Mabel-Canton fans breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday night when the Cougars foiled a last-second bid by Lanesboro to tie the game on the final play.
Mabel-Canton kicked off the volleyball post season with a pair of wins last week. But their biggest test of the year comes on Thursday when the Cougars will face the Falcons of Fillmore Central.
Arriving at Spring Grove for a Section 1A football semi-finals game last Saturday, the Mabel-Canton Cougars found themselves greeted by a large and loyal following of M-C fans.
Third-seed Mabel-Canton outscored visiting Lyle/Pacelli, 91-58, in the Section 1A football opener last Tuesday night. That combined 149 points surpasses the previous state-record of 128 points, according to the State High School League online records.
Even though it's not an actual conference championship, the annual Southeast Conference (SEC) East-West Showcase match does bestow some bragging rights. This year, the East Division hosted the event.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team traveled to Rochester last Friday and Saturday, finishing the 2014 regular season with a second place finish in the Rochester Exchange Club Volleyball Tournament.
The Mabel-Canton volleyball team traveled to Lanesboro last Tuesday, then hosted Schaeffer Academy two days later, securing two more wins as the regular season came to an end.
The Mabel-Canton Cougars traveled to Glenville-Emmons last Friday, scoring on all of their first half possessions en route to a 46-20 win over the Wolverines.
Last week the Fillmore Central volleyball team ended its dual match season with a pair of Three Rivers Conference wins over Southland (3-0: 25-13, 25-16, 25-18) and Kingsland (3-0: 25-15, 25-9, 25-9).
“We bent, but we didn’t break,” coach Chris Mensink said after the Falcons beat Hayfield 24-12 Friday for the team’s first win of the season. “They were a tough team to prepare for. They run so many different offensive sets. Our kids did an excellent job of adjusting.”
Runners from 12 programs were on hand for the Plainview/Jodi Rahman Invitational Cross Country meet last week. The girls from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central took second, while the boys finished in seventh place.
Mabel-Canton netters ran their record to 26-4 last week with a pair of straight-set conference wins against some very talented opponents.