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Triton cut Cannon Falls' lead to one run after a two-run fifth. But the Bombers scored a pair immediately in the bottom of the inning to come away with a 5-2 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Tuesday.
Kris Betcher got the lone win for the Red Wing boys' tennis team on Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to River Falls. At No. 4 singles, Betcher won the first set 7-5, then completed the victory with a 7-6 tiebreaker victory in the second set. In No. 3 doubles, the Wingers' duo of Brad Roberts and Jackson Hull played a tight match with River Falls' Matt Chapin and William Taantenhagen before eventually falling 6-3, 6-4. On Friday, Red Wing returns home for a Big Nine Conference dual versus Mankato East.
Mankato West was able to sneak by the Red Wing girls' track team by the slimmest of margins during Tuesday's Big Nine Conference triangular at Red Wing High School. The visiting Scarlets finished with 69 team points, beating the Wingers' 68. Northfield took third place with 48 points. In the 1,600-meter run, Red Wing had the top four finishers in Grace Johnson (5 minutes, 32.26 seconds), Elayna Meyer (5:43.95), Tori Leitner (5:50.00) and Adelle DeSutter (5:50.88). Johnson also won the 800 in 2:32.16, followed by Cecelia De Jong in second place (2:33.55).
With Stephanie Herzog earning medalist honors with a 2-under par round of 68 on Tuesday, the Red Wing girls' golf team cruised to a 305-403 Big Nine Conference dual victory against Austin at Mississippi National Golf Links. Behind Stephanie, Sophia Yoemans shot an even-par 70, which was Yoeman's best score of the year. Leah Herzog added a 77, and Emily Otteson carded a personal-best round of 90 to complete the team score. Ava Bremseth came into the clubhouse with a 104, followed by Kendal Swanson's 107. On Thursday, the Wingers will compete in an invitational in Northfield.
Goodhue won the Fillmore Central softball tournament on Saturday, beating Lake City 12-6 in the championship game. Torrie Rehder finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI and was the winning pitcher after throwing four innings of relief. Alissa Bien was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI, Ari Thomforde went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and an RBI, and Emily Benrud finished 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team was 0-2 on Saturday, with a 4-3 loss to Faribault and a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Rochester Mayo. Against the Falcons, the Wingers were 2-1 in doubles. At No. 2, the duo of Brad Roberts and Lincoln Bryan beat Sang Le and Ethan Krueger 6-0, 6-2. Then at No. 3, Graham Achen and Jackson Hull beat Luke Leppert and Carter Remillard 6-2, 6-4. Red Wing's lone singles win was at No. 1 as Ben Schaffer knocked off Ren Ross in two sets, 6-3, 6-1.
Holding fourth-ranked (Class 2A) Cannon Falls to four hits, Park Center netted a 6-1 non-conference victory over the Bombers on Saturday. The Pirates' offense was led by lead-off hitter Mitch Maier, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Tanner Stein finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Hayden Strain, Carlton Lindow, Max Bowen and Andrew Egge each had a hit for Cannon Falls. Reece Boyle Hoban was charged with the loss after allowing five hits, five runs (three earned) and three runs. The Bombers are on the road Tuesday at Triton.
With a four-run fourth inning, 10th-ranked (Class 1A) Randolph was finally able to pull away from Goodhue for a 9-5 victory on Saturday. At the top of the lineup, Grant Otte finished 4-for-5 with four runs scored and an RBI. Matt Olson was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and a run, and Alex Ratzlaff finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and two doubles. Brandon Ratzlaff and Andrew Wenstrom both hit for doubles, with Brandon crossing home twice in the victory. On the mound, Matt Weber got the win after six innings of work.
In the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, Goodhue took a 9-5 loss to non-conference foe Wabasha-Kellogg. Goodhue held a 5-1 lead after three innings before the Falcons were able to come away with five runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth to secure the victory. For the Wildcats, both Taylor Buck and Ryan Schoenfelder finished 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Carter Danielson was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Garrett Huneke drove in a pair of runs while also taking the loss on the mound after going four innings.
Hosting St. Charles on Saturday, Pine Island pitcher Brady Braaten threw a no-hitter, facing just 16 Saints in the batter's box in a 13-0 five-inning victory. Braaten struck out six and walked two while the Panthers' defense did not allow an error in the victory. On offense, Joe Bauer was 3-for-3 with a triple, Derek Rucker was 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Jacob Navratil finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Pine Island (9-3) travels to John Burch Park on Thursday to face Hiawatha Valley League foe Cannon Falls.