Bill seeks to rename Highway 12 in honor of fallen officer Bill Mathews

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.

Bill Mathews. File photo.

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.”


Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold, State Senator Paul Anderson, and Wayzata Mayor Ken Willcox testify at the Capital. Submitted photo.
Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold, State Senator Paul Anderson, and Wayzata Mayor Ken Willcox testify at the Capital. Submitted photo.

The bill passed the Transportation Committee, and reads as follows:


Trojans utilize clutch free throws, outside shooting to beat Tonka 78 -74

Connor Hale Wayzata

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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2018 Wayzata Chilly Open Scheduled for February 9th & 10th

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MINNESOTA MADE​ – ​February 9th & 10th​

Wayzata, MN – ​​You want bold north? We invented it 34 years ago. Break out your Paul Bunyan costumes and bring your ‘Babe’… here’s a winter festival you won’t want to miss. What started as a small crazy idea on how to have a little fun during the coldest month of the year has evolved into one of Minnesota’s most unique winter events.

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CCXMEDIA: Sports Jam Spotlight: Kallie Theisen

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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.”

#2 Wayzata Girls Basketball comes from behind to win 70-66 over #3 Hopkins

Mimi Schrader Wayzata

View Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here: Wayzata vs. Hopkins Basketball 2017

Your #2 ranked Wayzata Girls Basketball team came from behind to beat #3 Hopkins at the Trojan Fieldhouse 70-66 to move to 16-0. Hopkins got a big lead right out of the gate:

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:

Junior Mimi Schrader’s baseline jumper with 3:31 left in the 2nd half to make it Wayzata 65, Hopkins 64 put the Trojans up for good.

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.


CCX Media: Wayzata a winner over Maple Grove in holiday basketball

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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.