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New Prague’ Izzy Blanchard placed fourth in the pole vault at the Wright County Conference East meet Tuesday, May 15. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan girls track and field team places second of six teams at the Wright County Conference East Championships, held at Trojan Stadium Tuesday, May 15. New Prague had two first place finishes, with winners earning all-conference honors. Catie Skaja placed first in the 400 meters in...
Dick Jonckowski, left, makes a presentation honoring longtime Lonsdale baseball player Jim Kubes. Pictured are, from left, Kubes family members, Brett and Jackie Swartwoudlt, Judy and Jim Kubes, Jim Jr. and Lori Kubes and Steve and Sheila Kubes. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The Lonsdale Aces Baseball team honored legendary former player and manager Jim Kubes by retiring his No. 8 jersey Friday, May 18, prior to the team’s game against New Market. Kubes graduated from New Prague High School in 1961 and was one of the star players on New Prague’s American Legion State...
Lonsdale’s Isaac Pint slides safely into home under the tag of New Market catcher Jay Chlan. Lonsdale led early, but New Market came back to win the game 9-4. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The St. Patrick Irish stand alone atop the Dakota-Rice- Scott baseball standings with a 5-0 record. The Irish defeated Webster twice in the past week to keep their record perfect. New Market and Shakopee are one-half game back in the standings at 5-1. The season heats up this weekend, with six...
The WEM girls track and field team claimed four first place finishes at the 2018 Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Junior MaeLea Harmon won the 100-meter dash (12.26) and the long jump (17-feet, 5 3/4-inches). Freshman Toryn Richards won the pole vault (9-feet, 6-inches). The 4 x 100-meter...
WEM senior Taylor Glende and sophomore Jaden Taylor each claimed individual titles at the Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Glende won the long jump title with a distance of 20-feet, 1 1/2 inches. Taylor won the pole vault title by clearing 12-feet. Two days later Taylor set a new Buccaneer...
The WEM softball team defeated United South Central 10-0 in six innings Monday, May 21 and Faribault BA 5-3 Tuesday, May 22 in Section 1A, West Sub-Section Playoff action. WEM, the No. 2 seed in the West Sub-Section, will play No. 1 seed Hayfield in the Sub-Section Championship at 5 p.m. Thursday,...
Despite losing to Maple River 6-2 Thursday, May 17, the WEM baseball team clinched a tie for the Gopher Conference Championship with only one loss in conference play. The Bucs, 10-4 overall, tied with Maple River for the title with a 5-1 record. It was the fourth straight title for the Bucs. WEM is...
Betty Rynda drove in two runs, including one on a solo home run, and Mia Kraimer pitched a complete game, giving up only an unearned run, as New Prague defeated Lakeville South 3-1 in the first round of the Section 1AAAA softball tournament Tuesday, May 22, at New Prague.  Lakeville South...
  New Prague High School boys basketball coach Blake Nicols will not be back for a second year at the helm of the Trojans’ program. Nicols learned last week that his teaching contract would not be renewed for a second year, and that the school would be advertising for a new coach.  Previously an...
The New Prague Trojan softball team earned the No. 1 seed in the Section 1AAAA softball tournament, which begins Tuesday, May 22.  The Trojans will host No. 8 seed Lakeville South on at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination tournament. Win or lose, New Prague travels to Austin for a 4 p.m. game...

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