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The TCU second grade basketball team. Pictured, from the left, in the front row are Leo Sloboden, Luke Brockway, Wesley Bauer and Ridgely Stasney; in the back row standing are Joe Brockway, Coach Emily Bauer, Cooper Benson, Lincoln Brockway, Parker Brockway, Jayce Petrasek, and Coach Chuck Rynda. Missing from the photo was John Rynda.

An enthusiastic, energetic group of Tri-City United second-grade students recently completed their first season of organized basketball. Practice began in November 2023, focusing on basic fundamentals and understanding the game. As the season progressed, the young boys took part in four third-grade...

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Little fans give senior Titan Reggie Vosejpka a silver lining on the season-ending loss at the March 5 North Subsection Quarterfinals game against Glencoe-Silver Lake in Glencoe, 75-56.

There are some nights when things just don’t go well. Tri City United (TCU) head boys basketball coach John Rumpza said their game Feb. 26 against Blue Earth Area (BEA) was one of those nights. BEA defeated TCU, 71-48 in the regular season finale for the Titans. They finished with a 10-16 overall...

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Tri-City United Weightlifters that placed at state competition. Pictured, from the left, are Anastasia Stasney, Halee Gargett and Annika Meier.

Gargett breaks her own school record Tri-City United weightlifters placed in the one-two-three top ranks in their weight class at the state competition in Cannon Falls this past Saturday — all of them girls. Varsity lifter Halee Gargett is a two-time state champion now, placing first. She lifted a...

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Emily Russo (left) is known as a strong defender and rebounder for the MSU Mavericks. The Mavericks won the central region championship Monday and will advance to an as-yet undetermined opponent in the Division II Elite 8 Monday, March 25, in Missouri.

She’s a two-year starter on an NCAA Division II womens’ basketball team headed to the Elite Eight Monday night in St. Joseph, Mo. New Prague’s Emily Russo is enjoying quite a ride with the Mavericks. Russo is a two-year starter for Minnesota State University, Mankato. She’s known more for her...

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TCU Freshman Tucker Skluzacek struggles against Minnewaska Area Schools’ Miles Wildman and loses his last match at the state wrestling tournament last weekend in St. Paul to take fifth place in the 114AA class individual.

    Tri-City United (TCU) freshman Tucker Skluzacek showed great poise and competitiveness as he competed in his first Class AA State Wrestling Tournament Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.     Skluzacek won four of his six matches, placing fifth overall in the Class AA 114-pound weight class....

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The Tri-City United High School Girls Basketball Team at Minnesota State University - Mankato Taylor after losing the Section 2AA Quarterfinals. Pictured from left to right in the front row are (kneeling) Audrey Vosejpka, Alexis Marcussen, Emma Skluzacek, Sophie Whipps, Isabella Jones, and Valeria Ledsema, and in the back row (standing) Head Coach Don Marcussen, Assistant Coach John Schmiesing, Elaine Fink, Claire Hoefs, Anne Cooper, Grace Hennen, Gabriella Dahlke, Ava Flintrop, Ella Schmiesing, and Assistant Coach Lora Angileno. Missing from the photo was Yasmin Ruiz-Ruiz.

    A furious comeback by Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) and a lack of offense by Tri-City United (TCU) over the final six minutes of the North Sub-Section Championship Monday, March 4 allowed the Panthers to pull out the 64-59 win.     GSL (21-7) trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half and...

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Titan Matthew Squires jumps for a shot in the second period of the March 5 of the 2AA North Sub-Section Quarterfinals in Glencoe.

TCU Boys Basketball played hard tonight but lost to Glencoe-Silver Lake, 75-56. More in the March 14 edition of the Messenger.  

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TCU Freshman Tucker Skluzacek struggles against Minnewaska Area Schools’ Miles Wildman and loses his last match at the state wrestling tournament last weekend in St. Paul to take fifth place in the 114AA class individual.

TCU freshman Tucker Skluzacek earned fifth-place honors wrestling at 114 pounds in the Minnesota State High School League's Class AA individuals tournament at Xcel Energy Center. Skluzacek finished the tournament at 4-2. Three of his victories came by pinning his opponent. He won his final match...

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Titan Grace Hennen sinks a basket with a little over seven minutes left in the second period of Thursday quarterfinal game over Tiger McKenze Carlson's reach, making the score 44-36 in favor of TCU.

    Tri-City United High School girls basketball won 52-43 against Belle Plaine Thursday, Feb. 29 in New Prague at the Section 2AA Girls Basketball Quarterfinals.     They will play in the section semifinals against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the Taylor Center at the...

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Titan Grace Hennen drops a three-pointer with two-and-a-half minutes left in the second period of last Thursdays game with the Chargers bringing the score to 63-29 in favor of TCU. Hennen scores 12 points during the game and the Titan’s win 65-29.

The second half of the season has been a very good one for the Tri-City United (TCU) girls basketball team. The Titans are currently riding a three game winning streak and they have won 6 of the past seven games. TCU picked up a 64-59 win over Lester Prairie Tuesday, Jan. 30. This improved their...

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