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The Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo boys cross-country team took second at its home invitational Thursday with a score of 57, 20 points behind first-place Waseca. The Cougars placed all five of their scoring times in the top 20, led by Eric Hokanson’s time of 18 minutes, 6.7 seconds, which was good for sixth place. Micah Grove was close behind in eighth place with a time of 18:18.0 followed by Ben Nystuen’s 12th-place time of 18:28.1.
Rochester Lourdes, which was in the midst of a four-game losing streak, gave Goodhue all it could handle on Thursday. But ultimately, the Wildcats overcame their sluggish outing with a five-set Hiawatha Valley League victory, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 25-27, 15-13. “For some reason, we’re starting to doubt ourselves; we had a lot of dropped balls tonight,” said Goodhue head coach Lindsey Mace. “I don’t know if we were tired, but we weren’t the team that we normally are.
In the New Prague invitational on Tuesday, area runners had a trio of first-place finishes as the Red Wing girls cross-country team, Cannon Falls senior Emi Trost and Red Wing senior Aiden Winn each took top honors. Girls The Winger girls had five runners finish in the top 12, led by Jasmyn Armstrong’s fourth-place time of 16 minutes, 26 seconds. Lindsay Scribner (16:39) placed seventh, Elle Bryant (16:48) was eighth, Adelle DeSutter (17:12) placed 11th and Emily Hart (17:14) finished in 12th. “It was a good performance for the girls.
For 19 minutes, winless Red Wing hung with Class 1A’s third-ranked team, Academy of Holy Angels, in a scoreless contest.
Only down 2-0 at halftime to fourth-ranked (1A) Academy of Holy Angels was a small victory for the Red Wing boys soccer team. But the Stars couldn’t be held down in the second half as they cruised to a 7-2 Missota Conference victory in Richfield. “We were pretty excited (after the first half),” said Wingers’ head coach Brian Quigley.
Dominant performances, from top to bottom, lifted the Ellsworth girls tennis team to a 7-0 win over Bloomer Tuesday afternoon. Just one match, at No. 2 singles, went the three-set distance. Megan Stress overcame a first-set loss to beat Nicole Johnson 0-6, 6-4, 10-8. As for the rest of the Panthers, it was much a much smoother day. Jordan Olson cruised over Sharlae Aasen 6-0, 6-1 while Kali Schaar held on to beat Katie Michels 6-1, 7-5.
Playing in a tough environment, the Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys soccer team nearly found a way to pick up a Hiawatha Valley League victory. But Kasson-Mantorville proved too tough, grabbing the conference win, 2-1. "(It was a) well-played game by both teams," said PIZM head coach Peter Wiggins. "It was a hard-fought game with our players giving great effort.
With two tough conference tests coming up with Northfield and Chanhassen, the Red Wing girls tennis team got its week started off right, picking up a 6-1 Missota Conference victory on the road Tuesday against New Prague. “We’re going to be playing teams that are much stronger this week, so this was a good warm-up,” said Wingers’ head coach Matt Kavanagh. “If we play like this the rest of the way, I like our chances.” Emily Otteson got the call at No. 1 singles and responded with a 6-1, 6-0 win against Deven Fennern. Nicole Schammel and Claire Carson won at No.
Key wins from the bottom of its lineup helped Lake City to a 4-3 Hiawatha Valley League win over Stewartville Tuesday in Lake City. After falling in No. 1 and 2 singles, Grace Dankers and Emily Albright each secured victories at No. 3 and 4, respectively to tie the match. Dankers won 6-3, 6-3, while Albright clinched her match, 6-1, 6-3. The Tigers took two of three in doubles, with Carley Cronin and Katie Coyle winning No. 2 6-3, 6-2, and Juli Keller and Chloe McElmury clinching No.
Cannon Falls had no trouble putting away Winona Cotter on Tuesday, losing just two sets in a 7-0 Hiawatha Valley League victory at Winona. The Bombers’ singles players – Maddie Adel, Grace Rutter, Molly Rolfes and Delanie Otto – swept all their matches 6-0, 6-0. In doubles competition, Cannon Falls’ No. 2 duo of Sarah Modrak and Bethany Nelson picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win against Alice Xuan and Erin Derks. The Bombers (9-6, 4-2 HVL) play host to Lake City Thursday.