Owatonna Boys’ Lacrosse Players Honor Cancer Victims, Survivors
This week's Owatonna boys' lacrosse Sock it to Cancer Night began with an introduction of each player and who they were honoring that night. Those individuals recognized have been affected by lung, prostate, breast, leukemia, brain and pancreatic cancers.
Players wore light blue socks as a symbol of the battle against cancer. The varsity players and who they honored are listed here.
- Walker Nelson, Grandpa
- Josh Nelson, Grandpa
- Nate Smith, Grandma
- Ryan Johnson, Linda Berglund
- Zach & Luke Kubicek, Grandma
- Mitch Wiese, Terry Wiese and Barb Wiese
- Mason Rhoades, Grandpa
- Noah Brandt, Grandpa Rabe
- Landon Thurnau, Grandpas Ken Thurnau and Gene Larson
- Mason Oland, grandmother
- Kenny Johnson, Grandma
- Brody Veach, Grandpa Lawrence Shroer and Patty Schroer
- Tyler Johnson, Tyler Harlicker
- Braeden Meier, Granny Leola, Tyler Harlicker and Grandpa Dave
- Alex Vereide, Cindy Hazel
- Kadyn Mulert, his dad, David, Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Clarence
- Aaron Bangs, Grandma
- Jacob Dub, Tyler Harlicker
- Austin Mundt, Renea F
- Dom Valento, Grandma Barb, Grandma Jan and Grandpa Don
- Joe Edel, Grandma Terry
- Dylan Meier, Jim Gleason
- Ethan Stockwell, Barry Rinks
As a bonus, the Huskies won the game 15-3 over Mankato to remain unbeaten in the Big Nine Conference and secure at least a share of the conference title heading into a game against Rochester Century Friday night at OHS. Thurnau scored five goals and had at least two assists. Josh Nelson pocketed four goals. Walker Nelson and Oland each scored a pair. Johnson and Dom Wondra each scored. Kenny Johnson had another impressive outing in goal.
Friday's game starts at 6:30 pm at Owatonna High School. OHS wraps up the regular season at Rochester John Marshall Thursday, May 24.