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New Prague’s gymnastic team hosted the 11th annual Matt Shetka Invitational Saturday, Jan. 6, with nine teams competing. “The Matt Shetka invite was a great meet. New Prague had two teams of nine competing at the meet,” said head coach Darrell Christenson. “Our team one took third place overall ...

Tri-City United sophomore Ella Schmiesing takes a shot during 62-52 win over WEM Thursday, Dec. 28 in Waterville. Schmiesing scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Tri-City United (TCU) girls basketball team trailed for the first 26 minutes of their Thursday, Dec. 28 game with WEM. But once they took the lead they never relinquished it, pulling out a 62-52 nonconference win over the Buccaneers. WEM scored the first bucket of the game, a three-pointer by...

Tri-City United junior Teddy Schatz lays a ball in the basket for two of his 12 points in a four-point nonconference win over WEM Thursday, Dec. 28 in Waterville. Schatz led the team with three, three-pointers. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Tri-City United (TCU) boys basketball team outscored WEM 34- 16 over the final nine minutes of their game Thursday, Dec. 28 to pull out a 72-68 nonconference win in Waterville. After leading 27-25 at halftime, the Bucs increased their lead to 52-38 on a rebound basket by senior Caleb Caron with...

WEM senior Charles Slayton puts up a shot over the outstretched arms of Tri-City United center Reggie Vosejpka. Slayton grabbed four rebounds and helped hold Vosejpka, who averages 24 points per game, to only 11 points. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Tri-City United (TCU) boys basketball team outscored WEM 34-16 over the final nine minutes of their game Thursday, Dec. 28 to pull out a 72-68 nonconference win in Waterville. After leading 27-25 at halftime, the Bucs increased their lead to 52-38 on a rebound basket by senior Caleb Caron with...

Dozens of New Prague High School alums took part in the 64th annual Sno-Bowl football game Saturday at Memorial Park. The game ended in a scoreless draw for the fifth time. The contest featured gridiron greats from the early-1970s to 2019 and beyond playing for the Polars and the Ptarmigans. The series stands with the Polars leading 32-19 with 13 ties. (John Mueller photo)

The two end zones were uncharted territory when the Ptarmigans and Polars resumed their annual rivalry in the 64th annual SnoBowl tackle football game Saturday, Dec. 30, at Memorial Park. Billed as the longest-running alumni snow football game – anywhere – Saturday’s contest was played on a...

The NPHS girls’ ice hockey team will be honoring its 10 seniors Saturday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m., when the Trojans welcome Mankato West-Loyola-St. Clair to the NP Community Center. The seniors include (back row, from left) Morgan Herbeck, Emma Wilkins, Maezie Lock, Avaya Schneider, Taylor Peterson, (front row, from left) Ellie Schmidt, Makayla Prochaska, Ella Hansen, Sophie Baker and Kaelyn Borwege. (Submitted photo)

Although the little steps toward getting better aren’t yet showing up in the win-loss column, the New Prague girls’ ice hockey team is taking small steps the Trojans hope will show up as they head into the conference season. With about a month left in its season, New Prague is hoping for a...
You can guarantee yourself a win if you never let your opponent lead. The WEM girls played two games last week and led from tip off to the final second, defeating Waseca 53-43 Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Faribault BA, 64-35 Friday, Dec. 15. In the win over the Bluejays, the Bucs jumped out to a 13-5 lead...

Mayer Lutheran’s Nicolas Maass is denied a basket by a high swath from Titan junior Luke Holicky during the end of the second period at the Tuesday, Dec. 12, game. TCU kept the Crusaders at bay, winning 81-61. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The first win of the season for the Tri-City United (TCU) boys basketball team was recorded Tuesday, Dec. 12 - an 81-61 win over Mayer Lutheran. Reggie Vosejpka and Luke Holicky combined for 55 points in the victory. Vosejpka scored 31 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and added two assists and two...

New Prague’s Evan Weichert shoots from the corner to try and get a basket during the second half. Weichert’s scoring kept the Tuesday, Dec. 12, game against Centennial tight. (John Mueller photo)

Mental mistakes and struggles in ballhandling were costly for the boys’ basketball team as New Prague lost two home games. The Trojans lost to Centennial, 56- 51, Tuesday, Dec. 12, and to Worthington, 67-49, Friday, Dec. 15. New Prague was on the road this week, first at Byron, Tuesday, Dec. 19....
After a much-needed win, New Prague High School’s girls’ hockey team drop a pair of tough setbacks in the past week. Despite the losses, coach Madison Drazan sees her team continuing to work hard and putting forth the effort. Drazan wants her team to continue to press for the gritty goals, the type...

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