atop the standings after three games. Mabel Liquor (1-2) fell for the second time by a rather narrow 2-run margin. 
  • Fillmore Central girls take third in golf at state
    Fillmore Central's girls golf team took third place at the state tournament while Jordan Miller, representing Fillmore Central in individual boys play, finished 17th. 
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