For the second straight year, the Owatonna High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee announces the postponement of the induction of the inaugural class of teams of distinction. COVID is to blame. The event is now scheduled for September 16, 2022. Five state championship teams are set to be honored.

Due to the recent uncertainties of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame committee had decided to postpone the September 10, 2021 induction ceremony for the inaugural OHS athletic teams of distinction. The event is rescheduled for September 16, 2022. Please email the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame committee at ohsathletichof@gmail.com to receive additional information.

-OHS Athletic Hall of Fame committee, Monday, August 16

The event was also postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. The hall of fame induction ceremony each year has included a presentation at an OHS football game. While the football season was held in a modified fashion in 2020, limits were imposed on number of fans attending games. Teams anticipate a full schedule this fall. Official practice began on Monday.

The OHS Athletic Hall of Fame debuted in 1996 with ten inductees. Since then, five individuals have joined their ranks. The committee has recognized athletes, coaches and community members over the years. This is the first time teams are entering the hall.

  • 1950 boys track and field - Owatonna's first state title team
  • 1954 wrestling - state champs with an 11-0 season
  • 1974 baseball - state champions with a 17-4 record
  • 1976 girls track and field - AA state champs in first year of two classes
  • 1989 boys basketball - first of back-to-back titles with 24-1 record

When the induction occurs in 2022, a team captain or representative will speak on behalf of the team.

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