Sunday, December 17, 2017


Owatonna's Braydon Kubat turns down the back stretch for the lap in the Class AA 3200-meter run final on Friday at Hamline University. Kubat finished 15th (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – In the lone final event that took place on the scorching track Friday afternoon, Owatonna senior Braydon Kubat found himself in a fast field and simply couldn’t get loose. After being last for much of the final 100 meters in Friday’s 3200—meter run, the Owatonna senior made one last push...
Dalton Kubista prepares for his landing during the first flight in the Class AA state triple jump event on the campus of Hamline University Friday. Kubista took ninth in the event. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Heading into Friday’s triple jump at the 2017 Class AA Minnesota State Track and Field meet, Owatonna junior Dalton Kubista knew that if he stuck to his routine, there was a good chance that he would land on the podium. Despite temperatures reached the upper 80s, there were no...
Medford's Luke Johnston practices throwing the discus Wednesday morning at Medford High School. In his first year in the wheelchair division, the sophomore has qualified for the shot put and discus after winning Section 1-A titles. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
For Luke Johnston, every day is about embracing the challenge that life presents in front of you with an open mind. Despite having a tragic life event that would nearly kill the competitive drive of most, he has continued to show up to practice and work for nearly the last three years at the shot...
Members of the Blooming Prairie boys golf team, along with BP golfer Taylor Christianson, ride on the top of a BP fire truck down Main Street after the boys' team won their second straight Section 1-A title on Monday in Rochester. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester - After finishing atop of the leaderboard on Day 1 of the Section 1-A tournament, the Blooming Prairie High School boys golf team was the team to beat Monday at Willow Creek Golf Course. However, the Blossoms had their sights set on going back-to-back. Finishing with a two-day total of...
Medford's Willie VonRuden throws a pitch during the Tigers' 5-4 comeback win over Maple River Thursday in Minnesota Lake in a Section 2-AA elimination game. VonRuden picked up the win after tossing five 2/3 innings where he allowed just three runs. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minnesota Lake – After being dealt a 10-0 thumping by Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday, the Medford High School baseball team was on the verge of elimination after falling into an early 3-0 deficit to Maple River on Thursday. Then Willie VonRuden started to find his rhythm and seemed to jolt some life...
(Photo Credit: Army photo)
This week’s column is going to be just slightly different than the usual sports columns I have written in the past. Instead of going back and attempting to somehow tie my personal experiences from my playing and coaching days or even now as a sports journalist, I’m going to take an approach that...
Kodey Kiel throws a pitch during the bottom of the first inning in Owatonna's 6-2 loss to Rochester Mayo in the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament. Kiel threw 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester - In their first matchup this season, Rochester Mayo High School made quick work of the Owatonna baseball team, cruising to a 12-0 win in four innings at Dartts Park in Owatonna. Saturday, Mayo served as host for the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament and Owatonna had senior...
Owatonna pitcher Alexa Sommers fires the ball toward home during the Huskies 3-0 loss to Farmington in the opening round of the Section 1-AAAA tournament in Farmington Tuesday. Sommer went six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits.  (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Farmington – What a difference two weeks can make. Just three games removed from an 8-3 loss at the hands of Farmington High School on May 12, the Owatonna girls softball team was in the thick of the battle for much of the contest. However, the fifth-ranked team in the state proved why they were...
Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese's strong work ethic and impeccable character has help him to excel at football, lacrosse and hockey while at OHS. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
For Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese, playing sports has been a way of life.  At four years old, he put on a pair of ice skates for the first time. By the third grade, he was playing youth football. And by the time he was in the seventh grade, after years of playing baseball, he was playing lacrosse. ...
Owatonna pitcher Jacob Gauthier (7) throws a pitch in game one of the Huskies' double-header against Northfield Thursday at Dartts Park in Owatonna. The senior held a no-hitter through four innings in game one as Owatonna won 6-3. The Huskies dropped game two 6-1. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
After a comeback win over Faribault on Tuesday, the Owatonna baseball team returned to Chuck Fuller Field in Dartts Park to host Northfield in a Big Nine Conference doubleheader. Thursday night also happened to be Senior Night, where the Huskies were to recognize the future graduates on all their...


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