The Red Wing Republican Eagle covers local sports in Goodhue County and surrounding areas.
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The Red Wing girls' hockey team skated to a 4-3 loss in overtime to Rochester Century on Tuesday. Kyli Lund scored all four goals for Century, which included the winning goal at 3 minutes, 44 seconds in overtime. Lund netted the first goal of the game at 2:32 in the first period. Red Wing's Emily Hart tied the game in the final minute of the first period with an unassisted goal. In the final seconds of the second period Lund found the back of the net, giving Century a 2-1 advantage heading into the third.
Led by Belle Freeberg and Makayla Bowen, the Cannon Falls girls' basketball team defeated Spring Grove, 66-58, on Saturday. At the half, the Bombers led 26-23 and rode a 40-point second half to victory. "This was definitely a game of runs," said head coach Samantha McCamy. "Spring Grove closed it to 3 points in the last 2 minutes but the girls hung on."
The Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestling team finished in 21st place at The Clash XVII in the two-day tournament in Rochester. On Friday, Kenyon-Wanamingo lost to Huntley, Ill., 43-25, and Carl Sandburg, Ill., 36-25. Inbetween, K-W topped Mitchell, S.D., 36-32. On Saturday, the Knights came out on top, 45-23, against New Hampton, Iowa, to start a three-match sweep that ended with the Division 6 title. K-W also had wins over Anoka, 38-32, and Forest Lake, 48-21.
The Pine Island boys' basketball team fell by a narrow margin, losing 72-68 to Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Monday. PEM led the Panthers by four points at the half, 34-30, and held that lead until the final buzzer. Pine Island's Jacob Weber bucketed a team-high 21 points, while Josh Navratil had 20 points. Carter O'Reilly added 13 points. The Panthers fell to 5-5 overall. Pine Island hosted Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday and heads to Winona to face Cotter on Friday. Saturday Area Scores: Schaeffer Academy 62, Kenyon-Wanamingo 41
The Red Wing boys' hockey team scored six goals in the first period and never looked back as the Wingers cruised to an 8-1 win over North St. Paul on Saturday. Cam Blue got the scoring started for Red Wing at 4 minutes, 3 seconds in the first period. Blue found the back of the net again at 9:55 to give Red Wing a 2-0 lead.
The fifth-ranked Lake City boys' basketball came out on top, 73-50, against Lewiston-Altura on Friday. The Tigers dominated the first half, outscoring the Cardinals 41-15. In the second half, Lake City led at one point by 29 points. Nathan Heise was a big part of the TIgers' offense. Heise nearly had a triple-double with 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Jake Wohlers added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Lake City improved to 9-2 overall. Other Area Scores: Cannon Falls 77, LeRoy-Ostrander 54 Randolph 76, Houston 53
The eighth-ranked Goodhue girls' basketball team bounced back from a tournament loss with a 50-35 win over Dover-Eyota on Friday. The Wildcats had some problems in the first half as they went scoreless for an 8 minute stretch. Goodhue, leading 17-16 at the half, poured it on offensively in the second half. Kate Opsahl was scoreless in the first half but paced the offense with 12 points in the second half. She also had seven rebounds and seven steals.
Scoring three times on eight shots, the Red Wing girls' hockey team held the early lead, winning 4-1 over Albert Lea on Thursday. The Wingers peppered shots on net all game and limited Albert Lea to just 14 shots. Delaynee Fox got the scoring started with a goal 5 minutes, 42 seconds into the first period. Fox found the back of the net again at 7:40 in the first. Emily Hart capped of the opening period with an unassisted goal at 15:45.
The fifth-ranked Red Wing girls' basketball team easily handled Rochester Century, 75-27, on Thursday night. The Wingers built a 44-16 lead at halftime using quick passes and getting open shots from behind the arc. Kyli Nelson had a game-high 24 points and led the Wingers with six 3-pointers. Lindsay Reps had 20 points and six assists, while Dani Deming added 11 points. Red Wing improved to 10-2 overall and 6-2 in the Big Nine. The Wingers head to Austin on Tuesday and host Albert Lea on Friday.
The Red Wing boys picked up their first win of the season on Friday with a 74-42 road victory over Kasson-Mantorville. Red Wing played a dominant first half, outscoring K-M 44-20. Zach Cota scored a team-high 21 points and had four assists for the Wingers. Carson Nystuen had 18 points and hit 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Marcus Walm added 13 points. Red Wing is 1-8 overall and 1-6 in Big Nine play. The Wingers host fourth-ranked Austin on Tuesday and head to Albert Lea on Friday. Thursday