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Lake City led by 18 early, and then sailed to a 69-45 victory over Hayfield on Thursday, clinching the Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division and a spot in the conference championship game on Monday. Reid Gastner led the Tigers with 17 points, with Marc Kjos and Nathan Heise each adding 15.
Goodhue had already wrapped up a spot in the Hiawatha Valley League championship game, and a Blue Division title, but one conference game remained. The Wildcats finished off the regular season, and Byron, with a 52-41 victory on Thursday.
Triton was no match for Pine Island on Thursday as the Panthers rolled the Cobras, 72-49, to close out the Hiawatha Valley League season for both teams.
Needing overtime to move on, 10th-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa fought off Dover-Eyota for a 56-53 Section 1AA victory on Thursday. The Eagles forced the overtime period after out-scoring the Cougars 25-16 in the second half.
Lake City's season came to an end in the first round of the Section 1AA playoffs on Thursday as the 11th-seeded Tigers were taken down, 75-55, by sixth-seeded Caledonia.
Kenyon-Wanamingo remains winless in the Hiawatha Valley League after taking a 68-53 loss to Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday.
The Red Wing 200-yard medley relay team, and senior swimmer Ben Schaffer, sit as top seeds for Saturday's Section 1A championship meet after prelims took place Wednesday in Rochester.
Goodhue didn't waste much time in taking our Cannon Falls on Tuesday, rolling to a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 66-39 Hiawatha Valley League victory over the Bombers. Jacob McNamara scored a game-high 22 points for the Wildcats, with Nicholas Thomforde adding 11. Carlton Lindow's 14 points were a team best for Cannon Falls. Goodhue (23-2, 13-2 HVL) heads to Byron on Friday to close out the regular season, while the Bombers (5-20, 3-12) hosts Rochester Lourdes the same night.
Colin Meade and Dominic Sieve both scored 18 points to lead Rochester Lourdes to a 62-55 victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Hiawatha Valley League action on Tuesday. Isaiah Stueber and Robvon Jackson each had 12 points for the Cougars, with Isaiah Nolte adding 10 points in the loss. Z-M (15-8, 8-8 HCL) wraps up the regular season on the road on Friday against Christ's Household of Faith.
Pine Island nearly had five players in double figures in a 69-62 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Hayfield on Tuesday. Mark Mboya Kotieno (15), Broc Finstuen (12), Camden Heepke (12) and Jacob Weber (10) all scored 10 or more points with Joe Bauer finishing with nine. Finstuen also had 10 rebounds to complete the double-double for the Panthers. Pine Island (20-4, 12-3 HVL) heads to Triton on Thursday to complete the regular season. The game was rescheduled from Friday due to a forecasted snowstorm.