Thursday, April 27, 2017

Steele County Times

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...
Owatonna's Parker Westphal looks for a takedown against Griffin Ferguson of Rochester John Marshall during the second period of 160-pound match in the Huskies' 62-12. Westphal won the match 7-3. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
While the Owatonna wrestling team’s win was lopsided in part to five forfeits from Rochester John Marshall, the way the top-seeded Huskies performed, the forfeits may not have even mattered. Collecting four pins and a major decision, the No. 6 ranked Huskies dominated the Rockets 62-12 in the...
Owatonna guard Megan Peglow (4) tries to knock the ball away from a Spartan player during the second half of the Huskies' 52-41 loss to Rochester Mayo on Tuesday at OHS in Big Nine Conference action. Peglow recorded two steals in the loss. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
As the race to be atop of the Big Nine Conference heats up, the Owatonna girls basketball team played host to Rochester Mayo Tuesday night. After the first half, it was looking like a game to forget for the Huskies. Despite managing to claw back from an 18-point deficit at the half, the Huskies...
The month of February stands our as the warmest of the winter months. Oh, not in the actual temperature of the weather, but in the warmth of human affection.  February, it has been reported is the most popular month for couples to become engaged. With Valentine's day just around the corner many...
The Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 SWAT team brought home a couple of trophies in mid-January after competing in SWAT competition in Chandler, AZ. Everything that a SWAT Officer carries, the local Explorers had.
Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach, 22, was not even born when the Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 was founded in 1988. Now, Peach, who himself was an Explorer at age 15, is an advisor to the group with founder Rick Ellingson. Peach and Ellingson are both part-time officers in Blooming...
Nate Chesney and Emily Schoenbeck play love interests in LTO’s romantic-comedy Prelude to a Kiss. Prior to auditions, the two had never met.
Before you wrap up your Valentines festivities, catch Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas. This romantic comedy follows the misadventure of Peter and Rita, a couple who fall in love and get married. On the day of their wedding, however, an old man approaches...
Owatonna forward Nolan Malo (3) drives to the basket during the first half of the Huskies 97-61 loss to Rochester John Marshall in Big Nine action Friday at OHS. Malo finished with three rebounds. (SCT photo/Josh Zimmer)
In the biggest matchup of the season and against the best team the Owatonna boys basketball team has faced thus far in Rochester John Marshall, the Huskies were simply outplayed in every facet of the game. With a trio of Rockets reaching double figures, Rochester John Marshall coasted to a 97-61...
After hitting a reversal, Owatonna's Nick Staska (top) attempts to ride out Faribault's Josh Heyda during the third period of the 170-pound match of Owatonna's 40-19 Big Nine Conference win over Faribault Thursday at OHS. Staska won the match 6-2. (SCT Photo/Josh Zimmer)
At this time last season, the Owatonna was hoping to qualify as a team for the state tournament, only to have those hopes dashed by Faribault in the section semifinals. While it wasn’t for a bid to the state tournament, a Big Nine Conference championship and a presumed top-seed for the section...
Owatonna's Jenna Bogen (21) is hugged by teammates after scoring a short-handed goal in the third period of the Huskies' 3-1 win over Waseca in the Section 1A tournament Wednesday at the Four Seasons Centre. Bogen scored two goals and assisted on another in the win. (SCT Photo/ Josh Zimmer)
Coming into the Section 1A tournament, the Owatonna girls hockey team was in the midst of a three-game slump with one of its leading scorers in a drought. Both ended against Waseca. Scoring a pair of pair of goals and assisting on another, Jenna Bogen guided the No.3 ranked Huskies to a 3-1 win...
Thank you.  That was good.  I really enjoyed that.  Aren’t those kind of statements fun to hear? Encouragement is the sunshine to one’s soul.  It is the vitamins and minerals for your body.  It puts the joy in your step and the desire to keeping going. Many, many years ago when I was in elementary...


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