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The Red Wing boys’ tennis team traveled to Rochester on Thursday to face an undefeated Century team, but they returned home empty-handed as it took a 7-0 loss. The Wingers lost all of their matches in two sets but will have little time to dwell on the tough day as they return home on Friday to face Academy of Holy Angels.
A slow start to the golf season didn't stop Lake City from breaking records in the first Hiawatha Valley boys golf match on Thursday in Pine Island. Lake City won with 291, the lowest ever team score it has recorded on an away golf course. The Tigers finished 20 strokes better than second-place Lourdes. Cannon Falls and Pine Island-Zumbrota-Mazeppa tied for fifth with 336 and Kenyon-Wanamingo came in seventh with 338.
Everything was looking good for Goodhue until the top of the seventh inning. The Wildcats held a 4-1 lead, but five unanswered runs by Triton ended Goodhue’s winning streak with a final score of 6-4. Jack Gadient led the way for Goodhue by going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and one walk, triple and run. Ryan Schoenfelder had one RBI while Ethan Schafer, Garrett Huneke and Carson Morken all scored one run.
Two nights after winning by one run, the Wingers found themselves on the other end of the stick, losing to Mankato West, 5-4. Red Wing held a narrow 2-1 lead through three innings but a couple of costly errors gave the Scarlets extra life on offense and they converted with four runs.
Coming off a victory on Wednesday, the Lake City girls’ golf team doubled up with a victory at the Falcon Girls Invitational on Thursday with a team score of 357. Caledonia took second — 53 strokes behind the Tigers. Ava Wallerich was the medalist for the second day in a row, shooting a 79. Lake City also had three other golfers finish in the top 10. Taylor Willers took second with a 90, Marah Rothgarn was sixth with a 97 and Emma Berge finished 10th with a 102.
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.