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The Red Wing boys' track and field team was host to its second Big Nine triangular in as many weeks on Tuesday. The Wingers took second with a score of 57, behind Rochester Mayo's 69.5.
Red Wing headed back to Rochester on Tuesday for another Big Nine triangular to start the week. This time the Wingers faced off with host Mayo and Northfield. The results were similar from a week ago, with Red Wing receiving first-place finishes in six events — up from five last Tuesday.
Lake City traveled to Faribault on Tuesday to take on Shattuck-St. Mary's and came away with a 4-3 victory. Mitch Medvec won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0, Jacob Miller won at No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-0, and Ryan Heise won at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-1. With Shattuck winning in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, it created a winner takes all at No. 3 doubles. And Ben Ackermann and Evan Halpaus delivered for the Tigers. The duo lost the first set 4-6, but came back to win the second set 6-4, and the tiebreaker 6-4.
Returning home after three games on the road, Cannon Falls gave fans a thriller in a 7-6 win over Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Monday. Down 6-3 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, Cannon Falls scored all four of its runs with two outs. The tying and winning runs were scored on a wild pitch thrown by Luke Krier. Isaac Banks scored on the wild pitch and Hayden Strain — who was on second base — rounded third and scored when the throw home to tag Banks sailed down the first baseline giving the Bombers the winning run.
Cannon Falls took third place on Monday at the Triton Invitational with a score of 426. The Bombers placed behind Kasson-Mantorville (412) and Byron (417). Kenyon-Wanamingo took seventh with 463. Maggie Bahr of Cannon Falls scored a fourth-place 97, while Lauryn Lockhart was just outside the top five, placing sixth with 99.
Cannon Falls returned to the win column on Monday with an 11-4 win over Hayfield. The Bombers played error-free ball and showed good poise while still being aggressive at the plate by collecting eight walks and 10 hits. Tatum Pickar went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and four runs. Also contributing for the Bombers were Kaitlin Otterness, who went 2-for-4, with one double and two RBIs, Makayla Bowen, 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Abby Breuer, 2-for-2, with three RBIs and two runs, and Rachel Huseth with two hits.
The Lake City boys' golf team started its season by winning its own invitational on Monday at the Lake City Golf Club. Eight teams participated at the 31st Lake City Invitational and the Tigers recorded a team score of 297 to beat second-place Stewartville by 39 shots. Lake City placed five golfers in the top 10, starting with medalist Thomas Huettl, who fired a one-over-par 72. Carter Gnotke took second with a 73, Parker Schurhammer was third with a 75, Brennan Rothgarn was fifth with a 77 and Riley Fritz took sixth with a 77.
Red Wing fell behind early against Owatonna and was unable to get its offense going to mount a comeback in a 10-0 loss on Monday. Owatonna started the scoring in the first inning with RBI singles from Torey Buck and Tiana Blazke as well as a RBI double from Alexa Sommers. Abby Boxrud, Dani Deming, Hailey Ehlers, Jenna Jablonski and Skyla Reed all recorded singles for the Wingers.
After getting only one hit on Saturday, the Wingers bounced back in a big way on Monday by cruising past Albert Lea, 10-0. With a 1-0 lead going into the third inning, the Wingers blew the game open by scoring three runs, including singles by Teddy Lillico, Grant Rolen, Teddy Tauer, Jack Carlson and Marcus Walm.
Red Wing had little trouble in their Big Nine Conference triangular with Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Mayo on Thursday. The Wingers won with a 340, while Mayo logged a 385 and JM a 408. Leah Herzog led the way for the Wingers with a 68. She birdied six of her last 10 holes. Sophia Yoemans had a 72, Ava Bremseth (97), Grace Dube (103), Bailie Roschen (106) and Brianna Novak (116). "Great start for the girls," Red Wing head coach Mark Herzog said. "Leah had a career low and Sophia was very solid. Ava and Grace are making nice progress at the No. 3 and No. 4."