Rochester's Lucas Fisher is a starting defensive back for the Southwest State University Minnesota football team and he had a key play to seal a win in the Mustangs' most recent victory.

Back on Oct. 19, Southwest State scored with 49 seconds to play to take a 42-38 lead over St. Cloud State. The Huskies were then driving in the closing seconds when Fisher made a diving interception to seal the victory.

That was Fisher's first interception of the season. The junior is fifth on the team with 52 tackles.

The Mustangs started the season 0-3, but are now 3-5.

Fisher was also a starter as a sophomore and he made 53 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles.

Grand Meadow's Chris Bain is a sophomore linebacker for the Mustangs. He has appeared in all eight games as a reserve this season and has 19 tackles.

Rochester's Arath Martinez and Thomas Mergen, who like Fisher are Century grads, are both redshirt freshmen at Southwest State this season. Martinez is a quarterback and Mergen is a linebacker.

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Rochester native Susan (Satre) Michael was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 5.

She was a 1990 grad of Mayo High School and went on to excel in volleyball at Luther.  She was a three-year letterwinner and during her four years, the Norse produced an overall record of 91-44 (.674) that is still the best four-year winner percentage in school history. In her senior year, Luther posted a 27-9 record (.750) that remains the best single-season winning percentage in school history.

Two of the three years that she was in the starting lineup, (Satre) Michael led the team in kills. She finished ranked third in career kills (536) at Luther and sixth in career blocks (310).

For the past 24 years, (Satre) Michael has been employed at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie as a middle school math teacher and an instructional technology coach.

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Rochester's Maddox Fleming is off to a stellar start for the Shattuck-St. Mary's prep boys hockey team. The former Rochester Mayo standout, just a sophomore, has six goals and 15 assists in the first 16 games of the season for Shattuck's top team.

Shattuck is not part of the Minnesota State High School league for hockey and plays an elite national schedule. The Sabres are off to a 14-1-1 start.

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Winona State University junior Megan Flom of Kenyon-Wanamingo has been been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week in volleyball for the second time in three weeks.

The middle blocker/outside hitter recorded a .516 attacking percentage over three matches for Winona State last week. Flom had 51 kills (5.1 kills per set) in the three matches while committing just four attacking errors. She had a career-best .575 hitting percentage in a win over No. 5 Concordia-St. Paul.

Flom also added two ace serves, four digs and eight blocks during the three matches. She currently leads the NSIC with a .397 attacking percentage and ranks eighth in the league in kills per set (3.93). Her attacking percentage ranks among the top 10 in the country in Division II.

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Evan Berkey, who played for the Rochester Honkers during the 2019 season, was one of 10 players to earn a Rawlings “Big Stick” Award for the recently completed season. The award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2019 regular season.

Berkey was honored as the top-hitting shortstop in the league. He had a .358 batting average last summer. Berkey plays his college ball at Cal State Bakersfield.

Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook appears each Tuesday. He can be reached at glimbeck@postbulletin.com

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