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Minnetonka Skippers claim Bay Bell with 24-7 victory over Wayzata Football

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Minnetonka (4-0) has to win the Bay Bell sometimes–it’s the law of averages. Wayzata has won the traveling trophy so often in recent years–10 out of 13 times, the Skippers were due.

Add to the law of averages unforced errors in three out of four games and it is clear why Wayzata is having a tough season. After the contest, Head Coach Brad Anderson called the game a team loss according to a Star Tribune article.

Brandon Blufor catches a pass to score a 71 yard touchdown.
Brandon Blufor catches a pass to score a 71 yard touchdown.

One of the highlights for the team was a pass from sophomore QB Keaton Heide to Brandon Bluford for a 71 yard scoring play to make the game 7-3 in favor of the Trojans in the 2nd quarter.

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Minnetonka QB Grant Olson throws a 45 yard TD to Nate Shoemaker.

Unfortunately, little else would go right for the Trojans the rest of the game. Skipper QB Grant Olson hit Nate Shoemaker for a 45 yard TD to extend the lead to 17-7 in the third quarter.

Another rushing TD late in the 4th by Olson extended the Skipper lead 24-7 to put the game out of reach for the Trojans.

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The Wayzata Trojans take a moment during a timeout to regroup in front of thousands of fans at Wayzata Stadium as they played the Minnetonka Skippers.

Homecoming: Wayzata Football vs Minnetonka

Your Wayzata Trojans football team (1-2) takes on the Minnetonka Skippers (3-0) in the annual Bay Bell Battle. The contest is scheduled to take place Friday, September 23rd at 7pm!

The Trojans hope to rebound against a tough loss to Prior Lake last week in their home opener. Both Minnetonka and Wayzata beat Shakopee soundly, and the game between the two historic rivals is typically very competitive.

Come on out and support your Trojans!

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Local artist donates work to Wayzata Library – SWNewsMedia.com

Local artist Bonnie Huntley has donated eight paintings to the Wayzata Library. The donation of artwork was formally accepted by the Library Board at their Aug. 16 meeting and celebrated at a library event on Friday, Sept. 16, with Huntley and Library Board Member Jane Shanard in attendance.

Source: Local artist donates work to Wayzata Library – SWNewsMedia.com: Home

Wayzata Police and Fire Open House

The City of Wayzata Police and Fire Departments will host a Public Safety Day Open house on October 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The event is an opportunity for the public to interact and learn about activities by the departments.

Several activities are planned during the event, including an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog, a police K9 demo, bus and railroad safety information, and police and fire vehicles will be on display.  Hot dogs and chips will also be provided. For more info visit Wayzata.org.

Congrats to Homecoming Queen & King: Tikvah Omole and Karma Llama!

Congrats to Homecoming Queen & King: Tikvah Omole and Karma Llama! #trojanpride @WHShereforyou

Flash Flood Watch in Effect

screenshot_2016-09-21-20-24-45Flash Flood Watch FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN1150 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2016

…HEAVY RAINFALL THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT COULD LEAD TO FLASHFLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN…

.A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN THROUGH THURSDAY. THE WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM SPRINGFIELD TO APPLE VALLEY TO EAU CLAIRE.

WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY HIGH RAINFALL RATES. A FRONT WILL SAG SOUTHEAST AND FOCUS THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FROM SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TO WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN THURSDAY MORNING.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN ALONG AND SOUTH OF I-94. TWO TO THREE INCHES SHOULD FALL FURTHER NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND THE REST OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY…PARTICULARLY ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

CONFIDENCE WITH THE HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL IS FAIRLY HIGH. THE PATTERN FOR MIDWEEK CLOSELY MIMICS SEVERAL HIGH END RAIN FALL EVENTS IN THE PAST…INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 23 2010 WHERE RAINFALLTOTALS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES FELL ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.MAJOR FLOODING RESULTED.

