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How the Vikings can Win at Philadelphia
The Minnesota Vikings have already turned in, arguably, the top play in the playoff history of the NFL this postseason. Next, they look to become the first team to play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
TC Steals the Show at Twins' Visit
The students at St. Mary's School in Owatonna had the chance to meet Minnesota Twins players Robbie Grossman and Jorge Polanco, but the biggest ovation came when TC Bear entered the gym, high-fived students and took half court shots with a basketball.
Huskies' Hockey Sweeps Falcons
Owatonna's boys' and girls' hockey teams scored 3-1 wins over Faribault Tuesday night. Margo Achterkirch notched a hat trick for the girls, who earned a season split with the Falcons. Nick Smith scored twice as the OHS boys picked up a four-point Big Nine victory.
Owatonna Stuns No. 2 Austin
The Owatonna boys' basketball team stunned Austin Tuesday night 72-61, handing the No. 2-AAA Packers their first loss 72-61. OHS held Austin about 20 points below their average. Five players reached double digits points as the Huskies extended their winning streak to five.
OHS Faces Top Teams This Week
The Owatonna High School boys' basketball team has played a pair of top-ten ranked Class AAAA teams already this season. This week the Huskies play a pair of top-five Class AAA teams on the road.
Vikings Fans Go Delirious
The Minnesota Vikings and their fans went wild after their amazing last-second touchdown play Sunday that sends them to the NFC title game in Philadelphia Sunday, January 21.
OHS Hockey Stays in Title Chase
The Owatonna girls' hockey team topped Rochester Mayo 4-2 in a Friday night makeup game while the Huskies' boys tied Mankato East 1-1 on Saturday. Each team is within striking distance of the conference lead with big games on the horizon.
Owatonna Hangs on at Faribault
The Owatonna girls' basketball team closed the first half of Friday's game at Faribault on a 15-2 run to grab a 34-30 halftime lead. The Huskies led throughout the second half on their way to a 56-55 win, but the injury-depleted Falcons kept in close the whole way.
Huskies' Teams Join Cancer Fight
Owatonna High School basketball and hockey teams have announced cancer fundraising nights to help out local families. Boys' hockey will host 'Stick it to Cancer' Tuesday, January 30 to help Brian "Red" Wencl. Boys' basketball will have its 'Coaches Vs. Cancer'…
Viking Fan Ready to Cheer Loudly for the Team Sunday
Vikings' fans may leave US Bank Stadium with no voice and a ringing in their ears, but if the team wins, an ear-to-ear grin will accompany the reduced ability to communicate. Owatonna's Todd Walkingstick said the first-ever game at the new stadium against the Packers was about the loudest …
Local Sports Rescheduled due to Winter Weather
Reschedule dates have been announced for several of the events postponed Thursday, January 11 due to winter weather and the subsequent school closings across southern Minnesota. Owatonna, which didn't close school, had five varsity events scheduled.
Bonus Points Will Determine OHS vs Albert Lea Match
The biggest obstacle to Thursday's Big Nine Conference wrestling showdown between Owatonna and Albert Lea might be the weather. But whether the dual happens as scheduled, or moves to another date, Owatonna coach Adam Woitalla says it will come down to, "bonus points, bonus points, bonus po…
Huskies' Basketball Splits with Red Wing
An early double-digit lead didn't stand for the Owatonna girls' basketball team at Red Wing, who won 66-54. The OHS boys pulled away in the second half for a 76-49 win over the Wingers in Owatonna.
OHS Hockey Teams Win Tight Games
The Owatonna boys' hockey team won 3-1 at East Ridge Tuesday. Tyler Wencl scored twice and Nate Smith notched an empty-net goal for the final difference. The OHS girls rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Mankato East 5-4 on Margo Achterkirch's goal in the closing minute.
High School Sports Notebook
Owatonna High School senior Zach Mensink closed his prep football career in fantastic fashion by playing the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Florida Saturday. Mensink, a captain for the state champ Huskies, announced plans to play football for the University of Wisconsin-Lacr…
School District to Address Owatonna Forward Goals
The grassroots Owatonna Forward group listed several education goals last month as destiny-drivers for the community. Superintendent Jeff Elstad said in a recent Owatonna School District newsletter email that the school board, "will begin to discuss how we can, in partnership with our community…
OHS Teams Pile up the Victories
Owatonna High School teams traveled north, west and east Thursday and came home with victories. The wrestlers had the longest trip with a journey to Winona where they pinned the Winhawks 66-13. Their much anticipated home opener against Albert Lea is coming up Thursday, January 11 on KRFO AM 1390.
Schultz Soars to Top of All-Time OHS Scoring List
Owatonna High School senior Sydney Schultz needed just three points to eclipse Sarah Draayer. Those points came quickly and the game was stopped momentarily to recognize the record. Schultz spent the rest of the night adding to it, ending with 35 in the Huskies' 61-49 win over Rochester Mayo.
Gleason Thanks the Community for Support
Former Steele County Fair secretary Jim Gleason and his family issued a note of thanks to the community for its support while he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. Gleason recently stepped down from his post with the fair after advise from his doctors. He was the fair secretary for seven ye…
Huskies Pull Away From Packers
The Owatonna girls' hockey team beat Austin 7-1 Tuesday night at Riverside Arena. The Packers scored first and the game was 1-1 after the first period. The Huskies scored three times in the middle stanza, including a goal with less than three seconds remaining to leave little doubt who would wi…