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Red Wing's softball team put its offensive struggles to rest on Tuesday as it defeated Goodhue, 7-4. After not scoring in the past four games, the Wingers put up runs in each of the game's first four innings. In fact, four of the Wingers' first five batters recorded a base hit to start the game. Abby Boxrud led the way for Red Wing by going 3-for-3 with one RBI, double and run. Hailey Ehlers went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs and doubles, and Dani Deming went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Goodhue was led by Elise Tipcke's one hit and two RBIs.
Lake City, benefiting from a seven-run fourth inning, defeated Kasson-Mantorville in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, 10-2. Marc Kjos, Drew Bailey and Riley Borgschatz each had two hits for the Tigers. Josh Matanich had three RBIs, while Kjos added two. Kjos also led the team with two runs. Nate Baer earned the win with three strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs on six hits over five innings. Lake City 10, K-M 5 (Game 2) Lake City started fast and continued its pace as it took down K-M in the second game of Monday's doubleheader, 10-5.
Goodhue got ahead early and never looked back in its 5-1 win over Triton on Monday. The Wildcats started with two runs in both the first and second innings and then scored one more run in the third. Abby Jonsgaard had two hits — one a double — and a run for the Wildcats. Haley Evans had one hit and two RBIs, Katie Pearson had one RBI and run, and Arianna Thomforde, Torrie Rehder and Hailey Hurlbut recorded one run. Rehder pitched all seven innings to earn the win. She struck out seven, walked two and gave up just one hit.
The Red Wing girls' golf team traveled to Byron on Monday for the 11-team Somerby Invite. The Wingers had a dominant day on the course as they took first place with a score of 365. Northfield, which came in second, carded 28 more strokes. Sophia Yoemans and Leah Herzog found themselves in a battle for medalist honors, but Yoemans came away the victor as she shot a 72. Herzog took second place with 75. Other notable Winger scores include: Grace Dube with 107, Bailie Roschen 111, Bri Novak 116 and Ella Nelson 133.
The Red Wing softball team was not able to shake off the offensive funk it's been in and fell to Northfield on Monday, 19-0. The loss marked the fourth straight shutout for the Wingers offense. Despite only getting two baserunners in the game, the Wingers kept the score close through four innings, only trailing 3-0. The Raiders burst the game open in the next two innings, however, scoring three runs in the fifth and 13 in the sixth. Hannah Rodgers and Hanna Huppert recorded Red Wing's hits.
The Red Wing boys' golf team hosted a triangular on Monday with Big Nine opponents Albert Lea and Northfield. The Wingers took advantage of the day at home with a first-place finish of 308, compared to Northfield's 313 and Albert Lea's 342. Medalist honors went to Red Wing's Michael Stoffel, who shot a career-best 73 at Mississippi National. Cecil Belisle shot 76, Drew Siewert 79, Luke Knudsen and Mac DeSutter tied with 80, and Cole Krie shot 83. Red Wing will be right back out on the course as they head to Faribault on Tuesday. Saturday
The Lake City boys' golf team traveled to Stillwater on Monday for the Pony Invitational and came away with a second-place finish. The Tigers had a score of 318, seven strokes behind first-place Stillwater. Lake City's Thomas Huettl finished tied for second with Bennett Swively of Hudson with 75. Medalist honors went to Cole Jahnke of Stillwater with a score of 71. Brennan Rothgarn shot 78, Parker Schurhammer 82, Riley Fritz 83, Carter Gnotke 84, Tanner Frank 95 and Brady Schurhammer 97 for the Tigers.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team hosted Lake City on Monday and came away victorious, 4-3. The Wingers made a change to its lineup on Saturday and kept those changes against the Tigers. The moves bumped Kris Betcher and Prince Montcho up to No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. This made Lincoln Bryan and Aidan Coyle the No. 2 doubles team and Jackson Hull and Graham Achen the No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. With the changes, Red Wing swept the doubles matches and got one victory in singles.
Randolph's offensive muscle was on full display on Friday as the Rockets cruised past Schaeffer Academy with a 24-0 victory in Game 1 of the doubleheader and a 27-2 win in the second game. In Game 1, Megan Erickson and Madelyn Dibble both had two hits and two RBIs for the Rockets. Mackenna Otte and Kenna Foss both contributed three RBIs and Dibble, Meredith Taylor, Andrea Splichal, Foss and Haylee Gunderson all had three runs.
Leah Herzog and Sophia Yoemans had a battle for medalist honors on Friday against Faribault. In the end, Herzog took first place with a 71, one stroke ahead of Yoemans in Red Wing’s runaway victory over the Falcons. All six golfers came in at 98 or better as the Wingers totaled a 328 to Faribault’s 417. Sydney Flack totaled a 89, followed by Grace Dube’s season-low 95 to close the scoring for Red Wing. Ava Bremseth shot a 97, and Ashton Chandler a 98 as the alternates for the Wingers.