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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, October 31, 2008

WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Section 5AAAAA Wayzata Trojans defeats Champlin Park 41-15 to win Section Championship

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There was unprecedented coverage of the Wayzata Football versus Champlin Park Section 5AAAAA playoff game tonight as the Wayzata Trojans football team won the Section Championship. The game was broadcast on Channel 12 for television, internet radio broadcast on MSBN, as well as covered by KARE 11, the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press, the Sun Sailor, and last but last but not least, Wayzata.com.

#2 Wayzata (10-0) rolled over Champlin Park tonight with tenacious defense and a strong offensive attack. Kevin Potas pictured right and Toby Okeyumi made life tough for Rebel QB Duncan and the Champlin Park offense.

1ST QUARTER

Champlin Park received first, and started their own 21 yard line. Kevin Potas jumped on a fumble by Rebel quarterback Ben Duncan to turn the ball over on the first play of the game.

Wayzata started on the Rebel 20 yard line. Garrett Englehardt carried the ball to the right side for six yards to make it 2nd and 4 on the 14 yard line. A handoff from Trojan QB John Ries to Chris Kroeten gained eight yards to make it first and goal at the 5 yard line. Kevin Knight got the next football carry for Wayzata to gain 1 yard to make it 2nd and goal. Englehardt took another rise handoff and lunged from the 3 yard line to the 1 yard line. A monstrous package for the Trojans provided great blocking for Kevin Knight to walk into the end zone. David Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 7-0 Wayzata with 9:34 left in the first quarter.



Stranghoener kicked off to the Rebel AJ Van Voorhis who returned it 22 yards to the 33 yard line. CP QB Duncan ran another keeper for a yard as he was tackled by David Boegel. Brandon Marquardt ran for a couple of yards and was tackled by Trojan defender Grant Olson to make it 3rd and 7. Duncan scambled to his right and dumped it to Jon Manke for 9 yards. Marquardt took another handoff for a couple of yards and was tackled by Grant Olson. Duncan threw a screen pass to Jake Hernandez who was tackled by Kevin Potas. Ben Duncan fumbled the ball again and fell on it to lose two to make it 3rd and 9. Duncan threw a slant to Jon Manke who was tackled by a host of Trojans to make it 4th and 1. A handoff to Marquardt was greeted initially by AJ Tarpley who received help from a legion of Trojan defenders.

Wayzata took over on their own 37 yard line, as Ries threw a quick out to Fritz Rock for a gain of 7. A Ries handoff to a galloping Garrett Englehardt gained a bunch of yards to the 44 yard line of the Rebels. Kevin Knight gained 3 yards on the next Wayzata running play. An offside penalty on the Rebels made it 2nd and 2. A handoff to Englehardt netted another crucial 5 yards and a Wayzata 1st down. Ries scrambled to his left and missed Cecil Doe. A screen pass to Kroeten from Ries gained 9 yards. Garrett Englehardt was explosive as he burst through the CP defensive line to make it 1st and 5 at the CP 5 yard line. Englehardt again dove to the left and gained 4 yards to make it 2nd and goal at the 1 yard line. Kevin Knight drove the football into the end zone to make score the football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 14-0 with 1:39 remaining in the 1st quarter.

Champlin Park started their next drive at their own 32 yard line. Ben Duncan took the snap on the option to gain 8 yards before he was brought down by AJ Tarpley and David Boegel to make it 2nd and 3 for the Rebels. A carry by Marquardt lost 1 yard to make it 3rd and 3. Duncan tried to get it to his wide receiver Alex Sheinost, but missed the mark as Chris Meyers. The Rebel punt to Trojan Daryl Brown gave the football to Wayzata at their own 26 yard line.

2ND QUARTER

Matt Tarpley started under center and rolled to his left to pick up 24 yards on the bootleg to advance the football to the 50 yard line. John Ries came as Tarpley was a little dinged up on the play. Garrett Englehardt sprang to his left and gained 40 yards down the left sideline to make it 1st and goal at the Rebel 10 yard line. A Ries pass to Fritz Rock in the flat gained 6 yards. Ries handed off the ball to Chris Kroeten who was met immediately and tackled for a loss of 1 by a host of Rebels. Champlin Park's Jon Westmark sacked John Ries for a loss of 9 to make it 4th down. Stranghoener's field goal attempt was wide right.

Champlin Park took over on their own 20 yard line. Duncan handed off to Moses Chea who was tackled by AJ Tarpley after a gain of 4 yards. Duncan kept the ball and was tackled for no gain by Robbie Hefflin. A slant attempt from Duncan to Namahn Garsini fell incomplete to bring on the Rebel punt team.

Wayzata started with the football at their own 45 yard line. John Ries through a nice pass to Nolan Odland for a gain of 6 yards. Chris Kroeten broke off a nice 6 yard run to pick up another Wayzata 1st down. QB John Ries tried to get it down the field to Cecil Doe but failed to connect to make it 2nd and 10. Kroeten gained 4 the tough way up the middle. Ries tried to hit Nolan Odland to his left and over through his receiver just a touch. This brought on the Trojan punt unit.

Champlin Park took over on their 24 yard line. A shovel pass to Marquardt
gained 17 up the middle before he was tackled by Chris Meyers. Another rushing attempt by Marquardt was stopped by Robbie Heflin after a gain of 2. A screen pass to Marquardt was extremely well defended by Paul Hoffer as the Rebels lost a couple. Kevin Potas recorded yet another sack on the next play to force the Champlin Park punting unit onto the field.

Wayzata started their next drive with the football on their own 27 yard line. Englehardt dover over the middle to gain 4 yards. Kevin Knight made a substantial second effort to gain another Trojan 1st down. Chris Kroeten broke off another great run to gain another Trojan 1st down up to the Rebel 42 yard line. Englehardt carried the football to this left and around the end for 18 yards to bring Wayzata to the Rebel 24 yard line. Kevin Knight gained a couple up the middle to make it 2nd and 8. John Ries fell on the ball after a mishandled snap to gain 1 yard to make it 3rd and 7 at the Rebel 21. A pass attempt from Ries to Doe fell incomplete to make it 4th and 7. Ries through a ball over the middle to Ryan Macgregor who picked up the 1st down and proceeded to fumble the ball--the Rebels fell on it at their own 3 yard line.

