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The Pine Island wrestling team won three of five duals in the St. Croix Lutheran Duals on Saturday. The Panthers bested Rush City-Braham 42-33, St. Agnes 58-21 and St. Croix Lutheran 42-30 and fell to Mille Lacs 57-24 and Mahtomedi 63-12. Against Rush City-Braham Luke Williams (106), Dawson Fallon (138), Kaedyn Peterson (145) and Tanner Simon (182) each won by pin for the Panthers. Against St. Agnes Williams (106), Micah Douglas (113), Fallon (138), Simon (182) and Jaxon Klusmann (195) each won by pin.
The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team took sixth at the Tartan Invite on Saturday. The Wingers finished in the top-5 in several races. Graham Achen, Nick Bayley, Abe De Jong and Jayden Jech took fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 51.22 seconds. Individually, Jech came in fourth place in the 200 freestyle (1:56.66) and fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:21.48). Bayley took fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:18.24) and De Jong took fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.71). Tyler Gordon came in fourth place in the 1 meter dive with a 274.65 score.
The Lake City boys' basketball team took down unbeaten Clear Lake (Wisconsin) 73-54 in the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Border Battle at East Ridge high school on Saturday. The Tigers snapped Clear Lake's 40-game win streak in the regular season, which spanned three seasons. Reid Gastner and Nathan Heise provided the offense the Tigers needed. Gastner scored a career-high 27 points while Heise had 23 points and seven assists. Josh Matanich added 10 points for the Tigers. Lake City improved to 14-2 overall. Other Area Scores: Houston 78, Cannon Falls 75 OT
The Red Wing gymnastics team bested Faribault in Big Nine conference action on Friday. Wingers gymnast Breck Bergin was pulled from two events due to an ankle injury. Red Wing head coach Lisa Hanson said she was proud of the varsity performers and the few who were pressed into action because of Bergin's injury.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team was shut out by St. Paul Johnson 6-0 on Saturday. The Wingers were outshot 39-10. Wingers goaltender Aidan Coyle saved 33 of 39 shots on net. Dixon Ehlers relieved Coyle in net and played the final 7 minutes, 2 seconds of the game, but did not face any shots. The Governors scored twice in the first period, three times in the second period and once more in the third period. St. Paul Johnson's Thomas Heech recorded a hat trick, scoring all three goals in the second period. Red Wing fell to 5-13 overall.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa girls' basketball team edged Litchfield 48-42 on Saturday. The Cougars held a 1-point lead at the half and sustained the narrow lead throughout the second half. "We played with a lot of energy and competed at a high level today," said Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling. " Playing a tough game last night, getting on the bus this morning at 7:45 a.m. and playing a really good team at 12:30 p.m. is really tough and I'm really proud of the girls." Makayla Arendt led the Cougars with 15 points. Ali Hunstad and Megan Johnson each added 10 points.
The Goodhue boys' basketball team defeated Schaeffer Academy 48-24 on Friday. The Wildcats pulled away in the second half, outscoring Schaeffer 20-8. Sam Opsahl had 13 points for the Wildcats and Dawson Evenson had 12 points. Opsahl and Evenson combined made four of Goodhue's five 3-pointers. Goodhue improved to 5-11 overall. Other Area Scores: Zumbrota-Mazeppa 69, Byron 54 Cannon Falls 61, Pine Island 56 Randolph 57, Lanesboro 41 Thursday
The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team fell 96-84 to Austin on Thursday. The Wingers a swimmer finish second place or higher in nearly every event. Red Wing head coach Mikayla Beuch said it's all about finishing now as the season progresses. "A lot of times, the event is won in the last five yards of the race," Beuch said, "so it became clear who has been working on their finishes during the season and which kids need to focus more on their finish."
Lindsay Reps carried the second-ranked Red Wing girls’ basketball to a 59-49 victory over Northfield on Thursday.
The Goodhue wrestling team picked up two wins at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville quadrangular on Thursday, defeating PEM 31-29 and Chatfield 49-24. Against PEM, Ryan Bortz (106 pounds) and Makae O'Reilly (113) got the Wildcats and early lead with two wins by decision. After the Bulldogs won the next two matches, Maddox O'Reilly earned a win pin at 132.