Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata track and field standout Ben Grosse for this week’s Sports Jam Spotlight. Ben will compete next year at the University of Connecticut. Airing on the May 8, 2017 edition of CCX Media’s Sports Jam.
View Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here: Wayzata vs Minnetonka Baseball.
The #1 ranked 4A Minnetonka Skippers (2-0) jumped all over the defending State Champion Wayzata Trojans (4-1) Baseball team on Friday evening 9-2. Aaron Brush went 4 for 4 with a home run to lead the skippers.
Tonka’s batters had Trojan pitchers Matthew Bohlke (2.3 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 6.0 ERA, 1 BB, 2 SO) and Alec Lonson (4.66 IP, 9 Hits, 7 Runs, 10.50 ERA, 2 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO) seeking answers.
Scoring for the Trojans were Chad Musser and J.J. Hale on RBI’s from Nicholas Kaye and Danny Deis.
Wayzata is back in action on Saturday at noon versus Rochester Mayo at the Central Middle School ball field. Minnetonka is back travels to Buffalo to play at 4pm at Bentfield Mills City Park.
“The Wayzata synchronized swimming team will try to extend an amazing streak this season. The Trojans will take aim at their 11th consecutive state championship next month and feature a talented and dedicated team who put in a lot of hours in the pool perfecting their routines.”
The Trojans clearly are one of the longest running and best dynasties–beating Hopkins 37-8.
Could not help but laugh at this tweet showing Wayzata School District employee Andrew Hagen representing the Wayzata Trojans with these outstanding socks! Where do you get such great Wayzata Apparel??!!! HA!
— Andrew A. Hagen (@AndrewHagenWPS) April 27, 2017
Former Wayzata Trojan standout Sarah Burnham continues to have success at Michigan State, shooting 9-under-par last Saturday in the 2nd round of the Big 10 League Tournament. Burnham had been an outstanding member of the Wayzata Girls Golf team.
Former Trojan Sarah Burnham moved into first place with a Big Ten Championships record score: https://t.co/N3QUxG0yyO
— Wayzata Trojans (@WayzataTrojans) April 25, 2017
The Boys Lacrosse team rolled over Hopkins–I left at halftime!
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Girls Lacrosse dropped a tough one at Hopkins Monday night, 8-7.
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In this week’s Sports Jam Spotlight Jay Wilcox profiles Wayzata wrestler Dan Herda. The senior is hoping to make a return trip to the state tournament. He’s currently ranked fourth in the state in his weight class in Class 3A. Airing on the January 30, 2017 edition of CCX Media’s Sports Jam.
Your Wayzata Trojans boys basketball team won a gritty and thrilling game against rival Eden Prairie on Friday night!
Check Dan’s photo gallery here: Wayzata.com/o2uu
Gritty win by our guys tonight! A huge thank you to all of our fans for the support!
Be safe on the roads everyone!
— Wayzata Basketball (@WayzataBHoops) December 17, 2016
Drew Galinson sinks a free throw for the winner as the Trojans defeat EP 75-74 OT. pic.twitter.com/Ecz1qXUcEn
— Wayzata Trojans (@WayzataTrojans) December 17, 2016
The Defending State Champion Wayzata Boys Hockey team was in action over the weekend in the annual Channel Twelve Turkey Trot Tournament.
Participants this year included Maple Grove, Holy Family, and Edina. The Trojans lost to the Crimson in the first round 5-2 and dropped another tough contest to the Hornets 4-1 in the 2nd round.
The Trojans will be back in action hosting Hermantown on Friday night, and then Duluth East on Saturday, both at the PIC.
Check the photo gallery here.
TwelveTV: “The Wayzata girls swimming and diving team finished second in the Class AA swimming and diving meet, ending the Trojans’ three-year run as champions. Edina won seven events to win the championship. Wayzata’s Carly Quast set a new meet record in winning the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:47:43. Quast also won the 100 backstroke and was part of the Trojans’ winning 200-Medley Relay team.”
The Wayzata girls swimming and diving team won every event on the way to a championship at the Section 5AA meet. The three-time defending state champion Trojans scored 642 team points. Armstrong finished second with 448 points and also qualified several swimmers to state. The state meet is Wednesday through Friday.