Monday, April 24, 2017

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Owatonna running back Jason Williamson (22) looks to keep his balance as he fights for more yards in the first quarter of Owatonna's 28-24 thrilling win over Apple Valley in the Class 5A state quarterfinals. the talented sophomore finished with 94 yards rushing and a touchdown. (Staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
The Owatonna Huskies football program has been on a seven game winning streak that hasn’t just seen the Huskies be crown champions in both the district and the section, but have them one game away from the Class 5A championship game. A big reason for the Huskies success this season is the abundance...
NRHEG offensive and defensive lineman Jack Schultz sits on the sidelines of Panther Stadium while reminising on his career during an interview on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Schultz was selected for the 2016 Minnesota Football Showcase All-Star game on Dec. 3 at U.S.  Bank Stadium (Staff Photo by Josh Zimmer)
As an athlete during recruiting season, it’s fairly normal to be pulled out of class to meet with a respective school’s coaching staff. When you get pulled out of class to go to your father’s room, who’s not only a coach, but a teacher, you start playing through events through your head to make...
Owatonna senior and captain Ben Staska (51) celebrates in front of the Huskies’ student section after beating Apple Valley 28-24 Saturday at Lakeville North in the State 5A quarterfinals. The Huskies defense led by Staska forced a key stop late in the game, forcing the Eagles to a 33-yard field goal. (staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
In any sporting event, there’s a mantra that big time players make big time plays in big time games. Well, although it was certainly a team effort Saturday night, the Owatonna High School football team was catapulted to the State 5A semifinals due to some big time plays from some key players....
Owatonna sophomore Jason Williamson (22) looks for running room in the first quarter of the Huskies’ 38-20 win on Friday night at OHS Stadium. Williamson’s 118 yards and four touchdowns led the Huskies to the Section 1-5A championship.
One game stood between the Owatonna High School football team making it to the state tournament. One team, the Northfield Raiders, was looking to play spoilers and end the Huskies’ season early for the second straight year.  Fortunately for Owatonna, running back Jason Williamson was firing on all...
NRHEG defensive tackle Jack Schultz (60) attempts to shed a block as Alex Buckmeier (50) wraps up a ball carrier during NRHEG's 13-12 overtime loss to Maple River on Oct. 19. (Staff Photo by Kylie Rice)
While the teams are still in the process of being finalized, we now know that Steele County will be represented by at least one high school football player for the upcoming Minnesota Football Showcase All-Star game.  NRHEG High school football player Jack Schultz, a senior offensive guard and...
Panthers running back Perry Peterson (22) is tackled by two Knights defenders during the first quarter of NRHEG's 21-12 loss to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Monday. Peterson was held to 41 yards on 10 carries for the night. (Staff Photos by Josh Zimmer)
Kenyon- The NRHEG High School football team was coming off an unusual game in which a lightning delay caused a game that started on Tuesday to be finished on a Wednesday.  After winning the lengthened game 6-0 againt WEM, the Panthers headed up to Kenyon to face the No. 2 seeded Knights. ...
Huskies running back Jason Williamson (22) receives a hand off from quarterback Abe Havelka during the first quarter of Owatonna's 58-0 rout of Austin Saturday. (Staff Photos by Josh Zimmer)
Coming into the Section 1-5A semifinal matchup, the Austin Packers were boasting a five game winning streak, failing to drop a game since Owatonna’s 49-18 homecoming win on Sept. 30.   Needless to say, Owatonna High School football team was tempted to ruin that streak.  Behind a stout defensive...
Blossoms defensive back Colin Lerum (13) and linebacker Nick Thompson (59) tackle a Southland ball carrier during Blooming Prairie's 43-6 win Tuesday in Blooming Prairie. The Blossoms will face Rushford-Peterson Saturday. (Staff photo by Seth Bedenbaugh-DeLap)
Although the two teams were seeded fourth and fifth, the Awesome Blossom football team defeated Southland easily 43-6 at McFarlin Field on Tuesday.   It marked the first time the two teams had met on the football field since 2011, when the Blossoms edged Southland in the section 1A championship...
Medford's Callie Nagel (2) digs an Athletics' kill attempt during the second set of the Tigers sweep of Lyle/Pacelli. The senior recorded her 2000th dig mid-way through the match. (Staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
In the quarterfinal match of the Sub-Section 1A West tournament, the Medford High School volleyball team played host to a feisty Lyle/Pacelli team. It may have been a fight to the end, but Head coach Tanya Powers and the Tigers already had their sights set on the Mayo Civic Center. All they had to...
Owatonna's Spencer Gynn (5) battles for the ball with No. 2 Wayzata's James Ostapeic (20) in the first half of the state quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday night at Benilde- St. Margaret High School in Minneapolis.  The Trojans defeated the Huskies 5-0. (Staff photo by Josh Zimmer)
St. Louis Park - Heading into the state quarterfinal matchup, Owatonna High School boys soccer head coach Bob Waypa said they knew what Wayzata was capable of doing with the ball in their possession. The Huskies have had some magic moments playing state ranked teams this season. Unfortunately,...

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