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The NPHS indoor softball team includes (back row, from left) coach Shellie Kriha, Ryan Swenson, John LaFaurie, Lorelai Hamre, Carter Tupy, Brady Nelson, Bobby Starr, coach Julie Holgate, (front row, from left) manager Seth Dorner, Jeffery Teal, Elliot Soukup Trystan Seger, Raymond Parker, Aaron Adamson, Shane Friedrich, Luke Ryburn and manager Garrett Gagner.

A year after they surprised the field with a strong performance win at the state tournament, the New Prague indoor softball team is heading back to state hoping to put both facets of the game together to enjoy another strong showing. The Trojans open state tournament play Friday, June 2, 8 p.m.,...


They’ll play a beloved oldtime song Bill Vogel loved at the cemetery following his funeral Mass Saturday. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was one of his favorite tunes. In his perfect world, Bill Vogel would have been a professional baseball player. He could hit and played good defense at first base...

Kristian White takes a moment at the grave of his wife, Sara, at St. John’s the Evangelist Church’s cemetery. The two served in the Army and were retired when Sara died in a vehicle crash in 2021. (Patrick Fisher photo)

During the Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, at the New Prague Veterans Memorial, main speaker Col. Joe Sharkey talked about how Minnesotans have volunteered for the armed forces over the decades. At area cemeteries, family members took time to remember and honor those who served. At Lanesburgh...
Janet M. Ceplecha, age 90, of New Prague, died peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at St. Gertrude’s in Shakopee.  Janet was born on September 11, 1932 in Wheatland Township, Rice County, MN to Edward J. and Julia M. (Malecha) Novak.  She grew up in the Veseli area,...
New Prague High School’s Jake Lundquist, 15, crosses home plate after getting a grand slam in the Trojans’ home game Wednesday, May 31. New Prague started the Section 2AAA tournament with a shut out of Worthington, 12-0. The Trojans, No. 1 seed in the tournament, advances to the Saturday, June 3,...
New Prague High School’s baseball team ended the regular season with two wins, as the Trojans defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s (BSM), 4-3, and Mankato West, 8-0. New Prague begins play in the Section 2AAA tournament today (Wednesday) with a 5 p.m. home game at Memorial Park Baseball Stadium. No. 1...
It took awhile for the Orioles’ bats to get going Saturday, May 27, but they were able to score a bunch in the middle part of the game as New Prague defeated the Shakopee Coyotes, 7-1, and extended its record to 5-0, the team’s best start since 2015. New Prague’s Anthony Mader scored in the fourth...
Richard T. Mulcrone, “Dick”, age 89, of Shakopee, MN, entered eternal life on Monday, May 29, 2023, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. Dick was born in St. Paul, MN, on May 23, 1934, the son of Emmett and Gertrude (McCauley) Mulcrone. His father and grandfather were fire chief for...
The New Prague High School softball team is still alive in the Section 2AAA softball playoffs after a tough loss to Mankato West Thursday. Saturday, May 27, the Trojans advanced to play Tuesday, 5 p.m., at Caswell Park in North Mankato. NPHS advanced with a win over St. Peter and later a walk-off...
On a mild, late-spring evening, 300 seniors in New Prague High School's Class of 2023 graduated Friday evening and joined the ranks of the school's alumni. Welcomed by Superintendent Tim Dittberner, families and friends of the graduates-to-be packed the west side of Trojan Stadium to honor the...
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