Classic Lake Football Standings

Classis Lake Football standings as of 9/6/2008, conference record first, then overall:

Wayzata 1-0 / 2-0
Hopkins 1-0 / 2-0
Armstrong 0-0 / 1-1
Edina 0-1 / 1-1
Minnetonka 0-1 / 1-1

Hopkins has an all out aerial assault, and Edina is still ranked in the Top 10 in the metro. Armstrong has yet to play a conference oppoenent.

Metro Top 10 prep football teams results and commentary

Star Tribune staff writer John Millea’s metro top 10 prep football teams:

  1. Eden Prairie (2-0) W 45-0 as EP rolls over Chaska
  2. Wayzata (2-0) W 24-7 Trojans beat Skippers handily
  3. Minnetonka (1-1) L 24-7 to Wayzata
  4. Cretin-Derham Hall (2-0) W 33-0 Raiders beat Hastings with defense
  5. Eastview (1-1) L 13-7 Loses to Apple Valley
  6. Totino-Grace (2-0) W 24-12 over Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  7. Mahtomedi (2-0) W Zephyrs’s get 21 points in 3rd quarter
  8. Edina (1-1) L 56-42 to Hopkins in and all offense, no defense game
  9. Coon Rapids (1-1) L 15-9 Cards drop the game against Anoka
  10. Woodbury (2-0) W 28-23 Royals edge Park

We will see if Minnetonka’s loss will have a significant impact in their rating. They seemed ineffective on offense, running draw plays on 3rd and long and scoring no offensive touchdowns. Wayzata will have to improve of their performance last night to go all the way as they had way too many penalties.

Wayzata Beats Minnetonka 24-7 to keep the Bay Bell

The Wayzata Football Trojans beat the Minnetonka Skippers soundly tonight in a Classic Lake Conference battle and for a top ranking in the AP Minnesota metro poll. A capacity crowd of 6,000 attended the game.

Wayzata scored on the opening possession. On a 4th down and 5 John Ries threw a 20+ yard strike to Cecil Doe to make it 7-0. Throughout the first half, Wayzata won the field position battle, the offense was well balanced, and the defense was stout.

After Minnetonka sputtered on their first possession, Wayzata fumbled the ball across the goal line on the second offensive drive and the refs blew the call allowing Minnetonka to recover for the touch back.

The Skippers again did nothing on offense, and punted from their own 20. The Trojans started with a short field inside Tonka territory. Matt Tarpley threw a perfect touchdown pass to wide receiver Cecil Doe to make it 14-0 Wayzata.

Wayzata had 211 yards of total offense the first half to Minnetonka’s 32 yards.

In the second half, the Skippers had much better field position as Trojan QB John Ries fumbled the exchange under center and gave it to Minnetonka on the Wayzata 30 yard line.

During the next drive, the Wayzata defenders did their best to not give up the easy touchdown on a short field to Tom Ahrens and the Tonka offense. Defensive back Robbie Heflin made an outstanding play as he knocked down a long ball to keep Minnetonka from airing it out. This was the 2nd sustained drive the Skippers put together in the 2nd half–and it stalled on a 4th and goal with 2 yards to go as a host of Trojan defenders kept the Skipper running back out of the end zone.

Wayzata took over on their own 1 yard line with their backs against the end zone. During the series of downs, quarterback John Ries fumbled the ball into the end zone and Minnetonka defender Connor Roach fell onto it to score the only Skipper touchdown.

Wayzata did nothing with the next possession as the 3rd quarter ended. The Trojans started the 4th quarter by punting out of their own end zone to the 45 yard line. Tack on a Wayzata personal foul, and the Skippers had the ball again at the Trojan 30 yard line.

On a 4th down and 9, Tonka quarterback Tom Ahrens dropped back to pass and threw it to a Skipper receiver; Wayzata DB Jack Egan batted the ball up in the air to himself and did a superman dive with his arms outstretched to intercept the ball to stop a threatening Minnetonka drive.

