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NRHEG wins third straight at GFW

By JIM LUTGENS
Editor/Publisher

NRHEG football coach Dan Stork was concerned heading into last Friday’s game at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. The Panthers did not practice Thursday, instead spending the day sandbagging and helping New Richland recover from the flood.

It didn’t take them long to ease Stork’s mind.

Sam Prigge hit Cole Staloch with a 65-yard touchdown pass on their first play from scrimmage and the Panthers steamrolled to a 58-8 conquest at Winthrop.

“I was concerned how we would perform,” said Stork, whose squad improved to 3-1 with its third straight victory.

“It was a very quiet bus ride,” said Stork. “The guys were tired, but they came out strong and dominated all aspects of the game.”

The NRHEG volleyball team had its version of the NFL’s bye week, and entered it on a winning note.

The Panthers swept JWP 3-0 at Janesville Monday, Sept. 19, their last match until tonight’s Gopher Conference clash at Waterville. They won 25-21, 25-14, 25-20.

“The girls played really well,” said coach Onika Peterson. “We had talked beforehand that we needed to have confidence coming into the game, getting in the right mindset that we could get a win tonight.”

The NRHEG cross country teams hosted their lone home meet of the season Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Riverview Golf Course.

Josh Fleming led the Panthers with a 14th-place finish, clocking 19:04. Other places: Ben Lewer, 21st, 19:49; Kollin Reese, 41st, 21:51; Braden Routh, 55th, 23:44; Tyler Malakowsky, 61st, 25:30.

Mankato Loyola won with 40 points, followed by Blooming Prairie with 57, Tri-City United 103, Austin Pacelli 125, Maple River 127, JWP/WEM 131, NRHEG 158 and Madelia/Truman 236.