Duncan took a keeper up the middle to run out the clock on the first half.

3RD QUARTER

The Trojans took over on their 20 yard line as Kroeten picked up a yard on their first carry. A pass attempt from Ries to Rock fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 9. Knight gained 7 yards to bring out the Trojan punting unit. Champlin Park took over and tried a pass over the middle that was smothered
by Grant Olson. Olson also tackled Marquardt after a rushing pickup of 2 yards. A throw down the field fell incomplete.

Champlin punted to Daryl Brown who returned the ball to the Rebel 20 yard line, but had the return called back to the Trojan 48 yard line. Ries and company took the field. A dash by Knight, and a scamper by Englehardt brought the ball to the Rebel 3 yard line. Kroeten carried the ball right through the heart of the Champlin Park defensive line to score the football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 21-0 with 7:47 left in the 3rd quarter.

Champlin Park started their next offensive drive at the Rebel 15 yard line. Duncan on a keeper to the right gained a yard and was brought down Carl West. A Duncan pass attempt bounced off of his intended receivers hands and into AJ Tarpley's hands--Tarpley returned the football to the Rebel 4 yard line. Ries handed off to Englehardt to score the easy touchdown within 58 seconds of their previous touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 28-0 with 6:49 as Wayzata began to run away with the game.

Champlin Park started at their own 35 yard line. Duncan was sacked for a 4
yard loss by a swarming Trojan defense. A pass attempt on 2nd down fell
incomplete, and Duncan was sacked by Kevin Potas, his 2nd of the night and 16th of the season. Champlin Park punted it to Wayzata.

The Trojans started at the 50 yard line as Kevin Knight slashed up the middle for a gain of 9 yards. A handoff to Kroeten gained nine easy yards, and the very next play Chris Kroeten broke off a 41 yard touchdown run. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 35-0 in favor of Wayzata with 4:36 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

The Rebels started at their own 34 yard line as Duncan handed off to
Marquardt who picked up 12 yards. Marquardt broke off a couple more on his
next carry, and Duncan gained another 12 yards for Rebel first down at the
Trojan 39 yard line. After a facemask penalty, Champlin started again with a
1st and 10 at the Trojan 26 yard line. A Duncan keeper picked up a first
down. A handoff to Marquardt gained a another Rebel 1st down. A Duncan
keeper up the middle gained 9 yards and a touchdown. The Rebels went for the
2 point conversion as Duncan again kept the ball. The score made it Wayzata
35, Champlin Park 8 with :46 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.

Wayzata started with the football on their own 20 yard line. Chris Lindsey gained 11 yards to bring the ball to the 31. Lindsey gained a bunch more on his next attempt. A third consecutive attempt by Lindsey gained another Trojan 1st. Mac Cameron gained 2 yards up the middle. Cameron tried the left side again for 3 yards. A personal foul stopped the drive, and the Trojans punted the ball away.

The Rebels started with a 1st and 10 at their own 37 yard. A Duncan keeper
gained a yard. Kevin Potas sacked Duncan on the next play, to make it 3rd and 12. The next play, Potas and Grant Olson sacked Duncan again to bring on the Rebel punting unit.

Kramer Berg and the Trojans took over on the Rebel 29 yard line. Berg handed off to Chris Lindsay for a nice 5 yard gain. Berg handed off to Mac Cameron for a 5 yard gain. Aaron Roth picked up 7 yards to bring the football to the 12 yard line. Berg handed off to Jack Vettel gain a couple more. Lindsey gained a couple more to bring the ball to the 6 yard line. Lindsey
tried up the middle to bring the football to the 3 yard line. Chris Lindsey scored on a 4th and goal, and Stranghoener had the extra point blocked. That made the score Wayzata 41, Champlin Park 8.

Champlin Park return man Van Voorhis was destroyed by Cody Lewis at the Rebel 22 yard line. Marquardt carried for a yard and was tackled by Sean Nonhoff. Duncan ran up the middle and was tackled by Max Baker. Darrien Hill carried the ball to the end zone from the 41 yard line to score the touchdown. After the extra point, it was Wayzata 41, Champlin Park 15 with 1:14 left in the 4th quarter.

Dan Wexler stepped under center for the Trojans and handed off to Jack Vettel who gained 3 yards. Another handoff and carry to Roth gained 5 yards to make it 3rd and 3 on the Trojan 27 yard line. Vettel ran to his left for a gain of 3 yards as the clock expired.

Final

The unofficial attendance was 56,871.

FIRST QUARTER
W-Knight 1 run (Stranghoener kick)
W-Knight 1 run (Stranghoener kick)
SECOND QUARTER
[no scoring]
THIRD QUARTER
W-Kroeten 2 run (Stranghoener kick)
W-Engelhardt 4 run (Stranghoener kick)
W-Kroeten 41 run (Stranghoener kick)
CP-Duncan 9 run (Duncan run)
FOURTH QUARTER
W-Lindsey 3 run (kick blocked)
CP -Hill 41 run (McKeehen kick)

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween from Wayzata.com! Includes safety tips!

Happy Halloween to all the goblins and ghouls of the Wayzata Community! Make sure you stay safe as you Trick or Treat!

Wayzata is a great place to go trick or treating, with it's safe neighborhoods, friendly residents, and generous candy givers. So many of the residents have decorated their yards in celebration of the annual tradition.

Elisha spent a bunch of money on Halloween candy, so make sure you stop by.

If you aren't going out, curl up with a scary movie like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, or your other favorite nightmare producing flick. Popcorn is an essential, as is a loved one so you don't get too scared. I

If you are going to be out and about on Halloween, AAA has provided the following safety tips in response to Halloween being one of the three highest statistical days in which pedestrians are hit by motorists.

Here are some Safety Tips from AAA:

MOTORISTS
  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.
  • Look for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they'll be harder to see at night.
  • Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
  • Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible - even in the daylight.

