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 Wins Playoff Opener
Owatonna edged Farmington 3-2 in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1AA boys' hockey playoffs Thursday night at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. The Huskies advance to the semifinals at 5:30PM Saturday, February 24 against top-seed Lakeville North at the Rec Center in Rochester with cove…
Falcons Win Playoff Opener in Overtime
Faribault beat La Crescent 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night in the first round of the Section 1A boys' hockey tournament. The Falcons go to top-seed Albert Lea Thursday at 7PM with the coverage on Power 96 radio. Eighth-seed Faribault lost to the ninth-seen Lancers 4-1 on February 1. Their only …
Owatonna Seniors End Home Season with a Dance and a Win
The Owatonna girls' basketball team closed out their home regular season at 11-0 with a 64-48 win over Faribault Tuesday at the OHS gym. Some of the best moves on the night came from the senior players' moms, who presented a halftime dance routine that included dribbling with basketballs.
Football Champions Get Their Rings
Players from the 2017 Owatonna state championship football team gathered together once again at the OHS cafeteria Monday night with their coaches and families to receive their rings. Coach Jeff Williams said the ring ceremony from the 2013 title team remains one of his favorite memories from that se…
Triton, Blooming Prairie Open Playoffs at Home
The Triton and Blooming Prairie girls' basketball teams open the playoffs at home this week. The Cobras entertain La Crescent Tuesday, February 20 at 7PM in Dodge Center in Section 1AA. The Awesome Blossoms host Wabasha-Kellog Thursday at 7PM in the ultra-competitive Section 1A tournament.
Steele County Blades Close Regular Season with Win
The Steele County Blades junior hockey team grabbed a quick 2-0 lead over the Dells Ducks Saturday but needed a late goal to get the victory, keeping the estimated 800 fans on the edge of their seats throughout the contest. Zach Bettmeng scored the winner midway through the third period for the 4-3 …
Owatonna High School Names New Activities Director
Owatonna High School announced via press release Friday that Marc Achterkirch will be the new Activities Director effective July 1, 2018. Current AD Ryan Swanson's contract expires June 30. The Owatonna Magnet reported in January that he would leave the post at that time. The school board must …
Huskies’ Hockey Lands Home Playoff Game
The Owatonna boys' hockey team will open the playoffs at home Thursday, February 22. The Huskies face Farmington at 7PM at Four Seasons Centre in the Section 1AA quarterfinals on KRFO AM1390. The teams did not play this season. OHS beat the Tigers 3-2 last winter in a regular season game.
Owatonna, NRHEG Winning Streaks Snapped
A pair of 14-game basketball winning streaks were snapped Saturday. The Owatonna boys fell to Rochester John Marshall 62-46. NRHEG lost at Redwood Valley 63-61.
Albert Lea Wins Close Matches, Upsets Owatonna in Wrestling Final
Albert Lea Area won a series of close decisions in the lower weights and held off Owatonna in the upper bouts to knock off the defending section champion Huskies 33-19 Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The Tigers won five straight matches from 113 pounds to 138 by a total of seven poin…