Lily Mackenzie-Olson, a senior at Wayzata High School, and Aaron Reesnes, a recent alum–have been selected for the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir. The pair were chosen through auditions from all over the state to the select group of 40.
The choir has attained wide acclaim with its fine choral technique and unique style of performance–and is in great demand each summer as it tours throughout Minnesota, according to Conductor Dr. Thomas Rossin.
The 2011 All-State Lutheran Choir will perform Wednesday, June 29, 7:30 PM at Normandale Lutheran Church.
If you go: What: 2011 All-State Lutheran Choir performance When: June 29, 7:30 pm Where: 6100 Normandale Road in Edina Cost: Free. An offering will be collected.
Last year at Target Field, there were enough complaints from batters that the Twins have decided to remove the spruce trees in center field. Wayzata residents Alex and Chris Olmanson are one of five finalists in a video contest to win one of those spruce trees.
Chris on the left and Alex on the right. Submitted photo.
The boys have a backyard baseball field, and their video is about convincing Twins fans that it would be natural for the unwanted spruce tree at Target Field to be planted there.
The Olmanson brothers are 2010 graduates of Wayzata High School. Chris is a freshman at Boston College, Alex at University of Denver. Chris and Alex also played PWYBA travel baseball since 4th grade.
ST. LOUIS, MO. – Four members of Drake women’s soccer team garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference honors when the league announced its annual plaudits at the tournament banquet in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday evening (Nov. 4).
Sophomore Laura Moklestad (Des Moines, Iowa/Roosevelt) was honored as a first team All-MVC selection, while freshmen Paige Dusek (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North), Megan Fisher (Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny) and Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) collected both second team All-MVC and All-Freshman team recognition.
After earning All-Freshman laurels a year ago, Moklestad was chosen as a first-team recipient, registering team-leading marks in goals (5), points (11), shots (29), shots on goal (21) and second in game winners (2).
Moklestad ranks fifth in the MVC in game-winning goals, sixth in shots and 10th in goals and points per affair, while finishing third, fourth, fourth and eighth, respectively in league-only games in goals, game-winning goals, points and shots per match.
Dusek turned in a breakout rookie campaign recording team highs in goals (5), points (11) and game-winning goals (4), while rating second in shots (35) and shots on goal (14).
Dusek leads the league in game-winning goals (0.21), while ranking 10th in goals (0.26), points (0.58) and shots per game (1.84). In conference-only matches, she was second in game-winning goals (0.33), third in goals (0.50), seventh in points (1.00), ninth in shots per contest (2.33).
Fisher crafted a stellar rookie campaign from her defender’s slot proving to be a dual threat for the Bulldogs helping anchor a defensive unit that posted a school-record nine shutouts, while offensively providing four goals and two assists.
Litch was thrown into the fire immediately for Drake and she responded by establishing school records for shutouts with nine, while pulling in 91 saves and owning a single-season Bulldog record 0.75 goals against average.
Litch ranks first, third, third and third, respectively, in the MVC in shutouts (0.47), goals against average (0.75), save percentage (.858) and saves per game (4.79), while finishing second in goals against average (0.80), second in save percentage (.853), third in shutouts (0.33) and fourth in saves per game (4.83) in league-only tilts.
Well, OSU’s season isn’t turning out exactly like Wayzata Alum James Laurinaitis would like. The Buckeyes lost to USC 35-3 on Saturday.
“Obviously it’s very disappointing,” said Ohio State middle linebacker James Laurinaitis in an interview with Nathan Rush of Athlon Sports. James turned down NFL millions to return for his senior season in his hunt for a national championship. He went on to say, “We’ve looked forward to this game for a long time and we didn’t play like we wanted.”
Wayzata Football Alumni Marion Barber III is quickly becoming a dominant and favorite running back for the Dallas Cowboys. He also bruised his ribs in the game and has been criticized for running too hard. In the Cowboys debut last week against the Cleveland Browns, Barber picked up 80 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries before getting hurt.
For a full article on Marion’s bruised ribs, check out the Dallas Morning News article here:
Beijing – Wayzata High School Alumni Mike Pederson has been involved with fencing ever since his days of High School right here in Wayzata. These days he is involved with coaching epee for the US Women’s Olympic Fencing Team.
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