Wildcat boys’ basketball

The Waconia boys basketball team fell behind 34-10 at Colombia Heights on Nov. 20, but refused to hang their heads, fighting back to win the season-opener in overtime 72-64. “It was a good testament of this team,” said coach Patrick Hayes. The Wildcats dropped behind early, and trailed 38-19 at half. “We didn’t handle their […]

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Coach: Pat Hayes Assistant coaches: Craig Stanton, Rich Gove, Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq, Tom Konrardy, Chad Henke and Don Tangen. Captains: 2013 results: 20-9, tied for second in the conference and lost in the section championship. Key losses: Ryan Boll, Tommy Gove and Jacob Herd, the top three scorers from the 2013-14 season, have moved on and […]

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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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The standard of Waconia boys’ basketball success was not broken this season, as the Wildcats battled for their sixth straight WCC championship and played in their fourth consecutive section championship. Although the team fell short of both a conference championship and a state berth, there is still plenty to be proud of and remember. In […]

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Four Wright County Conference boys’ basketball teams are headed to this week’s state tournament, but the Waconia Wildcats are not among the elite. For the third time in as many seasons, the Wildcats advanced to the section finals, but failed to qualify for the state tournament, this time falling to Holy Family. In front of […]

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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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