The Owatonna boys hockey team took another step on Thursday evening in proving that its season-opening loss was probably just a fluke.
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.
NEW RICHLAND — Sidney Schultz and Sophie Stork combined for 34 points but it wasn’t nearly enough as the NRHEG girls basketball team lost to W-E-M, 67-47, in Gopher Conference action on Tuesday night.
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.
MEDFORD — Emma Kniefel’s historic night highlighted what was another lop-sided victory for the state-ranked Medford girls basketball team over Hayfield on Tuesday night.
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.
Clinging to a one-goal lead as the final moments of the third period dripped off the clock, Owatonna found itself out-numbered in the neutral zone as a pair of Faribault players came charging down the ice.
ST. CLOUD (AP) — St. Cloud State University in Minnesota plans to end its football and golf programs to comply with a Title IX court order and manage its budget shortages.
<&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.
<&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.
<&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.
MEDFORD — The Medford boys basketball team captured its first home victory in a number of years with a sound 56-42 win over United South Central on Friday evening in Gopher Conference action.
There isn’t a complicated formula or secret strategy that can magically lift a team’s spirit and help them instantly get back on track after suffering through a few less-than-perfect performances.
<&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.
ROCHESTER — Despite coming up short, the youthful Owatonna boys swimming and diving team established a solid baseline for the rest of the season on Thursday night in a Big Nine Conference match against Rochester John Marshall.
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,…
Though it landed the first blow and hung tough in the opening period, the Owatonna girls hockey simply didn’t have enough in the tank against Lakeville South and lost, 4-1, in a nonconference girls hockey game at the Four Seasons Centre 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.
After tipping off the season with back-to-back games against a pair of formidable Big Nine Conference opponents, the Owatonna girls basketball team entered its showdown against Rochester Century sporting a winless record, but had exhibited discernible improvement from Game 1 to Game 2.
WINONA — The first 13 matches between Owatonna and Winona were dominated by pins and forfeits. The drama was almost non-existent as the Huskies essentially had the dual wrapped up as soon as they got off the bus.
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.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie girls basketball team got off to a roaring start on Tuesday night and opened the season with a 65-23 nonconference victory over J-W-P.
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…
A late first half scoring flurry by Osseo, inconsistent shooting and perhaps a few first-game jitters all worked against the youthful Owatonna boys basketball team on Tuesday night.
The long, four-month slog that is the winter season comes up quickly, especially in communities like Blooming Prairie and Owatonna where football typically doesn’t end until mid-to-late-November.
FARIBAULT — The Owatonna wrestling team sent five individuals to the championship round and captured a pair of individual titles at the annual Dick Shiels Invite in Faribault on Saturday afternoon.
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 — The Blooming Prairie football program has churned out some darn good teams in Chad Gimbel’s 20-plus years as head coach, particularly in the last decade.
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.
There are few events more exciting to high school sports fans than the two-day football extravaganza that is the MSHSL Prep Bowl.
The Owatonna girls hockey team maintained its position atop the Big Nine Conference standings and notched a key early-season victory over Mankato East on Saturday night at the Four Seasons Centre.
As thousands of Minnesotans catch their second wind during the retail bonanza that is Black Friday, 401 Chicago Ave in Minneapolis — the home of U.S. Bank Stadium — will be playing host to the first of seven state championship football games over a two-day span when No. 2 Blooming Prairie co…
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.
Most people in Owatonna identify Carson DeKam by his on-field accomplishments, and for good reason. He’s a 2018 state football champion and coming off a season in which he was named first-team all-district as a hard-hitting middle linebacker for the Section 1-5A champion Owatonna Huskies. He…
Owatonna High School graduate, Shannon VanReeth, and the University os Wyoming women’s club rugby team qualified for the USA Rugby Fall College Club Championships and is one of just eight college teams remaining in the nation at the Division I level.
MINNEAPOLIS — St. Thomas Academy made its way to into the Class 5A Prep Bowl championship game for the second consecutive season and third time since 2015 with a 53-16 victory over Elk River in the state semifinals on Saturdayat U.S. Bank Stadium.
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…
ROCHESTER — Ezra Oien rang the bell four times and highlighted Owatonna’s effort in a 6-1 thrashing of Rochester Mayo on Saturday night in Big Nine Conference action at Graham Arena in Rochester.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Blooming Prairie football team still has one more game left, but the Awesome Blossoms have already ascended to heights never before reached in program history.
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.