Thursday, January 17, 2013
Representing Westonka were Leah Pinault, Zach Blume, Hannah Randklev, Grant Harrison, Kristen Holmberg, Timmy Levens, Rob Stokes, Elle Montgomery and Hanna Brustad.
Thursday, January 17
by Lorrie Ham Nine Mound Westonka High School musicians were selected for the Second Annual Wright County Conference (WCC) Honor Band, which performed Jan. 12 in Hutchinson. Band directors from the WCC were asked to nominate their best students. Student selections were made to ensure that all schools in the conference were represented, as well as to provide the correct number of students to play each instrument. Representing Westonka were Leah Pinault, Zach Blume, Hannah Randklev, Grant Harrison, Kristen Holmberg, Timmy Levens, Rob Stokes, Elle Montgomery and Hanna Brustad. Other participating conference schools included Annandale, Dassel-Cokato, Delano, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Hutchinson and Waconia. “Our musicians had a great time,” …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The White Hawks kept pace with the visiting Spartans early, but could not find their offensive consistency.
Orono blanked Mound Westonka 20-0 in Friday's showdown of Lake Minnetonka high school football rivals. Mound Westonka was down by two touchdowns at halftime and kept the game within reach until giving up a late fourth quarter touchdown. Mound-Westonka is now 0-2 and Orono is 1-1 on the season. Orono improves to 1-1. Orono visits Glencoe-Silver Lake this week while Mound Westonka take to the road again to take on Delano. Patch will have previews of both games later this week.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Crosstown rivals Orono and Mound Westonka face off tonight in a key Wright County Conference showdown.
Gameday Orono (0-1, 0-1 Wright County Conference) vs. Mound-Westonka (0-1, 0-1 Wright County Conference). Playmakers Conor Borgert (Orono, wide receiver): Caught seven passes for 83 yards in season opener Tom Wachman (Orono, tight end): Rushed for 99 yards against Waconia on just 16 carries. Scored the team’s first touchdown of the season. Mitchell Kern (Mound Westonka, wide receiver): Caught a 29-yard touchdown pass for the White Hawks’ first score of the year. Tom Wachman (Mound Westonka, tight end): Paced the squad in catches last year as a junior. Spartans win if... They can continue to get good balance between their passing and rushing attacks. White Hawks win if... They can make strides on the defensive side of the field. They have …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The White Hawks are using timely hitting, strong pitching and constant laugher to remain unbeaten in 2011
The Mound-Westonka softball team carried a light mood at Wednesday’s practice, but that’s nothing new for a White Hawks team built on team chemistry. During a quick infield drill to begin practice, quips and laughs were being thrown about just as frequently as softballs. “Where did you get that arm, from Jo-Ann Fabrics?” joked coach Dan Krause after a unusually weak throw, receiving a roar of laugher from the team. “Jo-Ann Fabrics? I don’t even know what that means,” an infielder fired back. Ask anyone on the Mound-Westonka squad, and she’ll tell you the same thing: The reason the White Hawks are off to a dominant 4-0 start is because the team feels comfortable working, laughing and playing with one another every day. “The nice part is …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Spartans tied with two other teams for the conference title a year ago, and they expect to contend again in 2011
Last year’s record: 16-9 Conference record: 12-4 (Tied for 1st) Section 5AA tournament: defeated Minneapolis North 18-0, defeated Heritage Academy 3-2, defeated Delano 6-5, defeated Maple Lakes 7-2, lost to Zimmerman 6-5 Key returners: Senior catcher Erik Peterson, senior infieldier Matt Helling, senior infielder Kyle Mileusnic, senior outfielder Dylan Limesand, senior outfielder/first baseman Mitchell Wolff, senior pitcher Kyle Ignatius, junior infielder/catcher Jack Halverson, sophomore pitcher Max Mason Key losses: Pitcher Judson McKown, pitcher Brandon Walker, shortstop Joey Salde, first baseman Chase Gottschalk, infielder Andrew Miller Conference outlook The Wright County Conference is as competitive as they come. In 2010, three …
The Spartans held opponents to 1.9 runs per game last year and return their two top pitchers in 2011
Last year’s record: 19-4 Conference record: 14-2 (1st) Section 6AAA tournament: defeated Minneapolis Southwest 6-0, defeated Wayzata 4-3, lost to Robbinsdale Armstrong 5-2, lost to Richfield 6-5 Key returners Senior Kailey Morgan, junior first baseman/catcher Mackenzie Williams, junior third baseman Jessica Flakne, senior outfielder Madison Hinton, senior pitcher Erin Lucas, junior pitcher Amanda Peterson, freshman shortstop Becky Smith Key losses Catcher Tara Schinke, shortstop Laura Randall, center fielder Libby Kruse, center fielder Julia Brauchle Conference outlook With an experienced roster loaded with pitching talent, the Spartans are the favorite to repeat as champions of the Wright County Conference. Led by starters Lucas and …
Friday, April 1, 2011
After a streaky 2010, the White Hawks look for consistency from their senior pitching this spring.
Last year’s record: 9-13 Wright County Conference record: 7-9 (6th) Section 5AA tournament: def. Minneapolis Henry 9-0, loses to Delano 10-0. The Mound-Westonka baseball team had its ups and downs a year ago, as the White Hawks rallied off a six-game winning streak midway through the season only to follow it up with nine losses in its last 11 games. This year, coach Jeff Peterson is looking for more consistency, and he’ll lean on senior pitching to do it. Three of his returners threw more than 30 innings a year ago. Key returners: Senior pitchers Mitch Dunaway, Dan Hoy and Patrick Regan, junior shortstop Mitch Kern and junior utility player David Angel. Key losses: Catcher Aaron Davis, second baseman Kyle Brown and pitcher Nick Noble. …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The White Hawks have ambitions for a Wright County Conference title and a deep push into the Section 5AA tournament.
Last year’s record: 14-10 Wright County Conference record: 9-8 (4th) Section 5AA tournament: def. Fridley 10-0, lost to Delano 5-3. The Mound-Westonka softball team brings back seven starters from a team that finished 14-10 and fourth overall in the Wright County Conference a year ago. That gives coach Dan Krause optimism heading into 2011, specifically knowing he will have a pair of experienced pitchers in Katie Jo Delisle and Kim Hutchins. “On any given afternoon, one team can win any game,” Krause said. “Every game is within one run.” Key returners: Junior pitcher/first baseman Katie Jo Delisle, senior pitcher Kim Hutchins, senior catcher/infielder Evan Bailey, sophomore shortstop/pitcher Brooklyn Pouti, sophomore infielder Allie Brady…