Shawn Mathews, the wife of fallen Wayzata Officer Bill Mathews wipes away her tears in the Minnesota Senate gallery as senators give her a standing ovation and unanimously approve renaming Hwy 12 in her husband's honor. #mnlegpic.twitter.com/XHQH8IeWpy
Senators David Osmek and Paul Anderson have introduced a bill to rename the portion of Highway 12 located in Wayzata after fallen Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews, furthering the efforts of a Wayzata City Council resolution from October 2017 seeking to do the same.
Mathews was killed in the line of duty on September 8th, 2017 while picking up debris on the stretch of Highway. “Officer Bill Mathews was a servant leader dedicated to serving and protecting the city he loved,” stated Anderson in front of the House Transportation Committee.
Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold added, “I’m here today in support of this bill to further honor the ultimate sacrifice by officer Bill Mathews. Beyond the honor comes an opportunity, to educate the motoring public about the dangers of texting and driving, distracted driving, and impaired driving.”
The bill passed the Transportation Committee, and reads as follows:
Your Wayzata Trojans (11-5) basketball team beat a physically bigger Skipper (9-7) basketball squad at the Minnetonka Field House on January 26, 2018 by a score of 78-74. Connor Hale (pictured above) went 4 for 4 from the line in the last seconds of the game.
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“In this week’s Sports Jam Spotlight segment Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata girls basketball standout Kallie Theisen. The junior is one of the state’s top players and has helped lead the Trojans to a 16-0 record to start the season. The story airs on the January 16, 2018 edition of CCX Media’s Sports Jam.”
Trailing by 15 points at halftime, Head Coach Mike Shumacher made a number of adjustments including moving to a 2-3 zone defensive scheme. “The key was switching up, getting to a different defense in the second half,” stated Shumacher in an interview after the game:
Schrader led all scorers with 20 points, Jenna Johnson scored 15, Kaalie Theisen and Jasmine Smiley each had 10 points, Annika Stewart had 8, Alivia Arnebeck scored 5, and Molly Thompson added 2 points.
“The Wayzata girls hockey team scored three second-period goals to break open a close game on the way to a 6-2 win over Hopkins/Park in a Lake Conference game. The win is the fourth in the past five games for the Trojans.”
“The Maple Grove and Wayzata boys basketball teams each reached the state tournament last season, but both have a lot of new faces in the lineup this season. One of the returning starters for Wayzata was key to their victory over the Crimson Wednesday. Junior guard Jacob Beninga scored 31 points as the Wayzata Trojans raced out to a lead. Later, Wayzata had to pull away late to beat Maple Grove 60-52.“