After a combined six postponed games, the Owatonna girls' and boys' lacrosse seasons opened Saturday with a doubleheader at Mayo High School. The boys' game was moved from Owatonna High School, where the field is not ready, to Rochester, where they have a turf field.
The high school spring sports season began Thursday for a number of local teams, though postponements still outnumbered the events that got in. Owatonna's boys' tennis team won their season opener at Mankato West 5-2. The Huskies have had three meets delayed.
Owatonna made it to the Section 1AA girls tennis finals, again. And lost to Rochester Mayo, again. This marks the fourth straight year that the Huskies season ended with a loss to the Spartans in the finals, and for the 21st time in the last 22 years that Mayo will represent the section at the state tournament.
Owatonna has advanced to the Section 1AA girls tennis finals in each of the last four years, losing to Rochester Mayo each time. The Huskies face a formidable obstacle in Tuesday morning's semifinals to get another chance at the title.
Owatonna's girls tennis team opened the Section 1AA playoffs with a 7-0 sweep of Faribault at the OHS courts Tuesday. The No. 2 seeded Huskies improve to 17-1 on the season and will host No. 7 Hastings Thursday at 4PM.
After a strong regular season with a second place finish in the Big Nine, and two wins over Lakeville North, Owatonna's girls tennis team is the No. 2 seed for the Section 1AA tournament, beginning Tuesday.