PARENTS

  • Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.
  • Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes.
  • Establish a time for children to return home.
  • Mark sure Halloween costumes are flame-resistant.

TRICK-or-TREATERS

  • Be bright at night - wear retro-reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to improve visibility to motorists and others.
  • Wear disguises that don't obstruct vision, and avoid face masks, instead of non-toxic face paint.
  • Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it face down in the treat bucket to free up one hand. Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
  • Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible.
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
  • Trick-or-treat in a group or with an adult.
  • Tell your parents where you are going...and return on time.

That's it, so stay safe and have a good time. If you have Halloween photos, send them in and we will be happy to post them.

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PODCAST: Jon Weisbrod previews Wayzata Trojans Football versus Champlin Park Section 5AAAAA Championship

Jon Wiesbrod, sports reporter for the Lakeshore Weekly News, joined Dan Gustafson this afternoon to break down the big game against Champlin Park. Click the triangle play button on the lower left hand side.

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PODCAST: 2008 Wayzata Girls Soccer Season Recap with Jon Weisbrod, Sports Reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News

Lakeshore Weekly News Sports Reporter Jon Weisbrod joined Dan Gustafson this afternoon to recap the 2008 Wayzata Girls Soccer Season and 3rd place finish at the State Tournament.



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PODCAST: Wayzata Football Coach Brad Anderson - Final word on Cooper and Preview Champlin Park

Wayzata Football Coach Brad Anderson joined me this morning for the Final Word on the Cooper game and to Preview Champlin Park.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wayzata High School Student Brandon Law declares war on brain cancer

Brandon Law is a Wayzata High School student who has been featured on Channel 12's Standout Student for his work at the University of Minnesota. Law is involved with the U's cancer research lab, and is reportedly a senior at WHS. According to the report, Brandon works with people doing undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate work.

Law is quoted in the piece as saying, "I find it very humbling that I will be able to do my little small part on the war on cancer."

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Previews of Wayzata Football versus Champlin Park

A number of local media outlets are carrying previews of the Section Finals this weekend. Here they are, in no particular order:
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WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Parking restrictions enforced for October 31 WHS football game

From Wayzata Public Schools:
Wayzata High School will host Champlin Park in the football section finals on Friday, October 31 at 7 p.m.

As residents will also be celebrating Halloween that evening, Wayzata Public Schools and the city of Plymouth want to make sure that the trick-or-treaters in the neighborhoods around Wayzata High School are provided a safe environment.

On Friday, traffic will be restricted to local residents only in the Plum Tree, Conor Meadows, and Wyndemere Farms neighborhoods. The entrances to these neighborhoods will be monitored by Plymouth Police Department personnel from 5 until 8 p.m. On-street parking is restricted on Peony Lane and Schmidt Lake Road.

A large crowd is expected for the game and spectators are encouraged to car-pool. An auxiliary parking lot will be set up at Providence Academy with 400 parking spots available. Providence Academy is located 2.5 miles east of Wayzata High School on 15100 Schmidt Lake Road. Shuttle buses will run between Providence Academy and Wayzata High School starting at 6 p.m. The shuttles buses will run until 8 p.m. At the conclusion of the game the shuttle buses will depart from Wayzata High School to Providence Academy.

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WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Section 5AAAAA Final Trojans versus Champlin Park Rebels will be internet radio broadcast at MSBN

WEST ST. PAUL, MN; The Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network announces today that six section final games are on the broadcast slate for Friday, October 31, featuring teams from four different Minnesota conferences. The winners of these section final match-ups will move on to the 2008 Minnesota State High School football tournament, which begins next Thursday, November 6, and runs through November 29.

One of those games will be Wayzata versus Champlin Park. Here is a preview of the game by MSBN:

#2 Champlin Park (9-1) vs. #1 Wayzata (9-0): The Section 5AAAAA final will match the champions of the Northwest Suburban conference with the champions of the Classic Lake Conference on Friday night, as the Champlin Park Rebels will head to Wayzata to face the undefeated Trojans.

So far this season, Wayzata has been able to excel both offensively and defensively, averaging nearly 45 points per game, while giving up less than nine. Further, the Trojans have had two games this season in which they have scored 50+ point victories, defeating Robbinsdale Armstrong 63-7 and Burnsville 70-0. Only once this season did Wayzata not defeat a team by double digits, and that was Edina; the Trojans defeated the Hornets, 16-10. They received a bye in the first round of section 5AAAAA play before beating Robbinsdale Cooper 42-7 in the section semifinal.

Champlin Park, on the other hand, also has been able to put together an impressive array of victories, posting wins of 30 or more points six different times this season. Among them was a 70-0 win of their own, over Park Center in the first round of section tournament play. They advanced to the section final with a 31-point win over Osseo in the section semifinal, 47-16, in a game where the Rebels sprinted out to a 40-0 lead by the third quarter to cruise to the victory.

These two teams played in the Section 5AAAA final last season as well, with Wayzata edging Champlin Park 23-21 to advance to the state tournament. Mike Jungblut and Joe Funk will have the call of the game for MSBN from Wayzata.

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CRIMER ALERT: Burglary in Holdridge Area

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold issued a prepared statement this morning with regard to a burglary in the Holdridge area of town:

A burglary occurred in the Holdridge area of Wayzata (east end of town) during daytime hours on Tuesday, October 28th. The burglar(s) entered the home through an unlocked door. Items taken were large enough to necessitate a vehicle for their removal. This burglary occurred between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM. At this time, the burglary appears to be unrelated to a burglary occurring last week on the west side of Wayzata.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dean Vlahos, Craig Oberlander talk "friendly" with City of Wayzata about Superior Stop

The Lakeshore Weekly News is reporting that the registered owners of the Superior Stop are Dean Vlahos and Craig Oberlander; and that the holding company -- Wayzata Circle LLC is having freindly talks with the City of Wayzata about 800 Superior aka the Superior Stop gas station on the west edge of the Wayzata Bay Center.

According to the article, the City of Wayzata is planning on using condemnation to force the sale of the property so that Presbyterian Homes can proceed with it's Wayzata Bay Center redevelopment plans.

