Friday, September 18, 2020

Sports

"It's sort of a juggling act but we will make it work," says first-year Blooming Prairie High School head volleyball coach Jennifer Wayne. High school girls volleyball has been moved to the spring by the Minnesota State High School League because of COVID-19. Minnesota high school volleyball teams...
It's nothing unusual for Blooming Prairie High School football teams to have a target on their back because of their repeated successes. The Awesome Blossoms will be defending their first-ever Section 1A state championship. Head Coach Chad Gimbel is entering his 24th year as head coach of the...
Led by Hosea Baker's third-place finish and by four other finishers in the top 10, the Blooming Prairie High School boys cross country team won a triangular meet Tuesday, Sept. 1. Baker ran the course in 20.19.5. Other Blossoms in the top 10 were: Luke Larkoski, fourth in 21.25.0; Jesse Cardenas,...
With the county fair being canceled, this is how 4-H projects were judged this year in Steele County. Hannah Parrish of Owatonna, far left, engages in a conference with a judge over one of her projects.
Showing at the Minnesota State Fair was out of the question for hundreds of 4-Hers across the state this year because of COVID-19. But they still had the opportunity to show, though it looked very differently than it has in the past. Hannah Parrish of the Owatonna Victory Boosters quickly found...
The Blooming Prairie boys cross country team gets an early practice run in near the high school. The boys opened the season last Friday.
Blooming Prairie senior cross country runner Megan Oswald finished third in the team's opening meet of the season at the River Bend Nature Center in Faribault Friday morning. Oswald's time over the 5000-meter course was 27.51. She ran a 13:29 for the first half of the varsity race. The Awesome...
Blooming Prairie High School cross country coach John Bruns welcomed 40 prospects for his boys and girls cross country teams. Practice began on Aug. 17. The season opens Friday, Aug. 28 at the River Bend Nature Center in Faribault with Medford hosting Blooming Prairie and Maple River. The turnout...
With whip in hand and mask covering his face, Steele County 4-Her Trig Klemmensen displays what it’s like showing in COVID-19 times as he guides his Duroc hog across the ring Aug. 18 during the 4-H hog show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna. See pages A6 and A7 for complete results of this year’s 4-H competitions, which were closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Even though she was forced to wear a mask during the 4-H Dairy Show, Kylie Kruckeberg of Owatonna is glad the show still went on. The livestock shows took on an entirely different look last week at the Steele County Fairgrounds as 4-Hers paraded their animals while wearing face masks to help reduce...
Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Army, leads a special salute to veterans Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing. Wieman’s brother, Matt, is an avid racer at the Chateau.
It was a full night Friday night at Chateau Speedway as they rolled out night five of racing action in this abbreviated 2020 season in Lansing. The night’s program, sponsored by Zumbrota Ford, featured a salute to veterans.  Representing the veterans was Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year...
Wayne Busho has been known as the bicycle repair guy for the past 41 years in Owatonna. He retired from Straight River Sports on Friday.
There’s a good chance that anybody who has needed a bicycle repair in Owatonna over the past four decades has had the hands of one person doing the repairs and allowing for a smooth ride. For 41 years, Wayne Busho’s name has been synonymous with bicycle repair and service. Last Friday the legendary...
Dave and Mark Noble of Blooming Prairie were the feature winners at the Chateau Speedway on Aug. 9, 1986. The raceway remembered Dave Noble, a long-time racing competitor, Friday night. Dave died last week at 86.
There was a bit of a somber moment at the beginning of the Chateau racing last Friday night as it was announced that one of the original members of the Chateau Speedway Hall of Fame, which was started last year, had passed away during the week.  Three-time track champion Dave Noble of Blooming...

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