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The Waconia wrestling team is constantly reloading with talented grapplers, once again proved by their excellent performance at the ninth grade state tournament. Three Wildcats competed at the meet, each one placing in the top five of their weight classes – Gage Mueller, Bram Fitzsimonds and…

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This past Thursday, Feb. 1, the Royal wrestlers took on Orono at home and celebrated Senior night. “We would like thank our senior wrestlers,” coach Bill McDonald said. “Adam Sweeney, Jordon Peterson, Lukas Gilbert, Zac Neaton, Nick Nolan and Josh Stender, as well as our senior manager, Alys…

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The Central High School wrestling team took on Trinity School at River Ridge and Fridley in a triangular meet Thursday, picking up a lot of individual wins.

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The Waconia girls basketball team won three games in the last week, downing Delano, Big Lake and Dassel-Cokato. The work on the defensive end and toughness inside have been crucial in the Wildcats' recent success.

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The Mayer Lutheran girls basketball team has excelled in recent weeks, winning seven games in a row, including wins against Tri-City United, Jordan and Cleveland last week.

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The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team kept a hold of the top spot in the Wright County Conference West standings with a pair of WCC wins last week, as the Royals defeated Rockford 72-42 and Mound Westonka 58-25. Watertown-Mayer is currently first with a conference record of 9-1, and Glen…

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The Central girls basketball team had a busy week to end January and start February, winning four games in six days. The Raiders defeated Southwest Christian 60-27, Jordan 66-54, Belle Plaine 72-36 and Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 68-37.

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The Waconia boys basketball team bounced back from a loss to a state-tournament caliber team with a pair of wins at the buzzer.

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It is a pick your poison situation for opposing teams trying to game plan against Mayer Lutheran's Kobey Woolhouse. The senior guard is a prolific scorer who manages to put the ball in the basket anyway he can.

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The Watertown-Mayer boys basketball team has lost a flurry of close games recently, but the silver lining in the losses is not lost on the Royals.

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The Central boys basketball team continues to thrive after finding its footing, as the Raiders have won four of their last five games, the lone loss coming in a close game against a ranked opponent.

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The Waconia Lakettes dance team dazzled the crowd Saturday afternoon, performing a stellar routine that caught the eye of the judges and spectators alike. The Lakettes' effort was enough to secure a berth in the state tournament, as Waconia heads back to the big dance.

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The battle to win the Section 2A Championship will be brutal, as seven ranked teams are set to clash in the postseason. The Mayer Lutheran boys basketball team won yet another skirmish in the war for a state berth Saturday night, as the No. 5 ranked Crusaders defeated the No. 7 ranked Clippe…

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The Waconia gymnastics program has been growing in the past few years, in number and in talent. Now they have a facility to show off their success, as they are set to host a couple of meets to end the season, including the Section 2A Championship Feb. 15.

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A Waconia wrestling father-son duo celebrated a couple of milestones this past week, as senior Tyler Wagener reached 150 wins on the mat and co-head coach Kelly Wagener passed the 200-win mark as a coach when the Wildcats finished 3-1 at the Swalla Duals at Kasson-Mantorville.

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The Watertown-Mayer wrestling team had two big section 2AA last week, taking on No. 6 ranked Hutchinson and No. 7 Delano. The Royals split the matchups with the two ranked foes in a pair of close duals, downing Hutchinson 33-30 before falling 26-25 to Delano.

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For the second straight game, a balanced scoring attack led the Wildcats to an important conference victory, this time over the Trojans of New Prague. The 'Cats held a four point lead with 30 seconds left in the game, but those final 30 seconds were quite eventful with turnovers, timeouts an…

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The Central boys basketball team has found a groove as of late, as the Raiders are on a three game win streak after downing Glencoe-Silver Lake 64-49, St. Peter 70-58 and Sibley East 80-63.

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The Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano boys swimming team finished the regular season with a home meet against Orono Jan. 25, and the Royals reflected on a good year.

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The Mayer Lutheran girls basketball team had a couple of tough losses a few weeks ago, dropping to 7-6 on the season. The Crusaders took a look at their play and made a renewed effort to outwork every opponent, and have since won four in a row, including three by 20 or more points.

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The Waconia basketball team bounced back from a loss to the Orono Spartans to down the Trojans of New Prague with a 62-58 win Friday night. The depth of talent for Waconia was showcased in the win, as the 'Cats pieced together numerous winning combinations in the win.

