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Largest Group Ever Recognized at Senior Athletic Breakfast

Mound Westonka High School celebrated standout athletes from the 2017 graduating class at the Yost-Haddorff-Leopold Athletic Recognition Breakfast May 11 at the Gillespie Center in Mound. The event recognized this year’s Athena and Yost-Haddorff-Leopold Award winners, as well as senior three-season athletes, declared college athletes and state tournament participants. It was the largest number of […]

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Cherrier Named Yost-Haddorff-Leopold Winner

Mound Westonka High School is proud to name senior Isaiah Cherrier as the 2017 male recipient of the Yost-Haddorff-Leopold Award. Other nominees for the 64rd annual outstanding male athlete award were Dylan Smerillo, Jacob Bowe, Jordan Clement, Dylan Roth, Zach Bohn, Bobby Kohman and Ryan Bunker. The award began as the Yost Award in 1953, […]

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Niederer Named 2017 Athena Award Winner

Mound Westonka High School is proud to name senior Madeline Niederer as the 2017 recipient of the Athena Award. Candidates for this “outstanding female athlete” award must demonstrate excellence in individual or group sports. Niederer is a three-sport White Hawks athlete, participating in tennis, hockey and lacrosse. “Maddie Niederer is a tremendous example for our […]

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Girls Hockey Falls to Northfield in State Quarterfinal

The No. 4 seed Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian was upset by fifth-seeded Northfield in the quarterfinals of the MSHSL Girls Hockey State Tournament Feb. 22 at Xcel Energy Center. With the 2-0 win, Northfield junior goalie Mallory Tidona earned her fourth consecutive shutout and her sixth shutout of the season. Wednesday night’s game was the second […]

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Polusny Named Senior Goalie of the Year Finalist

Let’s Play Hockey announced Thursday afternoon that Mound Westonka High School’s own Emma Polusny is one of five finalists for 2017 Senior Goalie of the Year. The Senior Goalie of the Year Award is presented to the top senior girls high school hockey goalie in the state of Minnesota, based on the following criteria: academics, […]

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Two White Hawks Up for State Hockey Awards

Mound Westonka High School seniors Liz Schepers and Emma Polusny were recently named semifinalists for two of Minnesota’s top high school hockey awards. On Feb. 2, Let’s Play Hockey announced the 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Ms. Hockey Award, which will be presented to the top senior girls high school hockey player in the state. […]

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Nine Westonka Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

Nine senior student-athletes committed to continuing their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level during the 2017 National Signing Day ceremony Feb. 1 at Mound Westonka High School. Students, parents, teachers and coaches gathered in the MWHS Little Theater Wednesday morning for the celebration. MWHS senior Hunter Ellis served as emcee for the ceremony, […]

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Schwartz Presented with Breaking Barriers Award

Celebrating 45 years since Title IX granted females the right to fully participate in athletics, the annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day awards ceremony was held Feb. 1 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Mound Westonka High School teacher and coach Sara Schwartz was among the 12 groups or individuals honored […]

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White Hawks Ski in First Meet of Season

By Sarah Reinhardt The Mound Westonka High School boys and girls Nordic skiers competed at their first meet of the season Dec. 20 at Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul. After a long, warm fall, mother nature finally graced the landscape with enough snow to hold a race. The team was coming off of […]

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Sara Schwartz Honored for ‘Breaking Barriers’

Mound Westonka High School teacher and coach Sara Schwartz remembers attending one of Minnesota’s first Girls and Women in Sports Day celebrations when she was just 12 years old. “My mom took my sister, brother and me to the state capitol for the event because she wanted us to understand its importance,” she said. This […]

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