Thursday, January 18, 2018


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Now, this column may peak your interest if you happen to be a fan of the NFL. It could entice you if you were or still are a fan of Washington State University. If you don’t fall into either category, then maybe you’re just a fan of a good ole fashion story about making the most of a second chance...
Owatonna shortstop Jenna VonRuden (3) prepares to throw to first base in the Huskies' 4-1 loss to Rochester Century in Big Nine Conference action Tuesday. VonRuden recorded the lone RBI in the loss. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Just a day removed from having a contest cancelled due to rain, it was a perfect day for the Owatonna softball team to host Kids Night at Morehouse Park. If only there was a perfect ending. Mustering just four hits, the Huskies were unable to battle back from an early deficit, falling to Rochester...
Owatonna's Mitch Wiese (12) attempts to attack the offensive zone of Duluth during the first quarter of the Huskies' 9-2 win over the Wolfpack Saturday at OHS Stadium. The win marked Owatonna's fourth-straight win. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Searching for its fourth-straight win, the Owatonna boys lacrosse team played host to Duluth High School Saturday at OHS Stadium. It took a while for the offense to get into a rhythm, but when it did, there was no shortage of firepower. Scoring a game-high four goals, junior Tyler Wencl led a...
Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza prepares for a play-action pass during the team's spring game in Winona Saturday. Rumpza, who is a former Blooming Prairie star, is currently in a position battle to be the starter. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
When you’re used to being “the guy,” it’s often demoralizing having to stand from amongst teammates along the sidelines waiting for your number to be called. For former Blooming Prairie High School and current Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza, it was an opportunity two years in the...
Owatonna's Josh Nelson prepares to sling a shot toward the net during the first quarter of the Huskies' 12-0 win over Mankato High Monday night at OHS Stadium in Big Nine Conference Action. Nelson scored a game-high five goals. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Just a game removed from a 12-goal performance, the Owatonna boys lacrosse team was hoping to make it two in a row with a win over Mankato High School. Afer Monday's night affair, Mankato will be sure to double-team attacker Josh Nelson the next time the two teams play. Scoring a game-high five...
Owatonna's Cassie Bremer leaps as she fires a shot on the net during the second half of the Huskies' 17-4 win over Northfield on Friday at OHS Stadium. Bremer scored on the play. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Having to open the season with Farmington, Minneapolis and Lakeville South can certainly test just were a team is at. That was the case for Owatonna, but head coach Dan Paur noted that those are the matchups they want despite the outcomes. Friday night at OHS, the Huskies managed to get into the...
Owatonna's Nate Deason flips the ball to pitcher Brady Schuster during the first inning of the Huskies 6-5 walk off win over Faribault Thursday at Darrts Park. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
A night that was dedicated to helping raise awareness for one of their own, the Owatonna High School baseball team certainly made it exciting. Junior Abe Havelka, who was coming off Tuesday’s two-hit gem, had a little bit more magic up his sleeve. Only this time, it was with his bat. After smashing...
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First let me start by saying, thank you Lord Stanley for giving us one heck of an opening round in the 2017 NHL Playoffs. Seriously, wow. I’m not sure we as fans could have been more blessed with the absolute chaos that is currently ensuing for arguably the most sentimental championship trophy in...
(From left to right) Ethan DeKam, Terrell Conner, Darik Elstad,  Chandler Buckhalter, Joseph Stransky and Andy Jensen. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
As the defending Big Nine Conference champions, there is almost no weaknesses on the Owatonna boys track and field team. A case can be made however, that the strength, if not figuratively then literally, lies with those who exert their power in a sport that dates back to 776 B.C. in ancient Greece...
Owatonna's Abe Havelka prepares to throw a pitch during the fifth inning of the Huskies 6-5 comeback win over Mankato West Tuesday at Darrts Park. The junior came in relief to throw a two-hit gem. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
After a 3-0 win over Mankato East at U.S. Bank Stadium last Friday, the Owatonna High School baseball team looked to make it two in a row as they played host to Mankato West. After the first inning, a combine five runs were scored with Owatonna holding a slim 3-2 edge. After two, the Scarlets...


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