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White Hawks Wrestlers Send Six to State

The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team placed eight wrestlers in the Section 6AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament Feb. 20 and 21 at Wayzata High School. Of those eight, six placed in the top two and will be advancing to the Minnesota State High School League State Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and

Gymnastics Team Takes Third in State Meet

Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka took third place at the Class A Minnesota State High School League State Gymnastics Meet Feb. 20. Detroit Lakes took home the championship, followed by Melrose in second place. In the individual competition on Feb. 21, Mound Westonka High School eighth-grader Teagan Schmidt was ranked 16th in the state on uneven parallel bars

Bennyhoff Returns to All-State Academic Team

Mound Westonka High School senior Sam Bennyhoff was recently named to the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association All-State Academic Team, which recognizes “excellent students who also happen to be excellent wrestlers.” Junior or senior wrestlers are chosen based upon the following criteria: Cumulative GPA (3.95 GPA = 395 points) State tournament participation (25 points per year)

Hawkettes Steal the Show at State

The Mound Westonka High School dance team’s award-winning season culminated with season’s-best performances at the Minnesota State High School League State Dance Team Tournament, held Feb. 13 and 14 at Target Center. The Hawkettes’ road to state included a clean sweep of both the Wright County Conference and Section 3AA dance tournaments. Competing against Minnesota’s

MSHSL Shines Spotlight on Westonka Scholars

The Minnesota State High School League recently awarded 145 Spotlight on Scholarship certificates to Mound Westonka High School students in grades 9-12 for their achievements in the classroom and their participation in fine arts and athletics this winter. This follows a fall season when 115 MWHS students in grades 10-12 were honored by the MSHSL.

Gabe Wear Named ASPIRE Athlete of the Week!

Mound Westonka High School senior Gabe Wear earned the title of ASPIRE Athlete of the Week after receiving over 45 percent of online votes cast Feb. 15-18. Wear is Westonka’s second Athlete of the Week recipient this season—a rare feat, according to ASPIRE representatives. Wear was one of five semi-finalists selected by committee for Athlete

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