As the Sports Director for KRFO, I enjoy the chance to cover sports throughout the year for Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, NRHEG and Triton. I feature coaches from each school on the Saturday coaches show at 9AM during the school year. During the summer I look forward to the Steele County Fair for the great food and music. I'm on air each afternoon on AM 1390 with a mix of music, news and local information. Come back to the website often for local, regional and national stories of interest. In my spare time I go to high school sporting events, go for a run or watch a movie. My wife Chris and I have two grown children. Cynthia is graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Aaron attends the University of MN.
Owatonna Boys Hockey Tops Mankato West at 2-1 Duluth Tournament
For the second time in three years, Big Nine Conference foes Owatonna and Mankato West squared off at the Heritage Tournament, hosted by Duluth Denfeld. OHS prevailed 2-1 on Thursday and will play at 11:30AM Friday in the fifth place game on KRFO AM1390.
Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, Medford Athletes Won Titles in 2017
The springs sports season of 2017 lasted into the summer months for many local athletes. Blooming Prairie’s Tommy Braaten ran away with the state Class A golf championship to cap a fabulous high school career. Owatonna’s Andrew Wall-who played at the state high school tournament-won th…
Former Governor to Address Owatonna Chamber Dinner
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism's annual dinner on Friday, January 12 at the Owatonna Country Club. Social time begins at 5:30PM with dinner at 6:30PM and the program at 7PM.
Holiday Prep Tournaments are a Special Time of Season
Five Owatonna High School varsity sports teams will compete in holiday tournaments this week all around the state. Coaches frequently speak of how significant this time of season is for team bonding in addition to getting in some events without conference and section implications hanging on the resu…
The Clash Brackets Revealed; Owatonna Draws Early Shift Friday
Owatonna begins competition at The Clash wrestling tournament Friday morning at RCTC in Rochester against Kearney, Missouri. With a first-round win they would face top-seed St. Edward (OH). The loser of the first match has a second round bye.
Owatonna-Area Athletes Excelled in College Sports in 2017
Local sports highlights for 2017 include many athletes that have moved on to college sports with great success. OHS graduate Andrew Stelter wrapped up his four-year career with the Gopher football team as a senior helping the team transition to a new coach. Carlie Wagner-a two-time state champ at NR…
Blooming Prairie Boys Win on Late Three; NRHEG Beats WEM
The Blooming Prairie boys' basketball team won a thriller over Maple River Friday night at BPHS 62-61 when Jake Ressler hit a three-pointer with three second left. Coach Nate Piller said the Awesome Blossoms had more than 15 second to run their offense after the Eagles had hit free throws to ta…
2017 Started with State Tournament Trips for Owatonna, NRHEG
The local winter sports season or 2016-17 was wildly successful. Owatonna sent three times to state last winter and both NRHEG basketball teams appeared at state.
Huskies Stick with Eagles for a Half; Boys Hockey Rallies for Win
Owatonna held a 9-7 lead early against the No. 4 ranked Apple Valley boys' basketball team Thursday night at a packed OHS gym. A couple of short stretches cost Owatonna points and momentum in a 95-73 to the defending state champs.
Jason Williamson Makes Commitment to Play for the Gophers
Owatonna High School junior Jason Williamson has made a verbal commitment to play football for the University of Minnesota, reports Gopher Illustrated. Williamson's family confirms the news with a post on twitter.