In an interesting twist, the article indicates that Vlahos said that Tom Petters had been involved in the ownership, but had resigned his shares in Wayzata Circle LLC since he was arrested in early October on federal fraud charges.

From the Weekly News: "My plan's always been to do a restaurant," Vlahos said.
Wayzata.com reported several weeks ago that the Wayzata City Council had held a closed session meeting about the Superior Stop. Al Orson, Wayzata City Manager stated in the local newspaper "The [redevelopment agreement] is set up on the basis that the city will use condemnation to acquire the gas station."

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It seems likely that litigation will be involved if there is not an agreement between the City and Wayzata Circle. Neither side is commenting on legal action at this time.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Superior Stop is the fly in the ointment but wants to build a restaurant leader.

Read the full Weekly News article here: Watch for more Bay Center choices.

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Bushaway Road Sesquicentennial Celebration scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 4-5:30pm

The Bushaway Neighborhood is extremely concerned about Hennepin County's desire and plans to rebuild the 150 year old County Road. The neighborhood has being doing some research into the History of Bushaway Road. They also have a website, which lately has included this Youtube video called "Bushaway Roundtrip."




From the Bushaway Neighborhood website:

You are invited to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the first official survey (October 1858) of what is now Bushaway Road in Wayzata.

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 4-5:30pm
Party Agenda:

  • 4:00 photographic exhibition with music by Courtney Yasmineh
  • 4:30 panel of historians and early Bushaway residents(see below)
  • 5:15 cake cutting by City Councilwoman Suzanne Bangert (tentative)

Where: Wayzata City Hall (Community Room, also known as the City Council room)

History & Early Bushaway Residents Panel (30 minutes):

  • Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Welcome and Introduction
  • Joanie Holst, Vice-President, Wayzata Historical Society (WHS)
  • Irene Stemmer, Chair, Wayzata Preservation Board
  • Ron Anderson, Professor-Emeritus, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Early Bushaway Resident
  • Harry Sweatt, Early Bushaway Resident
  • Jane Noland, Early Bushaway Resident
  • Zita Hawley Wright, Early Bushaway Resident (by video)

Displays:

  • 1918 photographs of Bushaway Road and Brooks estate
  • Video of entire Bushaway Drive in autumn
  • Slide show of Bushaway Past & Present featuring 15 houses over 50 years old
  • Photographs of all 34 Bushaway houses Professional photographs of woods in autumn and other picturesque views of Bushaway
  • Loon’s view of all Bushaway lakeshore homes (photographic display)
  • Original 1858 Survey Map & other maps of Bushaway Rd
  • Also, documents on Bushaway’s history will be available.

For further information contact members of the Bushaway Sesquicentennial Committee:

Additionally, the Star Tribune has published a story about the pending political fight over Bushaway called: Hennepin County road's past may shape its future. The Lakeshore Weekly News has an article entitled: Bushaway's birthday.

Wayzata.com is your Friends of Bushaway leader.

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WAYZATA GIRLS SOCCER: Trojans Lose in State Tournament to Woodbury 2-3

The Wayzata Girls Soccer team played Woodbury tonight as part of the Minnesota State Girls Soccer tournament. From KARE 11: "22-seconds after Wayzata tied the game in the second half, Kelsey Wright scored the game winner for Woodbury."

For the full article from our local NBC affiliate, as well as a video with highlights, visit this article: Girls' soccer: Woodbury vs. Wayzata 10/28/08. Additionally, you can read the Star Tribune write-up here: Woodbury, Eden Prairie reach 2A girls' soccer final.
Congratulations to all the members of the Wayzata Girls Soccer Team on your successful season from Wayzata.com.

WAYZATA BAY WINDOW: Skating Hours for Klapprich Park

From the Wayzata Bay Window, the Official Website of the City of Wayzata:

Klapprich Park is open for hockey and skating during the following hours:
  • 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays when Wayzata Public Schools are not in session
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
An attendant is on duty during all open hours. The rink may be closed due to bad weather. Closings are determined on a day to day basis and are posted on the message board at the entrance to the Field on Wayzata Blvd. Go to
http://www.wayzata.org/ for closings and the opening date. Please stay off the rink when any equipment is resurfacing the ice.



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WAYZATA BAY WINDOW: General Election will be held November, 4th 2008

From the Wayzata Bay Window, Official Newsletter of the City of Wayzata:

Notice is hereby given that the regular General Election of the City of Wayzata, Minnesota will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to fill the office of mayor and the office of two council members for four-year terms. The polling place for all city residents is the City Hall Community Room, 600 E. Rice Street,Wayzata. The official ballot for said election will take approximately the form set forth at right. The ballot will also contain federal, state, county, and city offices and a State Constitutional Amendment. For voter registration or absentee ballot information, contact City Hall at 952-404-5303.
Wayzata voters will vote for mayor and two City Council seats Nov. 4. Council member Ken Willcox is running unopposed for the mayor position, a four-year term.With Willcox seeking the mayor position, his council seat is left open, and Mary Bader, incumbent; Andrew Mullin and Tom Tanner are running to fill that position and the seat to which Bader was appointed in 2007. All are four-year terms.

PODCAST: Wayzata City Council Candidates Forum Recap

Mary Bader, Andrew Mullin, and Tom Tanner all met at Wayzata City Hall Tuesday night to debate the issues facing Wayzata and their visions for the City if they were to be elected. Two of the three candidates will be elected November 4th during the General Election and serve a 4 year term as a Council Member.

City Prosecutor Jeff Lambert acted as the moderator, and Peggy Douglas from the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce helped keep the discussion equal in terms of time allowed to speak per candidate.

Click the play triangle below to listen to the entire program. It runs about 57 minutes.


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Ken Willcox Speaks at Wayzata City Council Candidates Forum

Mayor Ken Wilcox, who is running unopposed, made some comments about what he sees on the horizon for the future of Wayzata at the Wayzata City Council Candidates Forum.

