Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Medford's Willie VonRuden battles with Crookston's Colton Weiland in the opening round of the 2017 Class A state tournament. The young Tiger fell just short of surviving for day two, going 1-2 on Friday. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Last year, Medford’s Willie VonRuden was just happy to qualify for the state tournament. This season, boasting a record of 27-8, the young Tiger was looking to do more. If only he had more time. In the first round of wrestle backs, Willie VonRuden seemingly looked that he was going to...
Peyton Robb of Owatonna looks to secure a takedown against Ben Scmalz in the 145-pound match during the first round of Class AAA action in St. Paul Friday. Robb won by technical fall 16-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - The importance of having a strong showing in the opening round of the state tournament can be the difference between being on the podium, or watching from the seats of the Xcel Energy Center.  For five members of the Owatonna wrestling team, the podium is still in reach.  headlined by...
Westfield's Colton Krell pins Logan Tesch of Sibley Eastin in their 160-pound matchup during the first round of the Class A state tournament Friday in St. Paul. Krell advanced to the quarterfinals. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul -  The season of first continues for the Westfield Razorbacks as two grapplers solidified their trip to the podium Friday night.  The Razorbacks went 2-for-2 after three of their first state entrants lost the first bouts of the tournament. Freshman Colton Krell provided the fireworks for...
Westfield's Colton Krell pins Logan Tesch of Sibley Eastin in their 160-pound matchup during the first round of the Class A state tournament Friday in St. Paul. Krell advanced to the quarterfinals. (SCT/ Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul -  In the program's first state tournament, the Westfield Razorbacks had a bit of a tough opening round of the 2017 Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament.  Two of the team's five state qualifiers are still alive for a shot at a state championship as Ethan Arett, Morgan Moreno (170) and Trey...
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...

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