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Waconia native George Wemeier has had a long and decorated football career. A member of the first Waconia High School Hall of Fame, the 1948 graduate has left his mark on football programs across the state ever since. In a few days, Wemeier will be awarded the 2014 John Gagliardi Football Legacy Award at the [...]

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Playing Division I basketball is challenging. Excelling in the college classroom can be even harder. But for Waconia native Shelby Moats, doing both is not only possible, but able to be conquered. In a few short weeks, Moats will graduate with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in corporate strategy, after just three [...]

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A 4-1 win over Delano started the conference season off right for the Waconia softball team last week. “Delano always has a strong team,” WHS head coach Audra Lehrke said, “so this game was a good start to our conference play.” Hosting the Tigers on April 15, senior pitcher Kiela DeVlaeminck kept Delano scoreless through [...]

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Boys’ win first meet in years If you weren’t from Waconia, you weren’t winning the Bruce Smith Track & Field Invitational last week, held April 15 in Faribault. Both the girls’ and the boys’ track teams won their respected divisions, a feat that hasn’t been achieved in over a decade, if ever, in Waconia track [...]

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Waconia’s varsity baseball team picked up a conference win in its first Wright County match up of the season, topping Delano 9-1 on the road April 15. The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to a single to left field from senior Sam Schiffman. Schiffman’s hit drove [...]

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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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