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Cannon Falls Bombers 2012-13 Season: 18-11 overall, finished tied for second in the Hiawatha Valley League Blue division at 9-3; lost to St. Peter, 65-46, in the Section 2AA North sub-section final. First Game: Nov. 22 vs. St.
Reagan Haley and Nicole Schammel each buried a pair of goals, and goaltender Ashley Corcoran got her second straight shutout to open the season as third-ranked (1A) Red Wing cruised to a 6-0 victory over 11th-ranked St. Paul United Thursday in St.
The 2013-14 season got off to an interesting start Tuesday as Chisago Lakes held the Red Wing girls hockey team scoreless through the first period. But that would be the extent of the success for the Wildcats as Nicole Shammel and Emily Stegora scored six times between them before the final buzzer to give the Wingers a 6-0 victory in their season opener. Schammel, the state’s top-returning scorer, scored three second-period goals to break the scoreless tie. Schammel score her first goal 8 minutes, 49 seconds into the period, with her final tally of the second coming 3:10 later.
Eight days after finishing her first state cross-country meet, Jasmyn Armstrong travelled to Sioux Falls, S.D., for the Nike Cross National Heartland Regional. Armstrong, who placed 80th in the Class 2A event on Nov.
Red Wing swimmers were able to put together solid times in Friday’s Section 1A championship meet. The Wingers had individuals move up a couple places from their seed and saw their times cut. The only thing missing for Red Wing was a time good enough to qualify for state as the Wingers were shut out. “We had some great swims,” said Red Wing head coach Kevin O’Brien.
Racing in the final Missota Conference championship meet on Saturday, the Red Wing girls swimming and diving team finished in sixth place with a team score of 148. Winning the final Missota championship was Chanhassen, which scored 476 team points, holding off Farmington’s 423. Chaska (352), Northfield (338) and Shakopee (190) rounded out the top five. The Wingers’ top finish came courtesy of senior Ashley Thompson, who placed fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 14.64 seconds.
With one win in the regular season and coming into Wednesday’s Section 1AAA match as the No. 12 seed, Red Wing had nothing to lose. Facing off with fifth-seeded Farmington in the opening round of the section tournament, the Wingers played some of their best volleyball. “We arrived to the game late with bus issues, so we had a slow start,” Red Wing assistant coach Kelly Norman said.
After Rushford-Peterson put a scare into Goodhue by winning the second set of Thursday’s Section 1A-East quarterfinal match, the third-seeded Wildcats recovered to win the match in four, 25-16, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19. Goodhue’s Mikayla Tipcke was a force all around the court with 39 set assists, 22 digs, seven kills, six ace serves and two blocks. Mikayla Miller (18 digs, 17 kills, six ace serves) and Kali Ryan (eight kills, seven digs, four blocks) also wreaked havoc all around for Goodhue.
Lake City’s season came to an end on Thursday in the first round of the Section 1AA-East playoffs as the eight-seeded Tigers were swept by top-seeded Chatfield, 25-8, 25-17, 25-11. Lake City’s back row was busy as Breanna Gates had 13 digs, Emma Gnotke had six, and Megan Schramski tallied five in the loss.
In the opening round of the Section 1AA-West tournament, fourth-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa made short work of fifth-seeded Rochester Lourdes in a three-game sweep, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, Thursday in Zumbrota. Hailey Dykes had a big night at the net for the Cougars with six kills and three ace blocks. Carley Henning had a team-high 10 kills, and Kalli Paukert finished with 23 set assists in the victory. Gabby Williams had eight kills and 11 digs, and Katelyn Younger finished with 13 set assists and nine digs for the Eagles. At 1 p.m.