“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.
Author: Dan Gustafson
“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.
Council rejects traditional wood dock design, existing Broadway docks may be replaced in Phase II of Panoway
Much debate has occurred in recent months and years as Wayzata residents mourn the loss of charm in the community in favor of increased development and density.
At a Tuesday Workshop meeting on October 25th, the Wayzata City Council directed City Staff to solicit bids which could potentially replace and expand the existing docks on Wayzata’s lakefront with less traditional steel pilings and floating docks.
Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka have long standing histories and cultures of utilizing wood piling fixed docks. This style of dock is viewed by many as aesthetically pleasing–in other words charming.
For those that don’t know, workshops are viewed by municipalities as ways for a Council to discuss lengthy or controversial topics less formally than a City Council meeting.
Critics of the municipal workshop format argue the public isn’t allowed to comment on workshop topics, no votes are taken even though decisions tend to be made prior to public debate, and the meetings are not broadcast/recorded resulting in less transparency and community oversight than a regular council meeting.
The practical result of the decision is that the Broadway Docks in front of CoV and the Panoway Plaza may not exist in the near future, replaced by more modern docks and a higher number of slips over the winter. A final decision will be made at a Council meeting in the coming months.
Several factors impacted the decision, including limits on the depth of wood pilings, maintenance, cost advantages for steel pilings and ADA compliance. The packet acknowledged that steel is “aesthetically less of a fit in Wayzata.“
The City is also beginning to ramp up for construction of the Boardwalk by soliciting bids, reviewing budgets and the like. The full agenda packet is below.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more information on Phase II of Panoway of Wayzata Bay. What do you think? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your views.
“The Wayzata volleyball team swept Hopkins 25-9, 25-14, and 25-17 in the semifinals of the Section 5AAAA tournament. The Trojans (26-4) advances to Wednesday’s section final against Champlin Park in a rematch of last year’s section final. Hopkins finishes its season with a record of 11-19. The Rebels are ranked second in the state in Class AAAA behind Lakeville North with Wayzata ranked third.” From CCX
From CCX, “The Wayzata boys and girls cross country teams each brought home championship trophies Wednesday as the Trojans swept the team titles at the Section 6AAA meet. The Wayzata girls team total of 21 points was well ahead of section runner-up Hopkins—the Royals finished with 65 points. Both teams qualified for state. Trojans’ senior Abbey Nehanicky set a Gale Woods course record for girls and recorded a personal best time of 16 minutes, 43.70 seconds to win the meet. Hopkins’ Sydney Drevlow finished second in 17:36.11. Grace Mignone and Maddie Gullickson of Wayzata placed third and fourth respectively, just ahead of Armstrong’s Caitlyn Osanai. The Wayzata boys finished the 6AAA meet with 39 points with Minneapolis Washurn (60) placing second as a team. Sam Scott of Minneapolis Southwest took first place with a time of 15:08.69. Aidan Jones of Washburn finished second and Hamza Mohamed of Wayzata placing third in 15:30.86. Armstrong’s Noah Breker, last year’s race champion, finished fourth in 15:32.56. Daniel McCollor and William Weber from Wayzata placed fifth and sixth. The state cross country meet meet is Saturday November 5th at St. Olaf College in Northfield.“
From CCX, “The Wayzata boys soccer team was matched up against a Lake Conference rival in the state class AAA quarterfinals. The Trojans beat St. Michael-Albertville 3-0 to advance to Tuesday morning’s semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Joe Highfield scored on a penalty kick to give Wayzata a 1-0 halftime lead. The top-seeded Trojans added two more in the second half as Miles Redmond and Kieran Mahan scored.“
From CCX, “The Wayzata girls’ soccer team saw its hopes for a state championship dashed with a 3-2 loss to Mounds View in the Class 3A quarterfinals. The match was tied 2-2 through regulation and overtime. The Mustangs then beat the Trojans 2-1 in penalty kicks to advance to next week’s semifinals. Mounds View’s Yasmeen Abed was credited with the first goal of the match on a deflected shot giving the Mustangs a 1-0 halftime lead. Wayzata countered in the second half with goals from Amya Conway and Lily Nayer, whose goal put the Trojans ahead 2-1 with under 11 minutes to play in regulation. But the Mustangs tied the match on Emily Johnson’s free kick in the final four minutes of the second half. Tied 1-1 on the sixth penalty kick of the shootout, Mounds View’s Amelia Gregory scored to give Mounds View the win. Wayzata, top-ranked in Class 3A, finishes the season with a 17-1-1 record while Mounds View advances to next week’s semifinals.“
From CCX Media, “The Plymouth Ice Center is having a tougher time than usual filling open positions. That includes a part-time position for Zamboni driver. “I think just like every business, they’re looking for part-time help,” said Erik Halverson, Plymouth Ice Center manager. “You don’t have to be a hockey fan to do this. You just have to enjoy driving a big piece of equipment.”