Season openers for two teams and a big section battle in girls hockey highlight the Owatonna High School sports schedule for Thursday, December 10.

The Owatonna gymnasts have been practicing for several weeks and finally see their hard work in action Thursday when they host Winona at 6:30PM at the Owatonna Gymnastics Club on the fairgrounds. Owatonna's boys swimmers have their first meet as well, hosting Rochester Mayo at 6PM at the junior high pool.

OHS girls hockey plays a crucial section game when they host Faribault at 7PM at the Four Seasons Centre. The Huskies are ranked 18th in the latest Let's Play Hockey poll. The Falcons are receiving votes. Power 96 radio will have the play-by-play. The boys teams skate at Faribault Ice Arena with the call on Kat Kountry 105FM; 7:30PM is face off.

The Owatonna girls basketball team plays at Prior Lake at 7PM. Owatonna's wrestlers are at Mankato West for a triangular meet with Northfield. The schedule shows the Huskies against Northtfield at 6:30PM and Mankato West at 8PM. Those matches will be on KRFO AM 1390.

Other local girls basketball includes Medford at Mayer-Lutheran and Triton at No. 1-ranked Goodhue. Boys basketball Thursday includes Blooming Prairie at Grand Meadow and Triton hosting Goodhue. The local wrestling schedule has Medford home against WEM/JWP, Blooming Prairie hosting a triangular with USC and Madelia-Truman and NRHEG at Pine Island.