31 Owatonna Athletes Honored by Big Nine Conference
It was a good winter for Owatonna High School sports. Two teams won Big Nine titles while another finished second in the standings. Thirty-one Huskies' student-athletes earned All-Conference recognition.
With another conference title to their credit, the OHS gymnastics team had Lindsay Bangs, Sydney Kretlow, Allison An and Lucy Macius named All-Conference. Janessa Moore landed on the honor mention list. The Huskies advanced to the state meet for the fourth straight season, capturing third place for the third straight year.
OHS wrestling won its 25th overall conference title this past season and third straight. Leading eight wrestlers on the All-Conference squad are Landen Johnson, Kaden Nelson, Cade King and Nick Staska. Kanin Hable made the at-large list. Isaiah Noeldner, Jacob Reinardy and Ethan Stockwell were named honorable mention. King became Owatonna's all-time leader in victories.
Owatonna dance team completed their second season as a program with an All-Conference selection of Elise Sande, plus two honorable mention picks in Lainie Rahn and McKinsie Davison.
Huskies girls hockey finished fourth in the final standings with four All-Conference players with Asia Buryska, Kiley Friedrichs, Ezra Oien and Maylynn Prokopec. Sydney Hunst and Chloe Schmidt made the honor mention list.
The OHS boys hockey squad finished second in the league standings with Luke Kubicek, Dominic Valento, Casey Johnson and Zach Wiese making All-Conference and Zach Kubicek honorable mention. The Blue Line Club banquet celebrated the seniors on the 2018-19 team.
Owatonna's basketball teams each had one representative on the All-Conference list, Sarah Kingland for the girls and Jared Fett (honorable mention) for the boys. See the award winners from the team banquets.
The Huskies boys swimmers had a pair of honorable mention performers with Logan Steckleberg and Colton Kamholz.