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WEM junior Tianna Pope made three, three-pointers in a win over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Tuesday, Jan. 23 in Janesville. She is shown above driving towards the basket against Hayfield. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM girls basketball team gave the Class A No. 6 rated Hayfield squad all they could handle Thursday, Jan. 25 in Waterville. The Bucs used an eightpoint scoring run to eliminate a nine point deficit midway through the second half against the Vikings. Alayna Atherton scored a pair of baskets and...
New Prague’s swimmers have reason to enjoy growing confidence as the schedule turns the final leg of the regular season. The Trojans earned their first-ever dual meet win over Benilde-St. Margaret’s Thursday, Jan. 25. With two meets left before a 20-day layoff before the section meet Feb. 21-22 in...

New Prague co-captain Avaya Schneider, 34, center, gets a breakaway during the girls hockey’s Tuesday, Jan. 23, home game against Waconia. Close behind Schneider is co-captain Taylor Peterson, 4. The Trojans lost to the Wildcats, 5-0. (Patrick Fisher photo)

With two regular-season games left to play before the section playoffs commence, the New Prague High School girls’ ice hockey team is working to build as much momentum and confidence as possible before the section playoffs open. At 3-18-2 overall, the Trojans expect to play a top-seeded team in the...
After splitting its first two games, the New Prague floor hockey team has enjoyed surge, overwhelming opponents with plenty of offensive and solid defensive play as well. The Trojans have scored 29 goals in three games. The most recent, a 13-goal effort against Owatonna, is a sign the Trojans’...

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Tri-City United senior Luke Holicky drops one in the basket against Le Sueur-Henderson sophomore Nolan Weber (right) at the Friday evening home game, making the score 8-16 in favor of the (Jolly Green) Giants in the first period. Titans put up a good fight but lose the game 65-69.

In a game between two teams fighting for second place in the Minnesota River Conference, Le Sueur-Henderson (LSH) got off to a fast start and held on for a 69-65 win over Tri-City United Friday, Jan. 26. “We came out of the gate really cold from the field as shots were just not falling to our...

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Titan sophomore center Ella Schmiesing takes on the pressure of Saints Journey Swanson (right) and Reese Malmgren during the Thursday, Jan. 18, home game. Schmiesing makes the basket, bringing the score to 28-33 in favor of the Saints with just 1:27 left in the first period. TCU wins over Saint James 73-70.

A busy week for the Tri City United (TCU) girls basketball team ended with the Titans winning three of four games. The Titans defeated Medford, 68-19 Saturday, Jan. 13. They defeated Norwood Young America (NYA), 53-51, Tuesday, Jan. 16. They edged St. James Area 73-70, Thursday, Jan. 18. Mayer...
New Prague High School’s wrestlers split a triangular in Jordan, Friday, Jan. 26. The Trojans beat Glencoe-Silver Lake, 58-9, and then lost to Scott West, 40-14. On Saturday, Jan. 27, New Prague was on the road for a 16-team individual tournament in Orono. The Trojans tied for third in the...

NPHS's girls' basketball coach Eric Specht presented junior Katie Boulanger a ceremonial basketball honoring her for scoring 1,000 points playing for the Trojans before Monday night's game against Chanhassen at NPHS.

Monday was a hard night on the hardwood for the New Prague Trojans. On a night where Katie Boulanger was honored for eclipsing 1,000 points in scoring, Chanhassen topped NP, 77-52. New Prague Trojans will host Bloomington Jefferson Thursday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The NPHS boys fell to the Storm, 63-62,...

Katie Boulanger was fouled on her way to the hoop in the opening half of the Trojans’ clash with Orono Friday, Jan. 19, at NPHS. Boulanger and the Trojans fell to Orono. (John Mueller photo)

Losses are by definition tough. When a team suffers a setback it expected to win, had reason to believe it would win and had victory within its grasp, those setbacks can be an especially bitter pill. New Prague High School’s girls’ basketball team suffered a pair of tough losses this past week,...
New Prague’s floor hockey team built a big lead early and cruised to an easy 17-10 win over Mankato last Tuesday, Jan. 16. After the loss to state champion Lakeville the previous week, the Trojans faced Owatonna Tuesday, Jan. 23, after The New Prague Times went to press. The Trojans will face...

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