Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sports

Owatonna pitcher Alexa Sommers fires the ball toward home during the third inning of the Huskies' 14-0 Big Nine Conference loss to Winona Tuesday at Morehouse Park. Sommers went the distance, allowing 14 runs on 12 hits. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Heading into the season, Owatonna High School’s head softball coach Brian Pilcher knew that Winona was going to be a one of the legitimate contenders for not just a Big Nine Conference title, but a state title. Through four innings, the Huskies trailed 3-0, leaving just enough room for a hopeful...
Huskies' senior Kodey Kiel hits a line-drive during the first inning of Owatonna's 7-3 win over Red Wing Thursday at Dartt's Park in Owatonna. The senior went 3-for-3 at the plate and collected seven strikeouts. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Owatonna - It took a while to happen, but the bats woke up for the Owatonna High School baseball team at the right time. And when it did, the result was demoralizing. Led by Kodey Kiel’s bases-clearing double, the Huskies managed to register six runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth inning...
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise wears his father's gloves and helmet during warmups prior to the clubs's 5-3 over Carolina Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Zach's  late father, J.P., was a member of the North Stars. (Credit: NHL.com)
It’s hard to not enter the Xcel Energy Center for a Minnesota Wild game and not see Zach Parise jerseys. All sizes are represented, from a kid’s small to an adult extra-large. It’s also hard to disagree that he may be the face of the Wild since signing with his hometown team in 2012. On Tuesday’s...
Medford second basemen Ian Gillis (6) swings at an incoming pitch during the bottom of the third inning in the Tigers' 14-1 loss to Kenyon-Wanamingo at U.S. Bank Stadium Tuesday night. Gillis was 0-1 on the evening after receiving two walks. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minneapolis – Just a day removed from its season opener that ended in the game being suspended due to darkness, the Medford High School baseball team was taking its talents to U.S. Bank Stadium for a Section 2-AA matchup against Kenyon-Wanamingo. The Tigers were in striking distance through four...
Owatonna's Tyler Wencl celebrates after scoring a goal in the Section 1-AA tournament against Rochester Century on Feb. 23. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
A 10-2 loss to Lakeville North  in the Section 1-AA semifinals ended the season for the Owatonna high school boys hockey team back on Feb.25, meaning returning players will have to wait for another 10 months to start the journey to the tourney. For juniors Mitch Wiese and Tyler Wencl, an invitation...
As of Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s stance on participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying, “As things stand right now, people should assume we are not going.” This shouldn’t come as news to fans that enjoy watching the sport’s elite players...
NRHEG seniors' Tyler Raimann (43), Chad Agrimson (5) and Oakley Baker (21) hold up the fifth place trophy to the fans after the Panthers defeated Lake City 77-66 in the consolation championship at Gangelhoff Center Friday. Baker scored a game-high 40 points and reached 2,000 for his career in the win. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - In his final high school game as a Panther, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva’s Oakley Baker was 37 points shy of eclipsing the 2,000-point mark for his career. Guess it was a good thing that the senior saved his best game for his last. Scoring a game-high 40 points, Baker not only...
Oakley Baker (21) dribbles between two Cowboys defenders in the second half of NRHEG's 65-47 win over Breckenridge in the consolation semifinals Thursday night at Concordia University-St. Paul. Baker scored a game-high 22 points, 12 of which came in the second half. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – After Wednesday night’s heartbreaking overtime loss to second-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva head coach Pat Churchill said that he fully expected his team to come out ready to play against Breckenridge in the consolation semifinals Thursday. They did...
NRHEG's Benji Lundberg drives to the basket during the second half of the Panthers' 70-59 overtime loss to No.2 seed St. Cloud Cathedral in the quarterfinals of the Class AA state tournametn Wednesday at Williams Arena. Lundberg finished the game with a team-high 18 points. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minneapolis – For its first ever trip to the Minnesota Class AA state tournament, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva boys basketball team and its ‘Big 3’ sure knew how to rise to the occasion. Down 54-51 with 5.5 seconds left on the clock, NRHEG guard Benji Lundberg hit a fade away three-...
The State of Hockey could now possibly be in a state of panic as March continues to be a disaster for the Minnesota Wild. After Sunday’s 5-4 to Central Division foe Winnipeg, the Wild and head coach Bruce Boudreau have now dropped seven of their last 8 games to include five straight. In Boudreau’s...

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