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MEDFORD — A pair of high-achieving seniors reached career milestones as the Medford volleyball team capped the regular season with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-13) Gopher Conference victory over NRHEG on Monday night.

FARIBAULT—With the top seed in the Section 1-A tournament already secured, the second-ranked Blooming Prairie football team kept the pedal to the metal on Friday night, cruising to a 48-6 Mid Southeast victory over Faribault Bethlehem Academy.

KENYON — The Medford football team suffered its third consecutive loss in a 14-0 setback to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Friday night and will need to pull off a stunning victory over powerful Blooming Prairie on Wednesday in order to secure a top four seed in the upcoming Section 2-AA tournament.

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Coaching his first game since taking over for Hall-of-Fame legend, Jerry Peterson, a young Jeff Williams and his Huskies promptly lost 48-0 against, ironically, Williams’ alma mater, Rochester John Marshall in the fall of 1996.

Taking the pool for the final time before the True Team Section meet on Saturday, the Owatonna girls swimming and diving team honored its seniors on Thursday night in a triangular against Albert Lea and Mankato East at the OMS pool.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Kinsey Cronin had a monster game and led the Medford volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-13) Gopher Conference victory over Blooming Prairie on Tuesday night.

MANKATO — In its final tune-up for the Big Nine Conference meet, the Owatonna girls cross country team finished in first place of seven teams with 60 points at the Mankato East invite on Tuesday evening at Minneopa Golf Course.

LYLE—The Blooming Prairie volleyball team reached three consecutive victories for the second time in the last three weeks with a 3-1 (25-9, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13) nonconference victory over Lyle/Pacelli on Monday night.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie football team scored eight touchdowns in 11 total possessions on Friday night and rumbled to a 61-6 Mid Southeast District White Division victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo.

A team cannot fully understand its limits until it actually comes time to face them head on.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas, soon to be kicked out of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for competitive reasons, has received an invitation to join the Summit League with the goal of taking its sports teams from Division III to Division I.

LAKEVILLE — Unable to reverse its fortunes from a tight early-season loss to No. 4-seeded Lakeville North, the No. 5-seeded Owatonna girls tennis team suffered another 4-3 setback to the Panthers, this time coming in season-ending fashion in the Section 1-AA tournament on Thursday at Lifetim…

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie volleyball team recovered from an opening-set loss to capture a hard-fought 3-2 (16-25, 25-16, 25-16, 10-25, 15-7) Gopher Conference victory over NRHEG victory on Thursday night.

FARIBAULT — Hitting the road to take on a tricky Faribault Bethlehem Academy team on Thursday night, No. 9-ranked Medford took care of business and picked up a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21) Gopher Conference victory.

The Owatonna girls tennis team took care of business in the opening round of the Section 1-AA tournament with a 7-0 victory over Faribault at the West Hills Fitness and Tennis Center on Tuesday night.

WINONA — When chasing a Big Nine Conference championship, wins don’t always have to be pretty, as long as they keep coming.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Rallying from an opening-set loss, the Blooming Prairie volleyball team snapped a four-match losing streak with a 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 25-13, 28-26) victory over Southland on Monday night.

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