Willcox indicated that there are several disruptive event that are going to occur over the next several years. He listed the following:
  1. 10 foot trench high pressure sewer line down Lake Street
  2. Improvements on Bushaway and the improvements proposed by the County
  3. Financial constraints will be limited moving forward.
General Vision
  1. Maintain and enhance the central business district
  2. Retail businesses are critical to the community
  3. Helping with signage
  4. Waterfront area along Lake Street

Continue to improve quality of life

  1. Quite zone for train
  2. Signage
  3. Parks
  4. Trails
  5. Flowers

City services are exceptional because everyone works well on the City Staff. Maintain the single family homes. He called it a cozy and wonderful place.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

First snowfall of 2008-2009 in Wayzata, MN

Every year we wonder when the first snowfall is going to occur. It just so happens that in Wayzata, MN, it was Sunday October 26th, for the Winter of 2008-2009. None of it is sticking, as the ground, cars, and everything else is still to warm, but if you look outside you can see it none the less.

Pictured left is the Wayzata.com-mobile, offering a dark black back drop for a couple of flakes to be picked up with my camera. Just think, we could have a foot of the white stuff in a couple three weeks. It's a perfect day to turn on the heat, lay on the couch, and watch some football or a movie.

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Weekly Roundup: Wayzata.com's top stories of the week, Oct. 20-26

It was another busy week for the Wayzata Community. Local politicians had their garages tagged with spray paint. A couple of Wayzata High School athletic teams continued their march towards the playoffs, and that same disgraced businessman continues to generate headlines. Here again are the Top 5 Stories of the Week for October 20-26th, 2008.
  1. Congressman Jim Ramstad's garage was tagged with spray paint, he responded by having it repainted the same day and by offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest of the perpetrators.
  2. The Wayzata Football Trojans beat the Cooper Hawks 42-7 to advance in the Section 5AAAAA playoffs. Read the writeup, view the media report.
  3. Wayzata Investment Partners and United Steelworkers come to terms after a long dispute over wages and insurance at a paper mill in the state of Oregon.
  4. The Wayzata Girls Soccer team advanced to State by beating Armstrong and will play on Tuesday.
  5. Tom Petters made the news yet again as some of his warehouse businesses closed, and the Star Tribune published a special report on the whole Petters fraud case from the start of the FBI raid on his headquarters until now.
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Wayzata Football Announcer Joe Komarek receives award

Joe Komarek, the Wayzata Stadium announcer for home Trojan football games, received a plaque yesterday from the 2008 Wayzata Trojan Football Team.

From the Star Tribune on September on September 26th, 2008, in an article titled, "High school football season preview: Top of the Class -

"BEST P.A. ANNOUNCER
Joe Komarek, Wayzata: He adds a touch of humor to the booth with artificial attendance reports and mimicking of penalty calls by officials."

The plaque was presented to Kom at the Wayzata versus Cooper Section 5AAAAA playoff game. Congratulations Joe!

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Star Tribune features Tom Petters and his collapsed empire

The Star Tribune published the 1st in a 4 part series on Tom Petters today. The Article is called: CLOSEOUT - The Collapse of the Petters Empire written by David Phelps, Jon Tevilin, with contributions by Jennifer Bjorhus.

The article starts above the fold on the front page of the Star Tribune for Sunday October 26th, 2008. It begins by detailing his recent and present day fundraising efforts with high rolling celebrities and politicians such as Tim Pawlenty, Amy Klobuchar, Kevin Nealon, Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy and Chris McDonald.

The article also takes readers back to Petters boyhood as the shopkeeper's son, and details how he skipped school to sell electronics in downtown St. Cloud. It also details Petters borrowing of money and the refusal to repay, followed by some shady court dealings. Then followed a series of acquisitions and start ups, most primarily in the merchandising of electronics and or overstock.

Phelps and Tevlin (the writers of the article) continue by detailing warning signs that Hedge Fund companies were reluctant to invest money with Petters in that there were lies on a Dun & Bradstreet application about Petters graduating from St. Cloud State. The article goes on to detail Deanna Coleman's betrayal of Petters and her alerting federal agents.

Make sure you go out and pick up a copy of the Strib today through Wednesday. You can also find more information about Petters and the case than you might know what to do with at www.startribune.com/petters.

Stay Tuned to Wayzata.com for all the latest info about people, places and things from the Wayzata community, like our neighbor Tom Petters.






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WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Media Report Wayzata 42 Cooper 7 5AAAAA Section

Wayzata.com is proud to bring you the media report for the Wayzata Trojans win over Cooper in the Section 5AAAAA Football Tournament.

  1. Wayzata Football - Wayzata 42, Cooper 7.
  2. Wayzata.com - WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Trojans (9-0) beat Cooper (4-6) 42-7 Section 5AAAAA Playoffs
  3. MSBN - Archived Audio Broadcast
  4. Kare 11 - Segment 1 of the Prep Sports Extra
  5. Star Tribune - Recap

Watch for more as they become available. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata Trojan football on other media sites leader.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Trojans (9-0) beat Cooper (4-6) 42-7 Section 5AAAAA Playoffs

The Wayzata Trojans hosted the Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks in the 2008 Section 5A Football Tournement. Cooper beat Maple Grove on Tuesday night to earn the right to travel to Wayzata.

Ryan Macgregor, pictured left, kicked an 83 yard punt to pin Cooper on the 1 inch yard line during the course of the game. Wayzata sputtered a little on offense this week, and seemed to show signs of being off a week with the bye. Watch for them to take on Champlin Park next Friday night in more AAAAA Sectional Action.

1st QUARTER

Trojan QB John Ries started under center and flipped it to Fritz Rock, but the play was called back for an illegal man downfield. Ries handed off to Garrett Englehardt for a 20 yard scamper into Hawk territory and a first down at the Cooper 42. A screen pass from Ries to Englehardt netted no gain to bring up 2nd and 10 for the Trojans. Ries handed off to Englehardt who dove to his left for a 5 yard gain. Wayzata QB John Ries handed off to Chris Kroeten who easily picked up the first down at the Hawk 32. A slant pattern by Rock and a quick pass from Ries netted 10 yards. Kroeten carried the ball from the Cooper 22 yard line for 5 yards to bring up 2nd and 5 from the 15 yard line. Another handoff to Kroeten picked up 3 yards. Englehardt ran to the left behind his big offensive line to pick-up the first down at the Hawk 6 yard line. A Ries pass to Rock gained a couple, but was nullified by an illegal man down field to make it first and 11 from the 11. An Englehardt carry netted no gain. A lofted ball from Ries to a end zone corner bound Matt Tarpley was caught out of bounds. A slant attempt by Ries to Tarpley fell incomplete to bring up 4th down. David Stranghoener kicked a field goal from the 11 yard line was blocked and returned by Cooper to the Hawk 40 yard line.

