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The Goodhue wrestling team took first place, defeating Rodgers 46-21, in the Osseo Oriole Rumble on Saturday. The Wildcats won each of their first three rounds, defeating Elk River 33-30, Osseo 41-27 and Buffalo 45-22.
The Red Wing girls' hockey team came back from a two-goal deficit in a 4-3 comeback win over Rochester Mayo on Saturday. Mayo jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first with two goals from Jamie Geike. Red Wing's Eliza DiNatale scored an unassisted goal at 3 minutes, 29 seconds in the second period, but Mayo's Devynn Priest gave Mayo a two-goal edge again with a goal at 9:43.
The Red Wing boys' hockey team scored three times in the third period to win 5-4 over Rochester Mayo on Saturday. Cam Blue's late, third-period goal at 16 minutes, 31 seconds gave Red Wing the lead and eventual win. In the first period, Red Wing's Richard Indermill tied the game, 1-1, with a goal at 4:33. The Wingers trailed 2-1 after the first period, but Indermill scored another game-tying goal, this one at 3:26 in the second period.
The fifth-ranked Red Wing girls' basketball team held on to beat Rochester Mayo 65-59 on Saturday. The Wingers built a 35-29 first half lead, but were outscored in the second half 35-30. Red Wing had the advantage at the free-throw line, shooting 69 percent (18-26) to Mayo's 55 percent (10-18). Sydnee Nelson led the Wingers with a team-high 17 points, while hitting three 3-pointers. Abi Deming had 15 points and a team-high six rebounds. Deming also led the Wingers defensively with four steals. Red Wing improved to 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the Big Nine.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team fell 83-77 to Rochester Mayo on Saturday. The Wingers trailed 46-35 at the half; it was all Mayo needed. Red Wing matched Mayo's 43 points in the second half. Carson Nystuen led the Wingers with 24 points, while hitting six of 10 from behind the arc. Dontray Johnson had 18 points and seven rebounds. Zach Cota added 16 points and had four assists. Red Wing dropped to 2-11 overall and 1-9 in the Big Nine.
In a battle between two top Hiawatha Valley League teams, Rochester Lourdes edged Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 56-52, on Thursday. The two teams brought a ton of energy and it showed on the scoreboard as neither team led by double-digits. For Z-M head coach Andy Bromeling, he gave credit to Lourdes head coach Aaron Berg. The two used to coach together and lot of the defensive schemes on each team mirrored one another.
The Lake City boys' basketball won its fourth consecutive game after topping Cannon Falls 75-52 on Tuesday. Nathan Heise led the Tigers with 20 points. Reid Gastner scored 13 points, while Justin Wohlers bucketed a career-high 11 points. Ethan Heitman also recorded a career-high 10 points for the Tigers. Isaac Illa scored a game-high 24 points for the Bombers and Drew Otte had 13 points. Lake City improved to 12-2 overall and 8-0 in the Hiawatha Valley League. Cannon Falls fell to 8-7 overall and 3-3 in the HVL. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 66, Pine Island 52
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa wrestling team came out on top, 39-24, over Lake City on Thursday. The dual started with a 3-0 decision won by Lake City's Jonathan Harvey over Z-M's Lucas Schiell. Michael Majerus tied things up with a 9-6 decision win over Mason West. Nash Nelson (120) defeated John Poulin 7-4 to put the Cougars up 6-3 on the scoreboard. Beau Jurrens' (126) 2-1 decision win over Luke Skifton started a streak of five consecutive match wins for the Cougars to give them a 24-6 lead. In that streak, Gabe Tupper (145) and Tyler Soltau (152) each won by pin.
The Red Wing boys' hockey team fell 6-2 to Owatonna on Thursday. Cam Pederson provided much of the Huskies scoring as he netted four goals. With Owatonna leading 1-0 after one period, Pederson scored at 5 minutes, 40 seconds in the second. Pederson scored again shortly after at 6:00 in the second to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead.
The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team faced Simley in a non-conference dual, falling 100-73 on Tuesday. Many of the Red Wing swimmers swam races they don't normally. "It's good to do this every once in a while to keep the kids fresh and not get stuck in a rut swimming the same lineup every week," said Red Wing head coach Mikayla Beuch. "It also allows for them to see improvements in other races that they maybe haven't swam in a while."