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Owatonna rode a big second-half surge against Red Wing to steal a 68-48 victory on Friday. Red Wing played well in the first half, holding on to a 27-23 lead going into halftime. In the second half, the Huskies played with an extra gear, dropping 41 points on the Wingers. Leading the Wingers were Tayzha Buck with 15 points, Lindsay Reps with 12 and Kyli Nelson with eight. Hannah Rodgers led the team with eight rebounds. Owatonna was led by Sydney Schultz's 17 points and Ahnna Stelter's 14 points.
Goodhue beat Dover-Eyota, 57-12, in the Section 1A quarterfinals on Thursday. The Wildcats and Eagles went back and forth in the early matches until Mariano Bigalk won by fall increasing Goodhue's lead 18-6. The Wildcats found their footing from there, only losing one match the rest of the way. Maddox O`Reilly, Bigalk, Joel Breuer, Mason Huemann, Kelby O`Reilly and Kodee O`Reilly all won by pin. Goodhue will take on Chatfield in the semifinals on Saturday at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Z-M 70, Wabasha-Kellogg 9
Cannon Falls got back in the win column by stealing a victory against visiting Kenyon-Wanamingo, with a final score of 44-41. The two teams were all knotted up at 22-22 heading into the half. The second half played out in similar fashion, but the Bombers were able to come away with a few more points to edge out the Knights. Isabelle Freeberg had a team-high 16 points for the Bombers, followed by Kira Jacobson with 10. Kara Loeschke and Jacobson tied for the lead with five rebounds each, while Kalysa Banks led the team with five assists.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa wasted little time dispatching Triton, locking up the victory, 59-43, on Friday. Ahead 37-17 at the half, the Cougars nearly matched the Cobras whole-game point total in the first 18 minutes of play. Triton outscored Z-M in the second half, but it was too little, too late. Jacob Niebuhr led the Cougars in points, rebounds and steals with 18, six and four, respectively. Isaiah Nolte contributed 10 points and Robvon Jackson also had eight. Brady Essig led Triton with 17 points while Drew Kelly added 13. Landon Dostal led the Cobras with 10 rebounds.
Red Wing's William Meacham took second in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.39 seconds on Saturday at the Big Nine Conference swimming and diving meet at Rochester Mayo. The Wingers finished ninth as a team with 89 points. The host Spartans won their third-straight conference title with 460.5 points. Rochester Century was second with 300.
Red Wing punched its ticket to the Section 1A championship game with a 10-0, semifinal victory over Austin on Saturday. Taylor Heise scored twice in the first period, three times in the second and twice again in the third to lead the Wingers to the win. Emily Hart scored in the first and second, while Nicole Oberding had a second-period goal. Heise also had two assists, as did Hart and Oberding. Delaynee Fox, Elle Bryant and Kendal Swanson each had one assist.
Cannon Falls scored a 510 in high kick on Saturday at the Section 2A dance team championship on Saturday at Bloomington Kennedy High School. Randolph came in second with a 449, followed by New Ulm Cathedral with 439. Goodhue placed sixth with a 357. "We were very happy to see our scores increase in Kick and to continue our season another week," said Bomber head coach Jamie Swenning. "We are on the right track and will spend the next week fine tuning our routine to prepare for the state tournament."
Austin scored twice in the third period on Monday, including the eventual game-winner with 90 seconds to play, for a 2-1 victory over Red Wing. Derek Gielau got the lone Wingers' goal at 12:18 of the second period. AJ Mueller got the Packers on the board at 2:49 of the third, tying the game 1-1. Dylan Svoboda broke the tie at 15:30 to give Austin the win.
Top-ranked Lyle-Pacelli topped fourth-ranked Goodhue, 50-44, on Saturday. Lexi Lodermeier led the Wildcats with 13 points, while Sydney Lodermeier added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Goodhue (18-6) hosts Triton on Tuesday, then finishes the regular season, at home, against third-ranked Hayfield. Randolph 49, Lanesboro 19
Cannon Falls fought off Goodhue in a tightly contested matchup earning the win, 51-42, on Friday. Isaac Banks led the Bombers with 13 points, followed by Drew Otte with 11. Sam Opsahl led the Wildcats with 16 points while Mitchell Hemenway had 11. The Bombers (9-11) will welcome Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Tuesday and Dover-Eyota on Thursday. The Wildcats (10-12) will head to Triton on Tuesday and Hayfield on Friday. Lake City 57, Lourdes 48 A late run lifted Lake City to a 57-48 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Rochester Lourdes on Friday.