Cooper QB DJ Hebert started under center and hand off to Dwayne Crenshaw who was tacled after a gain of 1 yard by Kevin Potas. A pass attempt by Hebert to the flat was almost intercepted and taken to the house by Jack Egan to make it 4th and 7. Punter Michael Rose caught the snap low with his knee down to give the Trojans the ball on the Cooper 32 yard line.

A Ries handoff to Garrett Englehardt netted a couple of yards. A Ries attempt to Cecil Doe streaking towards the end zone fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 8. Ries tried to get the ball to Tarpley along the the left side line in front of the first down marker was overthrown. Punter Ryan Macgregor gave Wayzata a chance to down on it the 1 yard line, but it bounced off of an unidentified Trojan into the end zone.

Cooper's next drive started at their own 20. An errant pass sailed out of bounds. The second play was a sweep to the right where Jack Egan would up with a fumbled ball in his hands running the other way. The ball squirted out before Egan was tackled and Grant Olson fell on the ball at the Cooper 11 yard line. Chris Kroeten ran to his left from the Cooper 11 and tore into the endzone for a touchdown. David Stranghoener added an extra point to make it 7-0 with 4:52 remaining in the 1st quarter.

The Cooper return man muffed the catch, and fell on it at the Hawk 20 yard line. Cooper runner Neko Kyles gained three before being tackled by Carl West. An overthrown pass by Hawk QB Hebert was intercepted by Daryl Brown at the Trojan 49 yard line.

Ries handed off to Kroeten who darted to his left for a 6 yard gain. A coverage sack of Ries by Cooper lost 8 yards to bring up 3rd down and 12. A slant pass from Ries to Doe gained 9 yards to bring the Trojan punting unit on again. Ryan Macgregor kicked the ball to the Hawk Elijah Swen who returned the ball to the Trojan 41 yard line, and a facemask added 5 more yards.

Cooper tried the sweep again and AJ Tarpley tackled the Hawk runner for a loss of 8. Hebert's pass to the flat was covered well by Robbie Heflin to make it 3rd and 18. Tobi Okeyumi scored his first monstrous sack of the game on Hebert to make it 4th and 28. The Hawk punter sent it to David Boegel who was tackled immediately on the Wayzata 12 yard line.

Wayzata started this drive at their own 12 yard line, and Garrett Englehardt carried it for a couple of yards. Another Englehardt carry netted no gain.

2nd QUARTER

A Ries pass attempt to Fritz Rock fell incomplete to bring up 4th and 5 and the Trojan punting unit. Ryan MacGregor punted the ball 83 yards to the Cooper 1 inch line for what seems likely to be a Minnesota High School record.

Hebert tried the QB sneek for a couple of yards and was met by a host of Trojans. A Cooper pass from Hebert to Wesley Stewart was well defended by John Connelly. A lame duck of a pass from Hebert to a Hawk reciever gained 26 yards. A Hawk run by Hebert was fumbled, and John Connelly scooped up the ball and ran to the Cooper 27 yard line.

Wayzata went back to running the ball as Kroeten smashed his was through for 20 yards to make it first and goal from the Cooper 6 yard line. Kroeten gained 3 yards on his next rush attempt to make it 2nd and 3. Garrett Englehardt followed a host of Trojan blockers to score the Touchdown, and Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 14-0 with 8:40 left in the 2nd quarter. Cooper started another drive at the Hawk 24 yard line. Kevin Potas sacked Herbert to make it 2nd and 19 for the Hawks. An end around sniffed out by Jack Egan lost 2 yards. Hebert was sacked again by Okeyumi. Cooper punted it to Daryl Brown who called for a fair catch at the Cooper 27 yard line.

The Trojans took over as Ries handed off to Tarpley for a a short gain. Ries handed off to Englehardt who scampered for 26 yards to bring it to the Cooper 1 inch line with a Trojan first down. Englehardt again followed a host of Trojan blockers, this time to the right and fell into the end zone for touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 21-0 with 5:55 left in the 2nd quarter. The Cooper Hawks started again at their own 18 yard line. The Hawks was stopped after a short gain by Neko Kyles was tackled by Kevin Potas. Bixler was tackled by Grant Olson to bring up 4th and 7 and the Hawk punting unit.

The Trojans started at the Cooper 47 yard line as the offense came back on the field. A Ries pass attempt was batted down at the line of scrimmedge. Ries handed off to Kroeten for a quick 3 yard pick up to bring up 3rd and 7 for Wayzata. Another Chris Kroeten dive for decent yardage was called back on a holding penalty to make it 3rd and 12. Ries was hit as he tried to throw it down the field and Cooper intercepted the ball on their 20 yard line--as good or better than a punt.

Hebert dropped back and was sacked for 6 yards by Kevin Potas to make it 2nd and 21. A host of Trojans tackeled Hebert on a keeper to make it 3rd and 18. Another Hebert keeper netted no gain and a 4th and 18 at the Cooper 14. The cooper punt team had their kick partially deflected as Wayzata took over at the Hawk 25 yard line with 1:29 left before halftime.

A well executed screen pass from Ries to Englehardt for a touchdown was called back for holding. A quick out from Ries to Fritz gained a bunch to make it 1st and 10 at the Cooper 14. Ries was sacked by a blitzing Hawk defense to make it 2nd and 25. Fritz Rock made a leaping catch to gain 24 yards to make it 3rd and inches at the Cooper 4 yard line. Garrett Englehardt carried the ball to his right to gain the inches necessary for a Trojan first down at the Cooper 3 yard line with 27 seconds left. A rollout by Ries and quick pass to Tarpley scored a 3 yard touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point with 17.1 seconds left in the half to make it 28-0.

