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With another strong defensive effort, the Goodhue girls' basketball team took down Triton 67-37 on Friday. Lexie Lodermeier led the Wildcats with 20 points and six rebounds. Elissa Lodermeier had 10 points and Kate Opsahl scored nine points. The Wildcats applied a lot of pressure in the back court and was able to coast with the lead in hand. Nine of 11 dressed players scored points for Goodhue. The Wildcats improved to 16-3 overall and hosts Byron on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. for the team's third game in as many days. Rochester Lourdes 67, Pine Island 33
The top-ranked Red Wing girls' basketball team held off Mankato East, winning 42-36 on Friday. The Wingers outscored the Cougars 25-19 in the first half, which was all the team needed. Red Wing also out-rebounded Mankato East 33-22. Lindsay Reps scored a game-high 20 points and had four steals. Abi Deming nearly had a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds. Red Wing improved to 17-2 and 13-2 in the Big Nine. On Tuesday, the Wingers visit Owatonna.
Emily Hart scored twice after Albert Lea evened the game to lead Red Wing to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers on Friday. Margaret Grove scored 8 minutes, 33 seconds into the first period to stake the Wingers to a 1-0 lead before Esther Yoon tied the game at 12:50. Hart scored on the power play at 8:23 on assists from Grove and Eliza Dinatale for the only goal of the second period and a 2-1 Red Wing lead. Delaynee Fox and Madison Snyder assisted Hart's second goal at 10:47 of the third while DiNatale closed the books with an unassisted goal at 15:34.
The Red Wing boys' hockey team fell 4-3 to Winona on Thursday. Winona's Roman Grulkowski scored two goals in the first period to give the Winhawks a 2-0 lead heading into the second period. Cam Blue scored for the Wingers on the power play at 5 minutes, 11 seconds in the second period. After a Winona goal at 6:45, Red Wing's Caden Benway found the back of the net at 8:43 in the second. Red Wing trailed 3-2 after Benway's goal.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team fell 70-48 to Mankato East on Thursday. The Wingers trailed 33-26 at the half. Mankato East extended its lead, outscoring Red Wing 37-22 in the second half. Dontray Johnson led the Wingers with 12 points, three rebounds and three assists. Marcus Walm and Carson Nystuen each added eight points. Red Wing dropped to 2-14 overall and 1-12 in the Big Nine.
The Pine Island wrestling team won three of five duals in the St. Croix Lutheran Duals on Saturday. The Panthers bested Rush City-Braham 42-33, St. Agnes 58-21 and St. Croix Lutheran 42-30 and fell to Mille Lacs 57-24 and Mahtomedi 63-12. Against Rush City-Braham Luke Williams (106), Dawson Fallon (138), Kaedyn Peterson (145) and Tanner Simon (182) each won by pin for the Panthers. Against St. Agnes Williams (106), Micah Douglas (113), Fallon (138), Simon (182) and Jaxon Klusmann (195) each won by pin.
The Red Wing boys' swimming and diving team took sixth at the Tartan Invite on Saturday. The Wingers finished in the top-5 in several races. Graham Achen, Nick Bayley, Abe De Jong and Jayden Jech took fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 51.22 seconds. Individually, Jech came in fourth place in the 200 freestyle (1:56.66) and fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:21.48). Bayley took fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:18.24) and De Jong took fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.71). Tyler Gordon came in fourth place in the 1 meter dive with a 274.65 score.
The Lake City boys' basketball team took down unbeaten Clear Lake (Wisconsin) 73-54 in the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Border Battle at East Ridge high school on Saturday. The Tigers snapped Clear Lake's 40-game win streak in the regular season, which spanned three seasons. Reid Gastner and Nathan Heise provided the offense the Tigers needed. Gastner scored a career-high 27 points while Heise had 23 points and seven assists. Josh Matanich added 10 points for the Tigers. Lake City improved to 14-2 overall. Other Area Scores: Houston 78, Cannon Falls 75 OT
The Red Wing gymnastics team bested Faribault in Big Nine conference action on Friday. Wingers gymnast Breck Bergin was pulled from two events due to an ankle injury. Red Wing head coach Lisa Hanson said she was proud of the varsity performers and the few who were pressed into action because of Bergin's injury.
The Red Wing boys' basketball team was shut out by St. Paul Johnson 6-0 on Saturday. The Wingers were outshot 39-10. Wingers goaltender Aidan Coyle saved 33 of 39 shots on net. Dixon Ehlers relieved Coyle in net and played the final 7 minutes, 2 seconds of the game, but did not face any shots. The Governors scored twice in the first period, three times in the second period and once more in the third period. St. Paul Johnson's Thomas Heech recorded a hat trick, scoring all three goals in the second period. Red Wing fell to 5-13 overall.