Wayzata Girls Hockey Varsity and JV roll over Holy Angels

Sara Aadelen scored two girls against Holy Angels for the Wayzata Girls Hockey team.

The Wayzata Girls Hockey team hosted Holy Angels at the Plymouth Ice Arena on Tuesday, November 28.

Photo galleries: VARSITY & JV

Wayzata’s varsity team won 8-2 with Maddie McColiins and Sara Aadelen scoring two goals each in the game. Annika Swanson, Sophie Urban, Alexa Ocel, and Gretchen Branton also scored goals for the Trojans. Wayzata finished with 44 shots on goal to the Stars 10.

In JV action, Lucy Hanson lead all skaters with 6 goals as the Trojans beat the Stars 11-0.

The teams will host Blake on Thursday, November 30 2017 at the PIC. The puck drops at 5pm and 7pm respectively.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com!


Wayzata girls basketball wins Elk River tournament

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From CCX Media: “Lydia Hay, Jenna Johnson and Kallie Theisen scored 12 points apiece as the Wayzata girls basketball team defeated Moorhead 57-51 to win the championship of the Elk River Holiday Tournament. Moorhead’s Sam Haiby led all scorers with 19 points. The Trojans (2-0) play at Maple Grove Thursday.”

Wayzata girls hockey wins 3rd straight

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CCX Media: “The Wayzata girls hockey team won for the third time in a row, skating past Anoka 2-1 Tuesday. Maddie McCollins and Alexa Ocel scored Wayzata’s goals. The Trojans (3-1) play their first home game of the season Tuesday against Holy Angels. Stephanie Garvis made 25 saves for the Trojans and has allowed just one goal in three starts in net.”

2017 Turkey Trot Tourney underway, Trojans tie first game but Crimson advance in shootout

Luc Monney scores against Maple Grove for Wayzata Hockey.

Your Wayzata Trojans boys hockey team was in action for the first time in the 2017-2018 season, participants of the annual Turkey Trot Tourney hosted at the recently renovated Plymouth Ice Center.

View the photo gallery here.

The Trojans and Crimson skated to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, and a classic 2-1 goal shootout resulted in Maple Grove advancing.

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2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule

2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule
2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule.

Community Tree Lighting Activities Friday, November 24

4-7 p.m.

Toys for Tots Collection Kickoff with the Wayzata Police Department at the Depot. 

Reindeer, Letters to Santa, Hot Cocoa, Treats and Cash Bar at the Depot (402 E. Lake Street), street carolers

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides along Lake Street

4:45 p.m.
Children’s Candy Cane Hunt at the Depot

5-5:45 p.m.
Holiday Music at the Depot

6:00 p.m.
Wayzata Firefighter’s Parade of Lights
(Broadway Ave to the Depot) 

6:15 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Ken Willcox

6:30 p.m.
Pictures with Santa at the Depot

Mail truck catches fire on Highway 12 / 394 in Wayzata

Wayzata mail truck on fire. Image source MN Dot.

A Grumman LLV mail truck caught fire in Wayzata on Monday evening around 5 pm. The Minnesota State Patrol was the first to respond, but soon called the Wayzata Fire Department to put out the blaze.

No mail was inside the truck according to the postal service, and the driver escaped without injury.

Mail truck on fire in Wayzata. Image courtesy MN Dot.

CITY: Telecom Facility Application

Public Hearing Notice
1000 Superior Blvd

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, Verizon Wireless, and the property owner, Radiation Protection Products, Inc., to construct a telecommunications facility at 1000 Superior Blvd. The applicant Is proposing to add cellular antennas and associated equipment on the building. The development application requests approval of a conditional use permit.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday. November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota.

All pertinent information Is on file and available for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are Invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R. Thomson
Director of Planning and Building

CITY: 392 Ferndale Road South Public Hearing

Public Hearing Notice
392 Ferndale Rd S

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, TEA2 Architects, and the property owner, Indian Mound, LLC, to construct a guest house on the property at 392 Ferndale Road South, The development application requests approval of a conditional use permit for a guest/carriage house.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p,m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata. Minnesota.

All pertinent information is on file and available for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R, Thomson
Director of Planning and Building

The Art and Technology of Caramel Color – WPS Young Scientist Roundtable

Central Middle School, Auditorium
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free. No reservations required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mr. Jerod Corbin
Sethness Products Company
“The Art and Technology of Caramel Color”
Caramel color is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used color additives.  Primarily through cooking sugar, a myriad of brown shades are obtained. While the concept of caramel color is fairly simple, there are a lot of complex reactions going on. Unfortunately, the reactions are poorly understood and outcomes are measured indirectly. The manufacturing of caramel color is still an art form even with a variety of science available. The presentation will look at how caramel color is made, what caramel is used in, what goes into designing a new product, and what are the current challenges caramel manufacturers face.

Roundtable Part 2
8:10 – 8:40 p.m.
Students are invited to meet with the speaker after the presentation to discuss the topic in more depth.
Questions? Call Charlene Barghini at 763-745-5045 or visit our website wayzata.k12.mn.us/ysr.

