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Webster shortstop Austin Isaacson cut off an attempted pick-off play holding St. Benedict at bay late in the Sox’s first game Sunday. Webster topped St. Benedict, 9-1.

Despite a solid pitching performance from a pair of Irish hurlers, Hampton pulled off a walk-off win over visiting St. Patrick Sunday, July 14, in a Section 1 thriller. With the game deadlocked at 2-each, the Cardinals scored the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth inning. It spoiled St....
St. Patrick built an early lead and then held off Hampton Sunday afternoon, June 30, at Bonin Field. The Irish took a 5-0 lead with two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth frame. Hampton rallied with a three tallies in the sixth inning before St. Patrick upped its lead to 6-2 with a...
The 2024 WEM Clay Target season just wrapped up and it was a huge success! There were 66 members on this year's team of which 50 of them elected to shoot competitively with Clay Target USA which requires additional fees. For WEM, the clay target season consists of both trap and skeet shooting...

Elko shortstop Easton Richter slapped a quick tag on New Market’s Jake Lundquist at second base early in the Express’s 7-3 win over New Market Friday, June 21, at Fredrickson Field. Richter hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning that gave his team the win. (John Mueller photo)

A seventh-inning home run broke a 3-3 tie and allowed Elko to top its crosstown rival, the New Market Muskies, 7-3, Friday evening, June 21, at Fredrickson Field. The Express jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning only to have the Muskies tie the game in the third. Elko retook the lead in the...
The Tri-City United High School Trapshooting state tournament team, after securing second place at the 7A section finals in Alexandria, faired a little less than favorable at Friday’s Minnesota State High School State Trapshooting Tournament in Credit River. Jacob Cihak pulled a total score of 93,...

UH outfielder Jonny Connelly dove for a fly ball late in his team’s win over the Warriors at Veseli. (John Mueller photo)

Union Hill got just enough offense and defense this past week to win a pair of Dakota-Rice Scott League games. Wins over Montgomery Friday, June 7, and Veseli Sunday, June 9, improved the Bulldogs’ record to 6-2 in the DRS, just behind league-leading New Prague. The Bulldogs will host the Orioles...

The NPHS softball team received second-place medals and a trophy for its efforts at the state tournament.

The New Prague High School softball team's magical run through the section and state tournaments concluded today, Friday, June 7, with a second place finish. The Trojans fell to Rogers, 3-0, in the Class AAAA title game at Caswell Park in North Mankato. New Prague mustered only three hits off the...

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Carly Hartwig crosses the line to set a new Class AA 400-meter record and win the state title in 2023, finishing third this year. Her competitor in the lane to the right, Kaela Skistad of Monticello, came in second in 2023 and 2024.

Eighth-grader Carly Hartwig took second place in preliminaries with a time of 57.83, and at finals took third place with a time that beat her own state Class AA record 56.99 in the 400 meter dash. Hartwig was outpaced by this and last year's second place finisher Kaela Skistad of Monticello with a...
Despite the teams offering solid collective performances, New Prague’s girls’ and boys’ golf teams came up just short in their bids to win entry into the state golf competition. The Trojans also had two individuals narrowly miss winning their way into the state field. Competing in a two-day event...

Payton Pumper, 34, rushes downfield at the Trojans’ Tuesday, May 28, home game against Rochester John Marshal/Lourdes. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague’s girls’ lacrosse team went 1-1 at the Class 1A, Section 1 playoffs. The Trojans won their first game Tuesday, May 28, 16-5, hosting Rochester John Marshal/Lourdes. New Prague then lost, 19- 13, to Southwest Christian, Wednesday, May 29. Southwest Christian 19, Trojans 13 The Trojans,...

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