Owatonna Baseball Stays Unbeaten in Big Nine; Boys Tennis Wins
Owatonna High School baseball thumped Faribault twice on Tuesday at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park 12-0 and 20-1. That improves the Huskies to 8-0 in the Big Nine and 12-2 overall. OHS plays two versus Northfield Thursday at 4:30 pm at Memorial Park in Dundas with coverage on KRFO AM1390 and on the KRFO app.
OHS boys' tennis opened the Section 1AA tournament with a 7-0 shutout of Farmington at the Owatonna courts. The No. 5 seed Huskies go to No. 4 Lakeville North Thursday at 4 pm in the quarterfinals. The Panthers edged Owatonna 4-3 during the season.
Owatonna girls' softball couldn't solve McKayla Armbruster of the top-ranked Faribault Falcons, losing both ends of a doubleheader, 13-0 and 6-0. Armbruster threw a no-hitter in the opener as Faribault clinched at least a share of the Big Nine title. FHS goes for the outright title against defending champ Mankato West Thursday. OHS plays a makeup game at Albert Lea Wednesday.
Mankato beat Owatonna in girls' lacrosse 10-8, tightening up the conference race. The Huskies, Mankato and John Marshall are all even in the loss column in Big Nine games. OHS plays at Century Friday.
Owatonna's girls' golfers had several personal best scores including Leah Seykora's 110 and Greta Korbel's 111. The Huskies were fourth in a quad with Albert Lea, Rochester Mayo and Austin Tuesday. OHS goes to The Jewel in Lake City Wednesday.
Around the region in baseball, NRHEG edged Kenyon-Wanamingo 10-9, Triton swept a doubleheader from Zumbrota-Mazeppa 12-7 and 4-3, Blooming Prairie beat Bethlehem Academy 9-4 and Maple River topped Medford 3-1.
On local softball diamonds, NRHEG beat Medford 7-1 and Hayfield topped Triton 12-2.
Among the highlights from the Gopher Conference track meet at Mapleton was the NRHEG girls finishing second. The Panther boys' 4x800 team won, as did Brady Agrimson in the high jump.