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Red Wing opened the season on Thursday with a statement, sweeping Lake City in three sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-15). Eva Hutter had nine kills, followed by Kate Sonju with six. Macy Koester guided the offense along with 19 assists. Defensively, Dani Deming led the way with 12 digs, while Elle Brandt had seven. Elle Thorson had three blocks to go along with four kills.
The Red Wing girls’ tennis team continued its Big Nine Conference woes on Thursday, dropping two contests — 6-1 to Rochester John Marshall and 4-3 to Mankato West — in a triangular in Rochester. Red Wing opened the day against John Marshall in which Jenna Siewert, in No. 4 singles, notched the only victory for the Wingers. She lost her first set, 6-2, but came back to win the second, 6-0, and the tiebreaker, 11-9.
The Red Wing 12U fastpitch softball team won the Rochester league tournament for the second year in a row. Red Wing beat Winona in the championship game 9-3.
The Cannon Falls Soccer Club fall soccer sign up is open to players from Cannon Falls, Randolph and nearby towns Goodhue, Vasa, Hampton and rural areas. The season runs Sept. 9 until Oct. 21 with all games between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays on the fields at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Cannon Falls. The cost for pre-K to fourth grade is $25, while fifth and sixth grades are $35 — both include a team shirt. Sign up on the Cannon Falls Soccer Club Facebook page or mail to 36521 County Road 57 Blvd., Dennison, MN 55018.
The Red Wing girls' tennis team had a delayed start to its season after its scheduled match against Cannon Falls on Friday was postponed. With inclement weather moving throughout the region, there was concern about Monday's match at Red Wing High School getting postponed as well. The weather held up, however, and so did the Wingers, earning a 5-2 victory over Ellsworth. Red Wing was strong in singles as Chloe Struss (No. 1), Mya Benway (No. 3) and Jenna Siewert (No. 4) all swept their opponents. At No. 2 singles, Graci Bettich faired just as well, winning, 6-1, 6-0.
The Lake City girls' tennis team opened its season on Friday, Aug. 17 at home with a 7-0 victory over New Life Academy. Coming away with set sweeps for the Tigers were Ava Wallerich at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-0, Sarah Ziebarth at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-3, and Maddie Medvec at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Katherine Kennedy and Emma Brunkow also swept, 6-0, 6-0. Ashley Thieren won her match against Bryna Eignefeld by winning the first set, 6-0, dropping the second, 6-2, and rallying for the win in the third set, 6-1.
Already having locked up a spot in the Minnesota Class C state tournament, Red Wing had one goal in mind on Saturday — winning the region and securing a first-round bye. The Aces did just that with an 8-3 victory over Lake City in the Region 5C championship in Owatonna. Red Wing made its mark on the scoreboard first with Adam Thygesen coming around to score after hitting a leadoff single in the top of the third inning. The Aces then added to its lead in the fourth when Mitch Matter hit an RBI double to score Brodie Smith.
The fourth Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Hall of Fame class will be inducted Sept. 29 at the Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Auditorium. Inductees and teams will be representing Wanamingo High School, Kenyon High School and Kenyon-Wanamingo High School. The Hall of Fame banquet will start with the social at 5 p.m. in the commons, catered dinner at 6 p.m., and a program from 7-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by Sept. 17 for $20 per adult or $12 for children under age 12. Tickets can be purchased from: • Marlys Derscheid (K-W High School)
Sammy Voth and CeCelia DeJong represented the Red Wing Swim Club at the MN State Long Course Swimming Championships on July 27-28 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Voth is the 8U state champion in the 50 freestyle with a time of 38.01 seconds. She was also runner-up in the 100 freestyle with a time of one minute, 29.32 seconds.
Friends of the Bluffs sponsored the 16th annual River City Days Disc Golf Tournament on Aug. 4. Receiving awards (from left to right): James Young (Closest to the Pin Champion), Kevin Moen (Young Dudes Division Champion), and Tyler Moen (Old Dudes Division Champion). Champions received trophies and Randy Bucks. Tyler has participated in four disc golf contests and won his first championship this year. Submitted photo