Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sports

Owatonna senior Elizabeth Harder drives down the middle of the Rochester John Marshall. Just seconds later she shot and scored to give the Huskies a 5-2 lead in the first half.
After seeing its undefeated season come to an end the previous week, the Owatonna girls lacrosse team bounced back in impressive fashion by beating Rochester Mayo 14-2 to clinch the Big 9 Championship. It then followed that up with a 10-4 road win over Rochester John Marshall/Lourdes on Thursday,...
The Blooming Prairie boys and girls golf teams acquire pose the Gopher Conference championship trophies. Team members include: (front row from left) seventh-grader Aubry Alwes, senior Maggie Bruns, senior Halle Strunk, senior Jessica Ressler, eighth-grader Caitlyn Stangl and seventh-grader Ella Farr; back row: Coach Andrew Hardecopf, junior David Kartes, junior Garret Farr, senior Kollyn Alwes, seventh-grader Colby Johnson, junior Colin Jordison, freshman Kaiden Alwes, Coach Tommy Braaten and Coach Carl Pet
Leading the conference standings handily, the Blooming Prairie girls golf team was expected to win the conference but with three boys teams in contention to win the conference title it all came down to the conference final tournament on Thursday, May 20. Fortunately, the Blooming Prairie boys team...
The Owatonna High School activities department has selected Derek Johnson as the new head wrestling coach pending school board approval. “We are very pleased and excited to have Derek joining our coaching staff at Owatonna High School,” said Owatonna Activities Director Marc Achterkirch. “Coach...
Medford pitcher Makenzie Velishek gets ready to throw the ball home during the bottom of the fifth inning. The Panthers scored four runs in the fifth inning en route to an 8-2 win last Thursday.
After suffering its first loss of the season early last week, the NRHEG softball team rebounded with three straight wins, including an 8-2 win over Medford on Thursday, May 13. Even though it seems like the Panthers cruised to a win, it was actually the Tigers who drew first blood when Lydia...
Medford record-breaking freshman Jackie Cole works on her long jump during practice last Wednesday. Two week ago she broke the school record in the long jump with a jump of 16 feet and 9.5 inches. The previous record was 16 feet and 6 inches and it’d been set by Pam Ambler in 1973 so that record had held for nearly 50 years.
Jackie Cole wanted to get more exercise. She’d been a sprinter, so she thought about the long jump, and her mother encouraged her to try out. That turned out to be good advice because she recently broke a nearly 50-year-old school record – in a sport she’d been competing in for only a few weeks....
Medford freshman sprinter Jackie Cole opens up a lead over Blooming Prairie’s Annaka Forsberg and Sierra Larson in the 100-meter dash. She finished the race in 13.11 seconds, nearly a whole second before anyone else.
It seemed like everything went the Tigers way when they competed in the Tiger Invite on Thursday, May 6. The Medford boys team won first place by scoring 97 points, which is 25 more points than its closest competitor, while the girls team won first place by scoring 91 points, which is 15 more...
Owatonna junior Preston Meier tries to cut off the Northfield attacker or midfielder from taking the ball any deeper into the Huskies’ defensive area during the second quarter of Owatonna’s 7-4 win on Thursday, May 6.
After a 10-9 win over Northfield earlier in the season, Owatonna boys lacrosse Head Coach Scott Seykora figured it would be another close game. It was another close game and another win for the Huskies as they come away with a 7-4 win over the Raiders on Thursday, May 6.   The Huskies took an early...
Owatonna’s Grace Jacobs, left, Kiara Gentz, center, and Laura Stevensen get off to a fast start in the 1600-meter run on Thursday, April 29.
It was a banner day for the Owatonna girls and boys track and field teams when they traveled to Rochester to take on the Rochester Mayo Spartans, the Mankato West Scarlets, the Winona Winhawks and the Rochester John Marshall Rockets on Thursday, April 29. The Husky girls won their meet by scoring...
Blooming Prairie seniors Ashleigh Alwes, left, and Megan Oswald put some distance between themselves and the pack of runners behind them during the 1600-meter run. Oswald set a personal record and earned fourth place with a time of 6:58.00, while Alwes came in sixth place with a time of 7:18.93.
It was a successful day at the track and in the field for the Blooming Prairie girls and boys track and field teams when they competed against United South Central, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Hayfield and Lyle-Pacelli in the Blooming Prairie Varsity Invite on April 27. The girls team earned...
Awesome Blossom starting pitcher Allison Krohnberg goes into her windup during Blooming Prairie’s game against Triton on Tuesday, April 20. Krohnberg gave up just two runs in the last four innings and recorded 5 RBI, including four on a grand slam, to help the Awesome Blossoms come from behind to beat the Cobras.
It took two extra innings, but the Blooming Prairie softball team scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning and retired three consecutive Triton batters to beat the Cobras 16-14 on Tuesday, April 20. The Blossoms got off to a strong start, scoring three runs, including a two-run home run by...

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