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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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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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Gymnasts at Waconia’s Laketown Gym were excited last week, and rightly so, as legendary choreographer Geza Pozsar was in town to work with Laketown’s competitive athletes. Pozsar, who has trained Olympic greats like Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, the “Magnificent Seven,” and most recently, McKayla Maroney, spent last week at the Laketown Gym, working one-on-one [...]

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After opening the 2014 Region 7C Tournament with quality victories over the Brownton Bruins and Green Isle Irish last weekend, the Waconia Lakers have advanced back to the Class C state tournament for the first time since the team’s consecutive state tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. “We played two really good baseball games over [...]

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