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Preps of the Week

Abel Gebrekiros

(ABC 6 News) – The Austin Packers boys soccer team got a big monkey off of their backs on Saturday, beating 3rd-ranked Rochester Lourdes for the first time since 2009. The hero was Abel Gebrekiros, a senior midfielder in his first season on the varsity.

  • Courtney Slowinski

    Albeit early in the season, the Byron girls soccer team sit atop the HVL standings and they’re being led by their Sophomore sensation.

  • Andrew Quandt & Nik Thiel

    (ABC 6 News) – Football season has arrived in southeastern Minnesota, and since last Friday, a couple of players in Stewartville were all the talk in the high school scene.

  • Pine Island Panthers Baseball

    (ABC 6 News) – The Pine Island Panthers baseball team (18-7) is returning to the state tournament for the first time in 23 years, something that’s special for their players, and their long-time head coach.

  • Chad Couser

    In the 2016 1AA track and field meet… Mayo Senior Chad Couser was crowned the section champion in the 800 meter race. It’s been six-years in the making, but your Male Prep Athlete of the Week is off to the state meet.

  • Morgan Olson

    (ABC 6 News) – When it comes to success at Zumbrota-Mazeppa, there’s no question it boils down to pitching and defense, as the Cougars (20-1 entering Thursday) have allowed 23 runs in 21 games in 2016 – and it all starts with their star pitcher, senior Morgan Olson.

  • Braden Brehmer

    (ABC 6 News) – The high school section baseball playoffs open on Thursday in southeast Minnesota, and many teams, like the Chatfield Gophers with Braden Brehmer, will send their ace pitchers to the bump.

  • Amanda O'Connell

    (ABC 6 News) - Tigers softball has been powered by the strength of the senior catcher Amanda O'Connell. In her final year at Stewartville, she’s leading them through the section 1AAA playoffs, before she heads off to college, to play for the RCTC Yellowjackets.

  • Katie Eidem

    Junior Katie Eidem is relatively new to the Century track and field team. But it didn’t take her too long to make her mark on the program.

  • Brady Braaten

    (ABC 6 News) – The Pine Island Panthers have clawed their way near the top of the HVL conference in baseball, as they sit (entering Wednesday) two games out of first-place.

  • Abe Myer

    (ABC 6 News) – When it comes to being successful on the golf course, it takes strong focus and precise skills which leads to strong execution. At Triton, one young golfer is well on his way to becoming a success on the links.

  • Sarah Lisko

    At Rochester Mayo High School, after an 0-4 start to the regular season, the Spartans softball team has dug themselves out of an early season hole, mainly because of their star in the pitching circle, Sarah Lisko.

  • Aaron Ajke

    Commitment, dedication, and passion. Whatever qualities make up a leader, Century lacrosse’s Aaron Ajke has what it takes.

  • Courtney Hruska

    Mayo Senior Courtney Hruska can be seen on the basketball court, the soccer field, and now in the fall, on the golf course. Golf is a sport unlike any other, but Hruska seems to be the perfect fit. And in her final year at Mayo, she has quite the opportunity teed up in front of her.

  • Lee Bauer and Daniel Bollingberg

    The Lyle/Pacelli Athletics have raced ahead to a fast start in the 2016 baseball season, thanks in large part to their stud seniors, Lee Bauer and Daniel Bollingberg.

  • Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson is Byron baseball’s ace. In three games, he has thrown 26 strikeouts, one win, and one save. But off the mound, he’s lethal at bat.