YSR is a program of Wayzata Public Schools and generously supported by a grant from the General Mills Foundation.

Wayzata High School Theater presents Mary Poppins November 9-18, 2017

Mary Poppins will be performed on the Main stage at Wayzata High School from November 9-18, 2017.  Tickets may be purchased online or at the Box Office 1 hour prior to the Performance.

Reserved Seating only

November 9 @ 7 pm
November 10 @ 7 pm
November 11@ 1pm and 7pm
November 16 @ 7 pm
November 17 @ 7 pm
November 18 @ 1 pm and 7 pm

Adults $15,
Seniors (62 or older) $12,
Students $10

Questions please contact Kristyn Nelson – 763-745-6907 – kristyn.nelson@wayzata.k12.mn.us

Voters Approve All Three 2017 Wayzata Schools Funding Requests

Wayzata Public School District voters approved all three school funding requests on the November 7 ballot:

  • Question 1: 77% (4,974) yes, 23% (1,495) no. Renew and increase the operating levy for 10 years to provide an additional $5.5 million per year to maintain class sizes, provide students with needed support services, manage growing enrollment and stabilize the district budget.
  • Question 2: 77% (4,989) yes, 23% (1,479) no. Approve $70 million in bond funding to address the district’s growth and facilities needs for:
    • Capacity: Build a new elementary school and enlarge the school cafeteria and food service areas at Central Middle School, the largest of the three middle schools.
    • Safety: Improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at district elementary schools and Central Middle School.
    • Academics: Renovate elementary and middle school media centers to create more flexible learning spaces and provide technology infrastructure; improve performing arts space at East and West Middle Schools.
  • Question 3: 79% (5,111) yes, 21% (1,359) no. Renew the technology levy for 10 years, which provides $4 million per year to help maintain technology for students and staff.
    “We are incredibly grateful to our community for their support of our more than 11,000 students and 1,600 staff through these yes votes,” said Superintendent Chace Anderson. “These voter-approved funds are investments in our community’s future and will support our commitment to excellence for each and every student.”More information: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/referendum.

    *Results are unofficial until canvassed by the Wayzata School Board on November 13, 2017.


Snowy end to Wayzata Football season

Connor Nordvall rushes for a touch down.

Your Wayzata Trojans football team traveled to Maple Grove for a snowy and blustery contest with the Crimson on Friday evening. It was the first round of section play, and it was literally anybody’s ball game to win given the conditions.

The Trojans scored first with a field goal to go up 3-0 in the first quarter after recovering a fumble:

Maple Grove’s Evan Hull scored a 6 yard rushing touch down in the 2nd to make it Maple Grove 6, Wayzata 3. That was also the score at the half.

Many on the Trojan sideline felt like the refs didn’t call the plays dead quickly enough, resulting in a number of personal fouls on the Trojans:

The penalties worked against the Trojans and in favor of the Crimson who scored, recovered a kick-off, and scored again to end the 3rd quarter:

Another touchdown in the 4th quarter by Maple Grove put the game out of reach:

But not before Connor Nordvall came in to add to the Trojan rushing attack and point total:

Wayzata ends the season 2-6:

Thanks for watching!

Wayzata boys overwhelm Mounds View at State Soccer

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CCX Sports staff: “Wayzata started the season by thumping Mounds View 8-0. They knew their state quarterfinal matchup against the Mustangs would likely be a lot closer. Wayzata dominated the first half, getting several good scoring chances. Their lone goal came on a great passing play as Drew Galinson crossed the ball to Ethan Wagner, who in turn headed it to Sadra Golzarian, who tapped it in. Trojans’ standout Patrick Weah got loose for a rocket of a shot to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead in the second half, only to have Mounds View answer just sixteen seconds later. Erik Williams scored twice down the stretch to help the Trojans pull away. Wayzata will face Maple Grove in the semifinals Monday at 8 a.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium. “

Wayzata girls dominate to move into semifinals

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CCX Sports staff: “Wayzata is making its 26th state tournament appearance in girls soccer, and the Trojans played like a tournament-ready team Thursday. They controlled the first half but had several near misses before Samantha Dietrick blasted a strong shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced in with about eight minutes remaining in the first half. Dietrick added two more goals in the second half as the Trojans cruised to a 3-0 win. They’ll play Eagan in the semifinals Tuesday at noon at U.S. Bank Stadium.”

Wayzata boys, girls roll to Section Cross Country titles

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CCX Sports staff: “The Wayzata boys cross country program has been dominant in recent years, and they look as strong as ever this fall. The Trojans had five of the top ten finishers, including champion Khalid Hussein, on the way to an easy win at the Section 6AA meet at Gale Woods Farm. The Wayzata girls are also very good. After missing out on qualifying for state as a team last fall, the Trojans had five runners in the top 16 to win the 6AA girls title. Emma Atkinson was second and Caroline Sasson third for the Trojans.”