Local Sports

Benjamin, Penny, Robinson Enter Hall of Fame
An Olympian, a politician and a wrestling announcer walk into a room. And the punchlines were many at Saturday's induction into the Minnesota chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Austin Holiday Inn.
Owatonna Lacrosse Opens Season With Sweep at Mayo
After a combined six postponed games, the Owatonna girls' and boys' lacrosse seasons opened Saturday with a doubleheader at Mayo High School. The boys' game was moved from Owatonna High School, where the field is not ready, to Rochester, where they have a turf field.
Winter’s Icy Grip Loosens on Prep Sports Teams
Several local high school teams played their season openers Friday. At least a couple more will get their seasons underway Saturday. Outdoor baseball and softball should start soon. Many teams have had events and games canceled that won't be made up.
Owatonna Grads Earn Academic Honors
2013 state football champion teammates Carter McCauley and Andrew Stelter continue to be recognized for their academic accomplishments, having each finished their college football playing careers.
Baseball Teams Hold Bowling Tournament
Outfielders, infielders and pitchers were all trying to throw strikes Thursday as Gopher Conference baseball teams gathered in Waterville for a bowling tournament. Host school Waterville-Elysian-Morristown won the event, edging Blooming Prairie. Medford, Maple River and NRHEG tied for third.
Players Named to All-Star Teams
A pair of Owatonna players will continue their hockey season this weekend in an all-star festival at the Plymouth Ice Center. Zach Wiese and Casey Johnson were selected to play this weekend after their performances last weekend
Golden Gopher Road Trip Coming to Owatonna
The annual University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Road Trip will again stop in Owatonna. The statewide tour to promote the university's athletics' program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 8AM at the Owatonna Country Club. The event is free and includes breakfast
Storm Knocks Down Dugout, Domes
The impact the continued winter weather is having on local sports teams and facilities is reaching the absurd stage. The wind from the weekend blizzard knocked down the first base dugout at Jeff Reese Field in New Richland, the baseball home for NRHEG.

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