Owatonna Wrestlers Build Momentum with Triangular Sweep
Owatonna scored a pair of lopsided wins Thursday over Mankato West and Northfield on the eve of taking part in the Christmas Tournament in Rochester this weekend.
The Huskies steamrolled Mankato West 62-16 at Northfield High School on Thursday night. OHS had five pins and three forfeits. Junior Taylor Hall made his varsity debut with a pin at 145 pounds and was named the Kottke Jewelers Wrestler of the Meet. Peyton Robb, Parker Westphal, Griffin Thorn and Goy Tut added pins. Joe Fox and Cade King scored tech falls.
There was a little more resistance in the match against Northfield, who led Owatonna 7-6 after 120 pounds. The Huskies won the next six matches to put away the Raiders on their way to a 57-17 victory. Riley Becker earned the Kottke Jewelers award for a quick pin. Landon Johnson, Jacob Harlicker, King and Journey Peterson joined the pin parade. Robb improved to 8-0 on the season with all of his wins by pin. Tut closed the night with a win by fall. Nick Staska had the easiest night, with two wins by forfeit. The Huskies are 3-0 in dual meets and have won both individual tournaments they have been in.
Owatonna wrestles at the Christmas Tournament starting Friday morning at Rochester Community and Technical College field house. Fans and wrestlers might want to plan to spend the night in Rochester depending on how the weather develops.
The Huskies girls hockey team scored a 3-1 win at Austin. Jamie Davison scored twice. Grace Wolfe scored. Laura Ebeling got the win in goal. Owatonna outshot Austin 36-18.
OHS boys hockey scored four straight goals after Austin scored the first goal of the night at Four Seasons in Owatonna. The final was 4-2. Braedon Meier and Adam Rehman scored in the first to give the Huskies the lead. Tyler Wencl and Carter Broton lifted OHS to a 4-1 lead after two periods. Austin scored in the third. Wencl had two assists. Ryan Johnson got the win in goal.
Scoreboard, Thursday, December 15
Apple Valley 95, Owatonna 51
Goodhue 57, Triton 21
NRHEG 65, JWP 26
Mankato East 70, Rochester Mayo 53
WEM 63, Maple River 58
Hayfield 61, Kenyon-Wanamingo 46
Goodhue 81, Triton 44
Lyle/Pacelli 67, Blooming Prairie 34
Rochester Mayo 50, Mankato East 43
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 50, Cannon Falls 33
Lake City 63, Stewartville 62
Winona Cotter 42, Caledonia 31
Owatonna 4, Austin 2
Faribault 9, Winona 1
Northfield 3, Mankato East 2
Red Wing 5, Rochester Century 1
Waseca 3, Windom 0
Grand Rapids 5, Edina 3
Owatonna 3, Austin 1
Albert Lea 7, Rochester Mayo 1
St. Peter 2, Waseca 1
Faribault 9, Winona 0
Mankato West 6, Fairmont 1
Rochester JM 7, Rochester Century 0
Owatonna 62, Mankato West 16
Owatonna 57, Northfield 17
Faribault 37, Austin 30
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 28, Kenyon-Wanamingo 27