Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sports

Owatonna’s Landen Johnson wrestled his way to state runner-up title last season. He hopes to make another run for the state tourney again this year.
By all accounts, the Owatonna wrestling team had a very successful 2019-2020 season, winning the section championship via a dramatic last-period pin and winning fourth place at the team state tournament. Now, the question this season’s team will have to answer is: Can they achieve the same level of...
Just seven Gopher Conference volleyball players were named second team All-Conference and NRHEG senior outside hitter Kendall Johnson was one of them. Here she hits the ball over the outstretched arms of Hayfield’s Maryx Young who was named first team All-Conference.
It was a volleyball season unlike any other and that’s especially true for two New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) volleyball players, but for a much better reason than COVID-19. That’s because senior Kendall Johnson was named second team All-Conference, while fellow senior Grace Tufte...
Blooming Prairie running back Tyler Archer, center, finds a large hole to run through thanks to the blocking of Mitchell Fiebiger, left, and Sam Pirkl, right. Archer, Fiebiger, Drew Kittelson, in the background all were named to Mid-Southeast All-District team along with Luke Larkoski, Cole Christianson, Bradley Simon and Colin Jordison.
This past summer members of the Blooming Prairie football team weren’t sure if they’d get to play during the fall season, but once they got it back their commitment to excellence never wavered. They went undefeated, dominated the section championship game and had seven players named to the Mid-...
Joe Pumper of the Owatonna Diving Club prepares to get out of the 39-degree water during the club’s 57th annual dive on New Year’s Day.
The annual New Year’s Day Dive in Owatonna wasn’t quite the same this year. For the first-time in the event’s 57-year history, neither Troy Matejcek nor his father, Don Matejcek, took the frigid plunge. The elder Matejcek founded the annual event in 1963 and his son is now president of the...
Josh Williams
After being paused the past six weeks, youth sports are finally back! Its return, along with the move to hybrid or in-person learning, gives students a more typical school routine. “It’s something that provides some sort of normalcy to their lives, which is something they haven’t had much of the...
Medford running back Jack Paulson tries to escape the grasp of Blooming Prairie linebacker Tyler Archer during the second half of the Tigers’ 26-15 loss to the Awesome Blossoms. Paulson and nine of his teammates were selected to the Mid-Southeast White All-District Team or All-District Honorable Mention. In addition to making the all-district team, Paulson was also named this year’s Offensive Player of the Year for the Mid-Southeast District.
The Medford football team had its most successful season since 2013 by going 6-2 and winning the Section 2AA third place game and now thanks to its contribution to the team’s success 10 Tigers have been selected to the Mid-Southeast White All-District Team or All-District Honorable Mention. The...
It's been quite the senior season for Luke Larkoski (60), holding the trophy. In addition to his team winning the Section 1A championship, he's been named an Academic All-State honoree. He's surrounded by his senior teammates (from l to r): Mitchell Fiebiger, Charlie Heimerman, Alex Piller, Cole Christianson and Levi Ryks.
For most people 2020 was a dud of a year, but senior offensive lineman and linebacker Luke Larkoski’s year is going out with a bang because he was recently named Academic All-State by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. When he was found out he’d received this honor, he was thrilled. “My...
Less than 1% of all high school football players get the opportunity to play at the Division I level and even fewer get to play for a team in a Power Five conference yet two of them have ties to Steele County. The more well-known one is Jason Williamson, who led the Owatonna Huskies to back-to-back...
Medford senior middle hitter Kinsey Cronin goes up high for a powerful kill attempt during the second set of the Tiger’s 3-0 win over United South Central on Thursday, Nov. 12. She was one of just seven Gopher Conference volleyball players who were named first-team All-Conference and the only one from Steele County.
Medford volleyball star Kinsey Cronin saved her best season for last and in the past month the senior middle hitter has reaped the benefits. She recorded her 1,000th career kill in the Tiger’s season finale against Maple River on Nov. 20, and she recently achieved an even more impressive...
Blooming Prairie senior receiver Mitchell Fiebiger gains some yards after the catch during the first half of the Awesome Blossom’s 49-6 win over the Randolph Rockets in the Section 1A Championship.
Blooming Prairie wide receiver/linebacker Mitchell Fiebiger had an unforgettable senior season, leading the Awesome Blossoms to a perfect 5-0 record and helping them win the Section 1A Championship. His season became even more impressive when he was named to the annual Minnesota Vikings All-State...

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