From CCX Media: “The Wayzata boys soccer shut out Hopkins 5-0 Thursday to remain unbeaten on the season. The Trojans (11-0-2) are ranked second in the state in Class 3A. Joe Highfield, Cole Frazier, Joey Burica, Mike Orlov and Colin Leech scored for Wayzata.”
Author: Dan Gustafson
From CCX Media: “The top-ranked Wayzata girls soccer team beat Hopkins 4-2 to get a sweep of the Royals this season. Grace Estby had two goals for Wayzata with Amya Conway and Ana Munyon each netting one. The Trojans built a 3-0 halftime lead in the win. They are now 12-0-1 this season.”
From CCX Media: “The fourth-ranked Champlin Park volleyball team beat number one Wayzata Wednesday night in a possible preview of November’s Section 5AAAA final. The Rebels lost the first set 25-14 but then won the next three—25-23, 25-13, and 25-23. Carly Gilk led the Rebels in kills with 16 while Marlie Hanson added 14. Olivia Swenson led the Trojans in kills with 13. It was the first loss for Wayzata in a best-of-five set match since the 2018 season. The Trojans defeated the Rebels in last year’s section final and the teams are expected to be the top two seeds for this year’s section tournament. Champlin Park’s record is now 15-4 while Wayzata drops to 14-3.”
Deyon Loveless and Omar Madkour rushed for 399 yards and 6 touchdowns in Wayzata’s win over the Eagles
After two losses to Champlin Park and STMA, Wayzata’s football team was hoping to bounce back to .500 at the Homecoming game held Friday, September 23rd at Wayzata Stadium.
The Trojans got right to work with two touchdowns in the 1st quarter, the first a 15 yard scamper to the left by Deyon Loveless and the second a 9 yard sweep to the right. Wayzata failed to convert the PAT in both cases and led at the end of the 1st 12-0.
Loveless scored his 2nd touchdown of the night in the 2nd quarter on a 1 yard dive, and N. Stueve added the PAT to make it Wayzata 26, Totino-Grace 0 at half.
Wayzata continued to dominate with another Loveless TD to open the 3rd quarter making in Trojans 26, Eagles 0.
Omar Madkour scored his first touchdown of the evening on a 7 yard gain to make it Wayzata 32, Totino 0.
On the ensuing kickoff, S. Johnson would return the ball 98 yards for Totino’s only score of the evening making it Eagles 7, Wayzata 32.
Wayzata put the exclamation point on the game as both Loveless and Madkour would score an additional touchdown each to make Wayzata 45, Totino-Grace 7, final.
Another interesting play included a long pass completion from Cole Heilbrun to Jack Simon that was called back on a phantom offensive pass interference call.
Defensively the Trojans were excellent; DB Alex Hart tipped an Eagle pass and Keyuandre Watkins was able to scoop up an interception.
Wayzata travels to Centennial (2-2) next Friday. The Cougars lost 24-17 to Maple Grove last week.
STMA outplayed the Trojans who fall to 1-2 on the season; Totino Grace (1-2) up next
Our Wayzata Trojans football team traveled and fell to STMA last weekend. It was a game the Trojans believed they could win heading into the contest.
One bright spot for the Trojans was the passing game, as QB Cole Heilbrun completed 20 passes on 34 attempts to gain 260 yards and a touchdown. Heilbrun connected with 6 different receivers including 7 pass completions to Ford Griffith for 116 yards.
Early in the contest it looked like the Trojans would be in control during the whole game as Will Ronning and the Wayzata defense would sack Knight QB Colton Demarais early and often.
Wayzata would threaten to score first, but a deflected pass from Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun to TE Charlie Tomczik would be intercepted and Wayzata would not convert from inside the Knight 5 yard line.
Consequently, the Knights would score first as running back Conner Luongvan would dive for a 1 yard TD to put STMA on the scoreboard first. The point after attempt was not converted making it Knights 6, Wayzata 0 midway through the 2nd quarter.
Carter Olson scored a 4 yard touchdown run for Wayzata and Nate Stueve added a PAT to make it Trojans 7, Knights 6 late in the 2nd quarter.
As time expired in the first half, STMA’s Colton Demarais hit a streaking Brody Odlund for a 46 yard pass completion for touchdown. , The Knights would also complete a two point play after touchdown to make it STMA 14, Wayzata 7 at the half.
STMA scored once in the 3rd quarter on a quarterback keeper by Demarais and an extra point making it 21-7 Knights headed into the 4th.
STMA’s Sam Anderson rushed for a 90 yard touchdown making it 28-7 for the Knights midway through the 4th.
Wayzata marched down the field and scored on a Heilbrun to Tyler Milkes touchdown pass and completion to bring Wayzata closer, Knights 28, Trojans 14.
An additional Wayzata drive and 1 yard TD run by Carter Olson made it STMA 28, Wayzata 21 to conclude the game. Olson finished with 22 carries for 91 yards and 2 TD’s with a 4.1 yard per carry average.
The Trojans will host Torino-Grace this Friday for the Homecoming game. The Eagles have been outscored 68-34 in their 3 games so far, and are averaging 5.7 yards passing and 21.7 yards rushing per game.
Defensively Chase Ullom led Wayzata with 12 team tackles, Keyuandre Watkins had 7, as did Nelson Kukowski.
