Sports

After winning four in a row, the Waconia football team dropped a close game at Orono on Friday, Oct. 3, losing 28-14 to the Spartans. The game was evenly matched, but the Wildcats just couldn’t put the points on the board. “That’s a game we feel we should have won,” said coach Sam Baker. “Orono [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran volleyball team had a tough week, facing Hutchinson on Sept. 29 and No. 7 ranked Belle Plaine on Oct. 2. The Crusaders lost both games but remain at .500 on the year. LHS vs. Hutchinson On Monday, Mayer Lutheran hosted Hutchinson and lost in straight sets. Hutchinson won set one 26-24, set [...]

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The Waconia boys soccer team ended the season with a trio of tough games, beating Delano on Sept. 30, then losing to Orono on Oct. 2 and Chanhassen on Oct. 4. Although the Wildcats’ 5-11 record isn’t what they had hoped for, the challenges they have faced this season may have prepared them to make [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran football team fell victim to a potent running attack as it traveled to Watertown-Mayer on Friday, Oct. 3, losing to the Royals 42-6. The Royals came into the game undefeated in the conference and a 4-1 overall record. They faced a reeling Mayer Lutheran team that has had to deal with plenty [...]

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The Waconia swimming and diving team hosted Orono on Thursday, Oct. 2 but came away with a 120-66 loss. Many of the Wildcats finished just behind the top spot, as numerous Waconia swimmers took second place. Senior Taylor Beynon had the lone first-place finish for the Wildcats, taking first place in the 100-yard breaststroke with [...]

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The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team traveled to Litchfield on Thursday, Oct. 2 and 13 Crusader runners ran season best times, some by more than two minutes. “What a day,” said coach Rob Weber. “Cool temps, tough competition and a spongy golf course led to some great times.” The boys team finished 14th [...]

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