“The ninth-ranked Wayzata wrestling team fell 31-29 to fourth-ranked Eden Prairie in a good Lake Conference match Thursday. Eden Prairie won the first three matches to go up 12-0, highlighted by Charles Vanier’s 7-6 win over Luke Koenen in a matchup of top five ranked wrestlers. Wayzata won the next three to grab a 13-12 lead. The Trojans’ fifth-ranked Charlie Petit won a key match at 152, beating third-ranked Terae Dunn 6-4 in overtime. Wayzata won three straight matches to lead 29-19, but Eden Prairie’s outstanding closing duo of Dominic Heim (220) and Will Sather (285) won by fall as the Eagles rallied for the win.” From CCX Media.”The ninth-ranked Wayzata wrestling team fell 31-29 to fourth-ranked Eden Prairie in a good Lake Conference match Thursday. Eden Prairie won the first three matches to go up 12-0, highlighted by Charles Vanier’s 7-6 win over Luke Koenen in a matchup of top five ranked wrestlers. Wayzata won the next three to grab a 13-12 lead. The Trojans’ fifth-ranked Charlie Petit won a key match at 152, beating third-ranked Terae Dunn 6-4 in overtime. Wayzata won three straight matches to lead 29-19, but Eden Prairie’s outstanding closing duo of Dominic Heim (220) and Will Sather (285) won by fall as the Eagles rallied for the win.” From CCX Media.
“The Hopkins gymnastics team defeated Wayzata 141.400 to 138.075 for the team’s fourth dual meet win of the season. Hopkins (4-0) also placed first in an invitational meet in Princeton last weekend. Hopkins junior Annabelle Speers won the bars, beam, and floor exercise to win the meet’s all-around title with a score of 36.800. NyahSymone Britt of Hopkins won the vault with a score of 9.400. The loss was the first of the season for Wayzata (3-1). It marked the first time Hopkins has defeated Wayzata in gymnastics since January 2009. The teams will be the favorites to advance to state at the Section 6AA meet Feb. 18 at Hopkins High School. Wayzata is the defending state champion in Class AA.” From CCX Media.
The Trojans (11-1-0) used a combination of stifling defense and outside shooting on offense to defeat previously unbeaten STMA (12-1-0) by a score of 54-44.
The Knights used a 2-3 zone defensively throughout the game, and lead 24-23 at the half as Wayzata struggled to adapt to the scheme.
Wayzata was able to keep phenom Tessa Johnson in check with help defense and always seemed to have a hand in her face.
Towards the middle of the 2nd half, things began to Wayzata’s way as the Trojans were able to secure defensive stops, get easy buckets on fast breaks, and shoot well from outside.
Wayzata’s execution was too much for the Knights, and late in the 2nd half with STMA trailing it became obvious the Trojans were destined to win this one.
Sophie Hawkinson scored 15 points with three field goals and three 3-pointers. Brynn Senden (Minnesota commit) had 11 points including two 3-pointers. Abby Krzewinski had 10 points, Kate Amelotte had 7 points, Jessica Oberlander has 4 points, and Ella Goodnature had 2.
For STMA, Tessa Johnson (South Carolina commit) had 15 points, Ja’Kahla Craft had 14 points including four 3-pointers, Abby Hoselton had 6 points, Kylie Diaz had 5 points, and Ava Haus had 2 points.
It’s a signature win for Head Coach Julie Stewart‘s club.
The Trojans travel to #1 ranked Hopkins (10-0) next Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm.
Plymouth resident Norm Okerstrom trains people on how to perform CPR and use an AED and is part of the Heart Safe Plymouth program. His passion for training people to learn lifesaving techniques comes after his son, Teddy, suffered cardiac arrest as a 16-year-old at a Wayzata football practice 13 years ago. Teddy survived. To date Okerstrom has helped train more than 7,000 residents in lifesaving techniques.
Maple Grove boys’ hockey team skated past top-ranked Wayzata to win a 4-3 thriller in the third round of the Premiere Holiday Classic in the Grove tournament at Maple Grove Community Center. Maple Grove scored a pair of goals in the latter part of the second period to break a scoreless tie and take a 2-0 lead into the third period. The final period was a wild one.
Wayzata scored twice in 25 seconds midway through the period to tie the game 2-2. Just over a minute later, Maple Grove’s Blake Steenerson tallied twice in 16 seconds to restore a two-goal advantage for the Crimson at 4-2. Brooks Gengler scored with 3:24 to play to pull the Trojans within 4-3 but they couldn’t get the equalizer and Maple Grove held on for the win.
Maple Grove won all three of its games at the Classic in the Grove event to improve to 9-2-0 this season. Wayzata is now 8-1-1.
Republished from CCX Sports.
“The top-ranked Wayzata boys hockey team survived a big challenge from Eden Prairie Wednesday, beating the Eagles 2-1 in overtime. Brooks Gengler scored the game-winner on an assist from Brittan Alstead. It was the Lake Conference opener for the Trojans, who improved to 6-0-1 this season. The Trojans play in the Maple Grove holiday tournament this coming week.” From CCX Media.
“The Wayzata wrestling team pounded Lake Conference rival Minnetonka 68-9 Tuesday. The Trojans recorded eight pins in the match on the way to the win. Wayzata is ranked ninth in the class AAA team rankings.”The Wayzata wrestling team pounded Lake Conference rival Minnetonka 68-9 Tuesday. The Trojans recorded eight pins in the match on the way to the win. Wayzata is ranked ninth in the class AAA team rankings.” From CCXMedia.
Trojans tough schedule out of the gate included three top 10 ranked teams
The Wayzata Boys Basketball team moved to 1-3 on the season after defeating Prior Lake (2-2) by a score of 77-51 on a snowy Friday evening at the Wayzata Field House.
It was the 2nd of two games the Trojans played this week, including a tough contest against 2nd ranked Lakeville North in which the Trojans come up just short of the Panthers.
The three losses included Lakeville South (43-45), Eastview (75-81) and Lakeville North (58-67).
The Torn host Armstrong (3-0) on Tuesday evening.
The Wayzata boys hockey team beat ninth-ranked Hill-Murray 2-1 in overtime Thursday to stay unbeaten. Rhys Wallin scored the game-winner on a pass from Jacob Kvasnicka in the overtime period. That’s after the Pioneers’ Brady Ingebritson had scored in the final minute of regulation to tie the game. Second-ranked Wayzata is now 4-0-0 this season. From CCX Media.
“The Wayzata girls basketball team overcame a five-point halftime deficit to beat Maple Grove 60-56 in the season opener for both teams. Four of the five starters for Wayzata scored in double figures. Jordan Ode scored 30 points to lead Maple Grove.” From CCX Media.