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Thomas Eckstein scored a game-high 14 points for the New Prague basketball team in a 55-43 loss to Orono Friday, Feb. 14. The Trojans were without their leading scorer, Parker Johnson, who sat out the game with a back injury. He is averaging more than 20 points per game this season and is within...

New Prague senior Nick Novak won three matches during the Section 2AAA Team Tournament Feb 14 at Shakopee. He is shown above during a 3-0 win over Seth Bakken of Shakopee. (Jay Schneider photo)

For the majority of the season, New Prague and Shakopee were considered two of the top teams in Class AAA wrestling. Shakopee is the defending Class AAA State Champions and the Trojans were rated 4th all season. It was inevitable the two teams would battle for the Section 2AAA championship Friday,...

New Prague senior Amanda Giesen was honored last week with a ball signifying her scoring her 1,000th career point. Activities Director Brad Skogerboe presented Giesen with the ball. Other girls that have scored 1,000 points in New Prauge include: Randi Wirt, Whitney Trecker-Skluzacek, Maggie Weiers, Hannah Strop-Simon, Anna Rynda, Maizie Deihl, Taylor Hustad, Emily Russo and Amanda Giesen. (Submitted photo)

New Prague senior Emily Russo was named one of 40 Minnesota seniors as a finalist for the honor of Miss Basketball. Russo, who has scored close to 1,600 points and has more than 800 rebounds, joins a number of local players as a finalist. Gus Boyer of Waseca, Sarah Conlon of St. Peter, Annie...
The No. 3 seeded Tri-City United boys wrestling team (18-5) earned their first victory Thursday on what they hope is the road to the state tournament. Their Coach, Shaun Timmerman has high hopes, and the athletes have a strong work ethic to make it. "We have a great shot. We just need to focus...
The Gopher Conference girls basketball title will go down to the final game this season. WEM, Medford, and Blooming Prairie will be fighting for the title. Medford defeated the Bucs 57-43 Friday, Feb. 7 to force a three-way tie for the top spot in the conference with a 10-2 record. WEM played...

Erica Jackson, senior guard for Tri-City United fights for possession of a loose ball. The Titans lost the game against the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers 56-48. (Andrea Nelson photo)

The first time the Titans faced off against the Le Suer- Henderson Giants on December 20, the TCU team beat LSH by 15 points. On February 7, the margin was only six points, with TCU besting LSH 69-63. Titan Coach Eric Specht is proud how his girls finished the basketball game. “I thought we...

New Prague senior forward Nate Picka heads towards the Mound Westonka end of the rink during a 4-2 Trojan win Friday, Feb. 7. (Jay Schneider photo)

The New Prague boys hockey team scored three goals in a span of 70 seconds in a 4-2 win over Mound Westonka Friday, Feb. 7. After the two teams battled to a scoreless first period, the Trojans scored goals at the 4:43, 5:03, and 5:53 mark of the second period. Jake Lee scored his team-leading 15th...
It took one of the top teams in the state to end the double digit winning streak of the New Prague girls basketball team. St. Michael-Albertville, ranked 7th in Class AAAA, defeated the Trojans, rated 18th in Class AAAA, 66-63 Saturday, Feb. 8. The loss snapped a 10 game Trojan winning streak. The...

New Prague senior guard Mitch Callahan (1) played solid defense against Hutchinson guard Billy Marquardt during a 54-50 loss Friday, Feb. 7. (Jay Schneider photo)

A huge second half comeback came up just short Friday, Feb. 7 for the New Prague basketball team. The Trojans trailed 30-19 at halftime and fell behind by as many as 18 points before pulling to within three against Hutchinson. The Tigers held on, defeating the Trojans, 54-50 in a Wright County East...

Jaydn Klein placed second on the bars during the New Prague gymnastics meet with Annadale Thursday, Jan. 23. The Trojans defeated the Cardinals and scored a season-high for points in the event. (Jay Schneider photo)

The New Prague gymnastics team put together their top team performance of the year Thursday, Jan. 23. The Trojans scored 141.625 to defeat Annadale (136.875). This was the third time the team has eclipsed the 140 point mark but the first over 141. Not only did they record their season high team...

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