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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

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