Owatonna High School graduates Cailyn McCauley and Nolan Malo each made headlines with big postseason awards. McCauley, the girls' hockey coach for North Wright County, was named the Minnesota Coaches Association Class AA hockey coach of the year. Malo just landed on the All-First Year Team for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while playing for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

McCauley is a 2011 OHS graduate and is the No. 2 leading scorer in Huskies' girls' hockey history. She had 108 goals and 114 assists for 222 total points. She set an assist record her senior year with 34 and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection. McCauley attended Winona State and spent some coaching with Winona High School, which included being on the bench opposite her alma mater on occasion.

McCauley graduated from Winona State in 2015 with a teaching degree and a minor in coaching. She became the coach for North Wright County for the 2016-17 season. Now in her third season, NWC won the Mississippi 8 Conference and advanced to the section finals before losing to Brainerd/Little Falls 3-2. NWC upset No. 2 seed Roseau in the semifinals. NWC is a co-op that includes St. Michael-Albertville, Monticello and Annandale.

Malo just graduated in 2018 and rolled right into a starting spot on the Gusties' basketball team. He was second on the team in scoring at 9.9 points per game and led the team with more than five rebounds per game. Malo shot 52-percent overall for the season, which was eighth best in the conference. He reached double-digit point totals 11 times and Gustavus went 8-3 in those contests. He had a season-high of 24 against St. Mary's.