Waconia Patriot

Coach: Maryann Porter 2013 results: “We had a lot of success,” said Porter. The Crusaders won the conference for a third year in a row, won the Timberwolves Invitational and placed fourth in the section, missing out on a state berth by way of a triple tie breaker. 2014 outlook: Mayer Lutheran boasts another strong […]

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Coach: Kelly Wagener and Nick Hackman Assistant coaches: Mike Pettit Adam Ketcher 2013-14 results: For the first time in several years, the Wildcats made it to the final four in sections. “It was big for our program,” said Wagener. Eight Waconia wrestlers placed individually at sections, and senior Jacob Steinbauer finished third at state. Key […]

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The Waconia football team made several breakthroughs this past season, and after several down years, things are looking up for the Wildcats. “The kids have bought in,” said coach Sam Baker. “They believe in what we’re doing. They like what we are doing.” Waconia finished the year with a 4-5 record after losing to Chaska […]

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If you’ve noticed your children choosing vegetables over candy at snack time or marveled at your family’s decisions to take walks instead of watching television, don’t worry — you’re not living in The Twilight Zone. For the past year, a concerted effort by many dedicated people throughout the community has been set in motion to […]

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Grant checks from the Catholic United Financial Foundation are winging their way across the Upper Midwest. St. Joseph Parish in Waconia recently received a $1,000 grant for Chastity and Abstinence Education, and another $500 grant for Education Technology. Those grants, plus an additional $1,000 matching grant from our Matching Grant program, totaled $2,500 for the […]

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The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team improved all year, with many runners whittling down their times each race. With a relatively small team, success was not measured in wins and losses, but by the improvement shown. In the season’s  final three races, 14 runners posted their fastest times all year. Several Crusaders showed […]

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