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On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the first day of the NCAA early-signing period, three Red Wing High School senior golfers signed their National Letters of Intent. Leah Herzog signed with the University of Nebraska, Sophia Yoemans signed with the University of Missouri and Cecil Belisle signed with Minnesota State University, Mankato. Nebraska finished 13th at the women's Big Ten Championships in 2018, one spot behind Iowa, where Herzog's sister, Stephanie, is a sophomore for the Hawkeyes. Missouri finished eighth in the 2018 SEC tournament.
The Red Wing girls hockey team fell 9-2 to New Prague on Tuesday. New Prague scored four times in the first period. Emily Hart found the back of the net twice for the Wingers in the second period, but the early deficit was too much to overcome. The Trojans added three goals in the second period and two in the third. Hart netted both of her goals on the power play. Margaret Grove and Eliza Dinatale assisted on Hart's second goal.
Red Wing had three individuals qualify for the girls’ Class A state swimming and diving meet on Friday at the Rochester Recreation Center, and all three will also compete in two relays. The 200-yard medley relay team of Grace O'Brien, Sammy Kriese, Cecelia DeJong and Teegan Beyers opened the Section 1A meet with a first-place finish, and school-record time of 1 minute, 50.77 seconds, in the 200-yard medley relay, edging Mankato West's team by 0.14 seconds.
ROCHESTER—Top-ranked, top-seeded and two-time defending section champion Kasson-Mantorville was all that stood between Lake City and its first state tournament appearance. But the Tigers, which lost in straight-sets to the KoMets in mid-September, were more than up to the challenge, pushing K-M to four sets before falling 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 25-14, 26-24) in the Section 1AA championship match Saturday at Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester.
Lake City continued its quest for its first state tournament appearance with a sound 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-21) win over St. Charles in the Section 1AA East championship. Delaney Issendorf had 13 kills and a pair of aces in the win, while Hannah Labonte finished with 10 kills. Elyse Dalager had 20 assists for the Tigers, with Hannah Grimm dishing out 17 assists and three aces.
Cannon Falls outlasted the No. 1-seeded Breck 36-27 in the Section 4AAA semifinals Saturday night. Breck scored with 1:44 left to play and promptly recovered the onside kick. With time winding down, the Bombers held on to its nine-point lead. Breck threatened to score in the final minute of the game but was stopped, turning the ball over on a missed field goal. Logan Hofstedt and Brodie Hansen each shouldered the load offensively. Hofstedt ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries, while Hansen rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
The Red Wing girls swimming and diving team finished in sixth place in the Big Nine Championships. Grace O’Brien, Sammy Kriese, Ceclla De Jong and Teegan Beyers led Red Wing to a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, finishing the race in 1 minute, 56.34 seconds.
Red Wing flew out to a 25-13 win in the first set of Thursday's Section 1AA East quarterfinal against Dover-Eyota, then withstood a spirited fight from the Eagles for a 3-1 match victory. The Wingers won the second set, 25-23, dropped the third 25-20, then came back to close the match out with a 25-18 fourth-set win.
Lake City had no trouble with No. 8 seed LaCrescent on Thursday. The top-seeded Tigers cruised to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-9) victory in the Section 1AA East quarterfinals. Grace Bany had 16 kills for Lake City, while Elyse Dalager and Hannah Grimm ran the offense with 17 and 12 assists, respectively. Dalager also had seven aces and Morgan West came up with 10 digs. Up next for the Tigers in the sub-section semifinals is fourth-seeded Red Wing, which beat fifth-seeded Dover-Eyota on Thursday. The match is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester.
John Pohl, a 1998 graduate of Red Wing High School, was announced as the next athletic and activities director at Hill-Murray School. The position is currently held by Bill Lechner, who will step down at the end of the school year, ending a 40-year run as AD.