New Prague has joined a growing number of schools offering boys’ volleyball as an emerging activity sport. Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m., the Trojans will make a little bit of history when they host their first match. The Trojans opened formal practices Monday, April 1. Players have been working...

NPHS girls’ assistant basketball coach Jeremy Biermaier was recently named the Section 1AAAA Assistant Coach of the Year.

When he’s had a tough day in the classroom, Jeremy Biermaier always has basketball as an activity more often than not will end the day on a positive note.  It’s easy to enjoy the afternoon on the hardwood when you love you job and the players have bought into everything you’re trying to accomplish...

Using pencil and charcoal, New Prague High School senior Jenna Hlavac drew a drawing of John Wayne, one of her grandfather Don Hlavac’s favorite movie actors. The drawing was a special gift for Don Hlavac’s 80th birthday earlier this month.

Other than an actor whose movies her grandpa cherished, she doesn’t know who John Wayne was. That’s all Jenna Hlavac needed to know before creating a drawing of the famed American icon. Hlavac, a New Prague High School senior and the daughter of Monica and Steve Hlavac, was one of dozens of...
The following New Prague High School student-athletes were named to the all-Metro West Conference teams for their performances during the winter season. Boys’ Basketball All-conference: Evan Weichert; honorable mention: George Songe, Jonny Connelly. Girls’ Basketball All-conference: Katie Boulanger...

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The TCU second grade basketball team. Pictured, from the left, in the front row are Leo Sloboden, Luke Brockway, Wesley Bauer and Ridgely Stasney; in the back row standing are Joe Brockway, Coach Emily Bauer, Cooper Benson, Lincoln Brockway, Parker Brockway, Jayce Petrasek, and Coach Chuck Rynda. Missing from the photo was John Rynda.

An enthusiastic, energetic group of Tri-City United second-grade students recently completed their first season of organized basketball. Practice began in November 2023, focusing on basic fundamentals and understanding the game. As the season progressed, the young boys took part in four third-grade...

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Little fans give senior Titan Reggie Vosejpka a silver lining on the season-ending loss at the March 5 North Subsection Quarterfinals game against Glencoe-Silver Lake in Glencoe, 75-56.

There are some nights when things just don’t go well. Tri City United (TCU) head boys basketball coach John Rumpza said their game Feb. 26 against Blue Earth Area (BEA) was one of those nights. BEA defeated TCU, 71-48 in the regular season finale for the Titans. They finished with a 10-16 overall...

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Tri-City United Weightlifters that placed at state competition. Pictured, from the left, are Anastasia Stasney, Halee Gargett and Annika Meier.

Gargett breaks her own school record Tri-City United weightlifters placed in the one-two-three top ranks in their weight class at the state competition in Cannon Falls this past Saturday — all of them girls. Varsity lifter Halee Gargett is a two-time state champion now, placing first. She lifted a...

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Emily Russo (left) is known as a strong defender and rebounder for the MSU Mavericks. The Mavericks won the central region championship Monday and will advance to an as-yet undetermined opponent in the Division II Elite 8 Monday, March 25, in Missouri.

She’s a two-year starter on an NCAA Division II womens’ basketball team headed to the Elite Eight Monday night in St. Joseph, Mo. New Prague’s Emily Russo is enjoying quite a ride with the Mavericks. Russo is a two-year starter for Minnesota State University, Mankato. She’s known more for her...

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TCU Freshman Tucker Skluzacek struggles against Minnewaska Area Schools’ Miles Wildman and loses his last match at the state wrestling tournament last weekend in St. Paul to take fifth place in the 114AA class individual.

    Tri-City United (TCU) freshman Tucker Skluzacek showed great poise and competitiveness as he competed in his first Class AA State Wrestling Tournament Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.     Skluzacek won four of his six matches, placing fifth overall in the Class AA 114-pound weight class....

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The Tri-City United High School Girls Basketball Team at Minnesota State University - Mankato Taylor after losing the Section 2AA Quarterfinals. Pictured from left to right in the front row are (kneeling) Audrey Vosejpka, Alexis Marcussen, Emma Skluzacek, Sophie Whipps, Isabella Jones, and Valeria Ledsema, and in the back row (standing) Head Coach Don Marcussen, Assistant Coach John Schmiesing, Elaine Fink, Claire Hoefs, Anne Cooper, Grace Hennen, Gabriella Dahlke, Ava Flintrop, Ella Schmiesing, and Assistant Coach Lora Angileno. Missing from the photo was Yasmin Ruiz-Ruiz.

    A furious comeback by Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) and a lack of offense by Tri-City United (TCU) over the final six minutes of the North Sub-Section Championship Monday, March 4 allowed the Panthers to pull out the 64-59 win.     GSL (21-7) trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half and...

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