Sports

The three fall sports at WEM had tremendous seasons. The football team won the Blue Sub-District Championship. The volleyball team won the Gopher Conference and placed second in the Section 2A Tourney. The WEM/JWP girls cross country team won the Gopher Conference and the boys team placed second....
New Prague’s Kaitlyn Blair puts her team on top 2-1 with a shot from just inside the blue line during the Trojans’ game with St. Paul United at Prior Lake Friday, Nov. 23. United tied the game late and it ended in a 2-2 tie. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan girls hockey team went 1-1-1 during a busy week of action last week. The squad began with a 3-2 loss to Chaska/Chanhassen, then tied St. Paul United (No. 4, Class A) 2-2 in the first round of the Prior Lake Tournament. United won a shootout 3-2 to advance to the championship...

Sophomore Payton Hard brings the puck into the offensive zone for New Prague during the Trojans’ 9-2 win over Red Wing Tuesday, Nov. 13. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Senior Kaitlyn Blair had a career game to lead the New Prague Trojans to a 9-2 win over Red Wing in their season opening girls hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 13. Blair, a six-year varsity player, scored three goals and added four assists, accounting for seven points. Two other Trojans, Ellie Skaja and...

Ben Dietz

For the fourth straight year New Prague High School Alum Ben Dietz is being recognized by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) as an “All-American.” The ATA All-American selection requirements are rigorous with individuals earning points and ranking throughout the year when they compete at...
A few changes could be in the works for the Dakota-Rice- Scott League baseball next summer as the Minnesota Baseball Association has changed its criteria for classification of teams. Currently 12 of the 13 teams in the league are classified as Class C teams and one (Elko) is Class B. The...
New Prague’s Ellen Popple will compete at the State Class AASwim and Dive meet at the University of Minnesota November 14 and 16. (Photo courtesy of Robb Luckow)
New Prague High School’s Ellen Popple placed second in diving at the Section 2AA Swim and Dive meet Friday, Nov. 9, at Minnetonka. The second place finish earned her a spot at this week’s State Class AASwim and Dive meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Diving preliminaries were...
New Prague High School senior Mia Kraimer, with parents Michael and Christine, signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, during a ceremony in the high school commons Wednesday, Nov. 14. Before attending the Division I school in...
For the third straight year, Mayer Lutheran has claimed the Section 2A volleyball championship by defeating WEM. The Crusaders, the No. 3 seed in the Section, pulled out a four set win over the Bucs, who finished the season 31-3. Two of those losses were to the Crusaders. Mayer Lutheran advanced to...
The WEM football team, ranked 4th in Class AA, had its season ended Friday, Nov. 2 when No. 10 ranked NRHEG defeated the Bucs, 46-6, at JWP High School. The Panthers avenaged an early season loss of 48-6 to the Bucs as they gained more than 500 yards of total offense. Junior Brant Melchert scored...
New Prague’s Sydney Siegle ran with the pack at the start of the State Class AA Girls Cross Country meet Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)
New Prague senior Sydney Siegle concluded her six-year high school cross country career by competing at the Minnesota Class AA Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. “Sydney has steadily improved her times throughout her six-year career,” said Coach...

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