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New Prague High School has named an 18-year veteran head coach to lead its boys basketball program.  Dan Peterka, who has a 338-133 record over 18 years at Battle Lake High School, accepted the position Thursday, pending approval from the New Prague Area School Board.  Peterka will also be a...
New Market defeated Prior Lake and Lonsdale to take over first place in the Dakota- Rice-Scott League last week. The Muskies have a 9-1 record and hold a one-game lead over second place St. Patrick. It was a light week for the DRS, with several teams competing in weekend tournaments and other games...
The first day of the Class A State Track and Field Meet at Hamline University provided some mixed results for the 10 WEM athletes competing. Junior MaeLea Harmon advanced into Saturday's 100-meter final with the second best preliminary time of 11.99, her best time ever. The 4 x 100-meter relay team...
New Prague won three games last week to move up in the Dakota-Rice-Scott League standings last week, while Webster won back-toback games for the first time in three years and moved out of the D-R-S cellar. Faribault also won a pair of games to move to .500 on the young season. New Market and Elko...

Henry Geiger lines up a putt during the Section 2AAA golf meet Monday, June 4. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojans had a strong showing at Day 1 of the Section 2AAA boys golf meet, but not quite strong enough to advance as a team. The Trojans had a four-person score of 311, finishing in fifth place. Only the top four teams advance to Day 2 of sections, and the Trojans missed out by six...
Alex Miland connects with a pitch during the Trojans’ loss to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville during Saturday’s Consolation Round of the State Adapted Softball Tournament. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan adapted softball team lost both of their games at the State CI Adapted Softball Tournament June 1 and 2 at Coon Rapids High School. The Trojans lost to two of their Southern Division opponents, Chaska/Chanhassen/ Prior Lake/Shakopee and Burnsville/Farmington/Lake ville. The...
A fantastic run through the Section 2AA baseball tourney came to an end Tuesday, June 5 when Belle Plaine defeated WEM, 7-2, to end the Buccaneer season. WEM won four of six games in the Section tourney, including a 2-1 win over No. 1 seed St. Peter Tuesday night. WEM finished 3rd in the Section...
The WEM baseball team is one of four teams remaining in the Section 2AA baseball tourney after winning two games last week. The Bucs shut out Blue Earth Area 3-0 Friday, June 1 and defeated Blue Earth Area, 7-3, Saturday, June 2. These two wins came against teams who defeated WEM earlier in the...
New Prague High School has hired a new boys hockey coach, one who might benefit from some insight from the former coach.  Cory Lonke, younger brother of former coach Chris Lonke, has been offered, and accepted, the position pending school board approval.  Cory Lonke played high school hockey in...
The WEM basbeall team will host Blue Earth Area Friday at 5 p.m June 1. at William J. Grose Field in the Section 2AA loser's bracket quarterfinals. Blue Earth Area was defeated by St. Peter on Thursday. The loser of the game between the Bucs is eliminated. The winner will face Tri City United at 1:...

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