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Achterkirch Named OHS Activities Director
Owatonna High School announced via press release Friday that Marc Achterkirch will be the new Activities Director effective July 1, 2018. Current AD Ryan Swanson's contract expires June 30. The Owatonna Magnet reported in January that he would leave the post at that time. The school board must …
OHS to Host Playoff Game
The Owatonna boys' hockey team will open the playoffs at home Thursday, February 22. The Huskies face Farmington at 7PM at Four Seasons Centre in the Section 1AA quarterfinals on KRFO AM1390. The teams did not play this season. OHS beat the Tigers 3-2 last winter in a regular season game.
Winning Streaks End
A pair of 14-game basketball winning streaks were snapped Saturday. The Owatonna boys fell to Rochester John Marshall 62-46. NRHEG lost at Redwood Valley 63-61.
Albert Lea Area Upsets Owatonna
Albert Lea Area won a series of close decisions in the lower weights and held off Owatonna in the upper bouts to knock off the defending section champion Huskies 33-19 Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. The Tigers won five straight matches from 113 pounds to 138 by a total of seven poin…
Friday Prep Sports Roundup
Owatonna's gymnastics team turned in a school-record performance of 149.8 to capture their third consecutive Section 1AA crown Friday night at Rochester John Marshall High School. The Huskies will compete at the state meet Friday, February 23 at the University of Minnesota's Sports Pavilio…
South, Red Wing Win Titles
Lakeville South rallied with a three-goal third period to unseat defending Section 1AA girls' hockey champion Farmington 6-5 in front of a packed Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. The arena emptied and refilled for Red Wing's 4-1 victory over Rochester Lourdes in the 1A title game. The Coug…
Owatonna, Medford Wrestlers Advance
The Owatonna wrestlers made quick work of Rochester Century in Thursday's Section 1AAA quarterfinals at the OHS gym. The Huskies won 70-0 in their first action in defense of their section crown from 2017. Owatonna will face Northfield Saturday at 11AM at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on KR…
Owatonna Schools Hire Communications Specialist
The Owatonna School Board announces the hiring of a new Communications and Public Outreach Specialist. Shay Baumbach will begin her work in this newly created position this coming March 1. The school's website indicates the position will include internal and external communication strategies fo…
Huskies Pull Away as Kubista Nears 1,000
Rochester Mayo's boys' basketball team hung close with Owatonna until the final four minutes of Tuesday's game at OHS with the Huskies prevailing 74-58. Owatonna led just 37-35 at the half. Dalton Kubista scored 26 points and has 999 for his career. OHS goes to Red Wing Friday for a 7…
OHS Wins but Schultz Leaves with Injury
The Owatonna girls' basketball team beat Rochester Mayo Tuesday night 48-38. Senior Sydney Schultz left the game early in the second half with an apparent knee injury and did not return to the game. About two minutes into the second half, she went up for a contested shot and was on the floor in…
OHS Wins 3rd Straight Big 9 Crown
Owatonna gymnastics won its third straight Big Nine championship Saturday, their 14th overall conference title since 1972 according to www.big9.org. OHS scored 146.6 to win by about four-and-a-half points. The Huskies go for their third straight Section 1AA title Friday at John Marshall High School.…
Huskies Ready to Defend Their Title
Owatonna wrestling opens up defense of its section championship Thursday, February 15 in their home gym at 7PM against the winner of the No. 8 seed Winona vs No. 9 Rochester Century which begins at 6PM. The Huskies are the top seed after a stellar season, including a close victory over Albert Lea Fe…
Panthers Clinch Gopher Titles
The NRHEG boys' basketball team wrapped up at least a share of the Gopher Conference title with their 77-55 win over Blooming Prairie Friday night. The Panther girls did the same thing with their 61-54 victory at Maple River on Saturday. Each team will look for the outright title this week.
South Knocks out Owatonna
Lakeville South has one of the top goalies in the state. Owatonna never had the chance to test Lexi Baker, a finalist for the Let's Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award. South stormed the Owatonna net early and beat the Huskies 7-0 in Saturday's Section 1AA semifinals. The Cougars a…
OHS Beats JM on Coaches Vs Cancer Night
The Owatonna girls' basketball team raced to a 47-18 halftime lead on their way to a 69-48 win over Rochester John Marshall Friday night. More importantly, the packed gym helped raise $2,750 for the American Cancer Society on the Huskies' Coaches Versus Cancer night. Youth night and the pe…
Goaltending Runs in the Family
Senior Laura Ebeling grew up watching her older brother Luke play goalie for Owatonna and said, "I want to be a goalie too." She started hockey as a skater but then around U-10 indicated she wanted to go between the pipes. She says her father asked her, "Are you sure?" Laura is i…
OHS Thursday Sports Roundup
The big hurdle came last Saturday with their come-from-behind win over Albert Lea, but Thursday night the Owatonna wrestlers wrapped up the Big Nine title with a 43-18 win over Faribault at the OHS gym. The Huskies' boys' basketball squad won their 12th in a row Thursday, 73-59 at St. Mich…
OHS Athletes Sign with Colleges
Owatonna Activities Director Ryan Swanson said he believed it was a record-setting day at OHS as 14 athletes and their families and friends gathered to recognize their commitments to college sports teams. The afternoon had the feel of a pep rally as the student-athletes were introduced two-by-two to…
Playoffs: Huskies Upset Spartans
Owatonna's girls' hockey team opened the Section 1AA playoffs with a 3-2 upset win over Rochester Mayo at Graham Arena Wednesday night. The sixth-seeded Huskies never trailed while beating the No. 3 seed Spartans. It was the fourth meeting between the teams this season and Owatonna's …
Huskies, Spartans Meet Again
Owatonna and Rochester Mayo meet for the fourth time this season Wednesday at 7PM at Graham Arena in Rochester in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1AA playoffs on KRFO AM1390. The Huskies have led late in each of the three previous games, but Mayo scored late in the third twice and went on to w…