Sports

Waconia native George Wemeier has had a long and decorated football career. A member of the first Waconia High School Hall of Fame, the 1948 graduate has left his mark on football programs across the state ever since. In a few days, Wemeier will be awarded the 2014 John Gagliardi Football Legacy Award at the [...]

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Playing Division I basketball is challenging. Excelling in the college classroom can be even harder. But for Waconia native Shelby Moats, doing both is not only possible, but able to be conquered. In a few short weeks, Moats will graduate with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in corporate strategy, after just three [...]

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A 4-1 win over Delano started the conference season off right for the Waconia softball team last week. “Delano always has a strong team,” WHS head coach Audra Lehrke said, “so this game was a good start to our conference play.” Hosting the Tigers on April 15, senior pitcher Kiela DeVlaeminck kept Delano scoreless through [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran boys’ team captured both the individual and team titles in its first Minnesota River Conference meet last week. Competing at Valley View Golf Course in Belle Plaine on April 15, a par 36 course, the Crusaders won the team competition with 167 strokes over second place Jordan at 176. All Mayer Lutheran [...]

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Boys’ win first meet in years If you weren’t from Waconia, you weren’t winning the Bruce Smith Track & Field Invitational last week, held April 15 in Faribault. Both the girls’ and the boys’ track teams won their respected divisions, a feat that hasn’t been achieved in over a decade, if ever, in Waconia track [...]

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Waconia’s varsity baseball team picked up a conference win in its first Wright County match up of the season, topping Delano 9-1 on the road April 15. The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to a single to left field from senior Sam Schiffman. Schiffman’s hit drove [...]

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