Thursday, January 18, 2018


Gophers' defensive tackle Andrew Stelter (99) waits for the ball to be snapped during the University of Minnesota's spring game Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The former Owatonna standout spent much of the scrimmage with the first-team defense. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Saturday’s spring game for the University of Minnesota’s football program was the official start for the P.J. Fleck era as the Gophers head coach. For former Owatonna standout Andrew Stelter, it was the final time – barring any injuries in fall camp that could enable the use of a medical redshirt...
Owatonna first baseman Nate Deason holds up his glove after scooping a throw during the bottom of the sixth inning in the Huskies 3-0 win over Mankato East at U.S. Bank Stadium Friday. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minneapolis- After dropping the last two games by wide margins, the Owatonna baseball team was off to U.S. Bank Stadium to compete in a nonconference tilt with Mankato East. An argument could be made that the change of venue sparked the Huskies. Although, the correct argument may be that their ace...
Owatonna's Kenzie Karsten connects on a Tigers' pitch in the bottom of the second inning in the Huskies' 10-9 walk-off win over Albert Lea Thursday in Big Nine Conference action. Karsten went 2-for-5 with an RBI. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
After giving up three runs on the top of the seventh inning, the Owatonna High School softball team was just three outs away from having surrending the lead late for the second-straight game. Then, with Rilee Schmidt straddling first after a walk, Kenzie Karsten belted a triple to tie the game at 9...
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:
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...


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