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Gavin Roosen poured in 30 points for Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday, but Christ's Household of Faith had four players with at least 12 points which led to an 85-66 win over the Knights. Jack Beulke added 14 points, six assists and nine rebounds for K-W, but it was not enough as Jacob Bluhm had 28 points for the Lions. Dillon Alleman (18), Jackson Rohlf (13) and Erik Strandlund (12) also reached double figures for CHOF. K-W (0-15) will look to enter the win column on Tuesday at Rochester Lourdes.
Its second meet at home in as many weeks, Red Wing welcomed its parents for a meet against Winona on Thursday. The Wingers fell, 134.325–139.375, but the crowd pushed Red Wing to 20 personal bests on the day. Six of those bests came on the vault, with Breck Bergin leading the way with a first-place finish of 9.025. Paige Patterson was on the parallel uneven bars with an 8.125, and Bergin was third on the balance beam with a 8.725.
Mark Mboya Kotieno scored 19 points, and three of his Pine Island teammates combined for 32 more, as the Panthers took care of Cannon Falls, 72-50, in Friday night's Hiawatha Valley League game. Camden Heepke had 12 points for Pine Island, with Joe Bauer and Broc Finstuen each adding 10. Ryan Dirckx had a game-high 21 points for the Bombers, with Anthony Hurton adding 14. But no other Cannon Falls player managed more than five in the loss. Pine Island (13-3, 7-2 HVL) hosts Randolph on Monday, while Cannon Falls (3-11, 2-6) welcomes Wabasha-Kellogg on Saturday.
Ryan Schoenfelder pinned his 220-pound opponent 30 seconds into the second period to give Goodhue an eight point lead, which also clinched the Wildcats' 34-32 victory over Byron on Thursday. After losing its first three matches, Goodhue rebounded with a win from Baxter O'Reilly (126) before dropping two more to fall behind 26-3.
The top-ranked team in Class 2A showed once again why it is considered among the best ever in southern Minnesota as Kasson-Mantorville beat Kenyon-Wanamingo, 58-4, and host Stewartville, 63-3, at a triangular on Thursday. The Knights beat the Tigers, 61-9, in the other dual.
Lake City won three contested matches, and Cannon Falls five, but the Tigers were the recipients of six forfeits which led to a 48-20 victory over the Bombers on Thursday. Lake City's Luke Skifton (120), Matt Wooding (138) and Albert Schuna (220) each beat their opponent, while Cooper Peterson picked up a win at 106 for Cannon Falls, with Peter Fitterer (132), Gavin Gates (145), Dylan Rohr (160) and Hayden Strain (170) following suit. Lake City is hosting an invitational on Saturday, while Cannon Falls will head to Rochester Century for a tournament on the same day.
All nine of Pine Island's wins on Thursday were worth six points in a 54-24 victory over Triton. Dawson Fallon (120 pounds), Ecan Goplen (132), Mason Pike (138), Broghan Kunz (145), Trevor Turner (160), Matt Riley (170), Cade Predmore (182) and Alex Aarsvold (285) all won by fall for the Panthers, with forfeit also benefiting Pine Island. On Saturday, the Panthers host their own invitational.
With nine wins, Zumbrota-Mazeppa cruised to a 42-22 victory over Westfield on Thursday. Hayden Stensland (132 pounds), Luke Tupper (138) and Caden Steffen (182) each picked up pins for the Cougars, while four others came up with decisions. Two Z-M wins were by forfeit. The Cougars head off to the Bloomington Kennedy Invitational on Saturday.
After having the game postponed twice, Goodhue and Caledonia finally got to meet up and play what was supposed to be part of the HVL/TRC Showdown on Dec. 17. A make-up date of Dec. 23 was also snowed out, so the game came and went Thursday, with the Wildcats taking down the Warriors, 70-48. Sydney Lodermeier led Goodhue with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Maddy Miller came through with 15 points and five steals, Kate Kate Opsahl contributed 12 points in the win. Mariah Schroeder led Caledonia with 17 points. On Tuesday, Goodhue will visit Kasson-Mantorville.
Gavin Roosen put in a team-high 20 points, followed by 15 from Jack Beulke, but Kenyon-Wanamingo was unable to get into the win column Thursday with a 62-50 Hiawatha Valley League loss to Triton. Roosen hit three 3-pointers while also grabbing seven rebounds while Beulke had five boards and a pair of assists. Chance Washburn tallied six points and seven rebounds in the loss. The Cobras got 16 points from Drew Kelly, followed by Nick Roussopoulos' 13 points.