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The Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' basketball team flexed its muscles in a win over St. Charles, 80-57, on Tuesday. "The girls made the right plays on offense and we boxed out so well on defense," Z-M head coach Andy Breming said. "All-in-all, it was a great game for us." Ali Hunstad led the Cougars with 23 points, while Makayla Arendt added 20 points. Megan Johnson scored 15 points, all coming from beyond the arc. Randolph 68, Cleveland 57 Down by nine points at halftime, Randolph came back to win 68-57 over Cleveland on Tuesday.
Red Wing came up just short, losing 5-4 to Rochester Century in girls' hockey action on Thursday. The Wingers trailed 1-0 after one period. Seven seconds into the second period, Emily Hart tied the game with her seventh goal of the season. Eliza DiNatale and Delaynee Fox each scored even-strength goals in the second period to give the Wingers a 3-1 edge. The lead evaporated when Rochester's Victoria Johnson found the back of the net twice in a 47 second span late in the second period.
Despite scoring the game's first goal, the Red Wing boys hockey team fell 4-1 to New Prague on Tuesday. Gavin Lampe scored unassisted 3 minutes, 13 seconds into the first period, but New Prague's Jack Kreutzian tied the game with a power-play goal at 11:05. New Prague found the back of the net three times in a span of 5:09 in the second period to give the Trojans a 4-1 lead. Dixon Ehlers got the start in net for the Wingers and made 27 saves.
The Red Wing girls' basketball team lost 55-53 to Mankato West in a tightly contested game on Tuesday. The Wingers trailed 34-32 at halftime and matched Mankato West's 21 points in the second half. Red Wing was led offensively by Kylie Nelson. Nelson scored a game-high 18 points and recorded three assists. Lindsay Reps bucketed 13 points and tied Elle Thorson for the team lead in assists with five, while Abi Deming led the Wingers with 10 rebounds.
The Goodhue wrestling team won three duals and took first place in the Washington Technology Magnet Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated North Branch 55-19, Washington Technology 61-6 and Roseville 55-24. Goodhue had several wrestlers go undefeated during the invitational. Ryan Bortz, Lucas Bortz, Maddox O'Reilly, Baxter O'Reilly, Kaleb O'Reilly and Cody Lohman each won all three of their matches and won by pin twice. Ryley Christianson, Kelby O'Reilly and Kodee O'Reilly each won three matches while winning by pin once.
The Red Wing boys basketball team lost in the consolation game of the Red Wing tournament to Hastings, 64-60, on Saturday. The Wingers led at halftime by point, 30-29, but couldn't hold on to the lead as Hastings outscored them in the second half 34-30. Deso Buck led Red Wing in scoring with 21 points, hitting four 3-pointers. Dontray Johnson had a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 16 rebounds. Zach Cota added 17 points for the Wingers.
Area scores on Friday: Randolph 58, LeRoy-Ostrander 42 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 54, Pine Island 36 Thursday Zumbrota-Mazeppa 74, Kenyon-Wanamingo 37 Zumbrota-Mazeppa got back in the win column with a 74-37 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday. The Cougars grabbed a 38-26 lead at halftime and allowed just 11 points in the second half. Natayle Quam led Zumbrota-Mazeppa with 21 points, hitting seven 3-pointers. Megan Johnson had 12 points and Ali Hunstad added 11 points.
The Red Wing boys' hockey team came out firing in its 6-3 win over Austin on Friday. Cam Blue found the back of the net twice in the first period, part of a four-goal period for the Wingers. With Red Wing leading 4-1 after the first period, Austin got one back on Hunter Guyette's goal at 9 minutes, 44 seconds in the second period. Colton Quade scored 45 seconds into the third to give the Wingers a three-goal edge. Austin got back to within two goals until Taite Luhman buried an even-strength goal at 14:58 in the third period.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team lost the first game of a weekend tournament against Hibbing, 88-73, on Friday. The Wingers, hosting a four-team tournament, also played its first game of the season and it didn't look good in the early stages of the first half. Hibbing ran up a 17-3 lead, forcing the Wingers to play catch-up all night.
The Red Wing girls' basketball team came away with a convincing 71-37 win over Rochester Mayo Friday night. The Wingers played suffocating defense, recording 22 steals as a team. Sydney Rahn led Red Wing with six steals. On offense, three Wingers bucketed double-digit points. Lindsey Reps scored a game-high 22 points, Dani Deming had 19 points and Rahn added 12 points. Red Wing improved to 3-0 overall.