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Goodhue moved to 4-2 in Section 1A play after securing a 43-36 win against Fillmore Central on Monday. Sam Opsahl provided the biggest lift for the Wildcats with nine points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. Dawson Evanson added nine points and three rebounds, and Mitchell Hemenway came up with eight points and 10 rebounds. Mitchell Schrimpf chipped in with nine points and five rebounds.
Hosting four teams for its annual invitational, the Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team finished in second place Saturday. The Wingers scored 542 points, bested only by Park of Cottage Grove's 801. Bloomington Kennedy was third at 412, followed by Tartan's 368.
Lake City had a strong showing on Saturday, placing fourth in the 14-team Plainview-Elgin-Millville Invitational. The Tigers totaled 124 points, falling behind the host Bulldogs (199), Caledonia-Houston (164) and Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (132). Tanner Frank won a 2-1 decision over PEM's Cael Marx for the 126-pound title, while Derek Meincke took third at 152 with an 8-5 win over Jon Frazier of Wabasha-Kellogg. Lake City will travel to Byron for a triangular with Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday.
Breck Bergin and Carolyn Hanson led Red Wing to a fourth-place finish at the Farmington Invitational on Saturday. The Wingers scored 125.7 points, behind the host Tigers (139.6), Hendricks-RTR (129.3) and White Bear Lake (129.15). Bergin took second place on the vault with a 9.35, and second in the all-around with a 34. Hanson took third on the parallel uneven bars with an 8.3, while Bergin was fourth with an 8.25. With an 8.4, Hanson was fifth on the floor, and with an even 33, was third in the all-around.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa got 24 points from Isaiah Nolte in an easy 75-50 victory over Triton on Tuesday. Nolte also had seven rebounds while Jacob Niebuhr (15), Willy Heitman (13) and Robvon Jackson (11) all hit double-digits in scoring. Niebuhr also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and also had half of the team's 10 steals. The Cougars (11-2) host Rochester Lourdes on Friday. Goodhue 50, Hayfield 48 Goodhue's five points in overtime were just enough to beat Hayfield on Tuesday, 50-48.
Tuesday Hayfield 51, Goodhue 45 Even without one of its best players in Maggie Streightiff, fifth-ranked (Class A) Hayfield picked up a big statement win in Section 1A with a 51-45 Hiawatha Valley League win against second-ranked Goodhue on Tuesday. “Hayfield put on a pretty ferocious pressure that we didn't handle well,” said Wildcats head coach Josh Wieme. “We didn't get stops and we gave up a lot of offensive rebounds.”
Up 25-13 midway through the first half, Mankato West went into the locker room on a 18-6 run to pull ahead of Red Wing, 43-19 at halftime. Eventually, the Scarlets put the game away with a 79-48 Big Nine Conference victory on Friday. DonTray Johnson moved from the bench to the starting lineup and finished with a Winger-best 11 points, three rebounds and three steals. Coming off the bench, Carson Nystuen also finished in double figures with 10 points along with three steals.
Red Wing’s win streak extended to eight games on Friday as the fourth-ranked Wingers held off Mankato West for a 66-54 Big Nine Conference win at Sonju Gymnasium.
Red Wing senior girls’ hockey player and Lake City native Taylor Heise will be playing for a gold medal on Saturday after Team USA beat Canada after a shootout, 4-3, the U18 Women’s World Championship semifinals Friday morning in Dmitrov, Russia. Heise, the team captain, scored the game’s first goal at the 8-minute, 33-second mark of the first period. Heise was credited with the goal after a shot by Gracie Ostertag deflected off Heise’s skate into the net.
Red Wing dominated from the beginning, but it took a period to crack Winona's goalie. In the second period, the Wingers did just that, scoring five times in the middle frame in a 7-1 victory on Tuesday. After 16 first-period shots were stopped by Alex Benson, Red Wing got consecutive goals in a five-minute span from Cam Blue, Jack Maroushek, Derek Gielau and Jack Nevitt. Evan Carney got the Winhawks lone goal to interrupt the streak, but Mack Maroushek scored 21 seconds before the second-period horn to give the Wingers a 5-1 lead. Logan Sammon and Blue scored in the third.