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The TCU softball team is advancing in the  Section 2AA playoffs, thanks to a double elimination round. In the first bracket, the Titans (#10 seed) beat Maple River (#7 seed) 1-0 on May 22. They faced Jordan (#2 seed) on May 24 and lost 1-5, but thanks to a double elimination, the Titans will play...

Jack Skluzacek connects for a double in the bottom of the fifth inning in the Section 2AA playoff game. (Wade Young Photo)

Titan Coach Bruce Davis said the Titans’ 9-1 win over the Sibley East Wolverines on Thursday in Montgomery was a great way to start the Section 2AA playoffs.   “It was an excellent all around baseball game for TCU. The kids came focused and ready to play,” he said.   The Titans move on to play...
  The 14-5 New Prague Trojan baseball team received the No. 3 seed for the Section 1AAAA baseball tournament, and will host No. 6 seed Farmington (6-12) at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Memorial Park Stadium.  Owatonna (16-3) earned the top seed, with Lakeville North (12-7) second. The tournament is...
New Prague’s Seth Dorner delivers a pitch during New Prague’s loss to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville Wednesday, May 16. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan Adapted Softball team lost its regular season finale to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 11-10 on Wednesday, May 16. The Trojans led 10-6 going into the final inning, but gave up five runs in the top of the seventh. They were unable to get back on the board in the seventh. "We...
The New Prague Trojan boys track and field team placed third at the Wright County Conference East Championships Tuesday, May 15. The event was held at Trojan Stadium in New Prague. "We were very proud of the positive energy and competitive spirit that our athletes brought to the meet today, and...
New Prague’ Izzy Blanchard placed fourth in the pole vault at the Wright County Conference East meet Tuesday, May 15. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan girls track and field team places second of six teams at the Wright County Conference East Championships, held at Trojan Stadium Tuesday, May 15. New Prague had two first place finishes, with winners earning all-conference honors. Catie Skaja placed first in the 400 meters in...
Dick Jonckowski, left, makes a presentation honoring longtime Lonsdale baseball player Jim Kubes. Pictured are, from left, Kubes family members, Brett and Jackie Swartwoudlt, Judy and Jim Kubes, Jim Jr. and Lori Kubes and Steve and Sheila Kubes. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The Lonsdale Aces Baseball team honored legendary former player and manager Jim Kubes by retiring his No. 8 jersey Friday, May 18, prior to the team’s game against New Market. Kubes graduated from New Prague High School in 1961 and was one of the star players on New Prague’s American Legion State...
Lonsdale’s Isaac Pint slides safely into home under the tag of New Market catcher Jay Chlan. Lonsdale led early, but New Market came back to win the game 9-4. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The St. Patrick Irish stand alone atop the Dakota-Rice- Scott baseball standings with a 5-0 record. The Irish defeated Webster twice in the past week to keep their record perfect. New Market and Shakopee are one-half game back in the standings at 5-1. The season heats up this weekend, with six...
The WEM girls track and field team claimed four first place finishes at the 2018 Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Junior MaeLea Harmon won the 100-meter dash (12.26) and the long jump (17-feet, 5 3/4-inches). Freshman Toryn Richards won the pole vault (9-feet, 6-inches). The 4 x 100-meter...
WEM senior Taylor Glende and sophomore Jaden Taylor each claimed individual titles at the Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Glende won the long jump title with a distance of 20-feet, 1 1/2 inches. Taylor won the pole vault title by clearing 12-feet. Two days later Taylor set a new Buccaneer...

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