Wayzata voters selected incumbent Molly MacDonald and Planning Commission Chair Jeff Parkhill to the Wayzata City Council on Tuesday. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s website posted the following results:
Results from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.
“Saturday was a great day for the Wayzata cross country programs. The Trojans girls and boys each won state class AAA team titles. Abbey Nechanicky led a dominant Wayzata girls performance by easily capturing her first state title. Sydney Drevlow of Hopkins was second. Hamza Mohamed of Wayzata was the top local boys finisher, in fourth place. Noah Breker of Armstrong was seventh. The Heritage Christian Academy boys won the class A team title.” From CCX Media.
“The Wayzata volleyball team overcame a tough test from Champlin Park to get back to the state volleyball tournament. The Trojans beat the Rebels in four close sets in a great match for the Section 5AAAA championship last week. Now Wayzata enters the state tournament with a 27-4 record and as the number one seed in class AAAA. They will begin defense of the title they won last season by facing Burnsville in the quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.” From CCX Media.
Wayzata senior Abbey Nechanicky appeared if she was making up for lost time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
Nechanicky, who didn’t run in the Minnesota State High School League’s Cross Country State Meet in 2021 because of an injury, blazed to the Class AAA individual championship on the 5,000-meter course at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Her time was 16 minutes, 47.7 seconds. She finished 52.1 seconds in front of runner-up, Sydney Drevlow, a sophomore at Hopkins, and a top challenger of Nechanicky’s during the Lake Conference season. Forest Lake sophomore Norah Hushagen was third in 17:48.6.
Nechanicky, the big-school runner-up in 2019, is ranked third nationally and has committed to run at the University of Colorado. She put on hold momentarily her postrace news conference because she wanted to cheer on not only her teammates, but all participants as they finished. She was full of high-fives and congratulations for all.
The delay wasn’t long as the next four Wayzata runners finished quickly.
Wayzata cruised to the team title with 39 points, 50 ahead of runner-up Minnetonka, which had 89. Mounds View was third with 127.
Also scoring for the Trojans were senior Teegan Anderson, senior Grace Mignone, freshman Maddie Gullickson and sophomore Alyson Kleyman.
Top-seeded Wayzata used a late-game surge to score two goals, one in regulation time and another in an extra session, to prove worthy of their top billing in the Minnesota State High School League’s Boys Soccer State Tournament.
Senior forward Joe Highfield was credited with the clinching goal with 5:38 left in the first overtime to give the Trojans a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Woodbury in the Class AAA championship game on Friday, Nov. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
The Trojans (19-1-2) celebrated its first big-school state title since 2017 on a dazzling play that was engineered by Highfield. He got loose on the near side and found himself in a breakaway situation. He eyed the right side of Woodbury junior goalkeeper Eddie Puglisi. He made a nifty save with his right foot, but the ball caromed off a Woodbury teammate and bounced stunningly into the goal.
It was Wayzata’s second championship since 2009. The other three appearances resulted in runner-up finishes.
The Trojans appeared headed for another runner-up finish before senior defender Joe Burica scored the equalizer with 1:42 left in regulation time.
In the first half, Woodbury built a 2-1 advantage behind two goals from sophomore midfielder Olin Franzwa. His second goal gave the Royals a one-goal edge at the break. Ten minutes earlier, Wayzata senior defender Tarun Gorripati scored after dribbling around a defender.
Woodbury was seeking its first championship in boys soccer. In 2005, the Royals were runner-up to Wayzata as well.
“The Wayzata volleyball team battled through a tough Champlin Park team to win the Section 5AAAA championship in four sets. The Trojans won the first set 28-26, lost the second 26-24, won the third set 25-23 and scored the final five points of the fourth and deciding set to win 25-20. It is the third straight section title for Wayzata and ninth in school history. Olivia Swenson led the Trojans with 26 kills and Kaitlyn Vogt added 12. Sophia Johnson topped Wayzata in digs with 25 while Stella Swenson had 20 digs and 8 kills. The Trojans (27-4) are the two-time defending state champions among large enrollment schools. State tournament coaches will seed for the state tourney on Sunday with quarterfinal round play in Class AAAA starting Wednesday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Champlin Park (24-6) finishes its season as section runner-up for a second straight year.” From CCX Media.
“The Wayzata boys’ soccer team advanced to the state class AAA championship game Tuesday morning with a 4-1 win over Andover. Mike Orlov opened the scoring with a penalty kick goal with 6:52 remaining in the first half. Charlie Piller scored with 1:39 left in the first half to put the Trojans ahead 2-0 at halftime. Andover pulled within 2-1 when Baraka Tarleton scored on a penalty kick with 25:16 to play in the second half. Wayzata was awarded another penalty kick and Joey Burica scored to give the Trojans a 3-1 lead. Piller’s second goal of the match late made the final score 4-1. The Trojans (18-1-2) will face Woodbury in the state championship Friday at 10:15 am at U.S. Bank Stadium. The teams tied 1-1 during the regular season. Wayzata is in the state final for the first time since 2017 when they won the Class AA title.” from CCX Media
The Wayzata Chamber of Commerce celebrated Jon Reyerson as the 2022 Person of the Year on October 13, 2022 at the Wayzata Country Club. Hundreds of Jon’s friends from the Wayzata Chamber and Wayzata Rotary were in attendance.
The annual award is given to a Chamber member who goes above and beyond to serve the community and the Chamber in it’s mission to “elevate the experience of the Wayzata area, a charming destination embracing Lake Minnetonka, where our businesses and community thrive together.”
“Jon has been an active member of the chamber for over a decade, and throughout all of that time, has exhibited remarkable skills to directly benefit the Chamber and all of its activities. Jon shows up before the events begin, and is usually the last one standing – to ensure that no detail has been overlooked,” stated Wayzata Chamber president Becky Pierson in a release.
2021 Person of the year Peter Hitch indicated the Jon is “The ultimate Chamber Member, a promoter, a sponsor hound, a worker and an idea guy.”
Reyerson has a long standing reputation for working Chamber events including Wayzata Art Experience, James J. Hill Days, the Chilly Open, and much more. Congrats!
Trojans find redemption in 2022 having lost to STMA earlier in the season and in the playoffs last year
The Knights scored first on a 28 yard pass and catch from Knight QB from W. Barthel to C. Luongvan early in the 1st quarter.
Wayzata answered early in the 2nd as Trojan QB Cole Heilbrun found wide receiver Ford Griffith in the end zone to make it 7-7.
Two field goals by place kicker Nate Stueve had Wayzata up 13-7 at the half.
Wayzata scored on a Deyon Loveless 4 yard TD run late in the 3rd to make 19-7.
In the first play of the 4th quarter, Heilbrun threw the ball 39 yards to Tyler Milkes for an unbelievable touchdown to make it Wayzata 26, STMA 7.
Both teams would score later in the 4th, with the final score Wayzata 33, STMA 13.
Running back Deyon Loveless rushed 32 times for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns in the contest. Cole Heilbrun complete 10 passes on 18 attempts for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ford Griffith caught 5 passes for 112 yards and a TD. Tyler Milkes has 1 catch for 39 yards and a TD.
Defensively, the Trojans were led by Chase Ullom who had 11 tackles, Andrew Westermeyer with 7, Noah Rychlik with 7, Noah Regan with 5 and an interception, and Keyaundre Watkins with 3 tackles and a sack.
On special teams, kicker Nate Stueve made 3 extra points and 2 field goals.
The Trojans (5-4) travel to Rosemount (9-0) on Friday to take on the the #1 seed Irish.