Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sports

Owatonna's Cade King pins Minnetonka's Myles Hanks during the 160-pound match of the Huskies' 52-12 win over the Skippers in the consolation semifinals Thursday. The Huskies went on to defeat Willmar 30-29 during the fifth place match. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Needing the strength of the lineup to generate some momentum, the Owatonna wrestling team managed to take a six-point lead with just two matches to go. After Griffin Thorn a 6-4 decision to Andrew Reigstad of Willmar, the weight of the dual rested on the shoulders of senior heavyweight...
NRHEG guard Maddie Wagner drives the ball up court during the first half of the Panthers' 53-23 win over St. James Tuesday night at NRHEG public school. Wagner scored 15 points and registered five steals in the win. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
New Richland – In the opening round of 2AA South Sub-Section play, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls basketball team looking to keep doing what they’ve done at home all year. Dominate. Powered by the play of twins Maddie and Marnie Wagner, the top-seeded Panthers (22-5) cruised to a...
Owatonna's Kaden Nelson celebrates after winning the Section 1-AAA 106-pound championship 8-7 over Rochester Mayo's Marshall Peters Saturday at the Rochester Civic Center. It is Nelson's first section title (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
Rochester -- It was just seven days ago, that the Owatonna wrestling program qualified for the Class AAA state dual tournament at the Rochester Civic Center. Despite a severe snowstorm pushing the Section 1-AAA individual tournament to just Saturday, the goal was simple… place second or better and...
Owatonna goaltender Jacob Dub (30) blocks a Panthers' shot during the third period of the Huskies 2-1 Section 1-AA win over Rochester Century Thursday night in Rochester. Dub registered 19 saves in the win. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester – Coming off a 9-0 win Over Winona, the Owatonna boys hockey team was carry the right amount of momentum into the Section 1-AA tournament. There were also carrying a goaltender who allowed just one goal in 31 shots the last two games. The Huskies needed both Thursday against Rochester...
Owatonna's Jay Sullivan (2) and Dalton Kubista (20) attempt to defend Faribault's Cody Ehlers (23) during the second half of Owatonna's thrilling 64-61 win Tuesday night at OHS. Sullivan and Kubista each finished the contest with 15 points. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
The last time the Owatonna boys basketball team faced Faribault, the Huskies came away a 63-60 winner. That was in Faribault back on Jan.13.  While Tuesday’s night contest would end in regulation, the finish was one for the ages. Owatonna’s Jason Williamson managed to block a Faribault shot with...
Members of the Owatonna wrestling team celebrate after beating Faribault 37-22 for the Section 1-3A title Saturday at the Rochester Civic Center. This is the first time since 2013 that the Huskies qualify for state as a team. (SCT photo/ Josh Zimmer)
Rochester – Since 2013, both the Big Nine Conference and the Section 1-AAA title has eluded the Owatonna high school wrestling program. On Feb.9, the Huskies won the conference, leaving just a section title waiting. After a 62-12 thumping of Rochester John Marshall on Feb.16, the Huskies were a...
Owatonna's Parker Westphal looks for a takedown against Griffin Ferguson of Rochester John Marshall during the second period of 160-pound match in the Huskies' 62-12. Westphal won the match 7-3. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
While the Owatonna wrestling team’s win was lopsided in part to five forfeits from Rochester John Marshall, the way the top-seeded Huskies performed, the forfeits may not have even mattered. Collecting four pins and a major decision, the No. 6 ranked Huskies dominated the Rockets 62-12 in the...
Owatonna guard Megan Peglow (4) tries to knock the ball away from a Spartan player during the second half of the Huskies' 52-41 loss to Rochester Mayo on Tuesday at OHS in Big Nine Conference action. Peglow recorded two steals in the loss. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
As the race to be atop of the Big Nine Conference heats up, the Owatonna girls basketball team played host to Rochester Mayo Tuesday night. After the first half, it was looking like a game to forget for the Huskies. Despite managing to claw back from an 18-point deficit at the half, the Huskies...
Owatonna forward Nolan Malo (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the Huskies 97-61 loss to Rochester John Marshall in Big Nine action Friday at OHS. Malo finished with three rebounds. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
In the biggest matchup of the season and against the best team the Owatonna boys basketball team has faced thus far in Rochester John Marshall, the Huskies were simply outplayed in every facet of the game. With a trio of Rockets reaching double figures, Rochester John Marshall coasted to a 97-61...
After hitting a reversal, Owatonna's Nick Staska (top) attempts to ride out Faribault's Josh Heyda during the third period of the 170-pound match of Owatonna's 40-19 Big Nine Conference win over Faribault Thursday at OHS. Staska won the match 6-2. (SCT Photo/Josh Zimmer)
At this time last season, the Owatonna was hoping to qualify as a team for the state tournament, only to have those hopes dashed by Faribault in the section semifinals. While it wasn’t for a bid to the state tournament, a Big Nine Conference championship and a presumed top-seed for the section...

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