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New Prague’s Ellen Popple will compete at the State Class AASwim and Dive meet at the University of Minnesota November 14 and 16. (Photo courtesy of Robb Luckow)
New Prague High School’s Ellen Popple placed second in diving at the Section 2AA Swim and Dive meet Friday, Nov. 9, at Minnetonka. The second place finish earned her a spot at this week’s State Class AASwim and Dive meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Diving preliminaries were...
New Prague High School senior Mia Kraimer, with parents Michael and Christine, signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, during a ceremony in the high school commons Wednesday, Nov. 14. Before attending the Division I school in...
For the third straight year, Mayer Lutheran has claimed the Section 2A volleyball championship by defeating WEM. The Crusaders, the No. 3 seed in the Section, pulled out a four set win over the Bucs, who finished the season 31-3. Two of those losses were to the Crusaders. Mayer Lutheran advanced to...
The WEM football team, ranked 4th in Class AA, had its season ended Friday, Nov. 2 when No. 10 ranked NRHEG defeated the Bucs, 46-6, at JWP High School. The Panthers avenaged an early season loss of 48-6 to the Bucs as they gained more than 500 yards of total offense. Junior Brant Melchert scored...
New Prague’s Sydney Siegle ran with the pack at the start of the State Class AA Girls Cross Country meet Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)
New Prague senior Sydney Siegle concluded her six-year high school cross country career by competing at the Minnesota Class AA Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. “Sydney has steadily improved her times throughout her six-year career,” said Coach...
The New Prague Trojan volleyball team came out flat in the first two sets and lost in three sets to Shakopee, 25- 13, 25-14, 27-25 in the Section 2AAA semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Shakopee. “Finding ourselves in the semi-final match was a new place for us this season,” said Trojan Coach Angie...
The WEM/JWP Grizzly girls cross country team placed third in the Section 2A Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 25 at Montgomery Golf Course. This was the best finish in school history for the Grizzlies. Belle Plaine won the championship with 77 poiints. Glencoe-Silver Lake placed second with 107...
The WEM football team, 9-1 overall at rated 4th in Class AA, will face NRHEG, 8-2 overall and rated 9th in Class AA, for the Section 2AA Championship Friday, Nov. 2 at JWP High School in Janesville. WEM defeated St. Clair/Mankato Loyola 35-13 and NRHEG defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 49-0 in the...

Left, WEM senior Lisa Saemrow tips a ball over the net during a win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Tuesday, Oct. 23. Right, WEM sophomore Toryn Richards hiots one of her nine kills against the Knights. (Jay Schneider Photo)

The 8th rated Lake Crystal- Wellcome Memorial volleyball team provided an early challenge to the No. 1 rated WEM Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 25 in Waterville in the South Sub- Section quarterfinals. But in the end, the better team had little trouble advancing. WEM opened the Sub-Section Playoffs with...
Sarah Helvick competes in the 200 Individual medley. She was part of the 200 freestyle relay team that set a school record at the Wright County Conference meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in New Prague. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan Swim and Dive team hosted the Wright County Conference championships on Saturday, Oct. 27. Nine teams competed, with the Trojans placing seventh. Hutchinson won the meet with 555 points. It was their 11th straight conference title, dating back to its days in the Missota...

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