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In what already looked like a tough stretch of the season, the Waconia boys soccer team is fighting through a rash of injuries. “In my 10 years of coaching I have never seen so many injuries,” said coach Tyrel Seim. “We have gone through 25 varsity players just to put the roster together so far [...]

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Although the Mayer Lutheran football team got a big day from the combo of junior quarterback Jack Chmielewski and senior tight end Taylor Otterstatter, the Crusaders were unable to overcome big plays from the Jordan Hubmen, falling 39-24 at home on Sept. 26. “We played a good first quarter but let them get a couple [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran volleyball team spent last week on the road, losing to Maple Lake on Sept. 23 and defeating Watertown-Mayer on Sept. 25. The Crusaders started the week with a loss to Maple Lake in a closely-contested 3-2 match. “Overall awesome match,” said coach Joelle Grimsley. “The Crusaders, again, came out on fire and [...]

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The Waconia volleyball team battled through injuries and illness this past week, splitting a pair of home games. The Wildcats lost to Bethlehem Academy on Sept. 23 before beating New Prague on Sept. 25. The Wildcats opened with a 25-18 win in the opening set against Bethlehem Academy, but dropped the next three sets 27-25, [...]

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The Waconia cross country team had a busy week, with meets at Dassel-Cokato on Sept. 23 and at Buffalo on Sept. 25. At Dassel-Cokato, the girls squad took third place out of nine teams while the boys were ninth out of 10 teams. Leading the way for the girls was eighth grader Grace Zieske, who [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran boys soccer team got a big first win on Tuesday, Sept. 23, defeating rival Rockford 3-2 with a penalty kick late in the game. With the score tied at 2-2 and the clock running out, the Rockford goalkeeper took out a Crusader forward, giving Mayer Lutheran a penalty kick. Senior Dain Aarrestad [...]

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