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The Lake City boys' golf team traveled to Stillwater on Monday for the Pony Invitational and came away with a second-place finish. The Tigers had a score of 318, seven strokes behind first-place Stillwater. Lake City's Thomas Huettl finished tied for second with Bennett Swively of Hudson with 75. Medalist honors went to Cole Jahnke of Stillwater with a score of 71. Brennan Rothgarn shot 78, Parker Schurhammer 82, Riley Fritz 83, Carter Gnotke 84, Tanner Frank 95 and Brady Schurhammer 97 for the Tigers.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team hosted Lake City on Monday and came away victorious, 4-3. The Wingers made a change to its lineup on Saturday and kept those changes against the Tigers. The moves bumped Kris Betcher and Prince Montcho up to No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. This made Lincoln Bryan and Aidan Coyle the No. 2 doubles team and Jackson Hull and Graham Achen the No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. With the changes, Red Wing swept the doubles matches and got one victory in singles.
Randolph's offensive muscle was on full display on Friday as the Rockets cruised past Schaeffer Academy with a 24-0 victory in Game 1 of the doubleheader and a 27-2 win in the second game. In Game 1, Megan Erickson and Madelyn Dibble both had two hits and two RBIs for the Rockets. Mackenna Otte and Kenna Foss both contributed three RBIs and Dibble, Meredith Taylor, Andrea Splichal, Foss and Haylee Gunderson all had three runs.
Leah Herzog and Sophia Yoemans had a battle for medalist honors on Friday against Faribault. In the end, Herzog took first place with a 71, one stroke ahead of Yoemans in Red Wing’s runaway victory over the Falcons. All six golfers came in at 98 or better as the Wingers totaled a 328 to Faribault’s 417. Sydney Flack totaled a 89, followed by Grace Dube’s season-low 95 to close the scoring for Red Wing. Ava Bremseth shot a 97, and Ashton Chandler a 98 as the alternates for the Wingers.
The Red Wing softball team returned home on Thursday to face Mankato West, but was unable to break out of its offensive funk and lost, 11-0, to the Scarlets. The Wingers opened up the game with two straight singles from Abby Boxrud and Dani Deming, but only received one hit the rest of the game — a single from Hanna Huppert.
The Red Wing boys’ tennis team traveled to Rochester on Thursday to face an undefeated Century team, but they returned home empty-handed as it took a 7-0 loss. The Wingers lost all of their matches in two sets but will have little time to dwell on the tough day as they return home on Friday to face Academy of Holy Angels.
A slow start to the golf season didn't stop Lake City from breaking records in the first Hiawatha Valley boys golf match on Thursday in Pine Island. Lake City won with 291, the lowest ever team score it has recorded on an away golf course. The Tigers finished 20 strokes better than second-place Lourdes. Cannon Falls and Pine Island-Zumbrota-Mazeppa tied for fifth with 336 and Kenyon-Wanamingo came in seventh with 338.
Everything was looking good for Goodhue until the top of the seventh inning. The Wildcats held a 4-1 lead, but five unanswered runs by Triton ended Goodhue’s winning streak with a final score of 6-4. Jack Gadient led the way for Goodhue by going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and one walk, triple and run. Ryan Schoenfelder had one RBI while Ethan Schafer, Garrett Huneke and Carson Morken all scored one run.
Two nights after winning by one run, the Wingers found themselves on the other end of the stick, losing to Mankato West, 5-4. Red Wing held a narrow 2-1 lead through three innings but a couple of costly errors gave the Scarlets extra life on offense and they converted with four runs.
Coming off a victory on Wednesday, the Lake City girls’ golf team doubled up with a victory at the Falcon Girls Invitational on Thursday with a team score of 357. Caledonia took second — 53 strokes behind the Tigers. Ava Wallerich was the medalist for the second day in a row, shooting a 79. Lake City also had three other golfers finish in the top 10. Taylor Willers took second with a 90, Marah Rothgarn was sixth with a 97 and Emma Berge finished 10th with a 102.