The Trojans took over, and Ries again went to the air this time to Cecil Doe for a 60 yard pass completion to bring Wayzata into the red zone for the first time in the second half. David Stranghoener added a field goal to make the score 17-7 Wayzata.

The Skippers again did nothing with the ball when starting at their own 24 yard line. Because their was about 5 minutes left in the game, they went for it and turned it over on downs.

The Trojans took over with just a couple of minutes left, and pounded the ball into the end zone as Garrett Engelhardt scamperd into the end zone to score a touchdown for the Trojans.

Wayzata played far from perfect, but their offensive and defensive lines were dominant enough to overcome the numerous fumbles, false starts, and personal fouls the Trojans committed. It is the 4th consecutive win Wayzata has recorded against their arch rivals. This article will be revised one more time as soon as the stats are available. Stay tuned to, your Bay Bell Trophy leader.

A host of Trojans stops a Minnetonka running back tonight.

Linda Muller – Fan of the Week

Linda Muller attended the Wayzata at Minnetonka varsity football game. She lives in Plymouth, and is the mother of sophomore defensive end and tight end Zach Muller. According to Linda, she “Hasn’t missed a game in 4 years.” Congratulations, Linda, you are the Fan of the Week!

ACT scores in Wayzata Public Schools are well above state, national averages


Plymouth, MN 09/05/2008

The average ACT score of Wayzata Public Schools students continues to be above state and national composite averages.In 2008, 649 students took the ACT exam and earned an average composite score of 25.01 on the test. The state average in 2008 was 22.6 and the national average was 21.1. In the area of English, Wayzata Public Schools students earned an average score of 24.96 compared to 21.9 for the state average; in the area of mathematics, the WPS score was 24.96 compared to 22.6 for the state average; in reading, the WPS score was 25.97 compared to the state average of 23; and in science the WPS score was 24.74 compared to the state average of 22.6.

In 2007, 650 Wayzata Public Schools students took the ACT exam and earned an average composite score of 25 compared to the state average of 22.5.

According to the local results, 91 percent of WPS students are determined to be ready for college English composition, 72 percent are ready for college algebra, 78 percent are ready for college social science, 57 percent are ready for college biology and 50 percent are meeting the standards in all four areas, compared with 32 percent at the state level. These percentages are based on the ACT established benchmark scores for designated college courses, which is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject area test to indicate a 50 percent chance of obtaining a B or higher in the corresponding college course. For English composition, the benchmark is 18, for algebra it is 22, for social science it is 21 and for biology it is 24.

It is no wonder that when buying or renting real estate, Wayzata Schools are in such demand. is your ACT results leader, so stay tuned.

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Humphrey will not run in re-election bid

Mayor Andrew Humphrey will not seek another term as Mayor for the City of Wayzata, Minnesota.

The following text is a letter to the editor from Andrew Humphrey:

September 4th, 2008

To the editor:

I have decided not to seek re-election as Mayor of the City of Wayzata.

This was not an easy decision. I have been truly honored to serve as Mayor of such a fine town, and have really enjoyed my service. Working with a strong Council, a great City staff, and many exceptional volunteers, I also feel we have accomplished much. However, increasing work responsibilities and a desire to spend more time with my children before they are grown, have led me to my decision.

This decision has been especially hard because of the strong support and encouragement I have received from so many people. I have been both flattered and humbled by this, and I am deeply appreciative. It has been my privilege to serve as Mayor, and I look forward to contributing to the community in different ways going forward.

Andrew Humphrey

On behalf of the everyone here at, we wish Mayor Humphrey all the best as pursues his career and time with his family. Image courtesy City of Wayzata.

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“We’ll Be Back, Well Be Back, We’ll Be Back”

What appeared to be 30-40 United Steel Worker protesters marched on Minnesota based Wayzata Investment Partners today over wage disputes in a newly purchased paper mill dispute. The Pope & Talbot paper mill in Halsey, Oregon was purchased in a bankruptcy auction by W.I.P and renamed Cascade Pacific Pulp. Workers were fired and made to reapply for their jobs at reduced wages and with less insurance benefits. Local United Steel workers protested on behalf on the Union at the mill. The union delegation seeks a meeting with Wayzata Investment Partners boss Patrick Halloran and wants him to halt the company’s unfair demands on workers and their community.

