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Westonka Gymnast Heads to State!

Mound Westonka High School eighth-grader Teagan Schmidt is headed to the Minnesota State High School League State Gymnastics Tournament Feb. 20-21. For the first time in 16 years, Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka won the Section 2A team title Feb. 13 with a score of 145.725, followed by New Prague (143.75), Mankato West (141.2), Waconia (136.65) and Waseca

Sohns Honored at Final Home Game

By Scott Ellingboe Bruce Sohns has been a fixture of Mound Westonka hockey for several decades, first as a player, then as a youth hockey coach and eventually as the manager of both the Pond and Thaler hockey arenas. Sohns was honored for his years of dedication and service to the Westonka community Feb. 13,

Youth Wrestlers Take Second in MWO Duals

The Mound Westonka Youth Wrestling team recently completed its regular season by hosting and competing in the Mound Wrestling Organization Individual and Dual Meet Tournament Feb. 15. A total of 23 grades PreK-6 wrestlers competed in the individual portion, with several placing first and second. The White Hawks dual meet team then competed in the

Vote Gabe Wear for ASPIRE Athlete of the Week

White Hawks boys basketball senior captain Gabe Wear is a top five semi-finalist for the 21st week of the 2014-2015 ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program. Online voting, which opens Sunday, will determine the winner. White Hawks head coach Tyler Biwan nominated Wear for his stellar performance and leadership as the White Hawks gear up

White Hawks Ski at State

Three Mound Westonka High School skiers competed at the Minnesota State High School League state tournaments at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota, Feb. 11 and 12. Juniors Anson Kuznik and CJ Hoffman skied in the state alpine competition on Feb. 11, placing 21st and 79th, respectively, out of 88 total competitors. The following day, junior

JV Players Bring Intensity to Varsity Court

By Tera White The White Hawks girls basketball team played with a different strategy at Dassel-Cokato on Feb. 5. Westonka was down by 12 points at half time. When the team came back to the court, coach Ray Finley alternated the varsity lineup with a full line of five JV players. The JV lineup brought

Boys Hockey Gets Wins at Home, On the Road

By Scott Ellingboe The first week in February was an important one for the White Hawks boys hockey team, beginning with a conference matchup at home against the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Dragons on Feb. 3 and ending with a non-conference game in New Ulm on Feb. 7. The White Hawks’ win against Hutchinson a of couple weeks

Wrestlers Take Second at Leopold Haglund Tourney

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team completed a busy week to end the regular season by claiming a runner-up finish at their home Leopold Haglund Invitational on Feb. 6. The White Hawks were neck and neck with state-rated Waconia in the final round but were unable to score enough points, as the Wildcats took

Vote Wear for Northstar Hoops Player of the Week

Mound Westonka High School senior Gabe Wear is a finalist for Northstar Hoops Report Player of the Week in Minnesota after his stellar performances last week. Wear helped snap a four-game White Hawks losing streak with 27 points against Dassel-Cokato and 31 points (career high) against Coon Rapids. He is averaging 19.9 PPG this season. Vote

Junior Hawkettes Dance Camp & Dance Spectacular

Students in grades K-7 are once again invited to participate in the Junior Hawkettes Dance Camp. The camp, which is now in its 13th year, will be held after school Feb. 23-26 in the Mound Westonka High School cafeteria. Participants will learn basic dance technique and a dance routine from MWHS Hawkettes dance team members.