Owatonna Teams Run Away from the Competition
Four Owatonna High School varsity teams scored five wins Friday night, all in dominating fashion. OHS basketball swept Winona. The wrestlers earned a pair of non-conference victories. And the top-ranked gymnastics teams closed out their regular season with a lopsided win.
OHS boys' basketball ran their winning streak to ten with an 82-46 win over the Winhawks on 'Coaches vs Cancer' night at the Owatonna gym. With a big crowd on hand raising money in support of Jim Gleason and his family as he battles brain cancer, the basketball team had another balanced night. Dalton Kubista scored 22 points. Andrew Jackson had 18, Alex Raichle 11 and Nolan Malo 10. Owatonna (13-4, 12-2 Big Nine) hosts Rochester Century Monday, February 5.
The Owatonna girls had a slow start at Winona and trailed 16-14 before going on a 13-0 run and leading the rest of the way for an 82-44 win, their tenth win in 11 games. Sydney Schultz, who just committed to play for Division II Concordia-St. Paul, scored 34 points. Hannah Gebur added 13 which included three three-pointers. Jenna Zeman scored 10 and recently announced she will play college basketball at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. OHS (14-5, 13-2) plays at Rochester Century Monday, February 5 on Kat Kountry 105FM.
Owatonna's wrestlers sailed by Burnsville 69-9 Friday night at Farmington and beat the host Tigers 45-20. Peyton Robb reached 100 career pins. The Huskies host Albert Lea Saturday, February 3 at 3PM on KRFO AM 1390 in a showdown for the Big Nine title. OHS is the defending champ. Owatonna and Albert Lea are the only teams to win the title over the last two decades.
The top-rated Owatonna gymnastics teams closed out the regular season with a 147.2 point performance while beating Faribault Friday night. The Big Nine meet is Saturday, February 9. OHS is the defending conference and Section 1AA champion.