Sports

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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Coach: Christian Gilbert Assistant coaches: Don Skerik, Jake Hockinson, Audra Lehrke, Megan Genz and Justin Ratzlaff. Student leaders: Alora Rands, Alecia Alto, Taylor Kray and Neil Heldt/ 2013 results: The 2013 Wildcats had a strong year and sent a pair of runners to the state meet. Senior Lexi Willems earned her third and final appearance [...]

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The Waonia High School boys soccer team has started the season 1-2 but it is coming together as a team and the Wildcats are looking forward to what they can accomplish. “We are definitely improving,” said senior Austin Bruggeman. “We were a rag-tag group. Now we are reaching our potential.” Waconia 1, Mound Westonka 0 [...]

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