New Prague’s softball team might have been denied a perfect regular season, but that won’t deter the Trojans from trying to reach their ultimate goal — a return trip to the state tournament.
The Trojans earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A, Section 1 tournament. They have won the section championship two of the past three years.
New Prague won its first 17 games of the season before losing two of its final three.
Second-seeded Farmington is the most likely team to stand in the way of another state trip for New Prague. The Tigers won the section crown in 2015 and went back-to-back in 2012 and 2013.
Clash of rivals
Eastview senior Noah Joseph and junior Joe Stillings each had three goals and two assists, leading the No. 1-ranked Lightning boys’ lacrosse team to a 12-7 victory over No. 2 Eagan on May 18. Eastview finished the regular season 13-0 while Eagan wound up 12-1.
Wildcats senior Brandon Wuertz had four goals and one assist.
• Lakeville South junior sprinter Jeremiah Jacobson won the 100-meter dash at the Class 3A True Team state meet with a time of 10.91 seconds. He won the 200 in 21.94 seconds and ran on the Cougars’ winning 4x200 relay team that posted a time of 1:30.64.
• Jordan junior Owen Keiser swept the distance events to lead the Hubmen boys’ track and field team to the Minnesota River Conference championship. He won the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:34.37 and 3,200 in 10:22.82.