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Goodhue completely dominated Thursday's triangular against Pine Island and host Triton. The Wildcats gave up just six team points on the night, taking down the Panthers, 62-6, and the Cobras, 80-0. Pine Island defeated Triton, 66-6. Maddox O'Reilly picked up wins by fall and technical fall for Goodhue, while Travis Gadient, Baxter O'Reilly and Ryan Schoenfelder each had two pins on the night.
William Meacham won the 100-yard butterfly, and Abe De Jong came in second, but Red Wing could not duplicate those results in a 96-82 loss to Rochester Century on Thursday. Meacham's 54.79 seconds in the fly was nearly four seconds better than De Jong, and the two Wingers were the only two to break a minute.
A visit to Winona had some highs and lows for Red Wing, but the Winhawks had a few more of the former in a 133.9-127.0 win over the Wingers. Red Wing's Breck Bergin continued a solid season with a win on the vault with a 9.25, and second place in both the uneven bars (8.35) and balance beam (8.6). Carolyn Hanson was third on the vault with an 8.9, and third on the bars with an 8.1. On the floor exercise, Hanson was the only Wingers in the top three, taking third with an 8.6.
Red Wing scored four goals in the first period on Thursday, then cruised to a 5-1 victory over Rochester John Marshall. Maria Haley opened the scoring, followed by two Taylor Heise goals and one from Elle Bryant as the Wingers led 4-0 after one. Ashley Koehler scored on a third-period power play for the Rockets early in the third, with Heise completing the hat trick with just more than a minute to play in the game.
Due to weather and travel condidtions, most activities were postponed or canceled Monday and Tuesday. Below is a list and the date of rescheduled games. Monday, Jan. 22 Boys Basketball Lewiston-Altura at Pine Island, postponed to Feb. 12 Wrestling Goodhue at Kenyon-Wanamingo, postponed, no date set Tuesday, Jan. 23 Boys Basketball Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Pine Island, postponed to Jan. 27 Lake City at Cannon Falls, postponed to Feb. 19
Zumbrota-Mazeppa had a showdown with Owatonna on Saturday, but first the Cougars had to deal with Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson and Caledonia. Z-M did not lose focus, beating LARP, 64-6, and the Warriors, 57-6, ahead of its dual against the Huskies. The Cougars, the top-ranked team in Class A, ended up taking out Owatonna, the No. 10 team in Class AAA, 34-25. The feature bout pitted two No. 1-ranked wrestlers, Caden Steffen of Z-M, and Cade King of Owatonna. King won the 195-pound battle, 5-2.
Lake City shots better than 73 percent in the first half, and nearly 59 percent for the game, in an 81-57 victory over third-ranked St. Charles on Saturday. Three Tigers were dominant on offense as Nathan Heise and Zach Bremer both scored 20 points, and Marc Kjos added 19. Bremer also had a game-high 15 rebounds, and Reid Gastner had 11 rebounds and nine points. Lake City out-rebounded the Saints, 45-28. Keagan Maloney had 19 points for St. Charles, which took its first loss of the season. The Tigers (13-3) are back in action on Tuesday at Cannon Falls.
A tight game was blown open in the third period as Owatonna piled up four goals in the final frame in a 6-0 Big Nine Conference victory over Red Wing on Saturday. Andrew Munns, in the first, and Matthew DeHaan, in the second, gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. Then Tyler Wencl, twice, and Kenny Johnson and Landon Thurnau all scored in the third to put the game away. Zach Harding stopped 22 of 28 shots for Red Wing, while Ryan Johnson made 22 saves for Owatonna. The Wingers (3-13) head to Austin on Tuesday.
The defense was stiff and the offense did enough for Red Wing on Saturday in a 3-0 Big Nine Conference victory at Owatonna. Taylor Heise scored twice, once in the first period and once in the third, to give the Wingers a two-goal lead. Sophie Schafer filled an empty net late in the third for Red Wing's third goal.
Getting a somewhat-unexpected lift from an eighth-grader, fourth-ranked (Class A) Goodhue pulled away with with 65-46 Hiawatha Valley League win over Lake City on Friday night. Eighth-grader Joslyn Carlson was a driving force for the Wildcats with a career-high 14 points. She joined a trio of double-digit scorers for Goodhue as Sydney Lodermeier and Arianna Thomforde both had 16 points. Mya Shones came up with a team-high 14 points for the Tigers. Allison Kubista hit three 3-pointers as part of an 11-point effort, followed by 10 points from Grace Bany.