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Huskies Pull Away from Spartans Late as Kubista Nears Milestone
Rochester Mayo's boys' basketball team hung close with Owatonna until the final four minutes of Tuesday's game at OHS with the Huskies prevailing 74-58. Owatonna led just 37-35 at the half. Dalton Kubista scored 26 points and has 999 for his career. OHS goes to Red Wing Friday for a 7…
Owatonna Beats Mayo; Schultz Leaves Game with Injury
The Owatonna girls' basketball team beat Rochester Mayo Tuesday night 48-38. Senior Sydney Schultz left the game early in the second half with an apparent knee injury and did not return to the game. About two minutes into the second half, she went up for a contested shot and was on the floor in…
Owatonna Gymnasts Capture Third Straight Big Nine Title
Owatonna gymnastics won its third straight Big Nine championship Saturday, their 14th overall conference title since 1972 according to www.big9.org. OHS scored 146.6 to win by about four-and-a-half points. The Huskies go for their third straight Section 1AA title Friday at John Marshall High School.…
Owatonna Wrestlers Have the Belief to Return to State
Owatonna wrestling opens up defense of its section championship Thursday, February 15 in their home gym at 7PM against the winner of the No. 8 seed Winona vs No. 9 Rochester Century which begins at 6PM. The Huskies are the top seed after a stellar season, including a close victory over Albert Lea Fe…
NRHEG Boys and Girls Clinch Gopher Basketball Titles
The NRHEG boys' basketball team wrapped up at least a share of the Gopher Conference title with their 77-55 win over Blooming Prairie Friday night. The Panther girls did the same thing with their 61-54 victory at Maple River on Saturday. Each team will look for the outright title this week.
South Knocks Owatonna out of Girls Hockey Playoffs
Lakeville South has one of the top goalies in the state. Owatonna never had the chance to test Lexi Baker, a finalist for the Let's Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award. South stormed the Owatonna net early and beat the Huskies 7-0 in Saturday's Section 1AA semifinals. The Cougars a…
Owatonna Beats Rockets on Coaches Vs Cancer Night
The Owatonna girls' basketball team raced to a 47-18 halftime lead on their way to a 69-48 win over Rochester John Marshall Friday night. More importantly, the packed gym helped raise $2,750 for the American Cancer Society on the Huskies' Coaches Versus Cancer night. Youth night and the pe…
Laura Ebeling: Goaltending Runs in Her Family
Senior Laura Ebeling grew up watching her older brother Luke play goalie for Owatonna and said, "I want to be a goalie too." She started hockey as a skater but then around U-10 indicated she wanted to go between the pipes. She says her father asked her, "Are you sure?" Laura is i…
Owatonna Wrestlers Secure Outright Big Nine Title
The big hurdle came last Saturday with their come-from-behind win over Albert Lea, but Thursday night the Owatonna wrestlers wrapped up the Big Nine title with a 43-18 win over Faribault at the OHS gym. The Huskies' boys' basketball squad won their 12th in a row Thursday, 73-59 at St. Mich…

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