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Local Sports Roundup: Winona/Cotter Ski Retains 14th Place in the State | University

The Winona/Cotter Nordic ski team wrapped up the season on Thursday with the second day of competition at the Biwabik national meet, with the women’s team placing 14th overall.

After finishing day one in 14th of 16, the Winhawks maintained their position on day two.

With a total score of 237, the Winhawks beat 15th-placed Bemidji by just one point.

St. Paul Highland Park won the title with a score of 371, overtaking Duluth East’s 368.

In Thursday’s team sprint, the Winona/Cotter duo of Miranda Lindaman and Makayla Finnegan placed 21st out of 24 with a time of 19:50.79. The Duluth East team took first place in 17:52.41.

In the freestyle event, Anna Gilmer had the team’s best result of the competition, placing 20th out of 110 runners with a time of 18:02.56.

Ava Pike finished 72nd at 20:05.56, Mollie Ping took 91st (21:12.45), Ruby Kiesel took 93rd (21:35.49) and Sonja Semling finished 96th (21:46.85).

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Overall, Gilmer led the Winhawks with 58 points, Pike added 38 and Kiesel had 21 points. The sprint duo earned 120 points with their arrival.

Only one Winhawks male runner competed, but Rory Briggs finished the meet strong with a 34th-place finish (15:23.81) in the freestyle.

After a 64th-place finish in Wednesday’s classic event, Briggs’ combined score landed him 53rd out of 110 athletes.

The LARP Wrestling Team won their first match of the Section 1AA Tag Team Tournament in Lake City, but the fifth-seeded Screaming Eagles were eliminated in the second round.

First place was a dominating victory over 12-seeded La Crescent-Hokah, with LARP winning 78-6 with three forfeits and six pins.

In the second round, the Screaming Eagles faced four-seeded Lake City and it was a close game early on as the Tigers led 18-11 after the first seven bouts, although Lake City started to pull away at the start. as the match continued. complete a 45-23 win that ended LARP’s tag team competitions for the season.

The eighth-seeded Winhawks lost their first postseason game, dropping 61 points to the top-seeded Division 1AAA host Northfield.

Both wrestling programs will be back in action on February 25 at the Individual Section tournament, with the two facing off at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester in their respective classes.

Onalaska Luther 59, GET 43

The Red Hawks (11-13, 8-4) closed out the regular season with a home loss to the Coulee Conference rivals Knights (18-6, 10-2).

Luther had a strong first half, going 31-15 at halftime and then holding that margin for the rest of the game.

Red Hawks senior Lindsey Lettner led all scorers with 16 points, while senior Brianna Zenke led Luther with 15 points.

GE-T’s playoffs begin Tuesday at 7 p.m. as the sixth seed in Division 3 Section 1B hosting 11th seed Balck River Falls.

Lake City 79, Lewiston-Altura 55

The Cardinals (16-7) rode a five-game winning streak in a non-conference home game against the Tigers (18-3).

Lake City took a 45-28 halftime lead, then added to that lead with a 34-27 margin in the second half.

LA’s Thomas Menk led all scorers with 23 points, although Lake City also had a pair of 20-plus scorers with Hunter Lorensen at 22 and Ryan Heise at 20, with Justin Wohlers narrowly trailing with 18 points.

Collin Bonow was the only other double-digit cardinal with 12 points.

Winona State 89, Concordia-St. Paul 67

The Warriors (15-9, 11-8) won their final home game of the year, handily winning an NSIC conference game against the Golden Bears (3-24, 2-18).

At halftime, WSU held a 44-32 lead, and the home side outscored the opposition by a similar margin in a 45-35 second-half performance.

WSU junior guard Alec Rosner led all scorers with 26 points, and freshman guard Connor Dillon came off the bench to score 20 points.

Senior fullback Devin Whitelow, freshman forward Connor Drew and junior fullback Luke Martens also hit double digits with 15, 11 and 10 points respectively.

Freshman forward Elijah Ormiston led the Golden Bears with 18 points.

Concordia-St. Paul 50, Winona State 47

The Warriors (12-13, 9-12) lost a home run to the Golden Bears (17-7, 13-7).

Concordia took a 12-8 lead late in the first quarter, but WSU bounced back 14-5 in the second quarter to take a 22-17 lead at halftime.

The Golden Bears outscored the home team 16-9 in the third quarter to take a 33-31 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Winona State took the lead on the first shot of the fourth quarter when senior guard Emily Kieck hit a three-pointer, but Concordia regained the lead with 6:09 remaining on a free throw from second Sydney Zgutowicz and never again dragged.

Golden Bears rookie Lindsey Becher led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Zgutowicz’s double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Kieck led the Warriors with 14 points as the only double-digit player in the team’s final home game of the year.