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The second-seeded Goodhue wrestling team took down Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson 51-20 on Thursday in a Section 1A quarterfinal. Makae O'Reilly got the Wildcats on the scoreboard with a pin at 113 pounds. LARP won the next three matches, but Goodhue won eight of the final nine matches to pull away with the win. Travis Gadient (145 pounds), Kelby O'Reilly (170) and Kaleb O'Reilly (182) each won by pin for the Wildcats.
The Red Wing boys’ hockey team fell 8-2 to Northfield in its final game of the regular season on Thursday. The Raiders scored 20 seconds into the first period to grab an early lead. The Wingers answered 6 minutes later with a goal from Gavin Lampe. Raider Devin Jirik scored later in the first for Northfield’s second goal.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' basketball team held off Stewartville to win 65-62 on Wednesday. "We played a great and complete game tonight," said Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling. "We were able to take care of the ball while being able to finish inside with (Ali) Hunstad and Makayla Arendt." Hunstad led the Cougars with 18 points, while Arendt scored 14 points. Jakalyn Arendt had 10 points and two 3-pointers. Natalye Quam added nine points. Z-M improved to 18-5 overall and 10-3 in the Hiawatha Valley League.
For the fifth straight season, the Lake City boys' basketball team clinched the Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division title. The Tigers won 73-53 over Stewartville on Wednesday to secure the division title. The Tigers were hot from behind the arc, draining 17 3-pointers as team. Nathan Heise led the Tigers on offense. Heise finished with a season-high 30 points and had eight 3-pointers. Reid Gastner contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Lake City extended its win streak to 10 games, while improving to 18-3 overall and 13-0 in the HVL.
The Red Wing gymnastics team came in fifth place with a team score of 131.6 at the Big Nine Conference Meet on Saturday. The Wingers finished less than a point behind fourth-place Winona. "We met our goal of finishing in the upper half and are very excited to have done that," said Red Wing head coach Lisa Hanson.
The Goodhue girls’ basketball team had an all-around solid night in a 65-50 win over Pine Island on Monday. The Wildcats grabbed a lead, but had to hold off the Panthers’ late-game run sparked by Panther Alexandra Larson.
The Cannon Falls boys' basketball team won its fifth consecutive game with a 65-57 victory over Chatfield on Saturday. Isaac Illa scored a game-high 20 points for the Bombers. Drew Otte knocked down two 3-pointers and had 16 points. Luke Sjoquist added 12 points. The Bombers got to the free-throw line with frequency and went 22-for-26. Cannon Falls improved to 14-8 overall. Other Area Scores: Houston 72, Kenyon-Wanamingo 55
The Red Wing girls' basketball cruised to 74-33 win over Owatonna on Monday. The Wingers defense held Owatonna to 23 points in the first half and 10 in the second. The Wingers collectively made 15 of 29 shots from behind the arc. Kyli Nelson scored a team-high 20 points, while hitting six 3-pointers for the Wingers. Lindsay Reps had 15 points, five assists and three steals. Sydnee Nelson contributed 14 points and three steals, while Sydney Rahn added 10 points and three steals.
The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team took eighth place in the Big Nine swim meet over the weekend. The Wingers finished with 105 points, ahead of ninth-place Faribault and behind seventh-place Rochester John Marshall.
The Red Wing boys’ basketball team trailed 38-35 at halftime, but couldn’t make up the difference in the second half. Owatonna edged Red Wing 73-66 on Monday. Owatonna outrebounded the Wingers 37-20.