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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
An offensive onslaught couldn't have come at a better time for Red Wing as it earned a bid into the Class C state tournament with its 15-4 victory over Wanamingo on Sunday in Owatonna. Red Wing scored at least one run in every inning except the third and eighth, including a four-run first inning started off by a Mitch Matter leadoff single. Three batters later, Corey Tauer hit a two-RBI single and then came around to score later in the inning on an RBI-double by Dixon Irwin. Zach Garner gave the Aces a 4-0 lead after one inning with an RBI single.
Red Wing was unable to contain Classic Cannon Valley League leader Northfield on Tuesday, dropping its regular-season finale, 11-4. The Aces kept the game tied at 1-1 through three innings due to a leadoff double by Seth Yeatman and some productive outs that led to him scoring on a fielder's choice. The Knights took the game in hand from there, however, scoring two runs in each of the fourth through seventh innings to open up a 9-1 lead.
Twenty-five years after the Red Wing Aces' Class B championship, the team's winningest manager, Danny Plein, had his No. 8 jersey retired. Plein was presented with a framed case housing his now-retired jersey during a pregame ceremony at the Aces game against Burnsville on Friday, July 13 at the Ath.
In second place in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250cc class standings, Millville-born Alex Martin returns to his home track on Saturday, July 21. Martin is seeking his first win of the season at the 36th annual La Crescent Wine and Spirit Spring Creek National. Through seven rounds, he sits behind current standings leader, Aaron Plessinger, by 55 points.
Red Wing fall sports registration is open. The P.A.C. meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, at Twin Bluff Middle School. All registration is online, and cash or check payments can be made in the office if one cannot pay with a credit card online. If computer access is unavailable, the is one for use at the athletic office at TBMS. If a student-athlete was not involved in a sport or activity in the 2017-18 winter or spring seasons, a new account must be set up as the system changed over the winter. Register at https://redwinghs-ar.rschooltoday.com/ .