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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times With just 7.8 seconds left on the clock and the Raiders holding a touchdown lead but facing a fourth down at the 38-yard line they put the ball in Isaac Hormann’s hands, entrusting him to preserve the victory. In racing backwards, conveniently towards the scoreboard and the clock, and into [...]

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In advance of hosting their annual Lions Invitational, the Central girls’ and boys’ cross country squads competed at a multiple team Gerry Smith Invitational at Montgomery last Thursday, Sept. 4. The boys took ninth out of 25 teams with 261 team points and the girls took 10th out of 21 teams with 321 team points. [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Norwood Young America resident and Waconia banker John “JP” Fahey made history on Aug. 16, winning the first full distance triathlon in Minnesota. The 140.6-miler, hosted by HITS Triathlon Series in Waconia, included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Fahey completed the event in 11 hours, 19 minutes [...]

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The Waconia volleyball team split a pair of games against tough opponents this past week, beating Mayer Lutheran on Aug. 26 and losing to Eden Prairie on Aug. 28. The Wildcats opened the week with a road win against the Crusaders, winning in straight sets. Senior Anna Schmitt recorded a team-high 35 assists and 10 [...]

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The Waconia swimming and diving team opened its season at home on Aug. 28, losing to the Dassel-Cokato Chargers 122-63. Though they lost, the Wildcats had a strong showing. “Though the score doesn’t show it, we had a fantastic meet,” said coach Amy Howard. “Because when you compare the final times to where they ended [...]

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The Waconia High School girls soccer team faced two conference opponents last week and came away with two victories, defeating Mound Westonka 4-1 and Delano 4-0. “We got to see how we compete in our conference,” said coach Mike Bruggeman. “We had a good week, good results and we are improving.” Waconia 4, Mound Westonka [...]

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