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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."
The Red Wing girls' basketball team won convincingly, 92-29, over Winona on Tuesday. The Wingers went 18-for-32 from behind the arc. Lindsay Reps led the team with six 3-pointers, while Kyli Nelson had five and Sydnee Nelson had four. Reps also led the Wingers in points with 26 and steals with five. Kyli scored 20 points and Sydnee added 14 points. Red Wing improved to 13-2 overall and 9-2 in the Big Nine.
The Red Wing boys' basketball lost 68-56 to Winona on Tuesday. The Wingers played an evenly matched first half and took a five point lead into the second. Winona outscored Red Wing 41-24 in the second half to take the lead and the win. Deso Buck scored a team-high 15 points for the Wingers. Marcus Walm had nine points and Dontray Johnson scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds. Red Wing fell to 2-10 overall and 1-8 in the Big Nine.
The Red Wing girls' hockey team was shutout, 2-0, at the hands of Dodge County on Tuesday Dodge County piled up 54 shots on net against Red Wing. Goaltender Hailey Ehlers stood large in net, making 52 saves for the Wingers. Elizabeth Fagerlind scored the game's first goal at 14 minutes, 51 seconds in the first period. Dodge County increased its lead with a goal at 11:24 in the third period. With the loss, Red Wing fell to 5-14-1 overall.
The Red Wing gymnastics team placed third in the Farmington Invitational on Saturday. The Wingers scored 131.95, just ahead of fourth-place Princeton with 128.5 and just behind second-place White Bear Lake's 134.35. It was a tough day for the team as they were competing on back-to-back days, but head coach Lisa Hanson said the team had one of its better days on vault and floor.
In the Kasson-Mantorville Showcase, the eighth-ranked Goodhue girls' basketball team picked up a big win, edging second-ranked Mountain Iron Buhl, 53-43, on Saturday in a big Class A matchup. The Wildcats did well in handling the ball on offense against the Rangers pressure. On the defensive side of the ball, Goodhue was good again. "Kids that didn't end up on the score sheet had awesome games defensively," said Goodhue head coach Josh Wieme.
The Zumbrota-Mazeppa wrestling team earn three wins in the Wabasso Duals on Saturday. The Cougars defeated Adrian Area 60-10, Minneota 36-31 and Red Rock Central 40-24. Against Adrian Area, Michael Majerus (113 pounds), John Poulin (120), Ethan Kovars (160), Matt McKinney (195) and Trey Lexvold each won by pin for Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
The Goodhue boys' basketball team lost a tight battle with Wabasha-Kellogg, 41-40, on Friday. At the half, Goodhue trailed 18-15. The two teams stepped it offensively in the second half, but Goodhue fell just short. Dawson Evenson led the Wildcats with nine points and Luke Wallaker added eight points. Goodhue fell to 4-10 overall. Rochester Lourdes 70, Cannon Falls 59 The Cannon Falls boys' basketball team fell 70-59 to Rochester Lourdes on Friday.