Waconia Patriot

Waconia coach Dan Benham is stepping down from his post as varsity boys’ hockey coach for WHS and is opening the Wildcats to a new era under whomever will take over next season. After 11 seasons with the program, Benham said there were a variety of reasons to step down now, but the most important [...]

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The Waconia baseball team kicked off its 2014 campaign with two non-conference wins last week, picking up victories against Shakopee and Minnetonka, both fellow Section 2AAA teams. Hosting Shakopee in their home opener on April 11, the Wildcats and the Sabers were evenly matched throughout the game. The Sabers took an early 1-0 lead in [...]

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The Waconia track and field teams kicked off the outdoor season last week with a quadrangular meet at Mankato West on April 8. The Wildcat girls topped host team Mankato West, Waseca, and Glencoe-Silver Lake to start the season with a win, while the Waconia boys finished fourth. With 101 total points, the Wildcat girls [...]

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Mayer Lutheran opened the 2014 softball season with two Minnesota River Conference games last week, losing both. After a few hours of practice in the parking lot, the Crusaders were able to get on a dirt infield for the first time on Tuesday, April 8. Unfortunately for Mayer Lutheran, that first infield experience would also [...]

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The softball season jumped into full swing last weekend as the Waconia varsity team participated in a tournament at Caswell Park in Mankato on Saturday, April 12. Going 2-1 in the tournament, the Wildcats played three games in nine hours and picked up wins over Burnsville and Chaska before falling to the host team, Mankato [...]

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Despite losing the first two games of the season last week, Mayer Lutheran head baseball coach Dave Lane said he is “definitely seeing some positives” on his young squad, a team he hopes can turn into a “pretty good team” by the end of the year. The Crusaders opened the season by hosting LeSueur-Henderson on [...]

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