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Alpine Skiers Peaking in Time for Sections

At the Jan. 30 River Bluff Invite, the Westonka Alpine Ski Team team faced off against the talented field of skiers from Mankato West, Mankato East/Loyola, Southwest, Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team and Lake Crystal Valley. Mound Westonka High School junior Anson Kuznik (pictured above) finished in first place in the boys competition, earning his second

Team Abegglen Dodges Its Way to Victory

The Mound Westonka High School Student Senate hosted its annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament Jan. 28. A total of 15 teams participated and raised $328.50 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Advisor Crystal Gravelle called the event “an enjoyable yet intense night of fun!” The Dodgeball Champion was Team Abegglen (pictured above), which included

JV Nordic Team Competes in Conference Championship

The JV Nordic ski team competed in the Twin Cities Nordic Ski Conference JV Championship Jan. 27 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The girls JV team placed fourth of seven teams. Eighth-grader Liza Rice placed fourth out of 53 skiers, followed by eighth-grader Emily Koehler (19th place), freshman Audrey Woychick (38th place), sophomore Laura

Thanks, Coach! Runke Cheers on Future White Hawks

Mound Westonka Hockey Association players and their families thanked Mound Westonka High School boys hockey coach Doug Runke for going “above and beyond.” Runke puts in hundreds of hours, both in and out of season, to help build the White Hawks hockey program. Runke runs Monday night skills practices for many of the youth teams

MWHS Performs at McNally Smith Jazz Blast

By Lorrie Ham The Mound Westonka High School Jazz Band attended the Third Annual Winter Jazz Blast at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul on Jan. 24. “This is our first time playing at this particular jazz festival and our premiere performance for this year,” said director Gretchen Chilson. “The students were excited

White Hawks Captains Join 150 Win Club

Senior captains Luke Schmalz (left) and Sam Bennyhoff are in an elite group with 150 plus wins White Hawks wrestling senior captains Sam Bennyhoff and Luke Schmalz have both eclipsed the 150 win mark this year. This is the first time in Mound Westonka history that teammates have reached that level. Bennyhoff currently sits at

White Hawks Wrestlers Pick Up Conference Win

Senior Kyle Johnson gets the decisive takedown in his win over fifth-rated Brady Reigstad of Willmar The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team earned its first Wright County conference win of the year, edging Glencoe-Silver Lake 35-34 on Jan. 22. “We always wrestle close duals with GSL, and this one was no different,” head coach

Abegglen is Nordic Ski Conference Champ

The Mound Westonka High School boys Nordic ski team competed in the Twin Cities Nordic Ski Conference Championships, held Jan. 23 at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove. Junior White Hawks skier Samuel Abegglen was the overall Conference Champion, finishing 37 seconds ahead of his closest opponent. The meet was a pursuit format in

Boys Hockey Avenges Loss to Tigers

By Scott Ellingboe The White Hawks boys hockey team took to the road again on Jan. 24, to square off in another conference match against the Hutchinson Tigers. After losing a close one to the Tigers back in December, and feeling like they didn’t play their best hockey, the White Hawks may have been looking