#3 ranked Wayzata Girls Basketball (18-2) defeats #1 Hopkins Royals (18-2) 55-53 at home. With just seconds left Abby Krzewinski dribbles the length of the floor and draws the foul; she stepped to the line and sank two free throws with .08 left to clinch the victory for the Wayzata Trojans. The rest of the team gets a stop and the bench erupts with excitement and enthusiasm from the hard fought win.
Brynn Senden scored 19 points, Sophie Hawkinson had 11 points, Shannon Fornshell had 9, Kate Amelotte & Grace Weber had 4 points each, and Jessica Oberlander had 2 points.
For Hopkins, Nu Nu Agara had 19 points, Taylor Woodson had 13, Liv McGill had 8, Erma Walker and Kelly Boyle had 4 points each, and London Harris had 3 points.
The last time Wayzata beat Hopkins was in the 2018-2019 season. The teams will likely meet again in Section play in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to Wayzata High School senior Pratishtha Praveen Kumar, who was named the recipient of the 2022 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award!
This award is given to students who are pursuing studies in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
Other factors that impact the award include recognize those students who have demonstrated exceptional academic preparedness, community involvement, professional responsibility, and leadership through their involvement in DECA.
DECA is a career and technical student organization that brings together over 150,000 students with an interest in careers in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, and management.
“The Wayzata boys and girls Nordic ski teams each won titles at the Section 6 championships Monday in Bloomington. Daniel McCollor of Wayzata won the boys’ pursuit race while the Trojans Audrey Parham was the girls’ champion. Wayzata and Armstrong finished 1-2 in the boys’ team standings, both qualifying for state. Wayzata and St. Louis Park are the girls’ team state qualifiers. Logan Drevlow of Hopkins finished third in the boys’ meet with Boden Sundell, Noah Breker, and Alex Omodt of Armstrong all finishing in the top seven. Liam Urbanowicz of Hopkins placed eighth with Parker Dietrick and Daniel Gladlov of Wayzata finishing ninth and tenth. Other local top ten finishers for the girls include Grace Wermerskirchen, Lila Golomb and Emma Freed of Wayzata and Daphne Grobstein of Hopkins. The state Nordic meet is February 15-16 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.” From CCX Media.
The Wayzata Parks & Trails Board has announced that it’s annual Maple Tree Tapping event will return after a brief pause for the pandemic.
All spots for this event have been filled according to Parks & Trails Board Member Merrily Babcock, although observation spots are still available.
The timing of the event varies dependent largely on the weather–required temperatures need to be below freezing at night and above freezing during the day.
Making maple syrup from sap tapped from maple trees involves several steps:
Identify Maple Trees: Look for sugar, black, or red maple trees, as these are the most commonly used for syrup production. The trees should be at least 10 inches in diameter at chest height.
Tap the Trees: Drill a small hole into the trunk of the maple tree, then insert a spile (a tap) into the hole. Make sure to tap the trees at the right time of year, typically late winter to early spring when the temperatures are above freezing during the day and below freezing at night.
Collect the Sap: Attach a bucket or tubing to the spile to collect the sap as it flows out of the tree. Alternatively, you can use a vacuum pump system to speed up the sap flow.
Boil the Sap: Pour the collected sap into a large pot and heat it over a fire or on a stove. Boil the sap until it reaches a temperature of 219°F, which is when the sap has reduced to the desired consistency.
Filter the Syrup: Strain the boiled sap to remove any impurities or debris. You can use a cheesecloth or filter paper to achieve a clear, amber-colored syrup.
Can the Syrup: Pour the filtered syrup into jars or containers and store it in a cool, dark place. If canned correctly, the syrup can last for several years.
If you are intersted in regisering for an observation spot, visit Wayzata.org to sign up.
Wayzata, MN – Viva Las Vegas! The 39th Annual Wayzata Chilly Open, the largest most well-known and unusual golf tournament held on a frozen lake, will be here in just a few, short days.
What started as a small, crazy idea on how to have a little fun during the coldest month of the year, has evolved into one of Minnesota’s most unique winter events. We are looking forward to hosting 2,000 golfers, in Vegas themed costumes and bar sleds, hitting tennis balls with hockey sticks and tee ball bats. 36-hole sponsors will decorate and host four-9-hole courses. This is a winter festival you won’t want to miss.
