Sports

by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Both Central and Mayer Lutheran boys’ and girls’ cross country teams started their season with the annual Central Alumni Run at Baylor Park on Saturday morning in a meet that also included Glencoe-Silver Lake. Central won the girls’ race with 22 team points, while GSL took second (52) and LHS [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Central football is motivated this season to build on last season’s late success and start strong this year. The Raiders started the season 0-7, before winning their last game of the regular season before winning two playoff games and losing to Pine Island in the Section 2AA final, 29-28. Pine [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The departure of eight seniors leaves the Central volleyball team filled with youth this season along with a few key returning starters. Last year, Central (17-12) was swept by Belle Plaine in three games in a Section 2AA playoff game as the Tigers went ahead to win the consolation bracket [...]

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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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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The return of two Minnesota River Conference individual champions highlights the returnees for the boys and girls cross country squads in Alex Wischnack and Judy Larson. Larson, a freshman who took 16th at sections last year, headlines a young group of runners on the girls’ side. Head coach Mark Lagergren [...]

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