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Dick Milinkovich, a New Prague resident, was honored recently at the Belle Plaine Awards Night for 50 years of coaching. His coaching career has been as a head coach and an assistant coach for nearly every sport in high school athletics. He has coached in Belle Plaine, New Prague, Milroy, Montgomery, Arlington-Green Isle and Sibley East. (Submitted photo)

Belle Plaine High School, in conjunction with the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association, recently presented Dick Milinkovich a plaque for his 50 years in coaching. Milinkovich, a resident of New Prague and 1964 graduate of New Prague High School, was presented with the honor during Belle...
Jacob Hill averaged 207 pins in four games to claim the Waterville Bowler of the Hill Tournament title last weekend in Waterville. Hill, who averages 188, rolled games of 190, 208 and 246 in the opening round. He faced Bob Waugh in the step-ladder championship and defeated Waugh, 194-169, which...
After finishing the 2021 season with seventh place finish in the Gopher Conference Meet, the WEM boys track and field team will return a number of athletes who should help them improve their placing in the conference. The Bucs scored 49 points in last year’s conference meet, but finished only eight...

Alex Block competes in the high jump at the Minnesota River Conference Indoor Meet in Mankato on Friday, April 1. (Wade Young photo)

Even though the spring weather has been unfavorable for outside track and field meets, the TCU Titans had a second week of competition at the Minnesota River Conference Indoor Meet at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The meet was held on Friday at the Myers Field House. The girls’ team finished...
The New Prague boys and girls track and field teams opened their 2022 season March 30 with an indoor meet at Orono. Both teams won their portions of the four-team event. The boys scored 127 points to easily win the championship. Benilde-St. Margaret’s placed second (59), Orono third (53), and...

Alayna Atherton

Four WEM girls basketball players were honored by Gopher Conference coaches following the end of the 2021-22 season. Sophomore Alayna Atherton was named to the All-Gopher Conference Second Team. Sophomore Claire Bohlen was named to the All-Gopher Conference Third Team. Junior Addy Taylor was named...

Cole Franek

Thirteen Titans from Tri-City United Titans have earned recognition by the Minnesota River Conference for their performance during the winter sports season. Boys Basketball Jonathan Hurd is a senior at TCU High School. Hurd played the position of wing/post during the season. According to his coach...

The 2022 State Champion Adapted CI Division Floor Hockey team from New Prague/Tri City United/Le Sueur-Henderson/Belle Plaine/Jordan, front row, left to right: Shane Friedrich, Carter Tupy, Ryan Swenson, Dylan Raaen, Ray Parker, and Evan Minar. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Jeremy Kalal, student manager Seth Dorner, Aaron Adamson, Landon Malecha, Trystan Seger, Elliot Soukup, student manager Garret Gagner, Head Coach Shellie Kriha, and Assistant Coach Steve Kriha. (Submitted photo)

It was a near perfect performance for the New Prague/TCU/ LSJ/Belle Plaine/Jordan CI Division Adapted Floor Hockey team at the 2022 State Tournament held at Bloomington Jefferson High School March 18 and March 19. The Trojans won their second State title. The first was in 2014. They defeated three...
The New Prague boys hockey team knew they would have to face some of the top teams in the state in their Class A State Tournament appearance last week. Even knowing the strength of their competition, the Trojans battled and represented New Prague with the utmost integrity. The Trojans were unseeded...

Members of New Prague’s first-ever all girls wrestling team are (left to right, front row) Julia Kallal,
Lennox Theis, Harlen Theis, Kerston Herman, Pippi Erath, Morgan Tackett, Ethan Tackett (not a team member), Vika Koren; (back row) Livie Kallal, Aeralyn Palmer, Vivian Harms, Avery Cloutier, Kayla Michel, Azalea Kallal, Ivy Labelle, Autumn Verhoeven, and Elowyn Tackett. Ethan Tackett is the brother of Elowyn Tackett and was participating in the Monday, Feb. 28, practice. (Patrick Fisher photo)

They may be young, but New Prague’s first all girls wrestling team shows a lot of promise. With around 23 members from kindergarten to sixth grade these young grapplers had a fantastic first season. “We have ten girls who will compete in the girls state tournament this year,” said Simon Kallal,...

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