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Hawkettes Sweep Sections, Advance to State!

For the 10th time in the last 11 years, the Mound Westonka Hawkettes are headed to the state dance tournament. Mound Westonka High School hosted the Section 3AA Dance Competition Jan. 31, which included teams from Jordan, Willmar, Waconia, Orono, Belle Plaine, Holy Family, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Delano, Marshall and Glencoe-Silver Lake. The Hawkettes swept the

Disappointing Conference Start for Girls Basketball

By Tera White Westonka girls basketball had a disappointing start to the conference schedule, putting up an 0-4 record. The closest game came against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Jan. 23, when the White Hawks ended up losing 32-30 in the last 90 seconds. The White Hawks jumped to a 10-point lead in the first half but

Bennyhoff, Ham Inducted Into Wrestling Hall of Fame

Former Mound Westonka High School wrestlers Kevin Ham (pictured left above) and Dave Bennyhoff were inducted into the Mound Westonka Wrestling Hall of Fame on Jan. 30. Kevin Ham Ham is a 2005 graduate of Mound Westonka High School, where he was a two-time state entrant. He placed sixth in the 9th Grade League State

Wrestlers Win Big on Senior Night

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestlers had another busy week, competing in five dual meets and an individual tournament. The highlight of the week was a dominating 64-13 victory over Robbinsdale Cooper, which capped off a night where senior wrestlers Sam Bennyhoff, Luke Schmalz, Kyle Johnson, Cole Anderly, Noah Sweet and Justin Gresenz, along with

Alpine Skiers Peaking in Time for Sections

At the Jan. 30 River Bluff Invite, the Westonka Alpine Ski Team team faced off against the talented field of skiers from Mankato West, Mankato East/Loyola, Southwest, Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team and Lake Crystal Valley. Mound Westonka High School junior Anson Kuznik (pictured above) finished in first place in the boys competition, earning his second

Team Abegglen Dodges Its Way to Victory

The Mound Westonka High School Student Senate hosted its annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament Jan. 28. A total of 15 teams participated and raised $328.50 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Advisor Crystal Gravelle called the event “an enjoyable yet intense night of fun!” The Dodgeball Champion was Team Abegglen (pictured above), which included

JV Nordic Team Competes in Conference Championship

The JV Nordic ski team competed in the Twin Cities Nordic Ski Conference JV Championship Jan. 27 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The girls JV team placed fourth of seven teams. Eighth-grader Liza Rice placed fourth out of 53 skiers, followed by eighth-grader Emily Koehler (19th place), freshman Audrey Woychick (38th place), sophomore Laura

Thanks, Coach! Runke Cheers on Future White Hawks

Mound Westonka Hockey Association players and their families thanked Mound Westonka High School boys hockey coach Doug Runke for going “above and beyond.” Runke puts in hundreds of hours, both in and out of season, to help build the White Hawks hockey program. Runke runs Monday night skills practices for many of the youth teams

MWHS Performs at McNally Smith Jazz Blast

By Lorrie Ham The Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band attended the Third Annual Winter Jazz Blast at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul on Jan. 24. “This is our first time playing at this particular jazz festival and our premiere performance for this year,” said director Gretchen Chilson. “The students were excited