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Lake City scored in four innings, then held off a late Kenyon-Wanamingo rally to pick up an 11-6 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Thursday. Allison Hanson led the Tigers offensively, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI. Kasi Cronin also had a big day at the plate for Lake City, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Ashley Thieren earned the win for the Tigers, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and a pair of walks.
St. Charles broke open a one-run game with seven runs over the fourth and fifth innings to storm past Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 9-4, on Tuesday. Isaiah Nolte lasted 3 1/3 innings on the mound for the Cougars, giving up six hits and three runs and taking the loss. Carter Cordes had two RBI for Z-M, with Peyton Liffrig and Kevin Nordquist both coming up with a hit and a run. The Cougars (0-1) will head to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday.
A two-run first and a three-run sixth inning propelled Triton to a 5-2 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Lake City on Tuesday. The game, originally scheduled to be in Dodge Center, was played in Lake City due to field conditions. The Cobras remained the home team. The Tigers were led by Drew Bailey, who had two hits and knocked in a run. Nate Baer also had an RBI for Lake City, with Josh Matanich doubling and scoring a run. Tyler Pribyl took the loss in relief for the Tigers, giving up three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Pine Island got a solid start from Brady Braaten on Tuesday, but Byron came away with the 5-3, Hiawatha Valley League victory. Braaten went three hit-less innings with one strikeout. Drew Lohmeyer ended up taking the loss by giving up four runs on six hits over two innings in relief. Panther Jacob Navratil had two doubles in three at-bats, and scored a run, while Joe Bauer finished 1-for-4 with a run. Pine Island (0-1) will head to Houston on Friday.
First Team (In alphabetical order) Savannah Bleess (sr. guard, Kenyon-Wanamingo) 14.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.2 spg, All-HVL
Powering through the rain and drizzle on Monday afternoon, the Red Wing softball team won its season opener, 9-3, at Red Wing High School. Natalie Boxrud, Meg Grove and Marissa Kelly each had multi-hit games for the Wingers. Boxrud was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Grove went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Kelly capped off the game going 2-for-2 with a pair of runs and two RBI.
Tied 21-21 at halftime with Springfield, a 3-pointer by Ben Opsahl with 3 minutes, 54 seconds to play put Goodhue ahead for good. Along with some key free throws down the stretch by Taylor Buck, Opsahl and Jacob McNamara, the Wildcats secured third place in the Class 1A state tournament Saturday at the Gangelhoff Center at Concordia-St. Paul, beating the Tigers 51-47.
Oakley Baker exploded for 40 points to lead New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva to a 77-66 victory over Lake City in Friday’s Class 2A consolation championship at Concordia University in St. Paul. The Tigers were led by junior Marc Kjos’ 18 points, with senior Mitch Marien, in his final game for Lake City, scoring 17. The Panthers, which got 15 points from Tyler Raimann, led 31-14 at one point in the first half, and took a 38-26 advantage into halftime. Lake City ends the season 24-8.
The Lake City boys' basketball is going the distance this season thanks to their ability to hit from a distance. Playing in the Class 2A consolation tournament against Jackson County Central Thursday at Concordia University-St. Paul, the Tigers were 11 of 19 from 3-point range in a 62-41 victory.
Kipp Adams and Jawon Terry combined for 31 points, but no other Winger managed more than five points in Red Wing's 68-42 Section 1AAA quarterfinal loss to Byron on Wednesday. Adams' 16 points were a team-high for the Wingers, with Terry contributing 15 points in the loss. The Bears had 13 steals compared to Red Wing's five. The Wingers trailed 37-22 at halftime, after hitting seven field goals in the first 18 minutes. In the second half, Red Wing hit six shots. The Wingers finish the season 7-20, and will graduate seven seniors.