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Hailey Meincke and Allison Hanson each had three RBI to lead Lake City to an 8-4 win over Goodhue on Tuesday. Ashley Thieren allowed nine hits and three earned runs over seven innings, but got the win for the Tigers with five strikeouts in her effort. Kate Opsahl led the Wildcats with two hits and an RBI. Abby Doerhoefer took the loss, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings to go with six strikeouts.
Lake City was close to its eighth-straight girls Section 1A True Team championship, but Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mable-Canton edged the Tigers, 866.5-848.5. Dover-Etota came in a close third with a 844.5. Lake City's Liv Kozlowski had a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 27.55 seconds. Riley Pennington was third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.62, and the 4x100 relay team took silver in 52.72. The Tigers' had one other top-three finisher in Grace Adler, who was third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 3 inches.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team picked up wins at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles in a 5-2 Big Nine Conference loss at Winona on Tuesday. In the final singles spot, the Wingers' Lincoln Bryan went three sets with the Winhawks' Lance Halberg, winning the final two sets for a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory. Then at the top doubles spot, the duo of Ben Schaffer and Logan Johnson defeated Erik Zeller and Drew Johnson 6-4, 6-2. On Saturday, Red Wing will play in the Big Nine Conference championship meet in Rochester. Monday
Trailing 3-1 after two innings, Red Wing got Tuesday's Big Nine Conference game with Rochester Century to within a run before succumbing to the Panthers for a 4-3 loss. Meg Grove led the Wingers' offense, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Behind her was Natalie Boxrud with a double and Hailey Ehlers with a hit to account for Red Wing's four knocks on the day. Justine Swenning struck out three while giving up four hits and two walks. Swenning's counterpart, Erin Ziebarth, got the win for Century after striking out 14 with one walk given up.
The Red Wing girls' track and field team is headed back to Stillwater for the third straight year. With 556.5 team points in Tuesday's Section 1AA True Team meet at Paul Giel Field in Winona, the Winger girls will head back to state True Team, where they will try to defend their state championship from a year ago. Red Wing held off Byron (489) and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (435) to secure the section's top spot.
Joe Bauer put his stamp all over the scorebook on Tuesday, leading Pine Island to a 10-0, six-inning victory over Hiawatha Valley League foe Hayfield. Bauer finished 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs and three stolen bases. Drew Lohmeyer did his best to match Bauer, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base. But Bauer also picked up the win on the mound, throwing all six innings. Bauer allowed two hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Pine Island (9-3) will have a home doubleheader against Rochester Lourdes on Saturday.
Second-ranked Minnehaha Academy came down to Cannon Falls on Tuesday and showed the Bombers why the Class 2A poll holds the Cardinals in such high regard. Minnehaha won, 7-0, and held Cannon Falls to two hits while striking out 16 with just one walk. Alex Evanson had 10 strikeouts in five innings for Minnehaha, and Bennett Theisen mowed down all six batters he faced over two innings. Bomber Jared Andersen had five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings, with six hits and two walks allowed. Only two of Andersen's six runs allowed were earned as Cannon Falls committed three errors.
Taylor Hagstrom needed just one run of support, but he got two as Stewartville topped Goodhue, 2-0, in Tuesday's Hiawatha Valley League game. Hagstrom struck out seven Wildcats, and allowed two hits and one walk in his 84-pitch complete game. Casey Ryan started for Goodhue, allowing one run over five innings on six hits to go with four strikeouts. Nick Thomforde finished the game, allowing the second run on three walks and a pair of hits. Ryan Schoenfelder and Carter Danielson had the two hits for the Wildcats.
It took a while for either team to do anything offensively, but Rochester Century turned it on late for a 7-4 Big Nine Conference victory over Red Wing on Tuesday. Kyle Hawe did not allow a Panther to reach base until the fourth inning, and he stranded the bases loaded with one of his five strikeouts and a fly ball. In the fifth, Century would finally strike for a couple of runs, though both were unearned. Hawe would be pulled after the sixth, and would not factor in the decision.
Cecil Belisle took medalist honors once again, leading the third-ranked (2A) Red Wing boys' golf team to a Big Nine Conference triangular victory Monday in Northfield. The Wingers' team score of 316 bested Northfield's 319 and Albert Lea's 332. Belisle carded first-place score of 73, followed by 80 from Drew Bjorngaard. Mac DeSutter came up with an 81, and Luke Knutsen wrapped up the team score with an 82. Spencer Kronbeck shot an 83, followed by a 90 from Drew Siewert. On Wednesday, Red Wing will host a conference triangular with Owatonna and Rochester Century.