The Red Wing Republican Eagle covers local sports in Goodhue County and surrounding areas.
- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
Red Wing's Tayzha Buck hit a career milestone on Thursday and helped the Wingers avenge their Section 1AAA loss from last season after beating Byron 72-46 at Sonju Gymnasium. Buck scored a game-high 18 points, crossing the 1,000-point plateau in the process. Buck also finished with six rebounds and two assists.
Hitting 3-pointers at a 48-percent clip (12 of 25), Red Wing's shooting prevailed over Rochester John Marshall's height in an 80-55 Big Nine Conference win Tuesday at Sonju Gymnasium. Going 7 of 8 from 3-point range, Kyli Nelson was the Wingers' top scorer with 21 points to go with five rebounds and three assists. Lindsay Reps was a perfect 3-for-3 from outside as part of a 15-point, three-steal night. Abi Deming had 12 points and seven rebounds, Dani Deming finished with 10 points off the bench, and Tayzha Buck accounted for eight points, four rebounds and three assists.
Tuesday Cannon Falls 48, Jordan 45 Fueled by big nights from Tatum Pickar and Kaly Banks, Cannon Falls secured a 48-45 non-conference road win over Jordan on Tuesday, 48-45. "It was definitely a defensive battle tonight. The game was close the whole way," said Bombers head coach Samantha McCamy. "We fought every second we were on the court tonight, I could not be more proud of the effort my girls gave tonight. They left it all on the court and I could not ask more of a group of young women then what they gave tonight."
One of the top teams in the state came to Red Wing on Friday, and performed like one of the best. Owatonna, who was second in Class AA last year, topped the Wingers, 144.675-127.05. On the vault, Breck Bergin was the top Red Wing scorer with a fourth-place total of 9.05. Carolyn Hanson took third on the balance beam with an 8.7, and she also posted a sixth-place score of 7.85 on the parallel-uneven bars and a sixth-place score of 8.625 on the floor exercise.
Hosting a nine-team invitational on Saturday, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa dance team swept both the Jazz and High Kick competition. The Cougar Dance Team finished with 305 out of 500 points in Jazz, besting second-place St. Charles' 278. Z-M's High Kick tallied a 292, again beating St. Charles' 271. Goodhue also competed at Z-M, placing third in the High Kick at 248. BDT High Kick first at Fridley
The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa gymnastics team had the top four all-around scores to secure a 143.15-131.35 dual win over Byron Friday night in Pine Island.
Red Wing broke open a one-goal game in the third period to take down Proctor/Hermantown, 5-2, on Saturday. Maria Haley got the Wingers on the board 5 minutes, 38 seconds into the first on an assists from Taylor Heise. Ella Anick tied the game at 16:22, which stood as the score at the first intermission. Heise scored unassisted at 7:49 of the second, which was the only goal of the frame. Then, 30 seconds into the third, Heise scored again, unassisted, which was followed by Elle Bryant's unassisted tally at 6:29. Heise got her hat trick at 10:32.
Henry Sibley put Red Wing in a big hole, and the Wingers were unable to climb out of it, taking a 5-2 loss to the Warriors on Monday. Henry Sibley got goals from Zack Dornbusch, Tommy Harrity and Nate Pace to take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. Michael Stoffel got the Wingers on the board early in the second with a power play goal on assists from Logan Sammon and Cam Blue. Joseph Juliette made it 4-1 in favor of the Warriors a few minutes later, but Red Wing responded with Hunter McMahon's goal on an assist from Blue.
Hitting 48 percent of its shots on the night while limiting Rochester Century to 17 second-half points, Red Wing got its second Big Nine Conference win of the season with an 81-48 victory over the visiting Panthers.
Taylor Heise scored an early third-period goal to pull Red Wing into a tie, but Duluth Marshall's Emily Lemker scored later in the frame to give the Hilltoppers a 3-2 victory on Friday. Gracie Thomas scored the only goal of the first period to give Duluth a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Solveig Roth, on assists from Eliza DiNatale and Heise, tied the game 10 minutes, 56 seconds into the second period.