It was a tough day for the Waseca Braves on Sunday as they lost in back-to-back games in their doubleheader against Winona. The team lost 12-2 in the first game after six innings of play and then lost 14-6 in the second game.

Waseca's softball squad had one member of its team reach the All-Conference team this spring and that was senior Amia Broughton. The senior played shortstop for the Bluejays in the 2019 season and was a key cog and leader for the team.

Sean Cowdin was breathing in hot sandy air trying to fill his lungs just enough to get through his run for the day. He was finishing another day of training for the Boston Marathon while spending time with the Minnesota National Guard, helping out in Kuwait.

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It has been a tough start to the summer for the Waseca Braves, as it lost in a close game on Wednesday evening at Tink Larson Field. The team played Rochester and lost 3-2 with Cam Madsen starting on the mound.

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The state Class 5A trap shooting championships began this weekend in Alexandria where the New Richland-Hartdale-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers found themselves in 30th place out of the 40 teams that competed.

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After winning their season home opener the Waseca Braves baseball squad has slipped slightly in recent weeks.

Although the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton girls golf team did not place the way they wanted to at the girls A state championship this week, it was still able to become an important piece of the school’s history.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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