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The fall sports season is right around the corner and the Bluejay varsity practices kicked off earlier this week. Some teams have announced their captains for the season and its time for you to get to know them a little better. The Bluejay girls tennis team has two senior captains in Taylor …

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WASECA — The Waseca Soccer Club hosted a free one-day camp this past Saturday and co-sponsored the event with the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Cash Wise Foods, Dairy Queen, Culligan Water and the One Little Shirt Stop.{/span}

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HENDERSON — It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the Janesville Jays baseball squad as it lost a two run-lead late in the game and fell to the hands of the Henderson Tigers losing 5-4.

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LE SUEUR — The Janesville Jays hit the road to play in the first game of their losers bracket run on Saturday afternoon where they went up against Le Sueur-Henderson and defeated the Braves 8-5.

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There are all sorts of reasons for playing pickleball, and it’s one of the fastest growing sports.

Waseca will feature a boys team in the Pacesetter Varsity Sweet 16 tournament on Saturday and Sunday at college of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. This is an invitational tournament in which highly ranked teams in each of the four Minnesota State High School Lesague classes are invited.

The Waseca soccer club is sponsoring a day event on Saturday Aug. 3 from 9-11 a.m. for boys and girls age 4-12. The camp is also welcoming to any kids in surrounding communities that want to participate.

The Janesville Jays were knocked into the losers bracket after dropping their playoff opener on Monday evening, as they traveled to Belle Plaine and went down 9-2.

After losing to the Eclipse travel team earlier this week the U18 Bluejays soccer squad had their backs against the wall on Thursday evening as they went up against Austin in pool play.

The U18 Waseca boys soccer squad lost on Wednesday 4-2 against Eclipse at the Coon Rapids soccer complex.

The tractor pull event at the Waseca County fair took place on Eighth Avenue on Wednesday evening, where different classes competed with varying weight size.

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A Wednesday evening game turned into a late night (or early morning) showdown, as the Waseca Braves hosted the Janesville Jays at Tink Larson field. The Jays came away with a 13-10 win after 14 innings of play.

The U18 Waseca boys soccer team played in their state qualifying game on Tuesday evening at Northeast park where they faced off against Chaska-Chanhassen. The game ended in a weather delay and did not meet the MYSA rules for a complete game which means it will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Malik Willingham was scrolling through Facebook when a petition bearing his name popped up on the screen. His eyes widened a bit as he started to read what it had to say. The headline said, "Change Clear Lake Parks Basketball Court to 'Willingham Court.'"

The VFW baseball were beaten Wednesday evening against Austin, losing 10-1 at the Tink Larson Community Field. The game was covered by Fox 9 as part of its town ball series across Minnesota.

The home fans at Tink Larson field didn’t get the end result they wanted Wednesday night, but they did get a great overall show from both teams on the diamond.

Tuesday was the second road game of the week for the Janesville Jays as they headed to Minnesota Lake where they came away with a 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Lake Royals after 13 innings.

The Janesville Jays hit the road on Sunday to face off against the Wells Wildcats where they came away with a 14-10 win.

The VFW Waseca baseball team hit the road on Saturday and split two games, including a 6-3 win over Stewartville and a 8-7 loss against the Rochester Stars.

It has been a tough go around for the Waseca Braves this summer overall, and they slipped again on Sunday, as they lost back-to-back games against Pine Island and Stewartville in Stewartville.

There is plenty of baseball left in the Waseca area this summer. Below are the remaining regular season schedules for the Waseca Legion, Waseca VFW, Waseca Braves and the Janesville Jays. Any playoff schedules are still yet to be determined.

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Sydney Piras embarked on the biggest adventure of her life Monday morning, June 10, and will be living it for seven straight weeks as she headed to the other side of the world. She has never left the country, except for Canada, but is now in France to work for FIFA at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

The Waterville Indians passed a trio of tests at their two-day home Wet Willy Invite tournament to extend their win streak to 19.

The VFW Waseca squad had a rough day on the diamond Wednesday as it lost to Northfield 14-0 at the Tink Larson Community Field.

The Waseca Braves got the kick they might need going forward Wednesday night after a come from behind win against Pine Island in the bottom of the ninth.

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