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Don Dvorak when he was coaching for New Prague High School. On Saturday, Nov. 13, he was named to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy of Don Dvorak)

On Saturday, Nov. 13, Don Dvorak, age 74, of New Prague was named to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held during a banquet at at the Omni Hotel in Eagan. “I’m humbled by the reward,” said Dvorak of the honor. Dvorak was a baseball coach...

The New Prague Swimming and Diving Team had five individuals and two alternates advance to the Class A State Tournament, which will be held this week at the University of Minnesota. Front row, left to right: Carolyn DeLuca, Alli Foust, and Ella Lund. Back row, left to right: Cassie Dworshak, Payten Schieffer, Taylor Bassett, and Nellie Dalsin. The five entrants is the most in school history. (Photo by Natalie Lund)

Five members of the New Prague Swimming and Diving Team will be competing in the Class A State Tournament after their performances at the Section 1A meet held Nov. 10 - 12. Sophomores Nellie Dalsin, Ella Lund, and Payten Schieffer, eighth grader Taylor Bassett, and seventh grader Carolyn DeLuca...

WEM sophomore Grace Baker gets ready to dig up a ball during a match against Blue Earth Area in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 28. The Bucs will be playing NRHEG Thursday in New Prague for the Sub-Section title. A win in that match and they would play Saturday at 8 p.m. in St. Peter for the Section 2AA Championship. (Jay Schneider photo)

The opening two matches in the Section 2AA Volleyball Tournament were easily won by the No. 1 seeded WEM Lady Bucs. WEM defeated No. 8 seed Blue Earth Area 25-10, 25-9, and 25-11 in the first round Thursday, Oct. 21. Monday, Nov. 1 Minnesota Valley Lutheran was the next team to end their season...

Running back Cole Franek, No. 22 for the Titans, follows linebacker Tegan Determan to gain some yardage in the Section 3AAA Semifinal game in Waseca. Franek is backed up by Marco Reyes. (Jay Schneider photo)

The TCU Titans ended their run in the quarterfinals of the Section 3AAA playoffs after a 51-8 loss to Waseca. The end of their season came on the heels of a 28-14 win over New Ulm on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Montgomery. Quarterfinals TCU 14 0 14 0 28 New Ulm 0 14 0 0 14 TCU jumped out to an early 14-0...

New Prague High School bowling team captain Hunter Pomije takes aim during the team’s Wednesday, Oct. 27, home meet. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague High School bowling team has been having a stellar year as the five person team has a 16-0 record and is now ranked first in the state. “We have a great group,” said Coach Allen Pankow on Wednesday, Oct. 27, during the team’s home meet at Strike Force Bowl in New Prague. New Prague...

Charlotte Houn bumps the volleyball during the home loss against Sibley East. (Andrea Nelson photo)

The TCU Titans finished their regular season with a 0-3 loss against Sibley East on Tuesday, Oct. 19. They finished the season with a 5-15 overall record, and a 0-7 conference record. TCU 19 17 22 Sibley East 25 25 25 The game ended with TCU accumulating 22 kills, 14 errors and 137 assists. Maddie...

Senior Madi Josephson, #1, races for the ball against a Mankato West player during the Tuesday, Oct. 19, Section 2AA championship game in New Prague. The Trojans finished second in the game. (Patrick Disher photo)

The Section 2AA Girls Soccer Championship turned out to be a one girl highlight film. Annelise Winch of Mankato West took nine shots and connected on four of them in leading the Scarlets to a 4-0 win in the game played Oct. 19 in New Prague. Aubrey Bahl had two assists as did Alaina Spaude. The...
Chanhassen knocked off New Prague 25-20, 25-28, 25-17 Tuesday, Oct. 19 in both team's regular season finale. The win gave Chanhassen (16-7 overall) a tie with the Trojans (17-10) for second place in the Metro West Conference standings. Bloomington Jefferson, New Prague, and Chanhassen each finished...

TCU swimmers cheer on their teammates at the True Team Meet on October 15 and 16. (Submitted photo)

“Every single relay had personal bests and all-around time improvements,” said TCU Swim Coach Kristen Munden about the Section 1A True Team Swimming and Diving Meet, from October 15 and 16. “This meet was a great set up to the sectional meet upcoming in November. Just around the corner!” Divers...
The top six runners for the New Prague girls cross country team placed in the top 25, helping the Trojans place second in the Jordan Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 12. Senior Nora Rosemeier placed third in a season-best time of 20:00, leading New Prague to a score of 78. Belle Plaine won the nine team...

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