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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The Central football team is now one win away from the state tournament after two convincing wins at home this past week. The Raiders will face Waterville-Elsian-Morristown on Friday, Oct. 31, in the Section 2AA final for a trip to the state tournament. Top-seeded Central opened the playoffs with a [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Students, parents and staff reacted with surprise at the news that an area school with more than 130 years of history will likely be closing. St. Bernard Catholic School is a parish school located in Cologne that teaches children in preschool, kindergarten and grades one through six. School officials recently [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team traveled to Watertown on Oct. 14, competing in the Watertown Mayer Invitational. The boys finished in eight place, while the girls took seventh. In the girls event, Annandale took first place with 30 points. Annandale was followed by Waconia (39), Norwood Yound America (91), Mound Westonka (128), [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran football team looked like it was on its way to back-to-back wins, riding a potent offense that put up more than 300 yards, but a late surge by LeSueur-Henderson had the Crusaders losing a close game at home, 20-19 on Wednesday, Oct. 15. “This was a very close game,” said coach Dean [...]

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The Waconia volleyball team ended its season with a win at Hutchinson on Oct. 13, defeating the conference foe 3-1. The Wildcats fought their way through a closely-contested match, defeating a unique obstacle in their way. “Very well-played match from both teams,” said coach Jim Lee. “Our team dug very, very well and our front [...]

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The Waconia cross country team traveled to Watertown on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and with four Wildcat runners placing in the top five for the boys and girls, both Waconia varsity teams took second place. Junior Alex Carrabre was again the Wildcats top runner, winning the boys event with a time of 16 minutes, 47.30 seconds. [...]

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