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The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team faced Simley in a non-conference dual, falling 100-73 on Tuesday. Many of the Red Wing swimmers swam races they don't normally. "It's good to do this every once in a while to keep the kids fresh and not get stuck in a rut swimming the same lineup every week," said Red Wing head coach Mikayla Beuch. "It also allows for them to see improvements in other races that they maybe haven't swam in a while."
The Lake City boys' basketball won its fourth consecutive game after topping Cannon Falls 75-52 on Tuesday. Nathan Heise led the Tigers with 20 points. Reid Gastner scored 13 points, while Justin Wohlers bucketed a career-high 11 points. Ethan Heitman also recorded a career-high 10 points for the Tigers. Isaac Illa scored a game-high 24 points for the Bombers and Drew Otte had 13 points. Lake City improved to 12-2 overall and 8-0 in the Hiawatha Valley League. Cannon Falls fell to 8-7 overall and 3-3 in the HVL. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 66, Pine Island 52
The Goodhue girls' basketball team defeated another ranked opponent in Stewartville, 60-57, on Tuesday. The Wildcats went on a 6-0 run in the final minutes of the first half to cut the halftime-deficit to 32-24. Goodhue played hard on both ends of the floor and got to the free-throw line with frequency. The Wildcats shot 26 of 39 from the free-throw line, while Stewartville shot just 2 of 9.
The Red Wing girls' basketball team won convincingly, 92-29, over Winona on Tuesday. The Wingers went 18-for-32 from behind the arc. Lindsay Reps led the team with six 3-pointers, while Kyli Nelson had five and Sydnee Nelson had four. Reps also led the Wingers in points with 26 and steals with five. Kyli scored 20 points and Sydnee added 14 points. Red Wing improved to 13-2 overall and 9-2 in the Big Nine.
The Red Wing boys' basketball lost 68-56 to Winona on Tuesday. The Wingers played an evenly matched first half and took a five point lead into the second. Winona outscored Red Wing 41-24 in the second half to take the lead and the win. Deso Buck scored a team-high 15 points for the Wingers. Marcus Walm had nine points and Dontray Johnson scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds. Red Wing fell to 2-10 overall and 1-8 in the Big Nine.
The Red Wing girls' hockey team was shutout, 2-0, at the hands of Dodge County on Tuesday Dodge County piled up 54 shots on net against Red Wing. Goaltender Hailey Ehlers stood large in net, making 52 saves for the Wingers. Elizabeth Fagerlind scored the game's first goal at 14 minutes, 51 seconds in the first period. Dodge County increased its lead with a goal at 11:24 in the third period. With the loss, Red Wing fell to 5-14-1 overall.
The Red Wing gymnastics team placed third in the Farmington Invitational on Saturday. The Wingers scored 131.95, just ahead of fourth-place Princeton with 128.5 and just behind second-place White Bear Lake's 134.35. It was a tough day for the team as they were competing on back-to-back days, but head coach Lisa Hanson said the team had one of its better days on vault and floor.
In the Kasson-Mantorville Showcase, the eighth-ranked Goodhue girls' basketball team picked up a big win, edging second-ranked Mountain Iron Buhl, 53-43, on Saturday in a big Class A matchup. The Wildcats did well in handling the ball on offense against the Rangers pressure. On the defensive side of the ball, Goodhue was good again. "Kids that didn't end up on the score sheet had awesome games defensively," said Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa wrestling team earn three wins in the Wabasso Duals on Saturday. The Cougars defeated Adrian Area 60-10, Minneota 36-31 and Red Rock Central 40-24. Against Adrian Area, Michael Majerus (113 pounds), John Poulin (120), Ethan Kovars (160), Matt McKinney (195) and Trey Lexvold each won by pin for Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
The Goodhue boys' basketball team lost a tight battle with Wabasha-Kellogg, 41-40, on Friday. At the half, Goodhue trailed 18-15. The two teams stepped it offensively in the second half, but Goodhue fell just short. Dawson Evenson led the Wildcats with nine points and Luke Wallaker added eight points. Goodhue fell to 4-10 overall. Rochester Lourdes 70, Cannon Falls 59 The Cannon Falls boys' basketball team fell 70-59 to Rochester Lourdes on Friday.