Sports

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...
New Prague senior Noah Weichert had a strong showing at the Section 2AA meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at Gale Woods Farm Park in Minnetrista. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)
The New Prague Trojan boys cross country team competed at the Section 2AA meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at Gale Woods Farm Park in Minnetrista, with the team placing 12th of 16 teams. Jacob Malecha was the top Trojan runner. He had a PR with a fast second half, placing 23rd in 17 minutes, 3 seconds. Adam...
Members of the New Prague Composite Mountain Bike team include (front row, left to right) Keigan Bollesen, Sophia Metzdorff, Riley Huseby, Selah Scherman, Aidan Rosemeier, Anna Scherman, Ben Frensko, Max Bollesen, Marcus Vasecka, Dylan Ealy; (back) Emma Seuer, Tyler Grebner, Nora Rosemeier, Nathan Pierce, Ethan Beneke, Sydney Stenger, Carson Stenger and Brandon Zeilinger. (Submitted Photo)
The New Prague Composite Mountain Bike team had a successful 2018 season. This year the Minnesota High School Cycling League has grown to more than 1,700 racers, from more than 60 teams, from all over the state. All of these teams met this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, for the State Bike...

New Prague's Kate Seymour goes up for a block attempt during the Trojans' Section 2AAA semifinal loss to Shakopee Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

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.  Shakopee’s blocking and defense helped them build a 10-2 lead in the first set, and New Prague was never...

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