Friday, March 23, 2018


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...
Owatonna junior guard Alex Raichle drives to the basket during the first half of the Huskies 87-57 Section 1-AAAA quarterfinal loss to Lakeville South on Wednesday in Lakeville. Raichle finished with two points and four rebounds. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Lakeville – For the first few minutes of its Section 1-AAAA quarterfinal game against Lakeville South, the Owatonna boys basketball team was just a lone possession from taking the lead. Then, the fourth-seeded Cougars generated a steal and never looked back. Generating a 14-5 run early in the first...
For Owatonna senior Jay Sullivan, basketball has been an integral part of his life and prep sports career.  Now, Sullivan and the Owatonna High School boys basketball team are gearing up to put together a run in the upcoming Section 1-AAAA tournament. The senior point guard has been a key component...
Owatonna's Brandon Moen celebrates after pinning Hastings' Trey Rogers in the first period of the Class AAA 182-pound title match. The win marks Moen's second-straight state title. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - After a display of sheer domination in his first three matches, senior 182-pounder Brandon Moen was one match away from collecting his second-straight state title. Only a rematch with Hastings’ Trey Rogers stood in the way. In their last meeting, Moen was able to control the match to a 5...
Cade King of Owatonna celebrates after defeating Austin Brenner of St. Cloud Tech, 6-4 in the Class AAA semifinals at 152 poounds. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - They have been men on a mission for the Owatonna wrestling program this season and are now just one match away from reaching the pinnacle of their seasons.  Peyton Robb, Cade King, and Brandon Moen will represent the Huskies in the finals of the 2017 Minnesota Class AAA state tournament...
Cade King of Owatonna, looks for the pin in the Class AAA 152-pound quarterfinal match against Kyle Erickson of Hastings Friday at the Excel Energy Center. King advanced to the semifinals with an 18-5 major decision (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul – Seven members of the Owatonna wrestling team qualified for the state tournament. After the first round, five were still in the hunt for a state championship. Despite two falling short of making the semifinals for Class AAA, it was a relatively strong round for the Huskies. Three Huskies...


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