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Scott West is a Class AA program that is ranked third in the state and has eyes on a state championship. The Central wrestling team is unranked in Class A, partly due to an incomplete roster. Yet none of that mattered when Sam Meeker took on a Scott West wrestler in the Minnesota River Confe…

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A couple of Watertown-Mayer wrestlers reached milestones as the Royals took third at the Hutchinson Invitational and split a triangular against Milaca and Foley, Carter Entinger picked up his 100th win and Lukas Gilbert tallied his 50th.

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The Waconia wrestling team traveled to Woodbury over the weekend, where the Wildcats placed second among 19 teams, finishing behind only St. Michael-Albertville.

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The Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano boys swimming team won both of their meets last week, defeating Columbia Heights 100-71 and Minneapolis South/Washburn/Roosevelt 112-57, moving the Royals' dual meet record to 4-3 this season.

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The Holy Family/Waconia girls hockey team split a pair of games last week, bouncing back from a 5-4 overtime loss to New Prague with a 4-0 win at Mound Westonka.

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The Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka gymnastics team won both the varsity and junior varsity meets against Orono and Annandale with 142.7 and 128.55 points respectively, winning each meet by more than 10 points.

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The Waconia girls basketball team had a tough week, losing both games on the road to Hutchinson and Eden Prairie.

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The Central wrestling team competed at the US Army MN National Guard Prowler Invite over the weekend, placing four wrestlers at the tourney.

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The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team won a pair of conference games last week, taking the top spot in the Wright County Conference – West standings. The Royals handed Glencoe-Silver Lake its first conference loss of the season in a 64-55 win, then moved to 5-1 in WCC-West play with a 60…

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The Waconia boys hockey team started out strong and outshot Hutchinson all night Saturday, but could not overcome a late surge from the Tigers in a 5-1 loss.

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The emotions rose and fell with every shot from Kali Grimm on Friday night, as the senior inched ever closer to becoming Central High School's all-time leading scorer. The senior shooter couldn't find her shot early, missing five of her first six shots, but her experience and confidence righ…

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Mayer Lutheran point guard Mya Chmielewski has always been known for her defensive prowess, but the same tenacity and determination that she shows when guarding the ball-handler has resulted in her becoming the school's all-time leading scorer.

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The Watertown-Mayer boys basketball team rallied from an early deficit with an explosive second half to push overtime against the Panthers of Glencoe-Silver Lake.

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The Waconia boys basketball team bounced back from a pair of losses to DeLaSalle and Minnetonka to throttle the Tigers of Hutchinson, defeating the conference foe by a score of 88-51.

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The Raiders of Central High School stayed with Mayer Lutheran early, but the athleticism of the Crusaders was too much handle. The high-flying Crusaders sparked another rally courtesy of a crowd-pleasing dunk, this time coming from Garrett Tjernagel slamming home a reverse dunk.

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The Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano boys swimming won their meet against Dassel-Cokato-Litchfield Jan. 11 by a score of 98-80, putting the team at 2-0 in conference meets.

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Not only did the Waconia wrestling team continue to be one of the best squads to donate money to cancer research (around $10,000 raised for the Takedown Cancer Night), they showed their prowess on the mat as well, downing three section foes Tuesday night.

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The Waconia gymnastics team dominated a triangular against Glencoe-Silver Lake and Dassel-Cokato Jan. 11, defeating the pair of Wright County Conference foes by 14 and 20 points. The Wildcats clinched the win with 141.3 points, Dassel-Cokato had 127.225 and Glencoe-Silver Lakes finished with 121.5.

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The Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka gymnastics team kept its win streak alive by downing New London-Spicer Jan. 11, downing the Wildcats 143.925 to 134.375.

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The Mayer Lutheran boys basketball team is no stranger to close games, so it was no surprise when they pulled out another buzzer-beating win Saturday night.

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The Central girls basketball team moved to 13-2 on the season with a trio of wins last week, downing Eden Valley-Watkins 55-34, Mayer Lutheran 64-53 and Kasson-Mantorville 61-36.

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Much like the Minnesota Vikings pulling off the “Miracle in Minneapolis,” the Waconia girls basketball team took victory from the jaws of defeat in a seemingly lost game against Holy Family Jan. 11.

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The Watertown-Mayer girls basketball team broke open a close game against Mound Westonka, going on a 28-12 run to finish the matchup of conference foes with a 64-46 win.

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The Mayer Lutheran girls basketball team took advantage of their first home game in weeks, downing the Tigers of Belle Plaine 75-53.