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Isaac Trotter


Rochester, MN, United States

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Past articles by Isaac:

3 things that went right, 3 things that went wrong for the Honkers in 2021

Local stars shined and the starting pitching was excellent for the Rochester Honkers this season, but control issues and struggles on the road were just two things that contributed to the Honkers not being able to really put some pressure on the best teams in the Northwoods League. → Read More

Bismarck rallies for 3 runs in the ninth inning to stun Honkers 6-5

The Honkers were one out away from getting over .500 but Bismarck rallied for three runs to take the lead in the ninth inning. The Honkers had the game-tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth but couldn't come through. → Read More

Trotter's Lists: Southeastern Minnesota's top 10 football players

Two Caledonia superstars headline the list of the top 10 football players in southeastern Minnesota but Rochester Mayo has a star-studded pair of seniors who will be terrific and the football talent throughout the area is strong. → Read More

Five takeaways from the Honkers 7-1 win over Mud Puppies

Rochester got back to .500 thanks to their fourth-straight win. Here are five takeaways from the Honkers' 7-1 win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies. → Read More

Air horns, cow bells and holeshots: Sights and sounds from a Spring Creek newcomer

Sports reporter Isaac Trotter details everything he experienced during his first-ever time at Spring Creek for the 2021 AMA Motocross Pro Nationals, including meeting Mr. Millville, watching Jeremy Martin wow his hometown crowd and so much more. → Read More

State champions and superstars headline All-Area Softball Team

The All-Area softball team is loaded with high-level talent from across southeastern Minnesota. The First Team is headlined by the Post Bulletin Player of the Year, Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Avery Steffen. → Read More

Trotter: 10 things I think about the Rochester Honkers at the halfway point

10 things I think about the Honkers after a 15-17 first half of the season, including touching on Mac Horvath's brilliance, Brendan Knoll's All-Star status, the Big Three that's developing in the rotation and a few guys who could be due for breakouts in the second half of the season. → Read More

'Rochester has been awesome': Brant Alazaus finding his groove atop Honkers rotation

Brant Alazaus was trying hard to get to the Northwoods League and he's making his opportunity count with the Rochester Honkers. The left-handed pitcher has been fabulous for the Honkers, including a complete-game shutout against Waterloo last week. → Read More

Mac Horvath homers twice and Brendan Knoll stays unbeaten in Honkers 9-3 win over La Crosse

Rochester native Mac Horvath uncorked two booming solo home runs and the Honkers improved to 5-0 when Kasson native Brendan Knoll gets the start. Rochester ran away from La Crosse for a 9-3 win in front of the biggest home crowd of the year. → Read More

Friday Night Lights isn't far away: 12 football games that you can't miss

We're less than 10 weeks away from the first Friday Night Lights of the year. The high school football schedules are out for southeastern Minnesota teams and here are 12 games that you won't want to miss. → Read More

Knolls share a strong father-son bond through baseball

Phil Knoll has been there for every step of Brendan Knoll's baseball journey. Here's what it's like to watch a baseball game from a dad's perspective and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bond they share. → Read More

How the Winona Winhawks put it all together to spark run to state softball tournament

Winona High has had a strong softball program for close to a decade. The Winhawks weren't as ready for the bright lights at the beginning of this season. That's changed now, and they're hoping to make their run to the Class AAA state tournament count. → Read More

'This team is special': St. Charles has big goals on its mind

St. Charles could be a team to beat in Section 1AA softball for years to come, but the Saints are focused on the here and now. They want to make their first-ever state tournament appearance, which begins on Tuesday, count. → Read More

Wabasha-Kellogg and Winona take two different paths on journey to state

Winona entered Thursday as the heavy favorite to come out of Section 1AAA. They took care of business beating Kasson-Mantorville using a booming offense and a scintillating defense. But Wabasha-Kellogg was the major underdog. Both teams will head to state but their path was slightly different. → Read More

Section 1 high school softball playoffs schedule: Byron and Winona on collision course

The Section 1 softball brackets are released with dates, times and pairings. Section 1AA could be an absolute gauntlet while Byron and Winona could be a terrific matchup in the Section 1AAA finals. Mayo, Century and John Marshall face uphill battles in Section 1AAAA. → Read More

From Kasson to Mankato to Rochester: How Brendan Knoll's dream came true

Former Kasson-Mantorville star Brendan Knoll has gone on to do big things for Minnesota State, Mankato and he's going to pitch for the Rochester Honkers this summer. But the road to success hasn't been easy. → Read More

'She's an amazing person': Chatfield's Peyton Berg playing for something bigger

Chatfield's Peyton Berg has belted six home runs this season. She's also carrying on the family legacy on the diamond and playing for friends who didn't get the proper ending. → Read More

How hard work helped Pine Island's Bella Mehrkens break through a barrier

Pine Island's Bella Mehrkens was part of a team that won just three games two years ago. Mehrkens is a big part of the Panthers' turnaround thanks to a relationship with a coach who she calls her 'best friend' and a catcher who lends a helping hand. → Read More

Cannon Falls ace Abby Breuer determined to make this year count

Abby Breuer believes that the Cannon Falls softball team can make a deep playoff push this spring. The junior pitcher has been a strikeout machine and she has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. → Read More

3-for-3 for RCTC: Nolan Stier, Colt Landers and Peyton Dunham teaming up

RCTC landed three standouts from southeastern Minnesota in Stewartville's Nolan Stier, Grand Meadow's Colt Landers and Lourdes' Peyton Dunham. Why did that talented trio choose to stay home and how excited they are to team up for the Yellowjackets? → Read More