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Class A Individual Wrestling Tournament Area qualifiers Class A Goodhue Wildcats 152-(4) Mason Huemann (36-5, Section 1A champion), second appearance First round: Cole Vanoverbeke, Minneota (35-10) 2017: Fourth at 170 160-(3) Kelby O'Reilly (29-7, Section 1A runner-up), second appearance
Class A Team Wrestling Tournament 1-Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars (24-6) Rank: 1 Section: 1A State appearances: 10, one championship (2017) Vs. the field: Defeated ACGC, 53-6; defeated K-W, 51-12
MINNEAPOLIS – Tied 2-2 at the end of regulation in the Class A consolation finals, St. Paul United's Jenna Hoops buried the game-winning goal 42 seconds into the overtime period to edge Red Wing 3-2 Saturday at Ridder Arena. Playing in the consolation finals for the first time since 2011, future Golden Gopher Taylor Heise scored what would be her final high-school goal, unassisted, 31 seconds into the game. Heise, who was the lone Winger named to the Class A all-tournament team, ends her high school career with 373 points (215 goals, 158 assists).
Red Wing closed the regular season out by defeating Rochester Mayo, 43-30, on Friday night. The Wingers held a narrow 19-18 lead at the end of the first half, but with stingy defense and strong free-throw shooting, were able to double the points scored by the Spartans in the second half. Lindsay Reps had a team high for the Wingers in both points and rebounds with 12 and eight, respectively. Tayzha Buck had nine points and Abi Deming contributed eight points and seven rebounds.
With Friday's 67-57 victory over Stewartville, Zumbrota-Mazeppa is setup for a 20-win season. The Cougars moved to 19-5 with the Hiawatha Valley League championship game coming on Tuesday, and the Section 1AA tournament beginning next week. Jacob Niebuhr poured in 28 points to lead Z-M over the Tigers, adding 12 rebounds and four assists. Isaiah Nolte added 14 points for the Cougars, and Zach Hutton finished with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.
A strong second-half effort made what was a fairly close game in the first half into a blowout by the end as Rochester Mayo defeated Red Wing, 86-51 on Friday. The Wingers received a strong offensive performance in the first half scoring 32 points, but in the second half the shooting went cold. Zach Cota finished with a team-high 15 points for the Wingers. Deso Buck contributed 11 points and Ted Tauer had eight. Red Wing (5-19, 4-16 Big Nine Conference) will next play on Tuesday as they travel to Northfield.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa had a strong showing in the first round of the Section 1AA tournament with a 60-43 victory over Cannon Falls on Thursday. The Cougars took a 36-12 lead into halftime and continued that effort in the second half. "We played a great first half, controlled the tempo and got high-percentage shots on offense," Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling said. "On defense, we did a good job of keeping their shooters in check." The Cougars received 19 points from Lauren Miller, 12 from Makayla Arendt and eight from Ali Hunstad.
After Wednesday's loss that dropped them from championship contention, the Red Wing girls' hockey team bounced back with a resounding 7-9 victory over Marshall in the Class A consolation semifinals at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
The Red Wing boys hockey team's season came to a close with a 8-1 loss to Minnehaha Academy on Tuesday. Outshot 37-16, the Wingers were not able to make the shots they did get off count as the Redhawks' Corey Hendrickson consistently kept the goal clean. Minnehaha Academy got the scoring started with a short-handed goal by Cole Knutson, six minutes, 55 seconds into the game. Bryce Becker tallied a power-play goal and Knutson added his second goal to increase the Redhawks lead, 3-0.
Red Wing placed fifth at the Section 1A gymnastics meet on Saturday at Rochester John Marshall High School, but the Wingers' day was more successful than it looks at first glance. With a 130.775, Red Wing achieved a season-long goal to reach 130 and, in the process, qualified two gymnasts for the state meet. Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa won the meet with a 144.825.