Paffrath Jewelers Athletes of the Week
Listen Saturday mornings at 9 to KRFO AM 1390 for the “High School Coaches Show” and the Paffrath Jewelers “Athletes of the Week.”
KRFO / Paffrath Jewelers Athletes of the week:
Anna Edel: OHS senior, basketball. strong senior leader and hard worker
Nate Elzen: Medford senior, wrestler, placed at state tournament
Alex Green: OHS senior wrestler, placed at state tournament
Jake Decker: senior, Blooming Prairie basketball, career game in the playoffs
Oakley Baker: sophomore, NRHEG basketball, big game in playoff win
Justin Tacheny: OHS senior wrestler, strong finish to his season
Alex Merritt: NRHEG wrestler, great win in sections vs. Blue Earth Area
Tanner Cole: OHS sophomore wrestler, recently reached 100th career win
Piper Yankowiak: Triton senior, basketball, had a career-high point total
Cole Butler: OHS basketball senior, led team to victory
Sarah Manderfeld: Medford basketball junior, led team in scoring
Greg Somers: senior OHS goalie, keeps the Huskies close in every game
Anna Stork: senior NRHEG basketball, great all-around effort in victory
Jenna Bogen: OHS sophomore, hockey. Game-winning goals at Mayo and Austin.
Kaci Gwilt: Blooming Prairie sophomore, basketball. Great defense and scoring more, too.
Brodie Thiede: OHS senior, swimming. One of the team’s top sprinters.
Kevin Kalis: NRHEG senior, basketball. 24 points in nice win at USC.
Tatelyn Blazek: OHS senior, gymnastics. Won All-Around, and all four events, at meet.
Dillon Kubiatowicz / Todd Erickson: NRHEG seniors, wrestling. Top-ten ranked.
Dexter Leer: OHS senior basketball, Federated Tournament Most Valuable Player
Maddie Wagner: NRHEG sophomore basketball, led team in scoring twice at St. Olaf Tournament
Peyton Robb: OHS freshman wrestler, won title at 106 at tough Christmas Tournament
Spencer Tollefson: NRHEG senior basketball, scored 20 vs. St. Clair
Kacy Borwege: OHS senior goalie, got the shutout at Northfield 1-0
Madison Worke: Blooming Prairie senior, basketball, had a career-high 22 vs. USC
Griffin Thorn: OHS sophomore wrestler, two wins by pin in home opening triangular
John Rumpza: Blooming Prairie senior basketball, had a 26-point/22-rebound game
Sydney Schultz: OHS freshman basketball, leads the team in scoring
Trase Wencl: OHS junior hockey, had game-winning OT goal vs. Rochester JM
Jessica and Jenna VonRuden: OHS hockey, combining on big goals this week
Taylor Hagen: Blooming Prairie senior basketball, 21-point/12-rebound game
Dexter Leer: OHS senior, soccer, was a finalist for Mr. Soccer Award
Margo Achterkirch: OHS freshman, hockey, five-point game
Mattie Shaver: OHS junior, swimming, state meet qualifier
Jake Decker: Blooming Prairie senior, football
Sam Noeldner: OHS senior, football
Anthony Nelson: Blooming Prairie junior, football
John Rumpza: Blooming Prairie senior quarterback
Trey Hoppe: NRHEG junior running back
Layne Frank: OHS goalkeeper, senior, made big saves vs. Lakeville South and Northfield, and kicked the game-winning penalty shot in shootout vs. Lakeville South.
Jax Bryngelson: Triton junior QB, had five touchdown runs in victory at Lewiston-Altura
Noah Amundson: OHS boys soccer
Keith Maxon: NRHEG football
Alex Emanuelson: OHS quarterback, junior, 15-for-19 for 127 and two touchdowns in win at Austin.
Callie Nagel: Medford libero, sophomore, doing an excellent job in her defensive role for the Tigers.
Kaylea Ahrens: OHS volleyball, senior, reached 2,000 career digs on Thursday vs. Mankato West.
Scott Romeo: Blooming Prairie senior linebacker, had several tackles for a loss at St. Clair. “He was in the backfield all night long,” said coach Chad Gimbel
Seth Huseby, OHS cross country, sr, has been Owatonna’s #1 runner through the first part of the season.
Alexis Melder, Triton volleyball, so, had 12 kills vs Byron on Thursday and had a strong week on the attack.
Dexter Leer, OHS soccer, sr midfielder, averaging nearly 3 points per match. Scored winner late vs Mankato East, scored twice vs Mayo. “Don’t know if there’s a better player in the state,” -coach Bob Waypa
Cole Sunde, Blooming Prairie, sr wide receiver, caught 9 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns at Waterville Elysian Morristown on Friday.
Julius Franklin, OHS football, sr, 217 yards, 2 TDs at Winona Thursday
Spencer Tollefson, NRHEG football, sr, 5 receptions, 193 yards, 3 TDs
Allison Falken, OHS volleyball, sr, led team in kills in season opening win over Prior Lake
Briana Hartmann, OHS tennis, sr, went 6-2 in opening week of the season (4-0, Big 9)