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Alayna Atherton

Four WEM girls basketball players were honored by Gopher Conference coaches following the end of the 2021-22 season. Sophomore Alayna Atherton was named to the All-Gopher Conference Second Team. Sophomore Claire Bohlen was named to the All-Gopher Conference Third Team. Junior Addy Taylor was named...

Cole Franek

Thirteen Titans from Tri-City United Titans have earned recognition by the Minnesota River Conference for their performance during the winter sports season. Boys Basketball Jonathan Hurd is a senior at TCU High School. Hurd played the position of wing/post during the season. According to his coach...

The 2022 State Champion Adapted CI Division Floor Hockey team from New Prague/Tri City United/Le Sueur-Henderson/Belle Plaine/Jordan, front row, left to right: Shane Friedrich, Carter Tupy, Ryan Swenson, Dylan Raaen, Ray Parker, and Evan Minar. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Jeremy Kalal, student manager Seth Dorner, Aaron Adamson, Landon Malecha, Trystan Seger, Elliot Soukup, student manager Garret Gagner, Head Coach Shellie Kriha, and Assistant Coach Steve Kriha. (Submitted photo)

It was a near perfect performance for the New Prague/TCU/ LSJ/Belle Plaine/Jordan CI Division Adapted Floor Hockey team at the 2022 State Tournament held at Bloomington Jefferson High School March 18 and March 19. The Trojans won their second State title. The first was in 2014. They defeated three...
The New Prague boys hockey team knew they would have to face some of the top teams in the state in their Class A State Tournament appearance last week. Even knowing the strength of their competition, the Trojans battled and represented New Prague with the utmost integrity. The Trojans were unseeded...

Members of New Prague’s first-ever all girls wrestling team are (left to right, front row) Julia Kallal,
Lennox Theis, Harlen Theis, Kerston Herman, Pippi Erath, Morgan Tackett, Ethan Tackett (not a team member), Vika Koren; (back row) Livie Kallal, Aeralyn Palmer, Vivian Harms, Avery Cloutier, Kayla Michel, Azalea Kallal, Ivy Labelle, Autumn Verhoeven, and Elowyn Tackett. Ethan Tackett is the brother of Elowyn Tackett and was participating in the Monday, Feb. 28, practice. (Patrick Fisher photo)

They may be young, but New Prague’s first all girls wrestling team shows a lot of promise. With around 23 members from kindergarten to sixth grade these young grapplers had a fantastic first season. “We have ten girls who will compete in the girls state tournament this year,” said Simon Kallal,...

The New Prague adapted floor hockey team includes (left to right, front row) Carter Tupy, Nick Koenig, Hailey Kirchner, Bobby Starr; (middle row) Landon Malecha, Elliot Soukop, Luke Ryburn, Shane Friedrich, Ryan Swanson; (back row) Aaron Adamson, Dylan Raaen, Josh Anderson, Ray Parker, Evan Minar and Trystan Seger. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The Trojans will be heading to the Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament this weekend which will be held at Bloomington Jefferson High School on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19. The local team is made up of students from New Prague, Tri-City United, Belle Plaine and Jordan high schools. The...

Titans Jonathan Hurd (left) and Luke Holicky (right) battle for a rebound against Belle Plaine’s Jack Kruger. (Wade Young photo)

The Titan Boy Basketball Team was knocked out of the first bracket of the Section 2AA playoff brackets by the Belle Plaine Tigers on Tuesday, March 8. Tri-City United 45 Belle Plaine 83 The Tigers wasted no time putting points on the board, thanks to E. Gerres, Jack Kruger and Ryan Retser who...
Three WEM students have received All-Gopher Conference honors for their efforts during the 2022 speech season. Madeline Balfe, Alex Heuss, and Maddie Heuss were each honored last week with conference speech awards. Balfe won two awards, earning All-Conference honors in the Creative Expression...
After a very successful high school career, WEM graduate Brielle Bartelt has continued her outstanding play at the next level. Bartelt, a freshman at Iowa Lakes Community College, was named to the Division II All-Region Third Team, which includes 14 teams. Sophomores Jaeda Whitner (1st Team),...

Adam Henze sets up a play in Waterville on Friday, March 4. (Wade Young photo)

The TCU Boys’ Basketball Team closed out its regular season on Friday in a game with Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (WEM) Buccaneers. The loss to the Buccaneers capped a busy week for the Titans. They played Norwood Young America on Monday, Mayer Lutheran on Tuesday, Le Sueur-Henderson on Thursday,...

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