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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:

March 7

Anna Edel: OHS senior, basketball. strong senior leader and hard worker
Nate Elzen: Medford senior, wrestler, placed at state tournament

Feb. 28

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

Feb. 21

Justin Tacheny: OHS senior wrestler, strong finish to his season
Alex Merritt: NRHEG wrestler, great win in sections vs. Blue Earth Area

Feb. 14

Tanner Cole: OHS sophomore wrestler, recently reached 100th career win
Piper Yankowiak: Triton senior, basketball, had a career-high point total

Feb. 7

Cole Butler: OHS basketball senior, led team to victory
Sarah Manderfeld: Medford basketball junior, led team in scoring

Jan. 31

Greg Somers: senior OHS goalie, keeps the Huskies close in every game
Anna Stork: senior NRHEG basketball, great all-around effort in victory

 Jan. 24:

Jenna Bogen: OHS sophomore, hockey. Game-winning goals at Mayo and Austin.
Kaci Gwilt: Blooming Prairie sophomore, basketball. Great defense and scoring more, too.

Jan. 17:

Brodie Thiede: OHS senior, swimming. One of the team’s top sprinters.
Kevin Kalis: NRHEG senior, basketball. 24 points in nice win at USC.

Jan. 10:

Tatelyn Blazek: OHS senior, gymnastics. Won All-Around, and all four events, at meet.
Dillon Kubiatowicz / Todd Erickson: NRHEG seniors, wrestling. Top-ten ranked.

Jan. 3:

Dexter Leer: OHS senior basketball, Federated Tournament Most Valuable Player
Maddie Wagner: NRHEG sophomore basketball, led team in scoring twice at St. Olaf Tournament

Dec. 27:

Peyton Robb: OHS freshman wrestler, won title at 106 at tough Christmas Tournament
Spencer Tollefson: NRHEG senior basketball, scored 20 vs. St. Clair

Dec. 20:

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

Dec. 13:

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

Dec. 6:

Sydney Schultz: OHS freshman basketball, leads the team in scoring
Trase Wencl: OHS junior hockey, had game-winning OT goal vs. Rochester JM

Nov. 29:

Jessica and Jenna VonRuden: OHS hockey, combining on big goals this week
Taylor Hagen: Blooming Prairie senior basketball, 21-point/12-rebound game

Nov. 22:

Dexter Leer: OHS senior, soccer, was a finalist for Mr. Soccer Award
Margo Achterkirch: OHS freshman, hockey, five-point game

Nov. 15

Mattie Shaver: OHS junior, swimming, state meet qualifier

Nov. 1:

Jake Decker: Blooming Prairie senior, football

Oct. 25:

Sam Noeldner: OHS senior, football

Anthony Nelson: Blooming Prairie junior, football

Oct. 18:

John Rumpza: Blooming Prairie senior quarterback

Trey Hoppe: NRHEG junior running back

Oct. 11:

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

Oct. 4:

Noah Amundson: OHS boys soccer

Keith Maxon: NRHEG football

Sept. 27:

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.

Sept. 20:

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

September 13:

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.

September 6:

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.

August 30:

Julius Franklin, OHS football, sr, 217 yards, 2 TDs at Winona Thursday

Spencer Tollefson, NRHEG football, sr, 5 receptions, 193 yards, 3 TDs


August 23:
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)

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