Pre Par-Tee – Friday, February 10 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (tickets available)
With a theme like VEGAS, we’ve gotta throw a party! Join us Friday, February 10, for the all-new Chilly Open Pre Par-Tee featuring live music by High & Mighty, “The Best Horn Band in the Twin Cities”, food trucks, and drinks at the 19th Hole heated tent located in the 6Smith parking lot. Limited tickets available: $10 cover pre-sale or $15 at the door, if tickets are still available.
Snowga – Saturday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. (open to public)
Namaste on Wayzata Bay. Come Snowga with us! Anyone can do Hot Yoga, but only true Minnesotans can say they have done SNOWGA (yoga on the snow). Class attendees will have a chance to win giveaways from local businesses, along with free heated agua frescas. Bring your own mat and winter gear, and start the day with free yoga flow. Class will take place at Panoway on Wayzata Bay. Free and Open to the Public.
Golf Tournament – Saturday, February 11, Tee Times: 10 am, 12 noon & 2 pm Theme: Vegas, Baby! (tickets available)
It was a record-breaking year as the 2023 Golf Tournament sold out of all tickets in 6 days! Golfers will play a round, head to the 19th Hole tent, and enjoy live music by “PowerTap” band on the Edina Realty stage, while tasting some of the best chili from over 10 local restaurants competing in the Chili Cookoff Contest. With adding an additional course, a limited release of last chance/late rate Pro golf tickets are still available, including complimentary brunch at 6Smith.
Breakfast Buffet + Final Swing – February 11, from 9 am – Close (reservations strongly encouraged)
Stop by 6Smith on your way to and from “The Open.” Be sure to make a reservation for the Chilly Open Brunch Buffet on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For pricing and the menu selections, visit 6Smith.com. Don’t miss the new Chilly Open Final Swing, a 21+ event featuring a DJ, dancing, and drinks at 6Smith Rooftop. (limited capacity)
Snowkite Races & Nite Kite (open to the public) – Friday, February 10, 4 – 7 pm | Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 3 pm | Sunday, February 12, 11 am – 3 pm
Experience a beautiful backdrop of colorful kites flying through the air during the Chilly Open weekend. (wind dependent, minimum 7mph)
The Wayzata boys hockey team lost top top-ranked Minnetonka 4-2 Thursday as the teams split their regular season series. Brittan Alstead scored on a rebound to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead in the first period but the Skippers scored the first three goals of the second period to take the lead for good. Luke Miller netted Wayzata’s second goal of the night on the powerplay, but Minnetonka scored on the next shift for the final goal of the night. John Stout scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Skippers who improved to 18-2-0 on the season. The Trojans, now winless in their past five games, dropped to 13-5-2.
Class A boys swimming power Breck/Blake beat Wayzata 69-33 Thursday at Breck School in Golden Valley. Henry Webb of Breck/Blake set a new pool record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:45.82. The Bearstangs are six-time defending state champions in class A.
The current Administration building is located on the Gleason Lake Elementary Campus on the border of Wayzata & Plymouth; it’s a one story brick office building from approximately 1950 with limited parking.
No indication was made as to whether or not the Administration would move to the new location.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata School District needs new office space leader.
The iconic building will be open to the public for this event, which includes heavy appetizers, a hosted bar, and live music from local sensation PowerTap and Chris Kroeze, who performed on the NBC hit show The Voice.
The event is dedicated to building brighter features and supporting the local community. All proceeds from ticket sales, which are $100 per person, will go towards helping homelessness, housing, and food insecurity in the community through the charity IOCP.
“We are thrilled to open up this building to the community for this exciting event,” said Curt Frethem, CEO of Lake West Development. “Not only will attendees have the opportunity to enjoy a night of live music and delicious food, but they will also be making a direct impact on the lives of those in need in our community. We encourage everyone to come out and support this important cause.”
Don’t miss this can’t-miss community event! Purchase your tickets today and be a part of something truly special.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit IOCP.ORG/2023.
About Lake West Development
Lake West Development are innovative developers, approaching properties from an unconventional angle, looking to add value to the property and surrounding neighborhood. We make welcome improvements to the Minnesota communities in which we work and live.
About Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP)
Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) mission is To strengthen our community by meeting basic needs and equipping individuals and families for ongoing stability.
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