<&firstgraph>From a heavyweight who has surprised even himself by the level of success he’s enjoyed this winter, to a pair of up-and-coming lightweight juggernauts, to the state’s top championship contender at 152 pounds, the variety of wrestlers competing for Owatonna at the upcom…
MEDFORD -- Propelled by a strong second half, the second-seeded Medford girls basketball team opened the Section 2-AA tournament with a 71-51 victory over No. 7 Blue Earth Area.
Despite finding itself unexpectedly entangled in a back-and-forth game against Mankato West, the Owatonna boys basketball team found a way to steal a 67-66 Big Nine Conference victory on Monday night at the OHS gymnasium.
BLUE EARTH — From unquestioned state-title contenders to eager youngsters making their first appearance, the Medford wrestling will be sending six individuals to the MSHSL Class A state tournament starting in St. Paul on Friday.
ROCHESTER — Possessing blue-chip college prospects is only a small piece in measuring a wrestling program’s overall well-being.
Perhaps the largest compliment paid to Owatonna junior Lindsay Bangs’ performance in the all-around competition at Saturday’s Class AA state individual gymnastics finals nearly tarnished her score.
Owatonna head coach Josh Williams called it the best defensive effort he’s seen in many years Friday following the Huskies’ 52-40 victory over Rochester John Marshall in Owatonna.
Blooming Prairie set a new school record for regular season wins as it wrapped up the regular season with a 60-52 victory over United South Central in Blooming Prairie.
A total of 13 Owatonna wrestlers remain alive in the Section 1AAA individual tournament following the first day at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.
Owatonna didn’t send any events through to the Class 2A meet but got a number of impressive swims to end the season at the Section 1AA meet at the Rochester Recreation Center.
Medford’s Charley Elwood advanced to the 132-pound championship match following a 14-1 major decision victory over Le Sueur-Henderson’s Dylan Novak and a 16-0 technical fall victory over NRHEG’s Clay Stenzel. Elwood will face Blue Earth’s Caleb Beeler in the championship.
A late comeback fell short for the Medford Tigers on Thursday in a 43-39 loss to host Cleveland in non-conference boys basketball action. Each team was battling for a seventh win on the season.
Top-seeded Blooming Prairie had no trouble getting past No. 17 seed LeRoy-Ostrander Thursday in a 70-22 victory in Blooming Prairie.
A three-goal second period sprung Rochester Century to a 5-1 victory over Owatonna in the Section 1AA quarterfinals Thursday in Rochester.
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Owatonna’s already in for the Class 3A team state tournament meet but now spots in the individual tournament are up for grabs beginning Friday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester at noon. The finals will take place Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center beginning at 10 a.m.
Owatonna had no trouble knocking down shots in the first half Tuesday against Winona but in the second half, the Huskies couldn’t find the basket in a 51-46 loss in Winona.
Tri-City United blew past New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Tuesday in the second half for an 80-55 victory in New Richland.
The Minnesota State High School League released the Class 3A state wrestling brackets Tuesday and Owatonna will face Forest Lake Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Five Blooming Prairie boys basketball players scored at least nine points as the Awesome Blossoms cruised to a 73-45 Gopher Conference victory over Medford on Friday night.
Evan Moe’s message was clear following Friday’s Section 1AA gymnastics championships at Rochester Century High School.
The Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestling team earned the No. 3 seed in the Section 2A wrestling tournament, meaning the Knights wrestled at home on Thursday against Westfield.
MEDFORD — A short-handed NRHEG wrestling team ran into a buzzsaw on Thursday night against Medford in the Section 2-A tournament and lost 53-9 at the MHS gymnasium.
A short-handed New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva ran into a buzzsaw Thursday against Medford in the Section 2A team tournament in Medford in a 53-9 loss.
The Owatonna and Albert Lea wrestling teams have engaged in a number of epic high-stakes battles over the last three decades.
MEDFORD — Sitting side-by-side behind an oversized maroon cloak draped over a table inscribed with the words “MEDFORD” atop “Home of the Tigers” in gold lettering, three of the most influential female athletes in the school’s history prepared to sign their respective college Celebratory Form…
MAPLETON — Emma Kniefel threw on her cape and saved the Medford girls basketball team from a huge disappointment by scoring a season-high 35 points in the Tigers’ 56-51 victory over Maple River in Gopher Conference action on Tueday.
MANKATO — A late scoring barrage lifted the Owatonna boys hockey team to a 6-2 victory over Mankato East and officially kept the door open, albeit by a tiny sliver, for the Huskies to share of the Big Nine Conference championship.
WATERVILLE — Despite a myriad of things stacked against them, the short-handed Blooming Prairie boys basketball team was a last-second 3-pointer away from stealing a game on the road against the second-ranked team in the state.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE —Blooming Prairie’s resilience, defensive discipline and remarkable performance at the free throw line simply weren’t enough to counter a sluggish start on Tuesday night in a high-stakes Gopher Conference showdown against W-E-M.
If the youthful Owatonna girls basketball team was going to continue to improve at the rate it had shown over the second half of the season, some unfortunate contender was going to fall victim to the scrappy Huskies and its conference-title hopes were going to take a major hit.
Medford students Emma Kniefel (far left), Izzy Reuvers (middle) and Kiley Nihart smile for a photo during a short ceremony at Medford High School commemorating each one’s decision to play sports at the next level. Kniefel turned down a full athletic scholarship from an NCAA Division II schoo…