Stay tuned for more Wayzata Football coverage from Wayzata.com
The Plymouth Wayzata League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum at Wayzata City Hall on Thursday, September 22nd 2022.
Candidates for the Minnesota Senate Districts 45 & 45B are scheduled to debate at 6:45 pm.
Invited Candidates for Senate District 45 include Kathleen Fowke, & Kelly Morrison. 45B candidates invited include Patty Acomb & Lorie Cousineau.
Wayzata City Council Candidates will begin their debate at 8pm the same evening. Candidates Chris Hickman, Molly MacDonald, Jeff Parkhill, and Larissa Stockton have been invited.
Candidate questions can be submitted to: Iwvwpa@wvmn.org and the livestream can be watched at here: https://lwvwpa.org/voter-info/2021-candidate-forums/#candforums
Wayzata Public Schools announced today that Kimberly Lane Elementary has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.
The award is presented by the U.S. Department of Education, and Kimberly Lane is one of only 297 schools nationwide to receive the award, according to the release.
For more information, see the release above.
“The Wayzata girls soccer team is playing well so far in the 2022 season. The Trojans entered Thursday night with a 6-0-1 record and four shutouts. They are rated third in the state class AAA poll. They face a tough challenge against number six Andover Thursday night in Plymouth.”
After fumbling opening kickoff, Trojans unable to overcome the Rebels initial success as sophomore Oscar Shop steps in for injured Cole Heilbrun at QB
Wayzata Football struggled against Champlin Park on September 9th in their home opener.
The trouble started with Wayzata’s special teams and the handling of the opening kickoff as both Ford Griffith and Tyler Milkes attempted to catch the ball.
Champlin Park pounced on the ball and scored on their opening drive as Rebel QB Preston Thielke tossed a pass to receiver Blake Stahl to capitalize on the Wayzata miscue making it 7-0 in the opening minutes of the first quarter.
Offensively for Wayzata, sophomore QB Oscar Shoap stepped in to play for starting Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun. Heilbrun injured his left shoulder against Roseville the week before and is expected back in the coming weeks.
With Shoap at the helm, Wayzata answered with a 55 yard drive and subsequent field goal by kicker Nate Stueve to make it 7-3 in favor of Champlin Park at the end of the 1st quarter.
Champlin scored another touchdown, this time in the 2nd quarter as Rebel running back Arthur Russell dashed into the end zone to make it 14-3 Champlin Park headed into halftime.
Late in the third quarter, Wayzata’s Tyler Milkes took a Shoap handoff 89 yards to the house behind the Trojan offensive line by breaking tackles and outrunning the defense to make it Wayzata 10, Champlin Park 14. Milkes is a track star for Wayzata as well, earning All-State in the 4×400 meter relay, something he discussed after the game:
The Trojans defense would keep Champlin Park out of the end zone in the second half; the effort included sacks by Chase Ullom and an interception by Zach Boutwell.
Wayzata threatened to score twice in the final minutes of the game. First, Oscar Schoap hit tight end Charlie Tomczik for a long gain to put the Trojans in the red zone. However, the Rebel defense and linebacker Logan Ottinger forced Wayzata to turn the ball over on downs with under two minutes remaining.
With Champlin Park backed up against their own end zone, Wayzata’s defense forced a Rebel punt attempt. Punter Benjamin Bremer ran out of the back of the end zone to try to run out the clock as much as possible. Wayzata scored two points on the safety play to make it Trojans 12, Rebels 14.
With 10 seconds remaining in the game, the ensuing kickoff by Champlin Park went out of bounds to give Wayzata the ball at the Rebel 45 yard line.
A quick hitting slant pass from Noah Schoap to Eli Lenort gave Wayzata a first down at the Champlin 33 yard line with 4 seconds remaining. In high school a first down also stops the clock, so the offense scrambled to hike the ball and try to have Schoap spike the ball for a last second field goal or Hail Mary attempt.
In the pressure of the moment, Schoap took a knee as he spiked the ball and the remaining time ran off the clock to end the game.
After the contest the Trojans were visibly upset knowing that they had beaten themselves in this contest, rather than being beat by the opposing team.
Credit should be given to Champlin Park for playing a good game, and they do have a good football team. That being said Wayzata will learn from the miscues and come back a better football team. Anytime a young quarterback gets an opportunity to gain varsity experience means that he’ll be that much more ready in the future.
Wayzata (1-1) will travel to St. Michael Albertville (0-2) this Friday at 7pm. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your home town homers who absolutely cheer for the Trojans every time they take the field.
On behalf of the greater Wayzata Community, Elisha and I would like to welcome you to the 47th Annual James J. Hill Days event!
Whether you and your family and friends enjoy Lake Minnetonka, fireworks, live music, food and beverage, dogs, llamas, history, carnivals, or parades, you are sure to find something for everyone.
If you are thinking about buying or selling in the area, please plan to stop at 126 Benton Ave. in Wayzata from 1-5 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday to visit with myself and Elisha.
This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to view our next (to be built) new construction project with Custom One Homes & David Charlez Design. We would also be interested to discuss any real estate plans you may have.
Look for our printed schedules and maps (images below) all over Wayzata all weekend!
Wishing you the best,
Dan, Elisha, Nikki, Jenny, & Katie