The Wayzata Police Department was out in full force and ready for anything as neighboring officers, squad cars and buses were sent from Plymouth, Minnetonka, Orono, Mound, Eden Prairie and the Hennepin County Sheriff Department. The march lasted for about an hour, with the group of protesters chanting “We’ll be back” over and over again as they began to disburse. is your protest on Lake Street leader, so stay tuned for more information.

Wayzata ready for anything in advance of USW March on Wayzata Investment Partners

The City of Wayzata appears ready for anything as reportedly the United Steel Workers get set to march onto Lake Street to the headquarters of Wayzata Investment Partners. Yesterday,, a division of the Wall Street Journal, carried the story:

According to the article, “In June of this year, Wayzata Investment Partners bought the former Pope & Talbot paper mill in Halsey, Ore., and renamed it Cascade Pacific Pulp. In the change of ownership, longtime workers were fired and then made to reapply for their jobs. Wages were slashed from 12 to 28% and employees forced to pay up to $3,000 for deductibles and up to $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses to retain family health insurance. “

The article went on to say, “USW members from the Oregon plant will be joined by union supporters and community allies from Minnesota at the march and demonstration at Wayzata Investment Partners. This event takes place Friday, Sept. 5, 12 Noon at the firm’s offices at 701 Lake St, E., Wayzata, Minn. The union delegation will seek a meeting with Wayzata boss Patrick Halloran and urge him to halt the company’s unfair demands on workers and their community.

Paper mill workers feel this demonstration at the equity firm’s offices is justified. “If we have no other way of making contact with absentee owners like Wayzata Investment Partners, we have to go to them,” said Jim Gourley, financial secretary for USW Local 1189 in Halsey. “

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Bushaway and McGinty in Wayzata Time Lapse Video

Time lapse video of traffic at the intersection of Bushaway and McGinty in Wayzata, Minnesota between August 13 and Aug 18, 2008. There have been rumblings that Hennepin County will rebuild 101 & Bushaway from two lanes to two lanes plus a turning lane from Wayzata Boulevard in Wayzata through the Gray’s Bay Bridge and down to Minnetonka Boulevard. This video details how much traffic utilizes this roadway in a couple of days.

This video was created by the Environmental and Engineering Subgroup Conclusion 7 Sep 2008. For more information, you can visit the Bushaway Neighborhood website which has come together over the proposed Bushaway Reconstruction scheduled for 2010.

Bay Bell Trophy at Stake as Minnetonka hosts Wayzata in Football

The Bay Bell Trophy is at stake tonight as the Wayzata Football program visits Minnetonka tonight at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are available at Cub Foods at Highway 7 & 101, as well as at the Wayzata High School Athletic Office Wed-Fri (Sept 3rd-5th) from 7:30am-3:00pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Cash or checks made payable to “Minnetonka High School”., your Wayzata Football leader, has two previews for you. One video courtesy of Youtube located below, and an in depth interview with Head Coach Brad Anderson.

Stay tuned to for all the Wayzata Football news.

Fall Leaf Pickup Scheduled for November 10th

The Wayzata Bay Window, the Official Newsletter of the City of Wayzata, indicates there will be a Fall Leaf Pickup on November 10th at 7:00 am. According to the article, “Leaves should be bagged using no larger than 65-gallon bags and place curbside… This service is free to Wayzata residents.” For more information, visit

2008 City of Wayzata Election Information

The City of Wayzata has two City Council seats and the Mayor’s position open for four year terms starting in 2009. If you have interest, filing for these positions starts on Tuesday, Aug 26 and closes on Tuesday Sep 9. Pick up a copy of the filing application at City Hall. There is a $5 fee to file.

The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, September 9th.
The Genereal Election will be on Tuesday, November 4th.

Standard Voter Registration Guidelines apply for any one who is interested in voting.

Absentee Voting is also available as always. Contact City Hall at 952-404-5300 for an absentee ballot application.