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The Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys soccer team was shut out for the sixth time this season in a 6-0 non-conference loss to Rochester John Marshall Saturday in Rochester. The Wildcats managed just two shots on goal, by Brady Holst and Matt Lyon. Goalkeeper Brady Schoenfelder came up with nine saves in the loss. PIZM (2-10) resumes Hiawatha Valley League play Tuesday at home against Lake City.
Playing without three starters, the Red Wing volleyball team went 0-4 in the Hopkins Invitational, with losses to Hopkins (25-8, 25-16), Elk River (25-11, 25-10), Robbinsdale Armstrong (25-15, 25-17) and Park Center (25-21, 25-23). Sophomore Sydney Book earned All-Tournament honors after finishing the four games with 16 kills, 14 digs, three service aces, four blocks and seven set assists. Taylor Steger added 16 digs, three service aces, seven kills and five blocks, and Madeline Sonju and Sara Kelly each tallied 10 digs on the day. The Wingers (0-16) head to Winona Tuesday for a non-c
Thanks to a rash of injuries that hit the team this week, Red Wing struggled to get anything going against Academy of Holy Angels on Thursday, falling in straight sets 25-14, 25-9, 25-11. Going into the Missota Conference match, the Wingers were already without McKenzie Cota, who is out for for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Heidi Ulwelling.
Thanks to five first-half touchdowns, Lewiston-Altura cruised to a 62-8 Southern Football Alliance White division victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa Friday in Zumbrota. “They got off to a good start, and it just snowballed for us,” said Cougars’ head coach Willie Rauen. The Cardinals tacked on two touchdowns in a 58-second span with a 12-yard run by Shawn Wegman and a 25-yard interception return for a score with 6:52 left in the first quarter. Z-M got its only score with 1:21 left in the first when quarterback Freedom Hunt went 17 yards for a rushing touchdown. It didn’t take long for L
BALDWIN - With a 20-6 Middle Border Conference victory over Baldwin-Woodville on Friday night, the Ellsworth Panthers are playoff bound. Thanks to big plays in the passing game and a two-touchdown effort by running back Dennis Schutz, Ellsworth overcame a sluggish start to beat a Blackhawks team set on playing spoiler. “Tonight, Baldwin played us tough,” said Panthers’ head coach Clair Austin.
Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls soccer gave ninth-ranked (1A) Kasson-Mantorville all it could before the KoMets snuck away from Thursday’s match with a 1-0 Hiawatha Valley League victory in Kasson. “It was a well-played game; I’m so proud of our girls,” Wildcats’ head coach Doug Weincouff said. K-M’s lone goal came on a header off a corner kick. PIZM’s Summer Cavallaro chalked up 11 saves in the loss. The Wildcats (6-6-1) host Winona Cotter on Monday, then close out the regular season Tuesday at Lake City.
Lake City tacked on its third win of the season on Thursday with a 3-1 non-conference victory over Schaeffer Academy in Lake City. In the 26th minute, Lexi Geolat scored a goal on an assist from Brandy White, and then Marie Mangold added an unassisted score with around 90 seconds to go in the first half. Geolat returned the favor in the 71st minute, picking up an assist on a goal by White to vault the Tigers into the win column. On Saturday, Lake City (3-8) plays host to Red Wing, Stewartville and Winona for a four-team tournament.
Cannon Falls could not keep up with Class 2A’s second best team on Thursday, dropping straight sets to Stewartville 25-14, 25-11, 25-11 in Hiawatha Valley League play. “Their biggest strength,” said Bombers’ head coach Melissa Huseth, “is they served us right out of the building.” With passing proving to be problematic, Cannon Falls top hitters were Hailey Huseth and Madasyn Hofstedt, who finished with five kills apiece. Huseth also finished with five set assists and Hofstedt added two blocks.
Jordan Olson beat Bailey VanDenHeuvel 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for one of Ellsworth’s three victories in a 4-3 loss to Mondovi Thursday afternoon. At No. 2 doubles Kenzie Anderson and Marissa Schumaker disposed of Hiley Ronnei and Kenadi Mahlum 6-7, 6-3, 12-10, while the third Ellsworth tandem of Kendra Thoen and Allyson Steotzel got by Jordyn Gillespie and Amelia Flaskrud 6-4, 6-4. The Panthers will play in the Middle Border Conference tournament Monday in New Richmond.
The last time Cannon Falls and Lake City met in a girls tennis match, the Bombers claimed a 5-2 win. On Thursday, Cannon Falls did even better, besting the Tigers 7-0 in a Hiawatha Valley League victory. Maddie Adel and McKenna Bauer both won 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, over Grace Dankers and Katie Johnson, respectively. Tayler Banitt defeated Josie Kuchinka 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles while Sheyenne Bauer sailed past Emily Albright 6-1, 6-1. Grace Rutter and Sarah Modrak whipped Katie Coyle and Carley Cronin 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while the Bombers No.