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Last Tuesday was a wrap for the Bluejays spring sports and a time to commemorate each team for its accomplishments and participation during the season.

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The 2019 girls golf 2AA state finals came to a wrap on Wednesday evening in Jordan at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, as Red Wing won the team competition and Sophia Yoemans from Red Wing was the best individual golfer overall.

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It was tough keeping up with the top team in the state on day one of the girls golf Class A state finals for the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker Tuesday, but the golfers are taking nothing but positives from their first experience at the competition.

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A rainy day threatened to delay the girls golf 2AA state finals first round on Tuesday, but with no sign of lightning, the biggest competition of the season forged ahead at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan.

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The season finale was a good one for the Waseca Bluejays track team, as it was able to bring home some hardware from team members Odell Frye, Lexi Herman, Mackenzie Paul and Marcus Hansen.

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The Panthers track team featured two of its members during the state finals this past weekend — Jacob Schuller in the high jump and Brady Agrimson in the 110-meter hurdles competition.

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The Waseca Braves kicked the last week off with a win in the home opener but things got worse over the weekend, as they were routed in back-to-back losses on Friday and Saturday evening.

Playing their third high stakes game in under 24 hours, the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown softball team ran out of fuel in Friday morning’s Class A state fifth place game.

NORTH MANKATO — After its softball state title hopes were dashed in a hard-fought loss earlier in the day, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown was given the short bus ride back to the hotel as a limit to dwell on what could have been.

It was the home opener for the Waseca Braves at Tink Larson Community field Wednesday night and they fired up the crowd with a dominant win over the Eagle Lake Expos 7-0. 

The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva boys golf team finished off its season on Monday, as it was not able to qualify for the state competition. The team competed at the North Links golf course.

The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown softball team (22-0) makes its state tournament debut 1 p.m. Thursday at Field 2 at North Mankato’s Caswell Park as the No. 4 seed against a new opponent from the north, No. 5 Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (21-4).

The road to state continues for the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton girls golf team as it became the Section 2A champions on Monday at the North Links golf course.

Editor’s Note: The first game of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown’s state tournament run took place Thursday. The game story was completed after deadline for this edition of the Waseca County News. Go to for the game story.

The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown softball team was ranked No. 2 by the Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association for several weeks to close the season, but the Buccaneers will settle for No. 4 in the Class A state softball state tournament.


It was a tough play-in day for Waseca Bluejays boys golf on Friday, as it was not able to advance anyone into the final round of sections, ending the team’s season.

Saturday was full of stiff competition at Mankato West where several track and field athletes attempted to qualify to compete in the the state finals next week.

Logan Thell will be the Bulldogs lone golfer that advances to play in the final round of section on Monday at the North Links golf course.

Things heated up on Saturday at Mankato West, where a multitude of teams and athletes attempted to qualify for state in different events.

Having a great coach leads to great success and that is what Waseca track and field coach Dave Abel proved this year as he won the Section 2AA Coach of the Year award along with Assistant Coach of Year Gary Meuer on Friday.

The section play-in for the Waseca girls golf team took place on Wednesday afternoon in New Prague, and the team finished in third, which allows it to advance to the final round on Monday.

After losing to the No. 1 seed in Mankato East last Saturday, the Bluejays baseball team fell to the losers’ bracket, where they faced off against New Ulm Wednesday evening.

Defending Section 2AA champion and No. 3 seed Jordan was too much for No. 6 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Tuesday.

The playoff road for the Waseca boys baseball team was daunting from the beginning, and in round one, the Bluejays lost to the No. 1 overall seed Mankato East 10-0 after five innings.

After having a tough second round loss in extra innings against Cannon Falls, the New-Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva softball team dropped to the lower bracket in their double elimination Section 2AA playoffs and took advantage of the second chance.

After losing to Cleveland in round two of the winners’ bracket, the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton softball team faced the challenge of clawing its way through the losers’ bracket of the Section 2A playoffs.

The Bluejays competed in the Section 1A Individual Tennis tournament on Wednesday at Gustavus college where doubles partners Jacob Butterfield and Jordane Kouba-Priebe were able to advance to the section semifinals. The boys went on to compete at Rochester Tennis Connection at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls softball team has began its postseason and advanced past the first round on Wednesday afternoon defeating Blue Earth Area 4-0. 

Postseason play has begun for the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs and they went up against No. 11 seeded Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain at home on Wednesday afternoon, beating them 8-1.

The Bluejays softball squad grabbed the No. 14 seed and headed into the playoffs on Tuesday, but its season ended at the hands of No. 3 seeded Tri-City United 15-0.

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