Owatonna boys' basketball will face one of the top players in the nation when Apple Valley comes to the OHS Thursday night for a 7:30PM game, which can be heard on KRFO AM1390. If you are going to the game, you should probably arrive early, as a big crowd is expected.

The Huskies (2-1) didn't fare too well against the Eagles (4-2) last season, losing 95-51 at Apple Valley. The Eagles went on to win the state championship. OHS coach Josh Williams said on Saturday's coaches show that it will take a team effort to slow down the Eagles. He said Owatonna needs to play better in transition defense after giving too many easy baskets to Apple Valley last season.

Other Owatonna sports on Thursday include the wrestlers at Rochester Century at 7PM on Kat Kountry 105 FM. The girls' hockey squad plays John Marshall at Graham Arena at 5:30PM. The boys' hockey team entertains Rochester Mayo at 7PM at Four Seasons. The OHS boys' swimmers go to John Marshall for a 6PM meet.