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Wrestlers Earn Top-3 Finish at Bunyan Invite

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team placed third out of 14 teams at the Paul Bunyan Invite on Dec. 12 and 13. This is the third year that the White Hawks have traveled to the Brainerd invitational, seeking tough competition, and they brought home hardware for the first time through the strength of seven

White Hawks Take Second in Spartan Classic

The White Hawks eighth-grade traveling team, led by varsity assistant coach Andre Phillips, placed second in the Orono Spartan Classic Basketball Tournament, Dec. 12-14. En route to the championship game, they defeated Robbinsdale Armstrong, Orono and Andover, losing to Wayzata by 10 in the final. Pictured above: Front row (from left): Jameson Sexton, Thomas Miller,

Vote Bennyhoff for ASPIRE Athlete of the Week

Sam Bennyhoff, senior wrestler at Mound Westonka High School, was nominated and selected as a top five semi-finalist for the 14th week of the 2014-2015 ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program. Online voting begins Sunday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at ATHLETE.ASPIREBEVERAGES.COM. Voting runs through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Vote once per day. At the

Community Donations Support School Activities

Westonka Activities Director Jeff Peterson recently accepted a check for $3,553 from Bruce Johnson, representing Minnesota Sports Marketing, a division of Herald Journal Publishing. The funds were raised by local advertisers purchasing ads on sports posters printed and distributed throughout the community. This is the third year of the ad program, which was started by

Hawkettes Take Season by Storm

The Mound Westonka High School Hawkettes Dance Team has been unbeatable this year, placing first in its first three competitions. The Hawkettes opened the 2014-2015 season Nov. 22 by sweeping the Maple Grove Invitational. The varsity dancers placed first in the eight-team field in both the jazz and high kick competitions. The team continued its

Girls Basketball Starts Season Under New Coach

By Tera White Mound Westonka girls basketball started its season with three games on the road in December. Veteran Minnesota girls basketball coach Ray Finley is the new head varsity coach for the White Hawks. Finley has earned state championships at Blake, Breck and Providence Academy and is instituting his long-term goal of developing a program

Wrestlers Claim Second Straight Fridley Invite Title

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team successfully defended their title at the Fridley Invite Dec. 6. The White Hawks scored 216.5 team points, cruising to the title as second-place Champlin Park came in at 156. The White Hawks placed 11 of 12 wrestlers, with six champions out of seven finalists. “I was pleased with

Bantam A Takes Second at Buffalo Stampede

Pictured above (from left): front row: Jacob Silverstein; middle row: Jimmy McGlynn, Owen Mather, Torsten Lee, Andrew Fish, Victor Nelson, Trey Courneya, Jack LaTour; back row: Zach Simmons, Jake Salzsiedler, Derrick Bakke, Brady Aufderheide, Michael Uhas, Ethan Vandenheuvel (Photo by R. Silverstein) The Mound Westonka Hockey Association Bantam A team now has two trophies from

Boys Hockey Drops Game to Rochester Lourdes

By Scott Ellingboe After a respectable road trip the previous weekend, the White Hawks boys hockey team returned home to take on the Rochester Lourdes Eagles Dec. 4. The annual matchup has favored the Eagles in the last couple of years, and the 3-1 White Hawks hoped that this year was going to be different.