As the Sports Director for KRFO, I enjoy the chance to cover sports throughout the year for Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, NRHEG and Triton. I feature coaches from each school on the Saturday coaches show at 9AM during the school year. During the summer I look forward to the Steele County Fair for the great food and music. I'm on air each afternoon on AM 1390 with a mix of music, news and local information. Come back to the website often for local, regional and national stories of interest. In my spare time I go to high school sporting events, go for a run or watch a movie. My wife Chris and I have two grown children. Cynthia is graduate of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Aaron attends the University of MN.
Falcons Win Playoff Opener in Overtime
Faribault beat La Crescent 3-2 in overtime Wednesday night in the first round of the Section 1A boys' hockey tournament. The Falcons go to top-seed Albert Lea Thursday at 7PM with the coverage on Power 96 radio. Eighth-seed Faribault lost to the ninth-seen Lancers 4-1 on February 1. Their only …
Owatonna Seniors End Home Season with a Dance and a Win
The Owatonna girls' basketball team closed out their home regular season at 11-0 with a 64-48 win over Faribault Tuesday at the OHS gym. Some of the best moves on the night came from the senior players' moms, who presented a halftime dance routine that included dribbling with basketballs.
Medford’s Kneifel Reaches 1,000 Points in Dramatic Way
Medford Tigers' girls' basketball coach Mark Kubat was hopeful that sophomore Emma Kneifel would reach the 1,000-point milestone in their home gym Friday night before spending this week on the bus with a series of road games.
Owatonna School District Prepares for Possible Protest
Owatonna Superintendent Jeff Elstad says the school district has been alerted to a possible protest near Owatonna High School Monday, February 5 by a group from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas at 8:30AM. The announcement was released in the district's regular email newsletter.
Weasler’s Hat Trick Lifts Faribault to Overtime Win
Sophomore Leighton Weasler finished off a hat trick with a game-winning, overtime goal as Faribault beat Winona 4-3 Monday afternoon in a makeup game at the Faribault Ice Arena. Weasler found the back of the net through a crowd of players gathered around the Winhawks goalie. Winona rallied with a pa…
Quick Chill Benefits Many Special Athletes
About 130 people jumped into Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna Saturday to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Several were taking the leap for the first time. But for many this an annual tradition. For Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson it was his 136th plunge. Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele joined h…
Triton Basketball Shoots for a Cure Friday
The Triton basketball programs will host 'Shooting for a Cure' Friday, January 26 as a fundraising event for cancer. Seven basketball teams play at home Friday, including both the boys' and girls' varsity teams.
Public Comment Period Open on Highway Funding
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has opened a public comment period for residents to offer feedback on the next round of funding from the Corridors of Commerce program. In a news release this week, state senator John Jasinski, a Faribault Republican, urges Steele and Dodge County residents…
TC Steals the Show at Twins Caravan Visit
The students at St. Mary's School in Owatonna had the chance to meet Minnesota Twins players Robbie Grossman and Jorge Polanco, but the biggest ovation came when TC Bear entered the gym, high-fived students and took half court shots with a basketball.
Owatonna Girls Hang On for Win at Faribault
The Owatonna girls' basketball team closed the first half of Friday's game at Faribault on a 15-2 run to grab a 34-30 halftime lead. The Huskies led throughout the second half on their way to a 56-55 win, but the injury-depleted Falcons kept in close the whole way.