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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

Alpine Ski Starts Season on High Note

On Dec. 18, the Westonka Alpine Ski Team traveled to Powder Ridge for its first race of the 2014-2015 season. Racing against section opponents, the Westonka skiers enjoyed a great night with fantastic results. Mound Westonka High School junior Anson Kuznik, who was recently named one of the Star Tribune’s 10 skiers to watch this

Bennyhoff Earns Title of Athlete of the Week

Mound Westonka High School senior wrestler Sam Bennyhoff earned the title of ASPIRE Athlete of the Week after receiving over 40 percent of online votes cast Dec. 14-17. Bennyhoff received 1,452 out of a total of 3,508 votes. Bennyhoff was one of five semi-finalists selected by committee for Athlete of the Week after being nominated

MWHS Mathletes Show Improvement

The Mound Westonka High School Math League continues to improve, overtaking two teams at the Dec. 15 meet. This was the team’s third meet of the season. According to coach Lisa Paul, the MWHS Mathletes have a deep group of talent this year, with each meet having had a different top scorer. So far this

Nordic Ski Competes in Sprint Relays

The Mound Westonka High School Nordic ski team participated in the 2014 Hoigaard’s/Breadsmith Relays Dec. 13 at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove. Teams competed in Olympic sprint style 6 x 1.6k relays.  The White Hawks entered two three-man relay teams in the Juniors Boys division. Each skier completed two 1.6 km loops of the

Boys Hockey Splits in Week 4

By Scott Ellingboe White Hawks Fall to Fire, Dec. 11 The Mound Westonka High School boys hockey team began conference play away on Dec. 11 against last season’s conference champion, Holy Family, and dropped a tough game 6-2. The White Hawks came out playing hard and seemed to catch the Fire off guard, with senior

Girls Basketball Sweeps Simley at Home

By Tera White The Westonka girls basketball program swept Simley High School at home on Dec. 11. The varsity girls brought home their first victory with a 47-40 win after maintaining the lead the entire game. The JV team won 43-38, and the C squad won 43-26 to close out the sweep. Simley was a