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Coach: Maryann Porter 2013 results: “We had a lot of success,” said Porter. The Crusaders won the conference for a third year in a row, won the Timberwolves Invitational and placed fourth in the section, missing out on a state berth by way of a triple tie breaker. 2014 outlook: Mayer Lutheran boasts another strong […]

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Coach: Kelly Wagener and Nick Hackman Assistant coaches: Mike Pettit Adam Ketcher 2013-14 results: For the first time in several years, the Wildcats made it to the final four in sections. “It was big for our program,” said Wagener. Eight Waconia wrestlers placed individually at sections, and senior Jacob Steinbauer finished third at state. Key […]

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The Waconia football team made several breakthroughs this past season, and after several down years, things are looking up for the Wildcats. “The kids have bought in,” said coach Sam Baker. “They believe in what we’re doing. They like what we are doing.” Waconia finished the year with a 4-5 record after losing to Chaska […]

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The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team improved all year, with many runners whittling down their times each race. With a relatively small team, success was not measured in wins and losses, but by the improvement shown. In the season’s  final three races, 14 runners posted their fastest times all year. Several Crusaders showed […]

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The Waconia swimming and diving team’s season ended at the state meet in Minneapolis on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, with several swimmers competing among the state’s best and senior Taylor Beynon taking to the medal stand. “What a fantastic ending to a fantastic season,” said coach Amy Howard. “The girls had a great time […]

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The Holy Family/Waconia girls hockey team opened the season with a 4-2 road loss to Chaska/Chanhassen on Nov. 6, before bouncing back with a pair of home wins, defeating Bloomington Jefferson 4-1 on Nov. 11 and St. Cloud 3-1 on Nov. 13. According to coach Ryan Rice, the Wildfire started flat but found some life […]

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