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WATERVILLE — The NRHEG boys basketball team simply couldn’t solve W-E-M’s relentless defensive pressure and fell victim to a lop-sided loss in Gopher Conference action on Tuesday night, 94-43.

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MAPLETON — Shifting into cruise control after building a massive first half lead, the Blooming Prairie girls basketball team remained undefeated on the young season with a 55-36 victory over Maple River in Gopher Conference action Tuesday night.

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It was just the second competition of the season, but the Owatonna gymnastics team felt like it had a lot to prove on Tuesday following a rough performance in its previous outing just three days prior.

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After eight regular-season games, I had no idea who I was going to select as the Owatonna People’s Press football Player of the Year.

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<&firstgraph>MANKATO — Reversing the results from its first two games of the season, the Owatonna girls basketball team strung together its second straight victory in a three-day span with a 62-54 win over Mankato East on the road Saturday night.

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<&firstgraph>FARIBAULT — Despite garnering some preseason recognition as one of the top 15 teams in the state per the Minnesota Basketball News<&firstgraph>, there were plenty of questions heading into Friday’s season-opening game for the Blooming Prairie boys basketball team.

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<&firstgraph>WELLS — Kiley Nihart drained four 3-pointers and Katie Dylla posted a double-double against the team she played for as an underclassman in Medford’s 66-26 thrashing of United South Central on Friday night in Gopher Conference action.

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<&firstgraph>ROCHESTER — There wasn’t one single phase of the game that especially hampered the Owatonna boys basketball team on Friday night against Rochester Century.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — After facing essentially zero resistance in its season-opening win on Tuesday, the state-ranked Blooming Prairie girls basketball team overcame an early deficit, shook off some cold shooting and put the clamps down on defense in what turned out to be another lop-sided win,…

WINONA — Traveling nearly 100 miles for its first Big Nine Conference game of the new season, the Owatonna boys hockey team didn’t mess around on Thursday night.

MEDFORD — Despite taking the mat without one of its two state-title contenders, the Medford wrestling team pulled away for a 42-18 victory over USC in a Gopher Conference showdown at the MHS gymnasium.

MEDFORD — AJ Vandereide played the part of the projected preseason all-conference performer, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Medford boys basketball team opened the season with a 72-48 loss to St. Clair in nonconference action.

NORTHFIELD — Owatonna’s strong defensive effort simply wasn’t enough to overcome a cold night from the floor as the Owatonna girls basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 60-47 loss to Northfield on Tuesday night in Big Nine Conference action.

SOUTH ST. PAUL — After a less-and-satisfying loss to begin the season just four days prior, the last thing the Owatonna boys hockey team wanted to do was fall behind against a capable South St. Paul team on Tuesday, but that’s exactly what happened when Owen Ramirez slipped a shot to the bac…

Owatonna’s season-opening winning streak came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Section 1-AA opponent, Dodge Center, on Saturday night at the Four Seasons Centre.

MINNEAPOLIS — Athletes the size of Gabe Hagen, all 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds of him, typically find a home on the offensive line, especially on teams playing in the state’s second-smallest high school classification.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Buoyed by the nearly unstoppable quarterback-receiver combination of Kaden Thomas and Gabe Hagen, the No. 2-ranked Blooming Prairie football team pulled away in the second half and defeated No.1 BOLD, 41-15, in the Class A state championship game on Friday.

When the Blooming Prairie football team exits the tunnel at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday morning, it will take the field and begin its pregame routine opposite an opponent with a cadre of big bodies and talent at the skill positions that schools three times its size would envy.

Owatonna’s Logan Norrid glides through the water on Friday during the Class AA state swimming and diving preliminary competition in Minneapolis. Norrid swam in two events, finishing in 18th place in both the 200-yard IM (2:10.67) and 100-yard butterfly (58.55). She missed the final cut by on…

MINNEAPOLIS — Lakeville North’s reign as big-school champions came to and end following a 31-21 loss to Champlin Park in the Class 6A state semifinals on Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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