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Lindsay Reps hit a layup at the buzzer, but at the time Red Wing trailed by five against Austin. The final basket of Reps' high-school career only narrowed the final margin as the Wingers fell 73-70 to the Packers in the Section 1AAA semifinals Saturday at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team lost its regular-season finale 60-52 to Mankato West on Friday. The Wingers had plenty of shots from behind the arc, but could only get one to fall. Zach Cota scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Wingers. Dayne Wojcik had a team-high 10 rebounds, while Dontray Johnson added 10 points. Red Wing ended the regular season 3-23 overall and 2-20 in the Big Nine.
Class A 106 pounds 1st: 1. Michael Majerus, Z-M def. Alex Helgeson, Medford, 9-1 QF: 1. Majerus def. 8. Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, 13-3 SF: 1. Majerus vs. Cole Holien, ACGC
The Lake City boys' basketball team cruised past Winona Cotter 68-31 in a Section 1AA first round game on Thursday. The Tigers led 36-14 at the half and continued to play strong defense in the second half, allowing 17 points. Nathan Heise led the Tiger offense with 20 points and four assists. Ethan Heitman scored 11 points. Reid Gastner had eight points, nine rebounds and five assists. Josh Matanich added eight points. Top-seeded Lake City next faces HVL opponent and ninth-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The Goodhue girls’ basketball team overpowered Houston 68-37 in a Section 1A quarterfinal on Wednesday. Lexie Lodermeier led the Wildcats with a game-high 25 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Joslyn Carlson scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Kate Opsahl had seven points, five rebounds and five steals.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team fell 100-98 to Rochester Mayo on Tuesday. Clearly, offense wasn't an issue for either team. The Wingers led at the half 45-43. Each team scored over 50 points in the second half with Mayo getting the edge over the Wingers 57-53. Zach Cota led the Wingers with a season- and career-high 40 points. Dontray Johnson had 20 points, while Marcus Walm added 10 points. Red Wing dropped to 3-22 overall and 2-19 in the Big Nine. The Wingers next travel to take on Mankato West on Friday.
The first-ranked Red Wing girls' basketball team topped Rochester Century 57-25 in the final game of the regular season on Monday. The Wingers built a 43-10 lead in the first half and never looked back. Winger Kyli Nelson had 12 points, while Lindsay Reps contributed 11 points. Elle Thorson and Lily Befort each led the Wingers with three steals. Befort also had a team-high six rebounds. Red Wing finished the regular season 23-2 overall and 19-2 in the Big Nine. The Wingers also won the Big Nine for the first time in school history, sharing the title with John Marshall.
The Lake City boys' basketball team won the Hiawatha Valley Conference championship over Cannon Falls 61-52 on Saturday. The Tigers (22-2, 16-0 HVL) became the second team in the HVL since the 1993-94 season to finish unbeaten in conference play. The first team to finish the season with a perfect HVL record was the 2004-05 Tigers. The Bombers forged ahead early in the first half with a string of 3-pointers. The Tigers rallied and at the half trailed 27-24.
The Goodhue wrestling team had four wrestlers compete in a Section 1A championship on Saturday, and all four qualified for the state meet. The Wildcats also had four wrestlers in third-place matches. Baxter O'Reilly (145 pounds), Kelby O'Reilly (160), Kaleb O'Reilly (170) and Kodee O'Reilly (220) each made the championship match with Kelby, Kaleb and Kodee winning a section title.
The Section 1A and 1AA individual wrestling tournaments were contested at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on Saturday, with the Section 2A tournament taking place at Blue Earth High School. Twenty area athletes qualified for the individual state tournament that will take place Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at Xce Energy Center in St. Paul. Below is are the area Section 1A, 1AA and 2A championship and third-place results. Bolded wrestlers qualified for state. Section 1 A/AA