“The Wayzata girls lacrosse team stayed unbeaten this season with a dominant 17-5 win over Breck Wednesday. The Trojans built a 10-2 halftime lead, with Katie Sikorski scoring five goals and Risa Bumgardner three in the opening half. Petra Lyon scored all five goals for Breck. Wayzata is now 5-0 this season.” From CCX Media.
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“The Wayzata baseball team has an experienced group heading into the 2023 season as they look to bounce back from a subpar season a year ago. The Trojans return 12 players and several key starters from a team that had some ups and downs in a 10-13 season in 2022. A deep and talented pitching staff should lead the way this spring. The Trojans also have two players from the school’s state championship boys basketball team.” From CCX Media.
One thing was certain even before the tip to start the Class AAAA Boys Basketball Championship Game between top-seeded Park Center and No. 3 Wayzata late Saturday, March 25 at Target Center: One team was going to win a second big-school title within the past three seasons. Through the ebbs and flows that come with championship-level basketball, it was too close to call as the margin between the two powers was razor thin.
One team would build a lead, but it was short-lived. Trading leads was the norm during a Championship Saturday when close title games spanned the day.
Things were so tight in the Class AAAA championship game that bonus basketball was required. That’s when Wayzata made its move.
Junior post Jackson McAndrew scored eight of the Trojans’ nine points in overtime to send Wayzata to a 75-71 victory over Park Center in the final game of the five-day Minnesota State High School League Boys Basketball State Tournament at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The Trojans’ victory was two-fold: In dethroning the Pirates, it brought a measure of revenge for losing to Park Center in the Class AAAA championship game in 2022. It also sent the Trojans back to the winners circle for the first time since winning it all in 2021. Prior to that, Wayzata’s only boys basketball championship game in 1959 when there was a one-class state tournament format.
After not being able to determine a winner over 36 minutes of regulation time, the teams were tied at 66-all.
McAndrew set the tone for the Trojans (27-4) with the first points of the overtime, which resulted in a three-point play. Just more than a minute later, he had a jaw-dropping dribble drive that began at midcourt and finished with a reverse layup. Later, a single free throw by senior guard Hayden Tibbits with 34.7 seconds remaining gave Wayzata the 75-71 advantage.
McAndrew finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Tibbits, Wayzata’s spark plug on both sides of the court, had 18 points and five assists.
Senior guard CJ O’Hara was a major force for the Pirates (28-3) with 21 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in the game that was played at a frenetic pace. Junior guard Casmir Chavis added 16 points and four assists.
From MSHSL staff.
“The Wayzata boys’ basketball team rallied late in the second half and beat DeLaSalle Tuesday night 64-61. The Trojans outscored the Islanders 11-2 in the game’s final four and a half minutes. Wayzata (20-4), ranked 3rd in Class 4A, was led in scoring by Hayden Tibbits who netted 22 points. Jackson McAndrew and Jake Schmitt added 12 apiece; Schmidt’s three-pointer with under a minute to play broke a 59-all tie and gave the Trojans the lead for good. Nasir Whitlock of DeLaSalle led all players in scoring with 31 points. The Islanders, ranked 3rd in Class 3A, falls to 21-5 in their regular season finale. The Trojans finish their regular season Friday at 13th-ranked Buffalo.”The Wayzata boys’ basketball team rallied late in the second half and beat DeLaSalle Tuesday night 64-61. The Trojans outscored the Islanders 11-2 in the game’s final four and a half minutes. Wayzata (20-4), ranked 3rd in Class 4A, was led in scoring by Hayden Tibbits who netted 22 points. Jackson McAndrew and Jake Schmitt added 12 apiece; Schmidt’s three-pointer with under a minute to play broke a 59-all tie and gave the Trojans the lead for good. Nasir Whitlock of DeLaSalle led all players in scoring with 31 points. The Islanders, ranked 3rd in Class 3A, falls to 21-5 in their regular season finale. The Trojans finish their regular season Friday at 13th-ranked Buffalo.” From CCX Media.
“For the fifth straight year the Wayzata wrestling team advanced to the Section 5AAA team final to face power St. Michael-Albertville. The top-ranked Knights beat Wayzata 46-15 to advance to state for the 25th consecutive season. After the teams split the first four matches, the Knights won five straight from 132 pounds through 160 to build a 35-6 lead. Wayzata won three straight matches from 170 through 195 but it was too little too late as STMA will head back to the Xcel Energy Center to defend their state class AAA title.” From CCX Sports.
#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.
“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 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.