As the Sports Director for KRFO, I enjoy the chance to cover sports throughout the year for Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, NRHEG and Triton. I feature coaches from each school on the Saturday coaches show at 9AM during the school year. During the summer I look forward to the Steele County Fair for the great food and music. I'm on air each afternoon on AM 1390 with a mix of music, news and local information. Come back to the website often for local, regional and national stories of interest. In my spare time I go to high school sporting events, go for a run or watch a movie. My wife Chris and I have two grown children. Cynthia is graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Aaron attends the University of MN.
Owatonna Hockey Teams Stay in Big Nine Title Chase
The Owatonna girls' hockey team topped Rochester Mayo 4-2 in a Friday night makeup game while the Huskies' boys tied Mankato East 1-1 on Saturday. Each team is within striking distance of the conference lead with big games on the horizon.
Owatonna Girls Hang On for Win at Faribault
The Owatonna girls' basketball team closed the first half of Friday's game at Faribault on a 15-2 run to grab a 34-30 halftime lead. The Huskies led throughout the second half on their way to a 56-55 win, but the injury-depleted Falcons kept in close the whole way.
Huskies’ Teams Join Cancer Fight
Owatonna High School basketball and hockey teams have announced cancer fundraising nights to help out local families. Boys' hockey will host 'Stick it to Cancer' Tuesday, January 30 to help Brian "Red" Wencl. Boys' basketball will have its 'Coaches Vs. Cancer'…
Viking Fan Ready to Cheer Loudly for the Team Sunday
Vikings' fans may leave US Bank Stadium with no voice and a ringing in their ears, but if the team wins, an ear-to-ear grin will accompany the reduced ability to communicate. Owatonna's Todd Walkingstick said the first-ever game at the new stadium against the Packers was about the loudest …
Local Sports Rescheduled due to Winter Weather
Reschedule dates have been announced for several of the events postponed Thursday, January 11 due to winter weather and the subsequent school closings across southern Minnesota. Owatonna, which didn't close school, had five varsity events scheduled.
Owatonna Versus Albert Lea Wrestling Match Will Swing on Bonus Points
The biggest obstacle to Thursday's Big Nine Conference wrestling showdown between Owatonna and Albert Lea might be the weather. But whether the dual happens as scheduled, or moves to another date, Owatonna coach Adam Woitalla says it will come down to, "bonus points, bonus points, bonus po…
Huskies’ Basketball Splits with Red Wing
An early double-digit lead didn't stand for the Owatonna girls' basketball team at Red Wing, who won 66-54. The OHS boys pulled away in the second half for a 76-49 win over the Wingers in Owatonna.
Owatonna Hockey Teams Win Tight Games
The Owatonna boys' hockey team won 3-1 at East Ridge Tuesday. Tyler Wencl scored twice and Nate Smith notched an empty-net goal for the final difference. The OHS girls rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Mankato East 5-4 on Margo Achterkirch's goal in the closing minute.
Prep Sports Notebook: Mensink Plays in All-American Bowl
Owatonna High School senior Zach Mensink closed his prep football career in fantastic fashion by playing the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Florida Saturday. Mensink, a captain for the state champ Huskies, announced plans to play football for the University of Wisconsin-Lacr…
School Board to Address ‘Owatonna Forward’ Goals
The grassroots Owatonna Forward group listed several education goals last month as destiny-drivers for the community. Superintendent Jeff Elstad said in a recent Owatonna School District newsletter email that the school board, "will begin to discuss how we can, in partnership with our community…