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Minnehaha Academy Holds Off Caledonia to Repeat as Champs
Minnehaha Academy won its second straight Class AA boys' basketball championship Saturday 73-60 over Caledonia at Target Center. The Warriors roared back from a 12-point halftime deficit to close to within 59-57 with 8:15 left, but the Redhawks closed the game on a 14-3 run to capture the crown…
Minnehaha Academy Flies Back into the Title Game
Minnehaha Academy will try to repeat as state Class AA champions on Saturday after powering their way past St. Cloud Cathedral 77-51 Friday night in the semifinals at Target Center. The Redhawks hit eight three-pointers to build a 42-24 lead by halftime. Jalen Suggs scored 17 of his 25 points before…
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Hangs on to Advance to State Title Game
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton advances to the state boys' basketball championship game for the fifth time after a sluggish 49-38 win over Mayer Lutheran at Target Center Friday afternoon in the Class A semifinals. Each team was ice cold shooting to open the game. M-L did not get their first point until…
Packers Ride Strong Second Half to State Quarterfinal Win
The success for the Big Nine Conference at the state basketball tournaments continued Wednesday as Austin won their Class AAA quarterfinal over Sauk Rapids-Rice at Williams Arena. The Packers pulled away at times in the second half and won 64-55 to advance to Thursday's semifinals at Target Cen…
Big Nine Team Advances to State Finals for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year a Big Nine Conference team has reached the state Class 3A finals in the girls' basketball tournament. Northfield beat Grand Rapids Thursday 64-54 to reach the championship game against top-seed Robbinsdale Cooper Saturday, March 17 at 6PM on Target Center on KDHL AM …
Four Westfield Wrestlers Place at State; Two Tigers Win Medals
Four wrestlers from the Westfield Razorbacks won medals at the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. Sophomore Colton Krell finished as state runner-up at 160 pounds, improving on his fourth place finish in the same classification in 2017. He lost to Zach Schneider of Caledonia-Houston…
Robb Becomes Three-Time Champion; King Wins First Title
Peyton Robb became Owatonna High School's first three-time state wrestling champion Saturday with an 8-2 decision over Austin Brenner of St. Cloud Tech at 160 pounds. Robb finished his senior season at 48-0 and his career at 185-27, the second-most wins in school history. OHS junior Cade King a…
Football Champions Get Their Rings
Players from the 2017 Owatonna state championship football team gathered together once again at the OHS cafeteria Monday night with their coaches and families to receive their rings. Coach Jeff Williams said the ring ceremony from the 2013 title team remains one of his favorite memories from that se…

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