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Lake City's season started on a sour note Monday after the Tigers lost a home meet, 7-0, to Rochester John Marshall. The Tigers' closest chance at a win came at No. 4 singles, as Cort McElmury lost in straight sets to Anish Singh, 6-4, 6-0. No other Lake City singles player or doubles team scored more than one point in a set against the Rockets. Lake City (0-1) stays at home Thursday against Shattuck-St. Mary's.
First team Mikayla Miller, sr., Goodhue (Player of the Year) 24.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.0 spg, 3.5 apg, HVL All-Conference, Class 1A All-State selection, Class 1A All-Tournament team, Miss Basketball candidate Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme: “She has really dominated Class 1A and 2A basketball in southeastern Minnesota for the past three years. No team, especially this year, has been able to slow her down or prevent her from taking over games.
Red Wing had two, top-three finishers in the girls 800-meter run at Tuesday’s Blue Devil Open in Menomonie, Wis. Elise Leise and Kianna Stewart finished second and third, respectively, behind Miranda Miller of Hudson. Leise finished in 2 minutes, 26.39 seconds, just a bit ahead of Stewart’s 2:35.59.
First team Brady Kuchinka, so., Lake City (Player of the Year) 18.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.9 spg. HVL All-Conference. Lake City head coach Greg Berge: “(Kuchinka)is one of the most talented players in our area. He is very skilled right now and works as hard as anyone to improve his game. We were a different team when Brady returned from injury.
Playing in its first state tournament since 2011, the Goodhue girls basketball team was picked as the No. 4 seed in the Class 1A state tournament on Saturday. At 1 p.m. Thursday at Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota, the top-ranked Wildcats (25-5) will face off with No. 5 seed Ada-Borup. The Section 6A champion Cougars are 28-1 this year and advanced to state after beating West Central Area 55-31 in the section final on Friday. Here is a breakdown of the Class 1A tournament:
By Nick Gerhardt Special to the R-E ROCHESTER – Cannon Falls hasn’t backed down from opponents or adversity this season and the Bombers certainly weren’t going to against top-seeded Byron in the 1AA-West sub-section championship Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center. A 1-5 start, a 14-point loss in the Hiawatha Valley League championship to the Bears and even a four-point overtime deficit in the semifinals against second-seeded Hayfield couldn’t deter Cannon Falls this season, but a timeout did. The third-seeded Bombers (20-10) fell
By Nick Gerhardt Special to the R-E ROCHESTER – The formula’s pretty simple for the Goodhue boys’ basketball team – keep an opponent to 45 points or less and the Wildcats have a good chance of winning. Top-seeded Goodhue (19-10) did exactly that Saturday in the 1A-West sub-section championship against third-seeded Bethlehem Academy (15-14) for a 48-41 victory at the Mayo Civic Center to advance to the Section 1A championship game. “We really work hard on our defense and pride ourselves on holding people under 45 points,” Wildcat
With Shakopee playing for sole possession of the Missota Conference title, the Sabers built a 48-19 halftime lead and never gave Red Wing a chance with a 68-34 conference-clinching victory Saturday in Shakopee. McKenzie Muelken was the only Winger in double digits with 10 points.
Red Wing senior Tanner Alms, and the Wingers’ 200-yard freestyle relay, are in medal contention after the preliminary round of the Class 1A boys swimming and diving state championship meet Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. As he continues his bid for a fourth straight 500 freestyle title, Alms will be competing as the No. 3 seed after a qualifying time of 4 minutes, 47.96 seconds. In a top three field separated by .30 seconds, Alms sits behind St.
Red Wing put up its highest-scoring effort of the 2013-14 season against Chaska.