Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sports

Blossoms defensive back Colin Lerum (13) and linebacker Nick Thompson (59) tackle a Southland ball carrier during Blooming Prairie's 43-6 win Tuesday in Blooming Prairie. The Blossoms will face Rushford-Peterson Saturday. (Staff photo by Seth Bedenbaugh-DeLap)
Although the two teams were seeded fourth and fifth, the Awesome Blossom football team defeated Southland easily 43-6 at McFarlin Field on Tuesday.   It marked the first time the two teams had met on the football field since 2011, when the Blossoms edged Southland in the section 1A championship...
Medford's Callie Nagel (2) digs an Athletics' kill attempt during the second set of the Tigers sweep of Lyle/Pacelli. The senior recorded her 2000th dig mid-way through the match. (Staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
In the quarterfinal match of the Sub-Section 1A West tournament, the Medford High School volleyball team played host to a feisty Lyle/Pacelli team. It may have been a fight to the end, but Head coach Tanya Powers and the Tigers already had their sights set on the Mayo Civic Center. All they had to...
Owatonna's Spencer Gynn (5) battles for the ball with No. 2 Wayzata's James Ostapeic (20) in the first half of the state quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday night at Benilde- St. Margaret High School in Minneapolis.  The Trojans defeated the Huskies 5-0. (Staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
St. Louis Park - Heading into the state quarterfinal matchup, Owatonna High School boys soccer head coach Bob Waypa said they knew what Wayzata was capable of doing with the ball in their possession. The Huskies have had some magic moments playing state ranked teams this season. Unfortunately,...
Owatonna linebacker Ben Staska (51) wraps up Rochester Century running back Miguel Benjamin (9) in the second quarter of Owatonna’s 35-20 win. The first-team defense allowed just 200 total yards of offense and a score before being taken out of the game.
  Rochester - In the final game of the regular season, the Owatonna High School football team knew it would be a battle as Rochester Century’s defense allowed just three rushing yards in last week’s loss to Northfield.  Somebody forgot to tell sophomore running back Jason Williamson and the...
Top: Owatonna captain Mitchell Mayer (13) is hugged by Zakariya Abdi (2) and Abukar Fakrudin (7) after scoring on a free kick in the 76th minute to tie the game 1-1 Tuesday in Farmington. The Huskies defeated the Tigers 2-1 in overtime for the Section 1-AA championship.
Farmington- The Owatonna High School boys’ soccer team has been the proverbial giant killers all season long, playing its best games against some of Minnesota’s best teams. They have also notably struggled when playing on field turf.  In the Section 1-AA finals, the Huskies managed to overcome a...
Owatonna’s Nate Smith (4) watches as his shot sails into the back of the net in the second half of Owatonna’s Section 1-AA quarterfinal game against Rochester Mayo on Tuesday at the Owatonna Soccer Complex. Smith recorded a hat-trick to propel the Huskies to a 4-1 win and a matchup with top-seed Lakeville North on Thursday.
In the first round of the section tournament, the fourth-seeded Owatonna Huskies were awarded a home playoff game in which they would host the Rochester Mayo Spartans.  In a loss and you’re out scenario, Owatonna’s Nate Smith made it clear that the Huskies weren’t ready to end their season early. ...
Owatonna’s Abukar Fakrudin (7) and Nick Smith (8) celebrates after Fakrudin’s diving goal againt Rochester Century Thursday at the Owatonna Soccer Complex. Fakrudin netted all three of the Huskies goals.
Searching to keep the hot streak going into the playoffs, the Owatonna Huskies had one final test with Rochester Century. For senior Abukar Fakrudin, he was planning on keeping not only the Huskies streak alive, but built onto one of his own.  In a rain shortened game, the Huskies kept their streak...
Owatonna No. 1 doubles players Kaitlyn Anderson (left) and Gabi Deml (right) celebrate after scoing a point against their Red Wing opponent on Saturday. Anderson and Deml won the Big Nine Conference title at No. 1 doubles, helping Owatonna to a second place finish.
The Owatonna Huskies have been strong all season and at the biggest meet of the season so far, they battled.  Crowning champions at No.3 singles and No.1 doubles, the Huskies finished second at the Big Nine conference meet in Rochester. Rochester Mayo was the conference champion, scoring 73 points-...
Blooming Prairie’s Alex Ille (front) fights off his opponent during the NRHEG Invite on Sept. 20 at Riverview Golf Course. Ille took home a second place finish.
Unusually good weather for a cross-country meet treated the Blossom cross country boys well, as they finished second to Mankato Loyola/Cleveland in an 8- team invitational meet at New Richland Tuesday.    Twin City United claimed third, with Lyle-Pacelli, and Maple River following.  WEM, NRHEG, and...
Juan Maya (left) and Nate Smith rush to guard Minnetonka’s Hudson Meester as he pushes the ball into the Skippers offensive zone. The Huskies would pull off the upset of No. 5 Minnetonka 1-0 Saturday at the Owatonna Soccer Complex.
The Owatonna boys’ soccer team was looking to rebound after failing to complete the comeback attempt on Thursday against Northfield.  There was no better match-up to do so against than No. 5 Minnetonka.  On a cool Saturday evening at the Owatonna Soccer Complex, with a mix of great goaltending and...

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