Big Nine

Packers Ride Strong Second Half to State Quarterfinal Win
The success for the Big Nine Conference at the state basketball tournaments continued Wednesday as Austin won their Class AAA quarterfinal over Sauk Rapids-Rice at Williams Arena. The Packers pulled away at times in the second half and won 64-55 to advance to Thursday's semifinals at Target Cen…
Big Nine Team Advances to State Finals for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year a Big Nine Conference team has reached the state Class 3A finals in the girls' basketball tournament. Northfield beat Grand Rapids Thursday 64-54 to reach the championship game against top-seed Robbinsdale Cooper Saturday, March 17 at 6PM on Target Center on KDHL AM …
Owatonna Athletes Earn All-Big Nine Honors
Owatonna is well represented on the winter all-conference teams. Full lists are available at the Big Nine website, along with the final conference standings. The website is regularly updated with schedules and schedule changes, which occur frequently during the upcoming spring sports season.
Owatonna Gymnasts Capture Third Straight Big Nine Title
Owatonna gymnastics won its third straight Big Nine championship Saturday, their 14th overall conference title since 1972 according to www.big9.org. OHS scored 146.6 to win by about four-and-a-half points. The Huskies go for their third straight Section 1AA title Friday at John Marshall High School.…
Noeldner Pin Caps Stunning Owatonna Wrestling Comeback Win
Sophomore Isaiah Noeldner won by pin at heavyweight to complete an amazing come-from-behind win for No. 8 Owatonna over No. 6 Albert Lea 30-27 Saturday afternoon at a packed OHS gym. The second period stick was the fourth straight win for Owatonna to complete the rally from a 27-12 deficit after the…
Owatonna-Northfield Rivalry Heats Up Tuesday
Owatonna and Northfield have quickly developed a great Big Nine Conference rivalry since the Raiders rejoined the league a few years ago. Northfield has had the upper hand for the most part this winter. On Tuesday, Owatonna's basketball teams will be looking for a season split with Northfield w…

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