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Boys Hockey Drops Games to Ranked Teams

By Scott Ellingboe The Mound Westonka High School boys hockey team took it on the chin last week, playing 14th-ranked conference rival Orono and 19th-ranked section foe Blake. White Hawks vs. Orono Spartans – 1.6.15 The first game, against the Orono Spartans, was expected to be a difficult match, given that Orono made it to

White Hawks Top Dragons in OT

The Mound Westonka High School boys basketball team defeated Litchfield 54-50 in an overtime conference matchup on Jan. 9. Junior Jordan Jensen (pictured above) led all scorers. Jensen hit four 3-pointers in the first half, en route to 14 points total. Freshman Griffin Sage hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation, and

Abegglen, Wharram Selected as MWHS ExCEL Representatives

By Lorrie Ham Juniors Sam Abegglen and Nikki Wharram have been selected as the Mound Westonka High School recipients of Minnesota State High School League’s ExCEL Award. ExCEL—Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership—is a unique recognition focused on state high school juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and are model citizens.

U10 Girls Hockey Places Fourth at Fargo Tourney

By Ryan Johnson The Orono-Westonka girls U10 B Red hockey team took home fourth place at the Scheels Girls U10/U12 International Tournament in Fargo, N.D. Jan. 2-4. Four Westonka students play on this team: Shirley Hills Primary School fourth-graders Ashlee Johnson and Alaina Mather; Hilltop Primary School fourth-grader Chelsea Farley; and Grandview Middle School fifth-grader

Girls Basketball Takes Second in NYA Tourney

The Mound Westonka High School girls varsity basketball team took home second place at last week’s holiday tournament in Norwood Young America. The White Hawks defeated Belle Plaine 53-43 in the opening game Dec. 29. Host NYA won the tournament with a 52-19 victory over the White Hawks in the Dec. 30 championship. The White

Link Crew Helps ‘Sandwich Man’ Feed Homeless

Allan Law, better known as the “Sandwich Man” of Minneapolis, traveled to Mound Westonka High School this week to collect 1,000 sandwiches prepared by Link Crew students. Law will personally deliver the sandwiches to those need in the Twin Cities through his organization, Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. MRD is dedicated to serving the homeless community,

White Hawks Boys Hockey Shuts Out Willmar

By Scott Ellingboe The Mound Westonka High School boys hockey team’s holiday road trip to Little Falls ended with a must-win game against the Willmar Cardinals on Dec. 31. The sting of losses in the first two games of the Little Falls Holiday Tournament had the White Hawks feeling like they had something to prove,

NHL Alumni to Take the Ice at Thaler

Come out and support the Mound Westonka Hockey Association and cheer on former pros and Mound Westonka coaches at the Minnesota NHL Alumni Game, Sunday, Jan. 11 at Thaler Arena. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Children age 4 and under get in free. 10:45-11:15 a.m.: High school boys and girls skills

White Hawks Wrestlers Drop Dual, Place Two at Christmas Tourney

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team dropped its first dual meet of the season, losing to Wright County conference foe Dassel-Cokato 39-35 on Dec. 18. “We won enough matches but lost the battle of bonus points,” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. Winning for the White Hawks were: freshman Aaron Cashman, eighth-grader Ben Schmalz, junior

White Hawks Defeat Breck to Close Out Busy Week

By Tera White Westonka girls basketball had a busy week with four games the week of Dec. 15. The White Hawks’ Dec. 16 game at Holy Family brought a loss of 51-36. The game was close though the first half. Sophomore Ryann Beyer hit a 3-pointer to close the first period, down 28-20. Holy Family