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At the three- and five-minute marks of the second half, Red Wing was able to get to within a point of host Lakeville South on Monday. But the Wingers were unable to take the lead as they dropped the non-conference game with the Cougars, 41-34. “It was real tight the whole way,” said Red Wing head girls basketball coach Dave Muelken. “It was back-and-forth the whole way; the biggest lead was at seven at the end of the game.” McKenzie Muelken paced the Wingers with 10 points, while McKayla “Bubba” Muelken came away with eight.
Following its first win of the season, the Red Wing boys hockey team celebrated loudly in the locker room. That noise was the opposite of a likely silent bur ride home Saturday following an 11-0 loss to future Big Nine Conference opponent Rochester Mayo. Logan Haskins scored a third-period goal to complete a hat trick, while Spartan teammate Tommy Hanson scored a goal to go along with three assists. Justyn Sweet, who finished with three points, opened the scoring at 6 seconds of the first period.
With wins over Rochester Century, Stillwater and Park, Cannon Falls found itself in the championship match of the Park Wolfpack Duals Saturday afternoon. The Bombers would fall to Chatfield, 36-29, in the title match. Cannon Falls started the event with an easy 62-13 win over the Panthers, followed by a 51-22 decision over the Ponies. The Bombers closed the third round with a 47-22 victory over the host Wolfpack. For its next dual, Cannon Falls will host Pine Island at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa won the East Ridge Invitational with a score of 192.5, seven points ahead of second-place Waconia. Joey Majerus won the championship at 120 pounds, beating Stewartville’s Tanner Prochaska by fall in 1 minute, 30 seconds. Majerus also won his first match by fall, and won his semifinal match, 9-6, over Waconia’s Justin Schultz. Dillon Downes nearly matched Majerus, but fell just short in a 7-5 loss to Hastings’ Stuart Mattison in the 160-pound finals, a result that was familiar to 220-pounder Seth Tupper.
Red Wing started and ended well, with goals from Reagan Haley and Lexi Stewart. But Blake scored five goals in between to take a top-5 matchup Saturday, 5-2. Haley scored 8 minutes, 12 seconds into the game to give the Wingers a 1-0 lead.
The Goodhue wrestling team was unable to secure a victory on Friday in the Stewartville triangular. The Wildcats lost 33-28 to the host Tigers and dropped its second match 52-22 to third-ranked (Class 2A) Kasson-Mantorville. Over the two meets, Joel Gadient (120 pounds), Bailee O’Reilly (126) and Matthew Lexvold (132) went 2-0, with Lexvold winning both of his matches via pinfall. The Wildcats are back on the mat today, taking part in the Park of Cottage Grove invitational.
Madi Green led Lake City with 21 points, but it was not enough to get the Tigers over the hump in a 74-54 Hiawatha Valley League loss to Kasson-Mantorville Friday in Lake City. Breanna Gates added 12 points, and Lilly Johnson tacked on seven points in the loss. The Tigers (3-3, 1-2 HVL) travel to Hayfield on Tuesday.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa held a 20-17 halftime lead over La Crescent at home Friday, but the Cougars’ shooters went cold in a 41-35 Hiawatha Valley League loss. Hailey Dykes paced Z-M with 13 points, while Molly Lawler chipped in with eight. Kalli Paukert finished with six points, five rebounds and five assists in the loss. As a team, Z-M shot 38 percent. The Cougars (3-3, 2-2 HVL) head to Byron on Dec. 20.
A win in the Hiawatha Valley League continues to elude Cannon Falls as the Bombers lost 57-43 at Rochester Lourdes on Friday. Anna Rapp had a strong night for Cannon Falls with 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Hailey Huseth and Courtney Woodcock each tallied seven points in the loss. The Bombers (1-4, 0-3 HVL) host Byron on Tuesday.
Six straight wins to start the season did not carry enough weight for the Goodhue girls basketball team Friday against Hayfield. The Vikings, using a guard-heavy lineup and dead-eye shooting, topped the previously unbeaten and fourth-ranked (Class 1A) Wildcats, 72-68. Mikayla Miller led all scorers with 27 points, adding nine rebounds in the defeat. Kali Ryan scored 15 for Goodhue, while teammate Michelle Hadler added 13.