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Saying Goodbye to the Seniors is Hard for Basketball Coach
For Owatonna girls' basketball coach Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa, saying goodbye to the nine seniors on the 2017-18 roster is a difficult thing to do. The group has been there from day one for her. Many of them were members of the junior varsity team that she coached when she first arrived in Owatonna.…
Opening Day Comes and Goes with no Sports
Thursday was to be opening day for Owatonna High School baseball, softball and track and field. It was supposed to be the second match for the Huskies' boys' tennis team. None of those events occurred and when the spring sports season will begin remains anyone's guess.
Benjamin to Enter National Wrestling Hall of Fame
His voice is synonymous with Owatonna wrestling specifically, and all wrestling in general. His exclamation, "Takedown! Owatonna!" is a legendary call. Dale Benjamin will enter the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a lifetime service honoree at a banquet on Saturd…
Five Seniors Share Basketball MVP Award
With a well-balanced, athletic group of seniors, Owatonna boys' basketball had the best season in a number of years. On Monday night, coach Josh Williams announced that the team Most Valuable Player Award would be shared by all five. Abe Havelka, Andrew Jackson, Dalton Kubista, Nolan Malo and A…
Teams Need Pitching Depth for Condensed Baseball Season
As the avalanche of high school sports postponements begins due to the continuation of winter weather, baseball coaches might be nibbling their fingernails while trying to do the math necessary to not break the pitching rules. Owatonna's season opener Thursday at Red Wing is postponed. Baseball…
Gendron Pursues Soccer Passion as a Coach
New Owatonna High School girls' soccer coach Nate Gendron has had a love for the game for nearly as long as he can remember. He had a soccer ball on his foot as a young tyke and watched his older cousin play in college. Gendron turned that love for the game into being a player at youth levels a…
Snow Slows Start of Spring High School Sports
High school baseball and softball teams are itching to get outside after being cooped up in gyms due to the cold temperatures and fields still covered in snow in most cases. A couple of scrimmages for local teams are canceled this week. Some track teams have had the luxury of participating at indoor…
Huskies Introduce New Girls’ Soccer Coach
Owatonna High School Activities Director Ryan Swanson announced Wednesday that Nate Gendron will be the school's new girls' soccer coach, pending school board approval. Gendron, an OHS graduate, will take over for Matt Roddy who stepped down after last season after about ten years on the j…

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