Northfield’s Kamden Kaiser pleads his case after an open-ice collision with New Prague’s Breck Hagen (22) in the third period of the Trojans’ setback against the Raiders Tuesday, Dec. 20. Kaiser was penalized for the collision. The Trojans weren’t able to take advantage of the man. They fell to the Raiders, 3-0. (John Mueller photo)

Trojans heading north for games After tough competition against area teams, the New Prague boys’ ice hockey team is looking for a little consistency as the cure for what ails them. What better place to work on it than northern Minnesota? Having dropped three of their last four games, the Trojans...
New Prague High School’s boys basketball team split two games last week as the Trojans defeated St. Peter, 69-53, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and lost a close, 59- 52, game to Worthington, Saturday, Dec. 17. New Prague will host New Ulm tonight (Dec. 22) with a 7 p.m. game. The Trojans will then be at the...

Trojan Susie Dalsin competes on the vault. She placed second on the vault for New Prague. (John Mueller photo)

A weary New Prague High School gymnasts had to get through its Tuesday, Dec. 13, meet against Waconia. The Trojans tamed the Wildcats, 140.925 to 125.175 for a win. “These girls pushed through the meet being very tired and worn down with this being their third meet in seven days,” said New Prague...

Members of the Titan’s Special Olympics Bowling Team from left to right (front row) Redick Valek, Kathleen Russell, and Julia Drobnik, and (back row) John Carson and Joshua Steenhoven. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

Layne Wilbright, TCU community education coordinator, said that a total of 16 competed from TCU at the Special Olympics Bowling competition, up from 8-9 that typically competed before. The competition took place at AMF Southdale Lanes in Bloomington on Nov. 12. All members competed in the ramp...

Titan player Mason Vosejpka (#50) goes head to head with Le SueurHenderson’s Preston Ernste (#33) and Cayden Luna (#23) to make the score 30-23 in the first period with three minutes left on Dec. 16. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Tri City United boys basketball team opened their season with a split of two Minnesota River Conference games. The Titans dropped their opener Tuesday, Dec. 13 to Norwood-Young America, 69-56. Three days later the Titans edged Le Sueur-Hendeson, 57-53. The Titans played hard, and set a tone for...

WEM sophomore Brady Murphy only needed 34 seconds to pin Colton Tolzmann of Blue Earth Area at 113 pounds Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM/JWP Grizzly wrestling team had a very busy week competing in five dual matches. Despite only winning one of those five matches, the team won four or more individual bouts in four of the five matches. The Grizzlies were edged 40-35 by Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial and lost 51-30 to Blue...

Kaia Krocak (#34), TCU center, goes for the basket to make it 15-32 in the second period of the game against the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants on Dec. 9. Jarrod Schoenecker photo.

The Tri City United girls basketball team picked up their first two wins of the season last week, evening their season record at 2-2. After a 57-29 loss to Norwood-Young America (NYA) Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Titans got their first win Thursday, Dec. 8 with a 62-27 victory over Medford and their second...
TCU freshman Landen Blaschko competes at the home weightlifting meet against Burnsville on Dec. 10. Jarrod Schoenecker photo.

Eighth-grader McKenna Andresen slaps in the only goal for the Bulldogs Tuesday, Dec. 6, during the first two minutes of the game with an unsuccessful stop by Albert Lea Tigers Elizabeth Willett. Jarrod Schoenecker photo.

Minnesota River girls hockey goalie Annika Magelee recorded a shutout Saturday, Dec. 10, leading her Bulldogs to a 7-0 win over Worthington. Magelee stopped all eight shots and five different players scored goals to help the Bulldogs improve to 3-2 in the Big South Conference and 5-4 overall. More...

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Brynn Fitterer (left) and Chloe Maddox, of the TCU junior varsity jazz dance team, during the team’s second place performance. See the Dec. 15 edition of the Messenger for an additional photo from the meet.

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