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Led by Jordan Lundell’s 20 points, Cannon Falls shot 59 percent from the field to help pull away from Goodhue for a 61-57 Hiawatha Valley League victory Friday in Cannon Falls. Along with Lundell’s big night, Hunter Johnson had 15 points and Alex Bultena finished with 10.
Paced by a career-high 27 points from Reid Lundell, Lake City won its fifth straight game with a 69-51 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Friday. Along with his sixth 20-plus point game of the season, Lundell had four assists.
Swimming in its third home meet in a week, the Red Wing boys swimming and diving team had a tough task against visiting Chanhassen/Chaska. Ultimately, the Storm Hawks were too much for the Wingers in a 109.5-74.5 victory at the Twin Bluff Middle School pool. With the True Team section meet coming up Saturday in Austin, and with the section meet a month away, Thursday’s meet showed Red Wing head coach Kevin O’Brien that his team is getting into form. “Our top swimmers are starting to show some fatigue, which is good,” O’Brien said. “We want them to be tired and sore now.
Red Wing scored at least two goals in each period, Nicole Schammel recorded a hat trick, and Emily Stegora and Reagan Haley each totaled three points as the Wingers blasted New Prague Tuesday, 7-3, to stay in second place in the Missota Conference. Two of Schammel’s goals came in the first period, including the first goal of the game 1 minute, 36 seconds in. At 12:08, Schammel scored again to give the Wingers a 2-0 lead.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa was within striking distance of knocking off one of the Hiawatha Valley League Blue Division’s top teams, Pine Island, on Tuesday. Ultimately, the Cougars’ shooting woes continued and the team lost their fifth straight as the Panthers won 44-40. “It’s kind of becoming a trend for us,” Z-M head coach Scott Paukert said after his team shot 27.3 percent from the field (15 of 55). “It was close the whole way,” Paukert added.
Cannon Falls continues to stay atop the Hiawatha Valley League Blue Division after pulling away with a 56-42 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo Tuesday in Cannon Falls. “Now that we’re in the heart of our Blue Division schedule, it was nice to get a good win over Kenyon,” said Bombers’ head coach Josh Davisson. Brock Peterson paced Cannon Falls with a game-high 18 points, along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Riley Augustine scored 17 points, Alex Thomforde dished out five assists and the Goodhue Wildcats upended Blooming Prairie, 54-44, Monday night. Augustine, Goodhue’s leading scorer in the game, added nine rebounds and five steals while shooting 66 percent from the field.
Michael Noll pinned Byron’s Matt Hintz 1 minute, 33 seconds into their 195-pound title match. Noll also had a 19-4 technical fall in the semifinals after receiving a first-round bye in the Plainview-Elgin-Millville Invitational held Saturday. Three other Tigers also appeared in championship rounds. Kevin McGinley (120) lost 10-3 to Eau Claire North’s Tyler Deacon while Andrew Schmidt (138) was pinned by Waseca’s Tristan Hoy 3:26 into the championship match.
Up 4-3 with less than a minute left, Red Wing looked like it would notch another non-conference win on Saturday against Irondale. But the 10th-ranked (2A) Knights managed to save their best for last, pulling off a 5-4 overtime victory over the fourth-ranked (1A) Wingers at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. With 35 seconds left in regulation, Alex Toupal tied the game up, beating Red Wing goaltender Ashley Corcoran with her third goal of the game.
Up by as much as 18 points in the second half against Farmington, Red Wing looked ready to cruise to a Missota Conference road victory on Friday. Then the Tigers heated up, and the Wingers simply could not find its shot.