Cooper started at their 31 yard line with 12.9 seconds remaining in the half. Hebert took a knee to end the half with the score 28-0 at the half.

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Wayzata versus Cooper Section 5A Playoffs coverage
brought to you by Andrew Mullin:

Candidate for City Council **************************************************************

3RD QUARTER
Cooper started at their 25 yard line. Carmeon Barukzoy was taken down after a short gain. Hebert's pass was overthrown and brought up 3rd and 5. Neko Kyles was tackled by David Boegel after a 6 yard gain and a Hawk 1st down. Barukzoy was tackled by Okeyumi for no gain. Kyles gained a couple and was tackled once again by Okeyumi to make it 3rd and 8. Kevin Potas sacked Hebert for a loss, but a Trojan personal foul gave Cooper a 1st Down on the Hawk 46. Some fancy footwork by Hebert resulted in a long gain via pass to Lakeem Johnson. Another pass to Johnson picked up another double digit gain to make it 1st and 10 at the Trojan 15. Cooper ball carrier Kyles was tackled by Carl West after a couple yard gain. Robbie Heflin provided excellent coverage as Cooper again tried to get the ball from Hebert to Johnson. Kyles carried the ball to the Wayzata 6 yard line to make it 4th and 1. Hebert ran the keeper to gain the 1st down. Another Hebert keeper was stopped by Carl West to make it 2nd and goal at the 2 for the Hawks. Grant Olson stuffed Kyles for no gain. A Hebert pass to the corner of the end zone was well defended by Daryl Brown. Hebert ran another keeper to score the touchdown, and Sean Duffey added the extra point to make it 28-7 in favor of the Trojans with 5:51 left in the 3rd quarter.
Wayzata started with the football at their 20 yard line. Ries and company handed the football off to Kroeten for a 10 yard gain and a Trojan 1st down. Kroeten carried the ball again for nice gain to make it 2nd and 6. Another handoff of the football from Ries to Kroeten netted 21 yards to bring the ball to the Cooper 45 yard line. A motion penalty, and then a quick out by Cecil Doe as Ries delivered the football gained 10 yards to make it 2nd and 5. Another motion penalty made it 2nd and 9. A screen pass from Ries as he delivered the football to Garrett Englehardt allowed the Trojans to score the easy football touchdown. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 35-7 with 4:05 left in the 3rd quarter.
Cooper started at their 23 yard line. A pitch from Hebert to Kyles lost 4 yards. Hebert threw the football to Johnson for a gain of 18 yards. A fumble by Hebert was recovered by Robbie Heflin to give the Trojans the football on the 41 yard line. Chris Lindsey took a Ries handoff for 5 yards up the gut. Another rush by Lindsey netted a short gain to make it 3rd and 4. A Ries pass attempt fell incomplete to bring on the Trojan punt team. Ryan Macgregor punted the football for Wayzata into the end zone for a touchback.
Cooper took over the football at the 20 yard line. A host of Trojans stopped Kyles for a 1 yard gain. An Hebert pass to Johnson was caught and fumbled, then recovered by Ross Giangrossi.
Matt Tarpley handed off to Chris Lindsey from the Cooper 38 yard line to gain a couple.
4TH QUARTER Tarpley scampered on a bootleg for a huge gain to make it 1st and 10 from the Cooper 11 yard line. Another false start backed up the Trojans 5 yards. A Tarpley pass to AJ Troup fell incomplete to make it 3rd and 11. Matt Tarpley threw the football to Cecil Doe for an easy score. Stranghoener added the extra point to make it 42-7 Wayzata with 10:25 left in the football game.
Cooper started at their own 22 yard line. A pass to Anton Bedeaux gained 19 yards and a Hawk first down. Kyles was tackled by David Boegel for a 2 yard loss to make it 2nd and 12. Hebert's pass to Johnson was well defended by Paul Hoffer. Another long football throw by Hebert fell incomplete and brought on the Cooper punt team.
Kramer Berg stepped under center for the Trojans and handed the football off to Aaron Roth for a gain of 7 yards to bring it out to the Wayzata 29 yard line. Another Berg handoff to Roth netted a loss of 1. Jack Vettel took a Berg handoff for the necessary yardage to gain a Trojan 1st down. Berg handed the football off to Roth again for an 11 yard gain. Dan Wexler in at QB handed off to Vettel for a nice gain. Wexler handed the football off to Roth for no gain. Wexler was sacked for a loss and the Trojans turned it over on downs.
Hebert pitched it back to Moon who threw it to Johnson for a big time gain to get the football to the Wayzata 5 yard line with 28 seconds. An attempt to Richards fell incomplete.


Scoring summary:

FIRST QUARTER
W - Kroeten 12 run (Stranghoener kick)
SECOND QUARTER
W - Engelhardt 3 run (Stranghoener kick)
W - Engelhardt 1 run (Stranghoener kick)
W - Tarpley 3 pass from Ries (Stranghoener kick)
THIRD QUARTER
C - Hebert 2 run (kick good)
W - Engelhardt 44 pass from Ries (Stranghoener kick)
FOURTH QUARTER
W - Doe 13 pass from Tarpley (Stranghoener kick)

Here Coach Brad Anderson's thoughts on the Trojans win Over Cooper by clicking the play button below.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for the media report.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

PODCAST: Wayzata Football Coach Brad Anderson - Final word on Edina and Preview Cooper

Wayzata Football Head Coach Brad Anderson joined me this morning to put the final word on the Edina game and to preview the Section Playoff against Cooper.

Click the Youtube underneath to hear this audio interview.




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CITY OF WAYZATA: City Council Candidate Forum scheduled for Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00pm

Just a reminder, the Wayzata City Council Candidate Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 28 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The moderator will by Jeff Lambert. This is one of you last opportunities to ask questions of the candidates and voice concerns about the direction of the city prior to the election. The format will be the procedures established by the League of Women Voters.

Ken Willcox is running unopposed for Mayor. Here is a write-up for Ken when he agreed to be interviewed.

