Monday, October 23, 2017

Sports

Senior ‘keeper Aiden Buryska dives to deflect a shot during Owatonna’s matchup against Lakeville North on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Huskies would play to a 0-0 tie. Bottom: Mitch Mayer leaps to head the ball off of a corner kick.
“I was extremely impressed by our guys.”  That was Head soccer coach Bob Waypa’s expression when his No.15 ranked Huskies battled 1AA opponent Lakeville North on a rainy Saturday in Lakeville to a 0-0 tie.  The tie comes just days after losing their season opening match up to Burnsville on Thursday...
Freshman runningback Rodney Smith attempts to stiff arm an Ohio University defender during their matchup on September 26,2015. Smith will look to continue his rushing success in 2016 for the Gophers offense.
When you’re in a conference that boasts powerhouse programs like Ohio State and Michigan State, a 6-7 season is just not going to cut it. However, back in May, first year Head Coach Tracy Claeys said that last season was just a hiccup in the road to prominence.  “I believe this is our best football...
Varsity defensive line coach Delles Solie teaches the proper positioning of your hands when striking to upcoming freshman and sophomores at the Owatonna football camp August 10, 2016.
For boys growing up in Owatonna, Husky football is a way of life. The 5A Minnesota powerhouse is known for generating some of the state’s best players.   For three days this past week, kids of all ages had the opportunity not only to hang out with some members of the varsity staff but its players...
Dennis Green
Faith, family, and football. Dennis Green preached those three ‘F’s, and in that specific order, to his players over 13 seasons as an NFL head coach, ten of which were with the Minnesota Vikings (1992-2001). Green passed away late Thursday night at the age of 67 following complications of cardiac...
Staff photos by Joe Tischler Just graduated pitchers NRHEG’s Dempsey Tucker and Medford’s Nicholas Meixner were under an innings limit throughout their careers. A new recommendation seeks to replace that with a pitch limit for next season.
With spring high school baseball, summer little league or legion ball, and camps in the winter, baseball is becoming a year-round sport. All of that throwing can put wear and tear on even the younger pitchers. With that in mind, the National Federation of State High School Associations last week,...
Marlene Stollings
As the only major college in the state in all sports, the University of Minnesota reaches fans from all corners and depths of the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” When the 2016 Gopher Road Trip stopped in Owatonna last month, we were given opportunities to speak with the new athletic director, Mark Coyle,...
Blooming Prairie soon-to-be juniors Cameron Kubista (top) and Kory Rafdal (bottom) look to get their way through and past defenders of Providence Catholic High School in Illinois as part of the “Shootout in the Dells” event Thursday and Friday at various sites in Baraboo, Wis.
Every summer, tourists flock to the tiny south central Wisconsin town of Wisconsin Dells to hangout in one of their abundant water parks. But for members of the Blooming Prairie boys’ basketball team, their intention for visiting the “waterpark capital of the world” was to spend some time on the...
Blooming Prairie junior golfer Taylor Christianson made her third trip to the MSHSL State Golf Tournament last week at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.
Blooming Prairie’s Taylor Christianson is no stranger to competing at the Minnesota State High School League Girls’ State Golf Tournament. The junior had qualified in two previous years and she had her best state rounds in the 2016 edition last Tuesday and Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club in...
Steph Kretlow
In the 2015 Minnesota State High School League Track and Field Championships, Owatonna’s Jacob Johnson pulled off a fourth place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with St. Paul Como Park’s Trevon Clay coming away with the title. Johnson and Clay returned to Hamline University Saturday at the 2016...
The Kasson-Mantorville baseball team opened its season with a victory on Monday evening as they went on the road and defeated Zumbrota-Mazeppa by a score of 4-2. While the KoMets were only able to record six hits in the game, they were very opportunistic thanks to their speed and athleticism on the...

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