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The Minnesota River Bulldogs Hockey Team is heading to the State Tournament for the first time after their 5-3 win over Rochester Lourdes in Rochester on Thursday night. The Big Dance begins on March 6 at the Xcel Energy Center and ends on March 9. The co-operative team, which includes Le Sueur-...
The WEM girls basketball team overcame a nine point second half deficit and defeated Fairmont 40-37 Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals played at Waterville. Sophomore Toryn Richards hit four straight free throws the final 14 seconds of the game to give the Bucs their first lead...

Aiden Dorzinski brings the puck out of the defensive zone during New Prague’s loss to Minnetonka Thursday, Feb. 21. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team knew going in that it would be a tall task in their Section 2AA quarterfinal game. The opponent was Minnetonka, a team that spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the state, and was still ranked No. 2 going into the post season. The Skippers were the No. 1...
The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team closed out the regular season with a win over Delano Friday, Feb. 22. The win, and a Waconia win over Holy Family the previous evening, gave the Trojans a share of the Wright County Conference East title with those two teams, as all three had 7-3...

Blake Perry brings the puck out of the defensive zone for New Prague during their 10-2 win over Winona. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague adapted floor hockey team won two games last week, defeating Winona and St. Paul Humboldt. The team was scheduled to host Stillwater Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Burnsville/Farmington/ Lakeville Wednesday, Feb. 27. New Prague plays at Minneapolis Edison Thursday, Feb. 28, and will play...

Minnesota River goalie Andrew Regner saves a shot by Albert Lea. Regner allowed two goals in the first period and saved another 24 shots on goal during the game.
2120-Lane Schwarz leaps for joy as he watches the Bulldogs score in the second period. Schwarz, a senior forward for Minnesota River had an assist in the 6-2 victory over the Albert Lea Tigers. (Andrea Nelson Photo)

After being postponed twice, the Minnesota River Bulldogs were finally able to play hockey Tuesday night. The boys hockey team took on the Albert Lea Tigers in sectional playoff action in Rochester. Both teams started strong with the drive to score first and keep the momentum in their favor. Third...
New Prague High School wrestler Nick Novak was the lone Trojan to qualify for the State Class AAA wrestling tournament March 1 and 2 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Novak lost in the championship match at 120 pounds, 4-2 to Ben Lunn of Shakopee, then defeated Theron Wendt of Lakeville South...
The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team received the No. 5 seed in the Section 1AAAA tournament, which begins play Wednesday, Feb. 27. New Prague (13-12) will travel to No. 4 seed Lakeville South (9-17) for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday. The Cougars defeated the Trojans 58-44 on December 20....

Lead scorer for the Bulldogs, Hunter Wilmes, digs the puck out of the boards. Wilmes assisted Charlie Weick to give Minnesota River a 2-0 lead in the first period. Later, Wilmes scored twice in the third period, first on a short-handed goal and second on a power play. He was assisted by Danny McCabe on the first goad and Tyson Sowder on both. The two successful shots gave the Bulldogs a 6-1 lead. (Andrea Nelson Photo)

Strong defensive plays and stick handling helped advance the Minnesota River Bulldogs in the Class A boys hockey sectional playoffs. The #2 seeded Bulldogs, faced #7 seeded Austin Packers Thursday night in Le Sueur. Coming off a bye in the first round, the Bulldogs held the Packers to two goals and...
Post-season action for the WEM boys and girls basketball teams will start soon for both teams. The girls are the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section with a 19-5 record. They will host No. 7 seed Fairmont (8-15 overall) Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The No. 1 seed is undefeated Medford, who...

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