The pedigree of the teams competing in Owatonna's triangular wrestling meet Thursday, February 18 is impressive. The Huskies and Albert Lea have a long history of dominance in the Big Nine Conference and many state meet appearances between them.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa also has made their mark at state, including back-to-back state Class A titles in 2017 and 2018. But winning the Hiawatha Valley League has been tough with Class AA powerhouse Kasson-Mantorville to deal with. This year is different however, after the Cougars topped the KoMets 34-33 on Saturday, February 13. That ends a 12-year conference winning streak for KM, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. (You may need a subscription to read their story.)

The Huskies will face the Cougars at 5 pm with coverage on AM 1390 KRFO, now simulcasting as well at 94.7FM. ZM will face Albert Lea at about 6:30 pm with Owatonna versus Albert Lea at approximately 8 pm. OHS already edged AL earlier this season in the conference dual. Tonight's match will be considered non-conference.

Schedule for Thursday, February 18
Boys basketball
Owatonna at defending Big Nine champ Mankato East, on Kat Kountry 105FM
Blooming Prairie at Kenyon-Wanamingo, on The Mighty 920 KDHL
Lake City at Triton

Girls basketball
Triton at Pine Island

Boys hockey
Gentry Academy at Owatonna

Girls hockey
Rochester Lourdes at Dodge County

Boys swimming
Owatonna at Albert Lea for an in-person meet

Wrestling
Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Albert Lea at Owatonna, on AM 1390 KRFO
Medford and St. Clair at NRHEG
Westfield at WEM/JWP
Triton and Goodhue at Kasson-Mantorville

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