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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.

Road Win for White Hawks Over Royals

The Mound Westonka High School boys basketball team won on the road Saturday in comeback fashion, defeating Watertown-Mayer 62-56. Down 27-15 at halftime, the White Hawks offense ignited for 47 points in the second half. According to coaches, a big reason for that spark was senior Gabe Wear, who recorded a double-double with 23 points (18

Senate Runs Successful WeCAN Drive

Student Senate organized a Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) drive at Mound Westonka High School, which collected over 1,200 personal hygiene items, paper products and cleaning supplies, totaling over 1,000 pounds. A contest was set up to help encourage donations during homerooms and advisories. >>Read more

Nordic Ski Scramble Fundraiser Dec. 14

The Mound Westonka High School Nordic ski team is hosting a Scramble fundraiser Sunday, Dec. 14. This omelet breakfast, silent auction and bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the American Legion in Mound. The self-funded White Hawks Nordic team is entering its sixth season as an official high school sport.