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The NPHS girls’ ice hockey team will be honoring its 10 seniors Saturday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m., when the Trojans welcome Mankato West-Loyola-St. Clair to the NP Community Center. The seniors include (back row, from left) Morgan Herbeck, Emma Wilkins, Maezie Lock, Avaya Schneider, Taylor Peterson, (front row, from left) Ellie Schmidt, Makayla Prochaska, Ella Hansen, Sophie Baker and Kaelyn Borwege. (Submitted photo)

Although the little steps toward getting better aren’t yet showing up in the win-loss column, the New Prague girls’ ice hockey team is taking small steps the Trojans hope will show up as they head into the conference season. With about a month left in its season, New Prague is hoping for a...
You can guarantee yourself a win if you never let your opponent lead. The WEM girls played two games last week and led from tip off to the final second, defeating Waseca 53-43 Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Faribault BA, 64-35 Friday, Dec. 15. In the win over the Bluejays, the Bucs jumped out to a 13-5 lead...

Mayer Lutheran’s Nicolas Maass is denied a basket by a high swath from Titan junior Luke Holicky during the end of the second period at the Tuesday, Dec. 12, game. TCU kept the Crusaders at bay, winning 81-61. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The first win of the season for the Tri-City United (TCU) boys basketball team was recorded Tuesday, Dec. 12 - an 81-61 win over Mayer Lutheran. Reggie Vosejpka and Luke Holicky combined for 55 points in the victory. Vosejpka scored 31 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and added two assists and two...

New Prague’s Evan Weichert shoots from the corner to try and get a basket during the second half. Weichert’s scoring kept the Tuesday, Dec. 12, game against Centennial tight. (John Mueller photo)

Mental mistakes and struggles in ballhandling were costly for the boys’ basketball team as New Prague lost two home games. The Trojans lost to Centennial, 56- 51, Tuesday, Dec. 12, and to Worthington, 67-49, Friday, Dec. 15. New Prague was on the road this week, first at Byron, Tuesday, Dec. 19....
After a much-needed win, New Prague High School’s girls’ hockey team drop a pair of tough setbacks in the past week. Despite the losses, coach Madison Drazan sees her team continuing to work hard and putting forth the effort. Drazan wants her team to continue to press for the gritty goals, the type...

TCU sophomore Nate Blaschko, at left, topples Scott West opponent Mason Breegemann during Friday’s night’s wrestling meet. (Mike Mallow photo)

State-rated Scott West won 10 of their 13 matches with TriCity United (TCU) Friday, Dec. 8 in defeating the Titans, 53- 12. Scott West, rated No. 6 in Class AA, has a team which features six state-rated wrestlers. In one of the best matches of the night, Tucker Skluzacek edged Ethan Strack, 4-3, at...

Hutchinson’s Manny Pearce, at left, and Minnesota River’s Isaac Schaffer (17) chase a loose puck during the first quarter of last Tuesday’s boys hockey match. Goalie Ayden Christ blocks the net and players Kellen O’Keefe (15) and Riley Kamm (6) are ready to assist. (Mike Mallow photo)

The Minnesota River boys hockey team put 92 shots on goal and scored 15 times in a pair of wins last week. The Bulldogs earned a 4-1 win over Hutchinson Tuesday, Dec. 5, peppering the Tigers goal with 35 shots. The shots kept coming Saturday, Dec. 9 when the Bulldogs sent 57 shots at goal in an 11-...
It was a tale of two halves in three games played last week by the WEM girls basketball team. The Buccaneers trailed at halftime of all three games and outscored all three in the second half, but not by as much as WEM lost three straight games. WEM lost 53-48 to Blooming Prairie Tuesday, Dec. 5,...

Bowlers who competed in the Minnesota High School Bowling’s All Conference Tournament were Jared Boese, Nathan Boese, Nathan Eich, and Mason Waugh. (Submitted photo)

A number of WEM youth bowlers competed in two post-season tournaments which are held for some of the state’s finest bowlers. Competing in the Minnesota High School Bowling’s 2023 All-Conference Tournament were Nathaniel Boese and Jared Boese on the South Central Conference First Team and Mason...

Members of the New Prague bowling team include (from left) Gabe Podratz, Herbie Roufs, Hendrix Mavity, Isaiah Podratz, Brecken Hanson, Jacob Pexa and Claire Jacobson. The team recently finished 11th at the state tournament. (Submitted photo)

New Prague High School’s club bowling team finished 11th at the state meet Dec. 3 at Concord Lanes in South St. Paul. The Trojans finished 11th in a field of 24 teams, just 59 pins shy of a top-eight finish in the state. The team’s scores are determined by having all five participants roll in a...

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