The three City Council candidates running for two seats also agreed to be interviewed a couple of weeks ago and you can see their interviews by clicking on their names in this sentence: Mary Bader, Andrew Mullin, and Tom Tanner.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WMS students creating campaigns to understand the election process

From Wayzata Public Schools:

With the goal of teaching students the elements of political campaigns, polls, debates, advertising and responsibility to community and nation, seventh grade students and staff are participating in an Election 2008 unit in all of their core classes that recreates all aspects of the presidential and senate campaigns.
Three elections ago, the social studies teachers at West Middle School approached the other teachers on the building’s teams with the idea of a large interdisciplinary election unit. “We asked our teammates to give up a week of teaching their standard curriculum and totally focus on the election and they willingly agreed,” said WMS history teacher Megan Speers. “The result was students became more actively involved and knowledgeable about the election than most adults,” she said.
“When we asked teachers to do it again this year, not one person hesitated to say yes,” said Speers.
In U.S. history classes, all students play an assigned role in the campaigns including the candidates, secret service agents/security detail, reporters, key advisors, campaign workers and campaign managers. Students are required to perform the specific duties of each of these roles.
In language arts, students learn about the different types of political advertising techniques and evaluate current ads. Each campaign creates a television commercial, leaflets, posters and announcements as well as a plan for distributing these messages throughout the election week.
In math, students become pollsters and the Electoral College analysis center. Each party creates effective polls to gather information on the issues and their candidate’s progress. They also review the validity of polls and debate the role of the Electoral College in campaigns.
In science, students study effective methods of debate and speech and watch the candidates participate in debates and rallies and analyze characteristics of effective public speaking. Issue groups write speech segments for their candidate to use during “town hall” meetings and the candidates practice for the “town hall” meetings and receive feedback from the rest of the class.
The election week for the project runs from October 27-31 with a town hall meeting planned for November 3 at 11 a.m. and a school-wide election on Tuesday, November 4. Students are allowed to vote before school or during lunch and results are announced at the end of the day.
“The enthusiasm that students have for the election is amazing. One hears debates happening in the lunchroom, in encore classes and during passing time,” said WMS social studies teacher Mandy Kraus about the experience.

Halloween Happenings around Wayzata

The Star Tribune has created a Halloween Events interactive map that details local happenings in the West Metro. Included in the events are: Baker Boo at the Baker Park Reserve, Halloween at the Creek at the Plymouth Creek Center, Halloween Farm Fun at Gale Woods Farm, Amazing Pumpking Carving at the Lowry Nature Center, Camp Manitou Haunted Hayrides at Camp Manitou, and many more.

WAYZATA GIRLS SOOCER: Trojans advance to State over Armstrong Falcons

Jon Weisbrod of the Lakeshore Weekly News published an article detailing how the Wayzata Girls Soccer Team beat the Armstrong Falcons on Tuesday, October 14th to advance to State. Sarah Rounds and the Wayzata defense made all the difference. For the full story, visit this link: Trojans clip Falcons, earn state berth.

According to the article, "The Trojans (13-4-4) open against Coon Rapids (17-3-1) on Friday, Oct. 24 at Park High School in Cottage Grove at 7:30 p.m."


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Wayzatian Michael Meyers featured in Star Tribune's article: Eyewitness to Beijing's makeover

Michael Meyers, one of Wayzata's own, has been featured in a recent Star Tribune article called: Eyewitness to Beijing's makeover. It details his story, including Meyers participation in the Peace Corps, teaching Chineses Police Officers swear words, and details the Chinese peoples desires to live not like Americans, but as Chinese people with conveniences.

Read the story for a completely different take on life in China.

Wayzata.com is your Wayzata native living in China leader.


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Wayzata Goaltender Joe Howe has been selected to play on USA Hockey's 2008 Junior Select Team

Wayzata goaltender Joe Howe was recently selected as 1 of 6 Minnesotans who made USA Hockey's Junior Select Team that was announced today, according to a Star Tribune article. Joe was one of 22 players to be selected, all of whom have come from the USHL, the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league. The team will be participating in Camrose, Alberta's 2008 World Junior A Challenge in early November.

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Jim Ramstad offers $1,000 bounty for vandals that tagged his home

Jim Ramstad's Minnetonka home was vandalized last night as part of a larger "garage tagging" attack on homes of prominant politicians in Minnesota. Pictured left is Ramstad's garage appearing in a Fox 9 news report on this incident. Jim said in a statement for KARE 11 that, "There's obviously no place for this in politics, no place for this in Minnesota, no place for this in our country." Ramstad is reportedly putting up $1,000 reward of his own money to catch the vandals that did this.

According to an article by the Star Tribune, Sen Amy Klobuchar, Sen Norm Coleman, and U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, John Kline, Michele Bachmann were also victims of the garage tagging vandalism.
More info from the Strib: 'Ramstad discovered the vandalism early this morning and notified Minnetonka police, said Ramstad spokesman Lance Olson.
Olson said the word "SCUM" was spray painted above Ramstad's garage door and "U R A sellout!!! Psalm 2" was painted across the door. Ramstad found the incident disturbing, he said.'


Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the latest on this Ramstad vandalism issue.
Image courtesy of Fox 9.
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WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2008: Section 5AAAAA Semifinal Trojans versus Cooper will be internet radio broadcast at MSBN

WEST ST. PAUL, MN; The Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network announced today that the Section 5AAAAA Semifinal: #5 Robbinsdale Cooper vs. #1 Wayzata is on the broadcast slate for Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 3:00pm. According to a press release from MSBN's Steve Pesek, there are a number of games that can be heard on the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network’s website at http://www.mnsportsnetwork.com/ this Saturday, including Wayzata Football.

Here is a preview of the match up between Wayzata and Cooper according to MSBN.
In this Section 5AAAAA Semifinal, the #5 seeded Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks(4-5) will head to Plymouth to take on the #1 seeded Wayzata Trojans(8-0). Robbinsdale Cooper and Wayzata did not meet in the regular season.The Hawks defeated Maple Grove in their quarterfinal match-up, 22-14,while Wayzata had a first round bye. Game time is 3:30 pm, with MSBN'sPregame Show beginning at 3:00.