Wildcat football

The Waconia football team’s season came to an end on Oct. 21 as it lost 23-7 at Chaska in the first round of the Section 2AAAAA playoffs. The Wildcats lost the game, but not for lack of effort. “The kids played really hard,” said coach Sam Baker. “We just couldn’t execute in the red zone.” [...]

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With three minutes remaining, the Waconia football team had a chance to take the lead over visiting New Prague, but the Wildcats’ attempt to convert on a fourth-and-seven failed. After a couple of plays and a controversial call, the Trojans ran the clock out to beat the Wildcats 13-7 in Waconia on Oct. 10. “We [...]

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For some, football is just a pastime: a pick up game here, a youth team there, maybe play a little in high school. But for those that dream of playing at the next level, collegiate or professional, football becomes a way of life. For Waconia native Eli Teeselink, that passion for football and a desire [...]

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The districts are in. On Monday, June 2, the Minnesota State High School League adopted the District Football scheduling plan for the 2015 school year and beyond, as well as released the district assignments. The district football idea was approved by the MSHSL Board in January 2014 and will dissolve the conference system for football [...]

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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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Willems to run at UW – Milwaukee Waconia senior Lexi Willems recently signed a letter to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In a ceremony at WHS on Feb. 5, Willems committed to running cross country and track for the Panthers. Willems is a decorated runner, received All-Conference honors 10 times between the two sports. [...]

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