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Junior Yasmin Ruiz (left) makes her final leg of the home conference tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Ruiz was the top finisher for the Titan girls, placed fifth out of 39 with a time of 20:33.59 in the 5,000 meter and was named all-conference.

Four Tri-City United girls cross country runners placed in the top 20 at the Minnesota River Conference Meet held Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Montgomery Golf Club. Led by junior Yasmin Ruiz, the Titans placed third among the six teams in the conference race, with 80 points. Ruiz finished 5th overall in...

Tri-City United's Rafael Balcazar goes up against Albert Lea's Josiah Thoreson in the Thursday, Oct. 12 rainy, windy and cold Section 2A Quarterfinals. Balcazar scored three goals and had one assist to win to help with the game against Albert Lea, 6-0. Titans play tonight for the Section 2A Championship in Austin. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

It was a week of firsts for the Tri-City United boys soccer team. The Section 2A 3rd-seeded Titans earned their first-ever playoff victory with a 6-0 drubbing of 6th-seeded Albert Lea in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs Thursday, Oct. 12. They then avenged a loss and a tie to 2nd-seeded...

Tianna Pope returns a shot over the net during a recent Buccaneer win. WEM won their 20th match of the season Monday against Triton. (Jay Schneider photo)

Two wins in the Gopher Conference moved the WEM volleyball team into third place in the Gopher Conference. The Bucs dropped a fiveset thriller to Faribault BA Tuesday, Oct. 10 but rebounded with a four-set win over Blooming Prairie Friday, Oct. 13 and a 25-11, 25-21, 25-14 win over Triton Monday,...

New Prague running back Hunter LeCuyer (20) broke through the defensive line and looked for a route to the end zone late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against St. Cloud Tech at Trojan Stadium.

Scoring early and often, the New Prague High School football team steamrolled St. Cloud Tech, 35-7, in the Trojans' regular-season finale Wednesday evening, Oct. 18. At 6-2, the win sends New Prague into the section playoffs on a roll with a two-game winning streak after the Oct. 6 loss to...

Members of the NPHS boys' soccer team were all smiles after receiving their section championship trophy Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Trojans topped Lakeville North, 2-1, to win a state tournament berth.

UPDATED: Trojans will face Woodbury in state quarterfinal match Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Farmington High School. After scoring two goals in the first half, the New Prague High School boys' soccer team withstood serious pressure from Lakeville North to win the Section 1AAA soccer championship...

The Trojans celebrated their first place win and trophy Monday, Oct. 9, at practice following the Simley Invitational. (Submitted photo)

Swimmers are by design aiming to be logging their best times at the end of the season. New Prague’s swimmers pulled off a pair of big wins in the past week, topping Waconia in a dual meet and winning an invitational at Simley. After yesterday’s dual meet at Chanhassen, Oct. 11, the Trojans will be...

Trojans’ quarterback Will Seymour (10) fired a completed pass to Michael Beckius (11) in the second half of New Prague’s loss to Northfield Friday night at Trojans Stadium. Beckius finished the game with three catches for 39 yards. (John Mueller photo)

From the outside looking in, a rematch against Northfield down the road might be just what the New Prague High School football team would order up if it could. Sadly, for the Trojans, such a possibility is not on the menu for now. They’ll have to live with the 22-19 loss and learn from mistakes...
New Prague High School’s cross-country runners are continuing to hone their skills in preparation for the big meets late in the season. After hosting its lone home meet of the season Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, the Trojans will be at Owatonna Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m., and...
A number of Tri-City United swimmers and divers had top finishes during a pair of events held last week. The Titans competed in a dual meet with New Prague Tuesday, Sept. 19 and the Trojans defeated TCU, 99-69. TCU won six events against New Prague, four individual titles and two relays. The Titans...

Titan sixth-grader Max Rotter #33 (right) carries the ball for TCU, while other players AJ Ulrich #11 and Benson Janovsky #5, pave the way during their game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 17 against Byron, MN. (Marisa Rotter photo)

Three teams from the Tri-City United youth football got a special invitation from the coaches in Byron, Minnesota, just west of Rochester — an invitation to play at U.S. Bank Stadium. Byron teams were participating in an experience from Pride Sports Leagues (PSL). PSL is a Minnesota-based company...

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