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New Prague's Dani Friedges gets the ball past a Minnetonka blocker during the Section 2AAA semifinal match Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Minnetonka.

The No. 3 seed New Prague Trojans travelled to Minnetonka Tuesday, Oct. 29, to face the No. 2 seed Skippers in the Section 2AAA volleyball semifinals. After a rough first set, the Trojans played two tight games against the Skippers, but lost in three sets, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21. The Trojans end their...
The WEM football team ended its season Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 46-44 loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. The Bucs scored a season-high in the loss and had two 100-yard rushers. Senior Jayden taylor rushed for 184 yards and two scores and senior Brant Melchert gained 153 yards and scored three times....
The WEM volleyball team swept Martin Count West, 25-8, 25-9, 25-7 in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 24 in Waterville. The win moves the Bucs into the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 when they will play St. Clair at 6 p.m. in St. Peter. The winner will advance to the...

New Prague's Tori Moe gets ready to deliver a serve during the third set of New Prague's win over Waconia Friday, Oct. 25.

The New Prague Trojan volleyball team, seeded No. 3, defeated No. 6 seed Waconia in three sets to advance to the semifinals in the Section 2AAA volleyball tournament Friday, Oct. 25. Scores were 25-20, 25-16, 25-14. New Prague's Tori Moe reached a milestone in the match. The junior setter...

TCU’s Cross Country captains Austin Antony (left) and Hunter Rutt earned a trip to the State Cross Country Meet on November 2 after the Section meet Thursday in Blue Earth. (Messenger file photos)

The Tri-City United Cross Country Team is sending its captains to the State Track Meet after their performances at the Section Meet Thursday, Oct. 24. Austin Antony and Hunter Rutt both qualified for state placing fourth and 13th respectively. Coach Brian Fogal said the two athletes have worked...
The WEM volleyball team will enter Section 2A Post Season Play Thursday, Oct. 24 after finishing the regular season with a 28-2 overall record and a 7-0 record in the Gopher Conference. The Bucs won the conference title for the second straight year with a sweep of Faribault BA Tuesday, Oct. 15. WEM...
The WEM/JWP Grizzly girls' cross country team won their second straight Gopher Conference Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Hayfield. The Grizzlies scored a perfect 15 points, with the top five finishers in the race all from WEM/JWP. Freshman Addison Peed was a repeat Conference Runner of the Year, winning the...
The WEM football team improved to 6-3 overall after a 34-8 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Section 2A Quarterfinals in Waterville. Nolan Wetzel, Jaden Taylor, and Brant Melchert each scored rushing touchdowns. Matthew Van Houdt scored a touchdown on an interception return...

The Trojan girls soccer team poses with their second place Section 1AA trophy. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)

"If a team is going to beat you, you need to make them beat you at your best." That is a message Matt Anderson has told his New Prague High School girls soccer team many times during the season, and on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Section 1AA championship game, that’s just what happened as the...

New Prague’s Hannah Leverson competed in the JV race at the Wright County Conference championships. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)

The New Prague Trojan girls cross country team traveled to Baker National Golf Course in Medina for the Wright County Conference East Championships Tuesday, Oct. 15. The girls set a goal at the beginning of the season to place second at the conference meet. Looking at the "virtual meet" data, the...

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