While the fall high school sports season was greatly impacted by limitations and restrictions put into effect due to the pandemic, one aspect that remained the same was the success of Owatonna High School teams and individuals. The Huskies celebrated a section title (football), had a runner-up finish (girls soccer), and two league titles (boys and girls cross country). Also four Huskies would have gone to state individually: Carsyn Brady and Zinash Valen (girls cross country), Preston Meier (boys cross country) and Logan Norrid (girls swimming). Thirty-eight Huskies were named All Big Nine or All Big Southeast District (football).

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All Big Nine Conference

Girls cross country

  • Carsyn Brady (state qualifier)
  • Jaci Burtis
  • Anna Cox
  • Kaitlin Brussel
  • Zinash Valen (state qualifier)

Read the Owatonna Magnet's story on Brady and Valen qualifying for the state cross country meet, written by boys qualifier Preston Meier.

Boys cross country

  • Preston Meier (state qualifier)
  • Brayden Williams
  • Connor Ginskey
  • Jack Meiners
  • Trevor Hiatt

The OHS girls and boys cross country teams both won the conference title this fall. It's the first time the teams have both captured the championship in the same year. Girls coach Dan Leer and boys coach Dave Chatelaine were named the conference coaches of the year.

Girls swimming

Girls soccer

  • Ezra Oien
  • Abby Vetsch
  • Anna Herzog
  • Lily Sampson
  • Hillary Haarstad
  • Emma Dahnert
  • Arianna Shornock

The Huskies were the Section 1AA runner-up in girls soccer.

Boys soccer

  • Lane Versteeg
  • Alex Ulrich
  • Zach Kubicek
  • Drew Randall
  • Nolan Burmeister

Girls tennis

  • Caitlynne Bussert
  • Megan Johnson
  • Olivia Herzog

The Huskies advanced to the Section 1AA semifinals.


  • Emily Hagen
  • Haylee Mullenbach

OHS volleyball earned the Gold Academic Award from the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association.

All Big Southeast District


  • Payton Beyer
  • Zach Stransky
  • Brayden Truelson
  • Tanner Hall
  • Nate Smith
  • Gavin Rein
  • Connor Budach
  • Grant Achterkirch
  • Matt Seykora
  • Eli Spurgeon

The Huskies won their fifth straight section title and were named a Gold Award winner by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

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