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WESTONKA ATHLETIC/ACTIVITIES STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Ben is 7-0 on the year, winning his third consecutive Fridley Invite and second consecutive Paul Bunyan Invite championship. Schmalz defeated Riley Schock of Moorhead in the finals of the Bunyan 6-1, who finished 4th in AAA state last season and is currently ranked 4th. Ben won his third consecutive Fridley Invitational on Saturday in

Girls Basketball Battles BSM Red Knights

by Jason Hirdler The Mound Westonka girls basketball team had its unbeaten streak come to an end Dec. 8, when they battled the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights. The White Hawks lost 60-41. The team started off somewhat slow, but it didn’t take long for the White Hawks to catch up to speed with the former

White Hawks Girls Hockey Extends Streak

By Bob Kuehl The Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/Southwest Christian girls hockey team extended its season opening winning streak to 10 games last week with wins over New Prague, Orono and St. Francis. On Dec. 4, the Trojans of New Prague visited Thaler Arena for the first Wright County Conference game of the season. The first period saw

All Teams Schedule: Week of Dec 10 – Dec 16

Dec 11 Boys Freshman Basketball C-Squad vs. Orono High School Orono 4:15 pm | Mound Westonka High School Dec 11 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Orono High School Orono 7:00 pm | Mound Westonka High School Dec 11 Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Holy Family Catholic High School Holy Family Catholic High School 7:00 pm | Mound

White Hawks Participate in Nordic Opener

The Mound Westonka Nordic ski team participated in the annual Three Rivers Nordic Opener on Dec. 8. The White Hawks joined with many other skiers to celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 ski season on the trails at Elm Creek Park. The MWHS school mascot, Wally, came and skied with Goldy the Gopher and other

Girls Basketball Soars Past St. Paul Highland Park

by Jason Hirdler The Mound Westonka girls basketball team continued its unbeaten streak on Dec. 4, earning a win over the St. Paul Highland Park Scots, 56-40. The victory brought the White Hawks’ record to 4-0. The White Hawks started the game with a very dominating defense, with two of the senior tri-captains, Jen Schaible

Westonka Alpine Ski Presents ‘Far Out’

The Westonka alpine ski team presents “Far Out” on Saturday, Dec. 8. “Far Out” is a new ski film by Teton Gravity Research, brought to you by REI. Come join us for our ski team fundraiser, bid on great silent auction items and enjoy the ski movie of the year! 100 percent of the proceeds

White Hawks Wrestlers Place Second at Fridley Invite

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling squad opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Fridley Invitational on Dec. 1. Delano won the tournament, but the White Hawks finished second place overall, with host Fridley a distant third. “I thought our guys wrestled extremely well this weekend,” said co-head coach Josten Coleman. “We had

Girls Basketball Opens Season 3-0

By Tera White The Mound Westonka High School girls basketball team shows promise after opening the 2018-2019 season with a 3-0 record. An exciting home game against Delano on Nov. 27 brought the White Hawks their first victory with a 53-49 win. Westonka finished the first half up by 8, 33-25. With under five minutes

Girls Swim & Dive Team Celebrates Season

By Lindsey Storm The Mound Westonka-Holy Family girls swim and dive team celebrated a record-breaking season at the end-of-season banquet hosted at the Lafayette Club on Dec. 1. Coach Ben Hanson opened the award show with highlights of the season. This was Hanson’s second season as head coach for the White Hawks. Highlights included four