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All five of Red Wing's top runners on Thursday finished in the top 20 as the boys' cross-country team won the Mayo Invitational at Eastwood Golf Course in Rochester. Compiling a team score of 50 points, the Wingers held off Rosemount (85), Winona (114), La Crosse Logan (154) and Owatonna (180) for the championship. Tom Nemanich was Red Wing's top runner, placing third with a time of 17 minutes, 5.47 seconds, finishing behind Rosemount's Luke Labatte (16:36.41) and Mayo's Spencer Moore (16:50.98).
With two wins in doubles play, the Red Wing girls' tennis team edged out Faribault for a 4-3 Big Nine Conference victory Tuesday at Faribault. After dropping No. 1 doubles, the Wingers were able to win No. 2 and 3 to ultimately take the meet. The No. 2 pair of Megan Jeranek and Mya Benway beat Faribault's Laura Huffstutter and Abby Seelhammer, 6-1, 6-1. Then at No. 3, Red Wing's Elle Schlangen and Olivia Johnson won 6-4, 6-3 over Sarah McColley and Avery Bein.
Cannon Falls 3, Z-M 1
Red Wing freshman Cecelia De Jong had a pair of first-place finishes on Saturday, helping the Winger girls' swimming and diving team placed third in the five-team Eagle Invitational at Bloomington Kennedy High School. Red Wing finished with 411 points, behind first-place Farmington (1,039) and New Prague (446). Eau Claire North was fourth at 214, and Bloomington Kennedy fifth at 206. De Jong was the top swimmer in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 24.74 seconds before winning again in the 100 butterfly at 1:01.85.
With a pair of goals from Jeyson Roque and a one-goal, one-assist afternoon from Macklin Maroushek, the Red Wing boys’ soccer team secured its first win Saturday with a 3-0 victory against Section 1A foe Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa. Adding assists for Red Wing were Aidan Coyle and Erick Fuentes as the team put up 15 shots on goal. In the net, Wingers goalkeeper Keegyn McNamee stopped 15 shots en route to the shutout victory.
The Red Wing volleyball team went 3-2 on Saturday to place third in the Winona Cotter invitational. The Wingers collected wins against Providence Academy (25-11, 25-13), Lanesboro (25-22, 25-13) and Winona Cotter (27-25, 25-23) in the final match while losing earlier in the day to Cotter (18-25, 25-12, 19-17) and Schaeffer Academy (25-21, 16-25, 15-7).
At North High School in St. Paul, the Cannon Falls volleyball finished at .500 with losses to Farmington (17-25, 25-23, 15-12) and Grand Rapids (25-17, 25-16) before winning a pair against Tartan (25-19, 27-25) and New Life Academy (25-19, 25-19).
Mason Huemann and Bjorn Otterness each scored twice to lead Goodhue to a 35-0 victory over Winona Cotter on Friday. Huemann's 13-yard run in the first quarter opened the scoring for the Wildcats, who took a 7-0 lead. Ryan Schoenfelder doubled the lead with a 13-yard catch from Jack Gadient, and Huemann added another score before halftime on a 5-yard run. Both of Otterness' touchdowns came in the second half, a 5-yarder in the third, and a 15-yarder in the fourth.
In a battle of winless teams on Tuesday, Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa used three second-half goals to secure a 4-1 victory against Lake City. Melaina Distad finished with a pair of goals for the Wildcats, with Sara Schartau and Lana Yeakel also finding the back of the net for PIZM. In goal, Roslind Anderson came up with one save in the victory. Ashley Veronen provided the lone goal for the Tigers, and goalkeeper Carley Platte stopped 21 shots in the loss.
HASTINGS — Both the Red Wing boys' and girls' cross-country teams conquered the field at the Dewey Minnaert Invitational Thursday at St. Croix Regional Park. With four runners finishing in the top 10, the Winger girls beat the competition with a team score of 36 points, besting East Ridge (54) and St. Paul Central (76).