Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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LAKE CITY – Knowing what was coming later on, Lake City wrestling head coach Lonnie West needed his team to pick up as many points as possible in the first three matches against Dover-Eyota Friday night. Though in the end it didn’t matter in a 42-21 loss, the first trio of Tigers to take the mat did stake Lake City to a brief lead. Jeremy Keller opened the match with a 6-0 loss, but both Brendan Allen and Kevin McGinley responded with impressive wins.
The Barge Rope has been around for all of 364 days. But it has now changed hands twice. Red Wing and Winona decided to introduce a trophy to a rivalry that goes back as many years as the miles of river separating the two cities.
For nearly 40 minutes Tuesday evening, a loss was not out of the question for the Red Wing girls hockey team. Facing New Prague, the Wingers had just one goal through two periods. Not that the Trojans had the momentum, rather, Red Wing simply could not convert a myriad of chances through the first 34 minutes. Nicole Schammel, the state’s leading scorer last year, missed on a couple of breakaways, and, as a team, the Wingers ringed the post three times.
MAZEPPA – Wrestling meets are constant waves of emotion. A takedown elicits excitement from one side, despair from the other.
A quick glance at the bench during a basketball game can speak volumes about a team. A lot of players in T-shirts and warm-up pants could mean the starters on the floor might be in for a long night.
Last year was a tough year for the Red Wing gymnastics team. This season, with second-year co-head coaches, should have been a little less stressful. Instead, 10 gymnasts either graduated, moved out of country, switched sports or simply did not come out for the activity. That’s a big blow to a team that wasn’t big on numbers to begin with. Yet, Megan Latch and Lisa Hanson, the two coaches that share the head role, are not as concerned as one may believe.
John Siebenaler’s hat trick was the highlight of an offense that buried Red Wing Tuesday night at Prairie Island Arena. The Farmington sophomore scored once in each period as the Tigers piled on with a five-goal second period to beat the Wingers, 9-1. “They’re a pretty quick team, they’re very highly-skilled and they returned 10 of their top 12 scorers,” said Red Wing head coach Bob Rajanen. “That’s one of the better Farmington teams I’ve seen in a long time.” The Tigers kept the Wingers in the defensive zone for long stretches of the first period, building a 2-0 lead in the process.
Fans of Goodhue girls basketball need not be worried, Mikayla Miller is still fully capable of taking over a game. Miller, a senior guard for the Wildcats, scored 36 points in a 62-55 victory over River Falls Friday night in the Red Wing Tip-Off Tournament. Miller also had seven rebounds and six steals, and she was in foul trouble almost from the outset.
It’s been a tough decade for Ellsworth football.
For the first time in school history, the Red Wing girls hockey team garnered a No. 1 ranking. But it was business as usual for the Class A Wingers in Tuesday’s 7-0 victory over Totino-Grace. “It was nice in the sense that a lot of kids got to play in some different positions,” said Red Wing head coach Scott Haley. “(We) got to mix the lines up in the third to kind of give us a little snap shot of what we’d be looking at next year once Emily (Stegora) and Nicole (Schammel) move on. So that was kind of nice. “Overall, (it was) kind of a sloppy hockey game.