Sports

by James Stitt After earning a bye for the first round of the 2014 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament for Class C, the Waconia Lakers are set to square off versus the Howard Lake Orphans in Belle Plaine at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The Orphans battled Montevideo on Friday, Aug. 15, shutting them [...]

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by James Stitt WACONIA PATRIOT   Though normally separated by thousands of miles and a language barrier, two groups of young athletes are being brought together by their love of hockey. A group of Waconia 15-year-old hockey players are hosting their counterparts from Russia for a pair of games in the coming weeks. The Waconia [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The return of two Minnesota River Conference individual champions highlights the returnees for the boys and girls cross country squads in Alex Wischnack and Judy Larson. Larson, a freshman who took 16th at sections last year, headlines a young group of runners on the girls’ side. Head coach Mark Lagergren [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times As the fall sports season draws closer with classes starting soon, Central will be without two of its teachers, one of whom also served as boys’ basketball coach. Central sixth-grade teacher and head boys’ basketball and junior high baseball coach Nat Boyer, along with wife and third-grade teacher Kristie, have [...]

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Over 300 athletes will participate in the inaugural HITS Twin Cities Triathlon – Waconia, MN this weekend. Designed for seasoned triathletes as well as first-timers, the HITS Triathlon Series features five distances over a single weekend offering “A distance for everyone!” More than 40 athletes will attempt Minnesota’s very first full distance triathlon this weekend. [...]

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A spirited championship game between the Waconia Lakers and Green Isle Irish in the 2014 Region 7C baseball tournament held in Brownton on Sunday, Aug. 10 was cut short by inclement weather but the Lakers aren’t complaining — in the end, they finished the tournament undefeated and are the Region 7C champs. According to Jeremy [...]

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