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2013 Sports Year in Photos
Published January 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Waconia native named to All-NCCAA team
Published December 31, 2013 at 11:30 am
A pair of University of Northwestern (St. Paul, Minn.) student-athletes were recently honored as part of the National Christian College Athletic Association’s (NCCAA) All-NCCAA football awards. Representing the Eagles were running back Josh Sinnen (Waconia, Minn.) and Austin Stubbs (Pleasant...
LHS football to lose one-third of varsity roster
Published December 31, 2013 at 10:51 am
The 2013 season brought a lot of change for the Mayer Lutheran football team. Coming off a state tournament run in 2012, the Crusaders returned a talented senior class and made the move from Class AA to Class A, which included teams never before seen by LHS. “The 2013 football season started with...
Seven Royals earn MRC all-conference football honors
Published December 18, 2013 at 11:41 am
The Watertown-Mayer High School football team recently had seven players from its Minnesota River Conference championship team earn all-conference honors. Five of them -— Jesse Bushman, Logan Cooper, Hunter Hulley, Brett Johnson and Luke Sandquist — earned first-team all-conference honors. The...
WHS football reflects on 2013
Published November 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm
While the season record may not show the growth of the Waconia football team this season, the behind the scenes work done by the Wildcats surely has. Despite a 1-8 record under Sam Baker’s first season as head coach, the Wildcats “really layed a solid foundation for the future,” according to...
The voice of the Crusaders
Published November 11, 2013 at 11:29 am
From left, Tom Hoernemann, Mark Bartels, Dan Kimball, and Tom Marcsisak keep things running smoothly for the Crusader football team up in the press box. The concession stand’s open, for your enjoyment tonight, with lots of taste treats, for you palate’s delight. There’s hot dogs...
Royals season ends with loss to GSL
Published November 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Entering last Friday night’s Section 2AAA football final, host Glencoe-Silver Lake was the state’s No. 2 ranked team, and Watertown-Mayer was No. 3. It didn’t take long, though, for Glencoe-Silver Lake to show that there was a big difference between No. 2 and No. 3. The Panthers rolled to a...
Waconia football falls to Chanhassen 28-14
Published October 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm
The No. 6 seeded Waconia football team finished the 2013 campaign 1-8 after a loss to No. 3 Chanhassen in the first round of the Section 2AAAAA tournament. Traveling to Chanhassen on Oct. 22, the Wildcats trailed 21-0 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Waconia offense began to click as the...
No. 5 Bulldogs surprise No. 4 Crusaders in football
Published October 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm
In a close upset on Oct. 22, the Mayer Lutheran football team’s hopes of a return trip to the state tournament were dashed. Moving down to Class A this season, the No. 4 Crusaders were upset in a tight 30-29 game by the No. 5 Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs last week. “This was a game...
After beating Rockford, Royals to face GSL for section title
Published October 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm
It took Watertown-Mayer a bit longer to put Rockford away than many people might have expected Saturday afternoon after a disastrous start for the Rockets, but the second-seeded Royals eventually pulled away from the sixth-seeded Rockets in the fourth quarter of a 35-14 win. Watertown-Mayer’s...