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Members of New Prague’s varsity jazz group, from left, Charli Hruby, Abby Hankinson, Ella Gjerde, Lauren Spiess, Carly Wiener and Katie Kotek perform at New Prague High School’s invitational Saturday, Jan. 21. Varsity jazz won their portion of the invite. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague High School’s dance team won its own invitational Saturday, Jan. 21, as both the varsity jazz and varsity high kick groups placed first in their events. New Prague will next be at the Mounds View High School competition Saturday, Jan. 28. “It was exciting, well deserved. The girls worked...
When two similarly matched teams put their best swimmers against one another, the results can often be quite close. Thus was the case when New Prague and St. Louis Park met in a dual meet Thursday, Jan. 19, with the Orioles winning 97-86. “They have a couple of big dogs and we have a couple of big...

Ray Parker flipped the puck by the Owatonna goalie early in the Trojans’ season-opening win Jan. 23 in New Prague. Parker was one of seven New Prague players to score goals against the Huskies. (John Mueller photo)

If being a defending state champion isn’t enough, the New Prague floor hockey team is showing early it has the skills to handle competition aiming to knock off the champ. In their first two games, the Trojans have won two games by a cumulative score of 23-2. In both games, New Prague has had seven...

Minnesota River Valley Forward Ben Miller dives on the ice in a desperate attempt to stop a goal by Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato (LDC) Forward Braden Olson on an open net after the Bulldogs pulled the goalie for a short time in the third period to maximize offense. LDC scores three goals in the last half of the third period for a Bulldogs loss of 2-5. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Minnesota River boys hockey team picked up a pair of Big South Conference wins last week, outscoring their two opponents 14-1. The Bulldogs won three of their five games, including a 7-1 win over Worthington Saturday, Jan. 14 and 8-0 over winless Redwood Valley Saturday, Jan. 21. The locals...

Members of TCU’s Robotics team compete in a home tournament on January 14. (Photo courtesy of Luke Fleck)

Two TCU High School Robotics teams and five TCU Middle School Robotics teams competed at the Titans’ home tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14. A total of 45 teams competed in the tournament. In the high school division, TCU’s teams Gear Train and Barbie Bots made it to the eliminations round. Gear...

WEM junior Alayna Atherton scored a game-high 13 points in a Gopher Conference loss Friday, Jan. 20 to Kenyon-Wanamingo. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM girls basketball team took one step forward and one step back in the Gopher Conference standings last week. The Bucs defeated Maple River, 61-52, Tuesday, Jan. 17, avenging an earlier loss to the second place Eagles. With that win WEM moved into a tie with Maple River in the West Division....

Minnesota River Valley Girls 12U Hockey Team in the locker room with custom jerseys and name placards for each player. Pictured from left to right, in the back row, Alli Andresen, Aubrey Heller, Maren Swenson, Mara Von Bank, Kelcie Weydert, Thea Braun, and Reganne Hartmann, in the front row, Payton Fredrickson, Amelia Miller, Sophie Tews, and Kacey Hollerich. (Submitted photo)

The Minnesota River Bulldogs 12U Girls Hockey, ages 12 and under, were surprised in Woodbury on a very snowy January 3. The girls expected to arrive playing a typical game against the Woodbury 12U B1 team. All other TCU and area schools activities were cancelled this day because of an ongoing...

New Prague’s Ella Hansen (7) bears down on Minneapolis’ goalie before scoring the Trojans only goal during the Saturday, Jan. 14, home game. New Prague lost, 4-1. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Despite their best efforts, the New Prague High School girls’ ice hockey team has found offense in short supply. With tough competition on the horizon, scoring more goals will keep the team in a better position. The Trojans have scored 10 goals in their last seven games. In the past week, the three...

Varsity Girls - Thursday Bringing the score to 62-40 in the second period, TCU Forward Kaia Krocak breaks through Buccaneer players Aschlyn Pelant (left) and Emma Woratschka to make a basket. TCU girls lost 67-45. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

It was one win and one loss for the TCU girls basketball team during their home tournament held Dec. 29 and 30 in Montgomery. The Titans were defeated by Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 67-45 on Thursday. They came back to defeat JWP, 54-51 Friday evening. WEM was the only team in the tourney who...

Varisty Boys - Thursday In fight for possession of the ball, Titan Reggie Vosejpka wins against Bucs Gabe Androli (left) and Gavin Brown. Titans went on to win 68-49 in this intense game. (Jarod Schoenecker photo)

The TCU boys basketball team extended their home winning streak to three straight after winning both games in the TCU tournament Dec. 29 and 30. The Titans defeated WEM, 68-49, Thursday and came back the following day to defeat JWP, 55-40. The boys did not come out of the gate swinging, as they had...

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