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Behind the arm of senior quarterback Kurt Gadient, Zumbrota-Mazeppa moved to 2-0 in the Southern Football Alliance White division with a 37-20 road victory over Dover-Eyota. With 6 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter, the Eagles got on the scoreboard first when quarterback Owen Riley found Mitch Sanders for a 31-yard touchdown reception. Once Gadient got a chance under center, the Cougars’ signal-caller put the team on his back, starting with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Forrey with 3:57 left in the first. Following a 21-yard field goal by Jacob Tschann early in th
Four different players scored for Ellsworth in a 23-0 skunking of Amery Friday night. Brandon VanderMarliere opened the Panthers scoring with a 19-yard run in the second quarter, a touchdown that was followed by Dan Giese’s 2-yard scoring run. Dennis Schultz added a 20-yard field goal before halftime as Ellsworth held complete control of the game. Giese finished with 93 yards on just nine carries while Schultz carried 12 times for 56 yards. VanderMarliere had 24 rushing yards on five touches.
A solid first set was not an indication of things to come as the Lake City volleyball team dropped a four-set Hiawatha Valley League match to Triton Thursday, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17. “We played great in that first game, it all gelled, and then we had moments of greatness in the other games but couldn’t get over the hump,” said Lake City head coach Kim Bobb. Madi Green had a good night, scoring 12 kills and six ace blocks. Breanna Gates threw in nine kills and 25 digs while Megan Schramski (20 digs) and Martha Guevara (15 digs) also helped the defensive cause for the Tigers.
In the second family showdown, Cannon Falls head volleyball coach Melissa Huseth continues to hold an edge over her sister, Jen Nerision, as the Huseth-led Bombers won a five-set thriller over Kenyon-Wanamingo, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 26-28, 15-10, Thursday in Kenyon. “It was such a hard-fought game; it was bittersweet for sure,” Huseth said. “Many of our girls were coached by Jen, too, when she was a coach here. They wanted to win, but they don’t want to play against Jen.” After dropping a heartbreaker in the fourth set, Cannon Falls got off to a fast start in the decisive fifth set.
A close, one-goal game at halftime turned into a Rochester Lourdes rout Thursday as the Eagles used two quick, and two late second-half goals to run away from Lake City, 5-0. The Tigers got five shots on goal, and allowed 21. But the game stayed tight through the first 10 minutes of the second half when Lourdes scored its third goal of the game. “They just had a good passing combination for their first goal after half.
The Lake City girls tennis team was overwhelmed in a 7-0 loss Thursday to perennial Hiawatha Valley League and Section 1A power Rochester Lourdes. In the most recent Class A poll, which was released Monday, the Eagles were ranked fourth in the state, and No. 1 singles player Sofia Terzic was ranked fifth. Terzic showed why against Josie Kuchinka in a 6-0, 6-0 rout. That was how it went for the Tigers, as Lake City managed to win just two sets in the entire match.
With a sweep of the doubles competition, and two solid wins at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, the Cannon Falls girls tennis team won its second straight match, and third in Hiawatha Valley League competition, with a 5-2 victory over Stewartville Thursday afternoon. Maddie Adel and Grace Rutter, at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively, had tough battles against the Tigers. Adel cruised through her first set before Gabrielle Steinhoff pushed her to a tiebreaker in the second set.
Four times the Chaska Hawks claimed the top three spots in an event in a 79-68 Missota Conference victory over Red Wing Thursday evening at Twin Bluff Middle School. The meet started close, with the two teams alternating the six spots in the 200-yard medley relay. After that, Chaska flexed its muscle, sweeping the 200 freestyle, then took three of the top four spots in the 200 individual medley. The Wingers finally responded in the diving competition, hoarding the podium with Lydia Miller, Emma Streff and Allison Byrne.
Facing a superior opponent, the Red Wing girls soccer team needed everything to go right Thursday in a Missota Conference matchup against Shakopee. But not much went the Wingers way as the Sabers blanked Red Wing, 7-0. “That was just a super talented team on the other side of the ball that did a lot of thing that we didn’t have an answer for,” said Wingers’ co-head coach Paul McNamee. “It says nothing about our squad, they’re just very talented.
The Red Wing boys cross country team took fourth place in a loaded lineup Thursday at the Rochester Mayo Invitational, scoring 158 points. Wayzata won the race with a team total of 35 points. “The boys ran well. We had some good personal record times. The two best programs in the state were at this meet, so going up against them, we could see where we’re at against the best of the best. I’m happy with how the boys ran. Also, we know there’s more in the tank,” said Red Wing head coach Jesse Nelson. “We did get beat by Winona [third with 147 points], which opens our eyes a little bit.