The Winhawks sent Kasson-Mantorville home from their first section game in 1AAA tournament play with a 3-1 win, thanks in part to senior Easton Gamoke fanning 17 in their home game on Saturday afternoon. They move onto the second round, meeting Northfield in a high-seed game on Tuesday night.
The top-seeded Trojans forge ahead in the 1A baseball sectionals, sneaking past Wabasha-Kellogg with 9-8 and dismissing Schaeffer Academy with 5-3. They meet number-three seed Lyle-Pacelli on Saturday, June 2.
The WSHS girls swept up Red Wing on Thursday, May 24, with 5-0 with a total shutout from pitcher Annika Anderson, and move on to meet number-two seed Northfield on Tuesday in game three of their sectional.
The lady Ramblers continue to brush aside the competition in their 1AA tournament, leaving both Lake City and St. Charles in the dust with two consecutive 10-0 triumphs. Thursday’s game against Chatfield was still a win, but at 1-0 the games are starting to heat up. The number-two Ramblers face number-one Rochester Lourdes on Tuesday.
The R-P Trojans bowed out of their sectional tournament in the first round on Monday, May 21, with a 0-15 loss to Goodhue.
Cotter’s standout tennis season ended on Wednesday, May 23. Doubles powerhouse pair Jerry Yang and Tony Wan fell to number-two seed Rochester Lourdes, then to number-one St. James to end in fourth. Ian Modjeski, after his unprecedented upset over nationally-ranked Rochester-Lourdes player Eric Chestolowski, walked over Waseca, but losses to Stewartville and Fairmont placed him third.
Track and field
The Winhawk boys finished fifth and girls finished ninth on the Thursday, May 24, Big 9 conference meet. The girls 4x100 team of Julia Walker, Kaelah Simmons, Marquetta Berlin-Burns and Anissa Lee took first-place honors with a time of 50.46, and Robert Warren won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes with 11.11 and 22.54 respectively.
The Ramblers secured plenty of honors during Thursday’s 1A meet, with Will Modjeski locking in first place in the 800-meter. The powerhouse Ping sisters, Lauren and Grace, took first and second place in both the 1600- and 3200-meter races, and Claire Nichols secured a first in the long jump.
The Trojans had a triumphant 1A meet on Thursday, which had the girls team take first and the boys second overall. Both boys and girls dominated across multiple events, with the girls taking firsts in 4x100 meter relay, high jump, triple jump, and both first and second places in girls shot put. The boys held firsts in shot put, and the top three honors in the long jump.