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An early crooked number by visiting Westmont, Illinois made the difference in Owatonna’s 5-3 loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Dartts Park.

BECKER — Blooming Prairie’s Jake Ressler wrapped up his career on the grandest of stages at the Class A state golf competition on Wednesday afternoon.

AUSTIN — Picking up a game that was postponed from the day prior, the Blooming Prairie baseball team advanced to the Section 1-A final four with a thrilling 11-10 victory over United South Central on Tuesday evening.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — A crafty performance from its top pitcher and some timely hitting snapped Blooming Prairie’s long playoff drought in the Awesome Blossoms’ 4-2 victory over J-W-P on Wednesday evening.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie softball team wrapped up the regular season with a 2-0 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday evening.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — A close game quickly got out of hand as the Blooming Prairie baseball team suffered its second one-sided loss in the last 24 hours with a 13-3 setback to Mankato Loyola on Thursday evening in nonconference action.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie softball team scored the game-deciding run late and held on for a 6-5 Gopher Conference win over Faribault Bethlehem Academy on Monday night.

GLENVILLE — Utilizing more than a dozen players, the Blooming Prairie baseball team out-slugged Glenville-Emmons, 16-11, on Saturday afternoon.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie baseball team answered NRHEG’s one-run top of the first inning with three of its own and added four more run in the fourth to pull away for a 7-4 victory on Thursday night.

NEW RICHLAND — The Blooming Prairie softball team came to life late in the game and rallied past NRHEG, 8-4, in Gopher Conference action on Thursday night.

FARIBAULT — The Blooming Prairie boys golf team finished fourth of five teams at the tightly-packed Gopher Conference invite hosted by Faribault Bethlehem Academy on Thursday.

MAPLE RIVER -- Linnea Sunde led of the game with a single for the Blooming Prairie and that would be the Awesome Blossoms' only hit in a Gopher Conference loss on Monday night.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie softball team scored 11 runs in the second through fourth innings and picked up a 13-9 nonconference win against Hayfield on Thursday evening.

MINNEAPOLIS — Gopher head coaches and administrators will pack into a bus this May and hit the highway for the 2018 Gopher Road Trip, stopping in Owatonna at the Country Club on May 8 at 8 a.m.

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