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Red Wing faced stiff competition from River Falls up and down the lineup on Tuesday, but the Wingers prevailed, 4-3. Red Wing's victory was buoyed by its singles players all recording victories, whereas each doubles team fell short. Chloe Struss at No. 1 singles earned a 6-1, 6-4 win, while Graci Bettich at No. 2 singles won her first set, 8-6, fell in the next, 6-3, and won the final, 11-9. At No. 3 singles, Mya Benway won her first set, 6-4, lost her second, 6-4, and won the third, 6-3. Jenna Siewert won at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-4.
A late first-quarter touchdown brought Red Wing within eight points of Century, but the Panthers quickly put the result to rest with four-straight touchdowns in the second quarter for a 55-6 decision on Friday night in Rochester. Winger quarterback Marcus Walm hit Mac DeSutter for an 8-yard touchdown with just over two minutes to play in the first quarter to answer Century's two opening scores. But the Panthers responded with a couple of big plays and a recovery of a bad snap in Red Wing's end zone to put the game away before the teams hit the locker room for the break.
Pine Island got out to a 17-0 lead before Lake City dented the scoreboard en route to 37-14 victory over the Tigers on Friday night. Dylan Holzer hit a 28-yard field goal to open the scoring in the first quarter, followed by touchdowns from Connor Bailey and Josh Navratil in the second. Nathan Heise legged out a 6-yard run to put the Tigers on the board with 51 seconds to go before halftime. But the Panthers hit the end zone three more times before Lake City did.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, come down to Wakondiota Park in Old Frontenac to witness friendly competition in 1860s base ball between the Crescents Base Ball Club of Red Wing, the Northfield Silver Stars, and St. Croix Base Ball Club of Stillwater. Matches will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.. Admission is free to this event, but spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
NORFOLK, Va. — The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team will be visiting Welch, Sept. 13-16. While in town, the team will be participating in a variety of events as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. — On-field recognition of team members and Kids Camp Alumni at Target Field prior to Twins and Yankees game. Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. — Check-in 11 a.m. shotgun start at noon — 18 holes of golf and buffet dinner at Mount Frontenac Golf Course.
The Red Wing boys' soccer team received gratification on Thursday after being on the winning side of a shutout. The Wingers defeated Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 2-0, at Russ "Cougar" Marshall Field. Bryan Lopez put the Wingers on the scoreboard first, with a goal assisted by Jeyson Roque. The final goal was put in by Roque, assisted by Lopez. Erick Fuentes stopped all four shots he faced for Red Wing, while his counterpart, Jose Fernandez, stopped eight out of 10 attempts. Red Wing (1-6) heads to Lake City for a tournament on Saturday.
After starting the season 0-3 with a goal margin of minus-24, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' soccer team has a margin of plus-12 in the past three games, winning each one. The latest victory came via a 5-1 score over Lake City on Thursday. Morgan VanHouten scored three goals, Lana Yeakel scored one goal, Mia Schmoll had a goal and an assist, and Emma Ann Oberg registered one assist for PIZM. Jordan Weber stopped all eight shots she faced. For Lake City, Ashley Vernon scored the lone goal, while Carley Platte stopped 19 shots.
The Red Wing boys' cross-country team topped the leaderboard again on Thursday with 54 points. The Wingers came in 31 points ahead of second-place Winona. Leading the way was Tom Nemanich's third-place finish with a time of 16 minutes, 29.4 seconds. Other top finishers for Red Wing included: Jonah Leise (sixth, 16:55.3), Bryan Zucker (ninth, 17:10.2), Tucker Wallin (12th, 17:16.3) and Skyler Bennyhoff (24th, 17:44.2). Girls
The Red Wing volleyball team traveled to Mankato West on Tuesday but fell in three sets, 25-9, 25-23 and 25-23. Individual leaders for the Wingers included: Dani Deming with 22 digs, Macy Koester had 10 assists and five digs, Eva Hutter had eight digs and three kills, and Kate Sonju had seven digs, three kills and two blocks.
With both teams coming off shutout losses, something had to give. The trend of shutouts didn't cease, but the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys' soccer team found itself on the other side of the score this time around, defeating Lake City, 3-0, on Tuesday. All of the Wildcats' goals came off of Daniel Krier's leg — one in the first half and two in the second. PIZM (2-5) next plays at Caledonia, while Lake City (0-5) hosts Stewartville, Cannon Falls and Red Wing in a tournament. Both teams play Saturday. Cannon Falls 1, Stewartville 1