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Holy Family Catholic High School proved to be a tough rival last week for Waconia High School, as the Fire took down both the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams. In the Section 6AAA quarterfinals, the Fire eliminated the Waconia girls’ team in a 101-93 overtime game in Victoria on March 4. The initial 18 [...]

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Senior Jacob Steinbauer joined an elite group of Waconia wrestlers last weekend after finishing third in the Class AA state tournament at 145 pounds and becoming the winningest wrestler in WHS history. After two state appearances with no medal to call his own, Steinbauer came to the 2014 tournament with the goal of placing in [...]

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Of the seven events the Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano boys’ swimming and diving team sent to the state competition last week, just two advanced to the finals, but all displayed a great Royal effort to cap a stellar season by the team. Junior diver Tristan Gens was one of the two Royals to advance to the finals. In [...]

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With a solid upset of No. 2 Benilde-St. Margaret’s Saturday night, the No. 3 Waconia boys’ basketball team has landed in the section finals for the fourth consecutive season. In both 2013 and 2012, the Wildcats state hopes ended in the section title games, falling to Marshall and Mankato East. However, 2011 was Waconia’s year [...]

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The Waconia girls’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season last week with a win over Mound-Westonka. Defeating the White Hawks 92-78 on Feb. 28, WHS head coach Carl Pierson said poor shooting plagued the team early, as Mound-Westonka opened a 17-1 lead in the first five minutes of play. “Fortunately our defense solidified and [...]

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In her first state tournament appearance, Waconia sophomore Ella Hommer represented the Wildcat gymnastics squad at the Class A individual championships last Saturday, Feb. 22 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. Hommer competed on the balance beam, after a strong Section 2A performance the week before, where she finished second with a score of [...]

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