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For the first time since 2007, Red Wing has claimed its own season-opening tournament title. With a 63-51 victory over Byron, the Wingers will start the season 2-0 since that 2007 season that saw Red Wing top Goodhue and Zumbrota-Mazeppa. This year, the Wingers opened the tournament with a fourth-straight season-opening win over Faribault. But unlike the past four years, Red Wing responded with a victory in the second game as well. And the Wingers did it in much the same fashion as they did against Faribault. “Very similar to (Friday),” said Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen.
Despite a 35-minute late start, and a somewhat sloppy first half, the Red Wing boys basketball team feels good about its first game of the season, a 71-49 romp over Faribault in Friday’s Red Wing High School Tip-Off Tournament. “I feel a lot better about the second half,” said Red Wing head coach Doug Toivonen. “The first half, you have to give Nate Emgee a lot of credit, he really put his team on his back and he knocked down some shots. A couple times we left him open, and a couple times he just hit tough shots.
Scoring is a sure-fire way to make fans jump from their seats. Big hits and flashy saves can have the same effect, but in girls hockey, the hitting is minimal – and illegal – and the goaltender must face the kind of shots required for a stellar stop. So scoring it is for Red Wing, which, after a 9-2 win over Mahtomedi Tuesday evening, has pumped in 21 goals in three easy victories to start the season. But everyone knew the Wingers would be able to score. Red Wing returned the top scoring line in the state, including the top goal-scorer in Nicole Schammel.
The first half of last season was not particularly fruitful for the Red Wing boys hockey team. The Wingers, coming off a .500 record the year before, were in a tailspin from the get-go. It took until a Dec.
For three consecutive seasons, the Red Wing girls hockey team has appeared in the Class A state tournament.
Two individuals and three relay teams will represent the Red Wing girls swimming and diving team in Friday’s Section 1A finals at the Rochester Rec Center. Ingrid Olson placed 10th in the 50 freestyle in 25.51 seconds, and sixth in the 500 freestyle in 5 minutes, 32.59 seconds, more than four seconds better than her seed time. Ashley Thompson took 12th in the 200 individual medley in 2:23.39, and 10th in 100 breaststroke in 1:12.30. The top 16 times in each event qualified for the finals. The 200-yard medley relay team of Olson, Thompson, Carly Bois
Due to a WIAA rule, the top-seeded Ellsworth Panthers had to play a road game last week, taking on Black River Falls in a Division 4 playoff game. It was not a well-received notion that the Panthers would be giving up a home game, against one of the toughest opponents of the season, in just the second game of the playoffs. But Ellsworth responded by putting up big offensive numbers in a 38-33 victory, meaning the Panthers will return home Friday to take on M
NORTHFIELD – Emi Trost has run the gamut of emotions in her five state cross-country meets.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The game plan for the Red Wing boys cross-country team was to be patient, to save some gas for the final mile-and-a-half of Saturday’s Class AA state meet at St.
Don’t let the lack of towers at the Cannon Falls High School football field fool you. The light bulb went on for the Bombers about two weeks ago. Now Cannon Falls hopes Rochester Lourdes doesn’t know where the light switch is. “We’ve thought we’ve been a good team all year, and things just didn’t go our way,” Cannon Falls head coach Josh Hofstedt said. “We’ve kind of ironed out some of those wrinkles that have been hurting us all year, and we’ve got a good fit personnel-wise with our guys.