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The Big Nine Conference announced its All-Conference girls hockey team on Friday, and Red Wing placed four on the team. Emily Hart, Taylor Heise, Tyler McGrath and Nicole Oberding were all named All-Conference. Owatonna head coach Time Hunst was named the Big Nine Coach of the Year.
Sydney Lodermeier scored 22 points, and Maddy Miller added 19 to lead Goodhue to a 71-47 victory over Rochester Lourdes on Friday.
Held to 36 percent shooting from the field and out-rebounded 32-21, Kenyon-Wanamingo took a 62-50 loss to Triton Friday in Hiawatha Valley League play. Gavin Roosen paced the Knights with 20 points and seven rebounds while Jack Beulke came up with 15 points and four boards in the loss. Chance Washburn and Calvin Steberg both finished with six points. Drew Kelly was the Cobras' top scorer with 16 points, three assists and two steals. Nick Roussopoulis scored 13 points while scooping up five rebounds, and Brady Essig finished with nine points and six rebounds.
Byron held a three-point lead at halftime, but Lake City erased it and pushed forward for a 65-55 Hiawatha Valley League victory that keeps the Tigers in the driver's seat for a Gold division title. Mitch Marien had 16 points to lead four Tigers that reached double figures against the Bears. Nathan Heise, Marc Kjos and Zach Bremer each scored 13 points for Lake City.
Pine Island took a huge step toward a Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division title on Friday with a 53-36 victory over Rochester Lourdes. Panther Broc Finstuen had 18 points to lead all scorers, while Joe Bauer added nine points for the Panthers.
After a cold night from the floor on Thursday, Red Wing found its stroke against Owatonna on Friday, tipping the Huskies for a 53-52 Big Nine Conference victory.
Cannon Falls won five matches by fall, and one by forfeit, but La Crescent picked up seven wins for a 39-33 victory in the first round of the Section 1AA tournament on Thursday. Erwin Strelow got the Bombers on the board at 113 pounds, followed by pins from Levi Anderson (120), Gavin Gates (145), Hayden Strain (170) and Ryan Linde (220). The Lancers won three matches by forfeit and earned three falls. The 285 class was a double forfeit. Cannon Falls will compete in the individual section tournament beginning next week.
In non-conference play Thursday, Randolph limited Kenyon-Wanamingo to 30 percent shooting while hauling in 41 rebounds in a 52-48 victory in Randolph. Grant Otte hit six 3-pointers to lead the Rockets with 20 points. He also had six rebounds and three assists. Andrew Wenstrom also finished in double figures with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Carsyn Gunderson nearly had a double-double with nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
GMLOS jumped out to a six-point lead through two weights, but Zumbrota-Mazeppa quickly erased that and built its own insurmountable lead in a 50-17 victory in the quarterfinals of the Section 1A tournament on Thursday. Cougars Richard Gehrke (152 pounds), Tyler Saltou (160) and Caden Steffen (182) each won by fall, with Hayden Stensland (132) picking up a technical fall. Z-M also picked up two forfeits in the win.
Goodhue dropped just three matches in its Section 1A quarterfinal victory over St. Charles on Thursday. In their 11 wins, the Wildcats managed six points in nine of them for a 61-15 win. Maddox O'Reilly (106 pounds), Travis Gadient (132), Kaleb O'Reilly (145), Joel Breuer (152), Kodee O'Reilly (195) and Ryan Schoenfelder (220) all picked up pins for Goodhue, while Mason Huemann (170) earned a major decision.