As we take a breath during this break in the high school sports season, let's salute the Owatonna High School athletes who received All-Conference recognition for the spring sports season.

More than 40 OHS student-athletes are mentioned on the Big Nine website for their all-conference efforts this spring. These students are also being recognized as H & R Block Stat Sheet Stuffers for their award-winning performances. While a couple of teams were senior-heavy with the all-conference picks, overall less than half of the OHS all-Big Nine selections are seniors.

The Huskies girls' lacrosse team won a share of the Big Nine title with Rochester John Marshall. OHS had six players earn conference honors. Owatonna will have a new coach next spring as Dan Paur stepped down after this season.

All-Conference

  • Skyler Eaton, sr, attack
  • Lyric Broten, sr, attack
  • Victoria Dietz, sr, defense
  • Zoe Anderson, fr, goaltender

Honorable Mention

  • Maylynn Prokopec, sr
  • Molly Hawkins, sr

OHS boys lacrosse saw great improvement during the season which included beating several teams in the second meeting of the season after losing to them first time through. Coach Dustin Thorson was named the Section 1 assistant coach of the year. Noah Brandt made the All-Section list.

All-Conference

  • Mason Rhoades, sr, long stick midfield
  • Tommy Wall, sr, attack
  • Noah Brandt, sr, faceoffs
  • Mason Oland, sr, midfield

Honorable Mention

  • Dom Valento, so, defense

Owatonna boys' tennis had another stellar season, finishing in third place in the conference.

All-Conference

  • Evan Huemoeller, jr
  • Lincoln Maher, so
  • Spencer Intress, sr
  • Ethan Engel, jr

Honorable Mention

  • Caleb Schuler, so
  • Mac Pilcher, 8th
  • Brendan Kath, jr
  • Leo Gantert, jr

OHS baseball had a strong season, winning numerous games early and losing some close contests later in the season. The Huskies upset Farmington in the opening round of the playoffs, before falling to the Tigers afterward.

All-Conference

  • Jake Miller, sr, outfield
  • Ethan Walter, jr, infield
  • Isaac Gefre, jr, outfield

Honorable Mention

  • Zach Wiese, jr, first base

The Huskies softball team picked up a major victory over section powerhouse Farmington and won a playoff game.

All-Conference

  • Parris Hovden, fr

Honorable Mention

  • Ana LaDuke, so

Owatonna's track and field teams had a nice spring season, hosted the Big Nine meet and sent several athletes to the state meet.

All-Conference

  • Sydney Kretlow, sr
  • Jessica Gregory, jr
  • Linsday Bangs, so
  • Keenan Young, jr
  • Zach Barrett, sr
  • Zach Stransky, so
  • Fanta Omot, jr
  • Colton Kamholz, jr

Honorable Mention

  • Ari Shornock, fr
  • Jaci Burtis, fr
  • Morgan Winter, so
  • Sara Anderson, jr
  • Ava Wolfe, fr
  • Annika Wiese, fr
  • Kaia Elstad, jr
  • Jack Titchenal, so

Owatonna's golf teams did not have any all-conference players. The speech team listing on the Big Nine website is not updated from the 2017-18 school year. Trap shooting is not listed on the conference website. Clay target teams are set up differently than other sports for their conferences.

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