MNZ051>053-059>063-066-068-WIZ014>016-023-025-027-220100-/O.CON.KMPX.FF.A.0007.160921T1800Z-160922T1200Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-MCLEOD-CARVER-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-DUNN-CHIPPEWA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… ELK RIVER… CAMBRIDGE… CENTER CITY… MONTICELLO… MINNEAPOLIS… BLAINE… ST PAUL… STILLWATER… HUTCHINSON… CHASKA… OSCEOLA… RICE LAKE… LADYSMITH… HUDSON… MENOMONIE… CHIPPEWA FALLS 1150 AM CDT WED SEP 21 2016

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR* PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MINNESOTA…ANOKA…CARVER…CHISAGO…HENNEPIN… ISANTI…MCLEOD…RAMSEY…SHERBURNE…WASHINGTON AND WRIGHT. IN WISCONSIN…BARRON…CHIPPEWA…DUNN…POLK…RUSK AND ST. CROIX.* THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING* RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 5 INCHES POSSIBLE.* DUE TO A VERY WET SUMMER AND CURRENT RIVER LEVELS HIGHER THAN NORMAL…ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEADTO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTIONSHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.&&$$

Source: National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary

Young Scientist Round Table scheduled for September 26

Dr. Woodward First Program of the year: “Comets: The Treasure Chest in the Cosmic Attic” presented by:
 Dr. Charles Woodward, University of Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

Solar system formation is a process that combines and transforms ices, organics and dust grains into a variety of objects, and ultimately into planets.  Comets, formed at the beginning of this process, contain these materials as well as material transported from hotter regions closer to the sun.  Do these materials of the comet contain clues as to what happens in planet formation?  We will explore this idea, talk about the Rosetta/Philae comet-landing mission and glimpse at the astrobiological importance of these cosmic wanderers!

Dr. Woodward also spoke to young scientists on December 1, 2009 about “Water on the Moon?:  NASA L-CROSS Mission

Major segment of Bushaway Road reopens | Sun Sailor

Hennepin County’s Bushaway Road project has reached a milestone. The stretch of County Road 101 (Bushaway Road) between Minnetonka Boulevard and McGinty Road reopened Sept. 16.

A hard closure to all traffic began in late May, due to retaining wall installation work near the north end of Gray’s Bay bridge in Wayzata. The work required a complete road closure because a large crane had to be brought in and parked on the roadway.

Read the full article at the: Wayzata Sun Sailor

Free Boating Safety Course for Youth

A free boating safety course is being offered Thursday, October 20, 2016 for youth ages 12 to 17 and adults. Energetic presenters will help participants obtain their Watercraft Operator’s Permit through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Program explains ways to stay safe while having fun on the water.

In Minnesota, a Watercraft Operator’s Permit is required for youth ages 12 to 17 years to operate a boat over 25 hp without adult supervision and for youth ages 14 to 17 years to operate a personal watercraft unsupervised. Adults who obtain a Watercraft Operator’s Permit may receive discounts on their boat insurance.

Jay Soule, Al & Alma’s General Manager and a Boat Captain since 1993, will lead the class. According to Soule, “The class includes hands-on demonstrations using fire extinguishers, tying knots, and other practical boating skills. It is an opportunity to learn about boating while making Lake Minnetonka safer for everyone.”

The boating safety course is free for participants including a complimentary lunch and snacks for all participants. There is a $22.50 fee after passing the exam to receive the Watercraft Operator’s Permit. This permit fee will be reimbursed upon request for youth ages 12 to 17 years through the Save the Lake Fund. The registration deadline is October 13. Class size is limited so register early to save your spot!

This course is sponsored by the Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD), through its Save the Lake Fund, and in partnership with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol. The free training is made possible through private contributions to Save the Lake.

The Lake Minnetonka Boater Safety Education Program will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Westonka Public Schools’ Education Service Center, located at 5901 Sunnyfield Road E in Minnetrista. The class will begin at 7:45 am and continue through 6 pm. For more details and to register, visit the LMCD’s website, www.lmcd.org, main page under “Hot Topics.” Direct registration questions to Administrative Assistant Emily Herman at eherman@lmcd.org or 952-745-0789.

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Grab Your Gardening Gloves

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Pull It Day, a fall cleanup of the City’s public gardens to prepare them for winter. Volunteers work on pulling the annual flowers out of the gardens on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Email volunteers@wayzata.org to sign up to volunteer. No experience needed!

Source: Wayzata, MN – Official Website

Wayzata Boys Hockey on Twitter: “1st day of captain’s practice! Nothing better than back on ice with the boys….is it Nov 14th yet? #trojanhockey #2016AAChamps”

 

1st day of captain’s practice! Nothing better than back on ice with the boys….is it Nov 14th yet? #trojanhockey #2016AAChamps

Sports Jam Interview: Wayzata Girls Soccer

Jay Wilcox talks with Wayzata girls soccer players Hannah Hyde and Grace Kolpin and head coach Tony Peszneker as the Trojans remain unbeaten in the team’s first eight matches. Airing on the September 19, 2016 edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam.