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Austin was a team Red Wing figured it could contend with. The Packers, they wanted to put that thought out of the winless Wingers’ minds as quickly as possible. After a fairly-even first half, Austin’s maulers on the line of scrimmage made sure they were leaving Russ “Cougar” Marshall Field with a win. After snapping a 16-game losing streak last week, the Packers ran over Red Wing to the tune of 370 rushing yards en route to a 43-21 Big Southeast Blue Division win on Friday.
Bill Redman made a promise to Red Wing head boys' soccer coach Tony Casci: You'll get to coach at least one more game this season. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, 10 hours before the Wingers took to the field for its Section 1A playoff opener against Plainview-Elgin-Millville/Dover-Eyota, Casci and his wife had their first baby, putting Redman in charge for one night only.
John Ott stepped down as head coach of the Red Wing football team, leaving the Wingers five games into his tenure as head coach. First acknowledged by the Red Wing Football Twitter account (@winger_football) on Wednesday, Oct. 5, Ott confirmed on a phone call Wednesday that he was stepping down as head coach.
Red Wing showed against Mankato West Thursday that it has strong enough play in the back row to keep up with a top-tier Big Nine Conference team. Finding some offense against a top-tier Big Nine team is proving to be an issue. The Scarlets, who are fourth in the conference with a 5-3 mark, held on to beat the Wingers in three sets Thursday at Sonju Gymnasium, 25-14, 25-23, 25-19. “The big thing for us is we moved Grace (Pagel) back to libero, and she did a great job back there,” said Red Wing head coach Dave Lyons. “We just got to get more power on the outside.”
It went down to the wire for the Red Wing and Austin girls' swimming and diving teams. After diving, the Wingers scored 58 of their 92 team points, thanks in large part to strong performances in the 100-yard backstroke and 100 breaststroke. By the time the final event wrapped up, Austin was able to sneak out of Twin Bluff Middle School with the slimmest of victories, beating Red Wing 93-92.
By Joe Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Something about staying home seems to work wonders for the runners on the Red Wing boys’ cross-country team. Coming into Friday’s Winger Invitational at Red Wing High School, the boys had won the team title for three straight years. And after three of the Wingers’ runners finished in the top 10, Red Wing won its home meet for the fourth consecutive time with a team score of 45 points, holding off Woodbury (66), Northfield (91), Winona (95) and Hastings (142).
KENYON – No matter the competition, no matter the ranking, Kenyon-Wanamingo will knock 'em down. Since Sept. 20, the K-W volleyball team has been a perfect 9-0 and have knocked off ranked teams like Kasson-Mantorville (fifth in Class 2A), Hill-Murray (eighth, 2A), Rocori (third, 2A), Maple Lake (second, 2A) and Hayfield (10th, 1A). And after Thursday, add seventh-ranked (2A) Stewartville to that list after a three-set Hiawatha Valley League sweep on Thursday, 25-15, 25-21, 25-15.
ZUMBROTA — Robvon Jackson’s hard work has always paid off, even when he’s been miscast. As a freshman, Jackson played offensive line and was prepared for another year in the trenches as a sophomore. It took a week for the Cougar coaches to change their minds and move him to running back on the junior varsity. The varsity already had a solid running back in Jacob Bennett. But somehow, someway, Jackson had to get on the field for Z-M.
CANNON FALLS – Cannon Falls' 1-3 record is deceptive. Zumbrota-Mazeppa clawed back to beat the Bombers in Week 1. And against top teams in the Southeast Red District like Stewartville and Rochester Lourdes, Cannon Falls has played right there with a pair of ranked teams. But as they walked off the field at John Burch Park after falling 26-6 to Lourdes on Friday, the reason the Bombers are 1-3 is clear: Playing a team on the field is tough enough. Trying to play a team while making errors on the field is a tough road to trek.
It's become a Marty family tradition to convert corner kicks into goals. As Red Wing led 1-0 over visiting Faribault on Thursday, Nadine Marty plopped the ball in the corner and took aim in the 36th minute. “I'm not going to line: I've made a few of those goals before. I think once in summer league and my sister made one exactly like that last year,” Nadine said. “Sometimes I do it on accident and sometimes I'm like, 'Maybe I'll shoot it at the net.'”