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Titan Ellie Adams is laser-focused on this volley at the match on Sept. 5 against Belle Plaine in Le Center. The girls lose in the first conference match of the season at home. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Tri-City United volleyball team won three of their five matches to win the consolation championship at the WEM Invitational Saturday, Sept. 9. In pool play, the Titans had a 25-14, 25-23 loss to WEM, a 27-25, 25-16 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran, and a 23-25, 25-19, 15-6 loss to Cleveland....

New Prague’s No. 2 singles player, Iris Tryestad, won her match against Waseca, 6-1, 6-4, Tuesday, Sept. 5.Motz and her teammates will host Chaska today, Sept. 14, 4:15 p.m., and then head over to Southwest Christian High School to face the Stars Monday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. (John Mueller photo)

Having waited three weeks to break in the renovated tennis courts at New Prague High School, the Trojans proved the wait was worthwhile as New Prague christened the new playing surface with a win. New Prague will host Chaska today, Sept. 14, 4:15 p.m., and then head over to Southwest Christian High...

WEM sophomore Brady Murphy recorded one of his nine solo tackles in a 22-6 loss to GFW Thursday, Aug. 31. (Jay Schneider photo)

The opening game for the WEM football team ended in a loss, with Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop picking up a 22-6 victory Thursday, Aug. 31 in Waterville. A pair of early touchdowns by the Thunderbirds gave the visitors a 14-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game. The two teams played a very evenly...

TCU’s Gavin Blasko makes a much needed sack on Fairmont quarterback Blaze Geiger in the first half. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

Fairmont used a number of big plays to defeat Tri-City United, 48- 0, in football Thursday, August 31 in Montgomery. Big plays were the story of the game for Fairmont as they had three touchdowns over 50 yards. Fairmont accumulated 260 yards through the air with 88 of them being on one pass in the...

St. Patrick shortstop Jack Friedges (11) charged a slow grounder and made an off-balance throw to get the Minnetonka runner at first base late in the Irish’s state playoff game against the Millers Saturday, Sept. 2, in Litchfield. Minnetonka ended St. Patrick’s season with a 16-0 win. (John Mueller photo)

All that stood between St. Patrick’s bid for a berth in the state tournament’s semifinal round Saturday, Sept. 2, was an offensive juggernaut the Irish hoped would have an off day with the bats. It didn’t work out that way. The Irish fell in eight innings to Minnetonka, 16-0, in the quarterfinal...
The members of New Prague High School’s volleyball team has strong expectations for this season. “We know we can compete with anybody. We expect to be in a position to win every time we step on the court, and bring a tenacious, competitive spirit every day in both practices and games,” said head...

New Prague’s Jack Leonard (10) races for the ball during the Trojans Thursday, Aug. 31, home game against Hutchinson/ Glencoe-Silver Lake. New Prague won the match handily, 8-0. (Patrick Fisher photo)

With 15 returning letter-winners and a core of players who have shined on the state and premiere levels during summer programs, the New Prague High School boys’ soccer team is looking to take the next step in its growth. With 13 seniors and five juniors on the roster, the Trojans want to erase the...

Front row, left to right: Ethan Cage, Cody Akemann, Kaden James, Keegan Kuball, Preston James, Talen Taylor, Tarek Tolzman, and Gavin Atherton. 2nd Row, left to right: Avery Breyer, Hayden Duhme, Gabe LaCanne, Brody Holicky, Jacob Androli, Brady Murphy, Dawson Slechta, and Avery Wetzel. 3rd Row, left to right: Jaxon Baer, Evan Lange-Wenker, Luke Michael, Aric Williams, Bryce Gagnon, Spencer Oorlog, Macy Anderson, Kavan Sheehy, and John Woratschka. 4th Row, left to right: Grady Grohman, Jasper Christensen, Parker James, Reed Sammon, Trey Richards, Mason Denis, Jamarion Dominick, Wyatt Priem, and Wyatt Janda-Jones. 5th Row, left to right: Zac Quast, Casey Oorlog, Timothy Kellstadt, Axel Gruzebach, Auston Holicky, Aiden Anderson, Griffin Storey, Josiah Schmidtke, and Ethan Einertson. Back Row, left to right: Kandran Geyer, Sam Stier (Head Coach), Chad Atherton (Defensive Coordinator), Cory Immerman (Offensive Coordinator), Mark Thompson (Assistant Coach), Connor Scharf (Junior Varsity Head Coach), and Anna Nielsen (Manager). Not Pictured: Isaac Quast, Brendan Snesrud, Ben Root, Ben Wendel, Koby Sanders, Cody Culhane, and Dave Wollin (Assistant Coach).

New WEM football coach Sam Stier will be starting the 2023 season with a number of returning players from the Buccaneers team which finished 1-8 last season. With a new coaching staff and more than 15 players returning with varsity experience, the Bucs should be able to show some improvement. Stier...

Rafael Balcazar, forward/midfielder for TCU, goes in for kick in the second half of Saturday’s game against Fairmont. He scored two goals this game. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Tri-City United boys soccer team defeated Fairmont, 5-1, Saturday, August 26 and lost a 3-1 contest to Southwest Minnesota Christian Monday August 28. Here is a recap of the two games: TCU 2 3 - 5 Fairmont 0 1 - 1 The Tri-City United Boys Soccer team opened the season at home with a decisive 5...
Be it improbable or expected, St. Patrick is one of the final eight teams remaining in the Minnesota Baseball Association’s Class B state tournament after a 5-3 win Saturday, Aug. 26, in the round of 16. The Irish topped Baseball 365, 5-3, in Delano. They’ll face the Minnetonka Millers Saturday,...

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