Northfield Gains Upper Hand Over Owatonna in Big Nine Races
Thursday was "Big Nine Conference Showdown Day" between Owatonna and Northfield. The schools met in wrestling and girls and boys hockey. The Raiders came away with wins in wrestling and boys hockey. While Owatonna girls hockey got a 2-2 tie on the road, the Raiders can feel good about scoring late in regulation to force the overtime.
In wrestling, Northfield pinned the Huskies 55-18. It's Owatonna's second loss of the conference schedule. The Raiders, Faribault and Albert Lea are all unbeaten in Big Nine action. OHS shared the conference title last winter with Northfield and the Falcons.
Owatonna wrestles at Zumbrota-Mazeppa Saturday, January 15. They face Centennial at approximately 11:30 am and the Cougars at about 1 pm. Hear the matches on AM 1390 KRFO, 94.7 FM and the app.
The girls hockey result (2-2 tie) leaves each team without a loss in a Big Nine game. The teams meet again in early February in Owatonna. OHS hosts a cancer fundraising event Saturday with Gentry Academy at Four Seasons. JV game is set for 11 am with the varsity at 1 pm.
Northfield beat OHS in boys hockey 6-2 on Dudley Otto Rink at Four Seasons Centre. Northfield and Rochester Mayo are unbeaten in conference games. Defending league champ Mankato East leads the conference standings currently, based on points.
Owatonna boys basketball goes to LaCrosse, WI Saturday for a showcase event and will play Catholic Memorial, a top-five ranked team, at 7:30 pm.
OHS dance competes at Lakeville South Saturday.
A girls basketball showcase at Kasson-Mantorville High School Saturday includes NRHEG against PEM at 10 am and Medford versus Waseca at 3:15 pm.
Prep scoreboard for Thursday, January 13
LeSueur-Henderson, 87, Medford 69
NRHEG 64, Tri-City United 46
Triton 69, Dover-Eyota 52
Triton 38, Kenyon-Wanamingo 30
Medford 38, NRHEG 36