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Drew Kelly of Triton singled in the first at bat on Friday and came around to score two batters later. That one run was all the Cobras needed to defeat Lake City as the final score read 1-0. The Tigers had a runner on third on three separate occasions but were unable to bring a runner across home plate.
The fourth game in four days caught up with Cannon Falls when it traveled to Stewartville and couldn’t get its bats humming. Taylor Smith pitched a perfect game for Stewartville, which won, 8-0 on Friday. Abby Breuer took the loss after pitching four innings. She struck out three, walked four and gave up seven earned runs on eight hits. Bella Davisson came on in relief for two innings, striking out one, walking two and giving up one earned run on two hits.
Red Wing hosted Austin on Friday for the last regular season game before section playoffs. The final tuneup did not treat the injury-plagued Wingers well as they lost, 8-1. Austin got off to a quick start scoring three runs in the first two innings before putting together a four-run inning in the third.
The Red Wing boys' golf team hosted a Big Nine quadrangular on Tuesday and came out on top with a team score of 307. Mankato West came in second with 313, followed by Mankato East (334) and Winona (320). Luke Knudsen had his best round with a 73 to tie for the lead with Cecil Belisle. Rounding out the Wingers' scorers were Mac DeSutter with 79 and Michael Stoffel with 82. Red Wing will travel to Rochester on Wednesday for the Eastwood Invite.
Lake City had a team score of 296 — 11 better than second place — and cruised to victory at the Hiawatha Valley Conference meet at Willow Creek Golf Course on Thursday. Lourdes was second with 307, Stewartville was third with 309, Pine Island-Zumbrota-Mazeppa came in fifth (333), and Cannon Falls and Kenyon-Wanamingo tied for seventh (352).
Facing a 6-2 deficit entering the final half inning, Red Wing was tasked with a big rally. After scoring three runs it appeared the Wingers might just be able to pull it off but they fell short, losing to Mayo, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. Zach Harding got the seventh-inning rally started with a leadoff double. Teddy Lillico and Seth Yeatman followed up with singles before Grant Rolen hit a sac fly to bring in the second run of the inning. Teddy Tauer and Marcus Walm proceeded to hit two consecutive singles and the Wingers had two on with one out. Taite Luhman singled to load the bases with two outs but Mayo’s Evan Kaese was able to get out of the jam and earn the save.
The Red Wing girls' golf team traveled to Lake City on Wednesday for the Jewel Invite and not only did they win, but Leah Herzog set a new course record. The Wingers topped the charts with a team score of 322. Lake City came in second with 330 and Northfield rounded out the top three with 341. Herzog was the medalist with a 6-under 65. Sophia Yoemans gave Red Wing a 1-2 finish with a second-place 72. Lake City had two top-10 finishers: Ava Wallerich was third with 74 and Marah Rothgarn was tied for ninth with 83.
The Red Wing boys’ tennis team faced off with No. 1 seed St. Paul Academy on Wednesday in the Section 4A team tournament semifinals. The Wingers would see its season end there though as they fell 7-0. In singles, Kris Betcher, Jackson Hull, Nathan Farrar and Noah Richardson all fell in two sets. In doubles, the No. 1 team of Coby Castner and Logan Johnson lost the first set 0-6, came back and won the second set, 7-6, but lost the tiebreaker, 4-10. The No. 2 team of Aidan Coyle and Lincoln Bryan and the No. 3 team of Dan Boisen and Jacob Angell both lost in two sets.
The Red Wing girls' track and field team was host to a three-team meet on Tuesday. The Wingers came out on top in 11 events to earn first place with a team score of 77.50 compared to Owatonna (60) and Rochester Century (47.50).
Lake City notched another Hiawatha Valley League win with a 10-2 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Monday. The Tigers had six hits on the day. Nora Baer led the way, going 1-for-2 with three RBI and a run. Ashley Thieren, Jamee Norland and Elyse Dalager had two runs each. Kasi Cronin pitched six innings to earn the win. She struck out two, walked five and gave up one run on two hits.