Thursday, January 18, 2018


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...
Captains of the NRHEG girls basketball team celebrate with the fifth place trophy after defeating Rochester Lourdes 73-57 Friday afternoon at the Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul. Panthers' Betsy Schoenrock scored a game-high 20 points while Marnie and Maddie Wagner combine for 30. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Similar to its first two Class AA state tournament games, the NRHEG girls basketball team was in a one possession game midway through the first quarter. Then Betsy Schoenrock delivered the block that set the tone for the Panthers and they never looked back. Four different Panthers...
NRHEG's Marnie Wagner pushes the ball up court during the first half of the Panthers' 52-47 win over Esko in the Class AA consolation semifinal Friday at Concordia University-St. Paul. Wagner scored a game-high 15 points in the win. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Having arguably the hottest hand on the NRHEG girls basketball team this postseason, the first half was nothing short of frustrating for senior guard Marnie Wagner. In 16 minutes, she connected on just one of her seven attempts for two points. Then, just like her previous two games, she...
From left to right: Marissa Larson, Elly Strunk, Taylor Christianson and Seth Bedenbaugh are accompanied by their parents as they take part in a signing day ceremony at BPHS Thursday morning. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Any time an athlete has an opportunity to take their athletic careers to the next level, there’s a cause for celebration. And that’s exactly what Blooming Prairie High School did. Blossoms athletes Taylor Christianson, Marissa Larson, Elly Strunk and Seth Bedenbaugh gathered at Blooming Prairie...
Roseau's Kiley Borowicz (44) deflects  NRHEG's Marnie Wagner's pass in the first half of the Rams' 82-64 State quarterfinal win at Mariucci Arena in the Class AA state tournament. Wagner finished with 16 points. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minneapolis – For the first eight minutes of the NRHEG girls basketball team’s quarterfinal matchup against top-seeded Roseau in the Class AA state tournament, the Panthers were right in the thick of it, holding a two-point margin. Then Kiley Borowicz took over. Registering a quadruple-double,...
Huskies forward Carter Broton (10) pushes the puck into the offensive zone against Rochester Century on Feb. 23. Broton was named to the Big Nine's All-Conference team after scoring 18 goals this season.
On Tuesday night, the Owatonna high school boys hockey program capped off the 2016-2017 season with an awards banquet at the Owatonna Country Club. Senior Carter Broton and junior Tyler Wencl were the lone Huskies named to the Big Nine All-Conference hockey team while 27 members of the Huskies’...
Members of the NRHEG girls basketball team celebrate after beating Norwood-Young America 53-45 for the Section 2AA championship. The Panthers rally from a 13-point deficit in the first half. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Mankato – After facing a 13-point deficit in the first half, Maddie Wagner hit a deep trey to spark a run for the NRHEG girls basketball team. Her sister, Marnie, turned the spark into an explosion. Scoring a game-high 20 points, Marnie Wagner guided the Panthers (25-5) to a 53-45 comeback win...
NRHEG senior Tyler Raimann (43) goes up for a dunk in the second half of the second-seeded Panthers'48-44 win over Maple River Thursday at Mankato East. Raimann finished with 10 points. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Mankato – In the last three meetings this season, the NRHEG boys basketball team beat Maple River a combined 207-143. While Thursday night's 2AA Sub-Section semifinal game may have not been the Panthers’ prettiest performance, they were able to get the job done. Guided by four-straight Oakley Baker...


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