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

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 –

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:

    *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:

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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.”

Trojans end regular season with tough 35-10 loss to Maple Grove

Your Wayzata Trojans (2-6) football team ended the regular season by hosting Matt Lombardi and the Maple Grove Crimson (5-3).   Check out the photo gallery for the game here.

The Trojans scored first as Andrew Cranny scooped up a muffed punt to put Wayzata in scoring position early.

Myles Johnson kicked the field goal for Wayzata:

The trouble started in the 2nd quarter for the Trojans, as Maple Grove was able to take advantage of Wayzata miscues:

The Trojans were never able to recover, even as the played the rest of the game well:

Afterwords, Head Coach Lambert Brown reflected on the game:

The Trojans will play in the Section playoffs, with opponent and location to be announced shortly. Stay tuned to–Wayzata’s online newspaper and a bit more.

Volleyball team continues to grow, photo gallery from Edina

The Wayzata Trojans volleyball team was in action again last night, this time taking on the visiting Edina Hornets in conference play. The Trojans were in the match and scrappy throughout, but ended up losing to Hornets 3-1.

A photo gallery from the match is located here: Wayzata vs Edina Volleyball 2017.



Boys and Girls Soccer teams advance to State!

Both the boys and girls soccer teams will be advancing to the State Tournament after winning the 6AA Section Finals on Tuesday evening.

Dan’s photo galleries are here: Boys, Girls.

The girls were lead by Emily Dillon who put the Trojans up midway through the 2nd half.

Eva Bruer added another goal to make it 2-0 Trojans a couple of minutes later.

Washburn did score a goal late to make it interesting:

The boys were able to upend St. Louis Park in pretty remarkable fashion.

Patrick Weah helped the Trojans break the knot and get behind St. Louis Park’s defense:

Ethan Wagner had a pair of goals late in the 2nd half:

At one point the Trojans were scoring so much your author couldn’t keep up with it on Twitter, thanks to Ethan Wagner and Jack Sonstegard:

Stay tuned to – Wayzata’s newspaper for more coverage:


Wayzata beats Buffalo to capture section tennis title

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“With a team filled with seniors, the Wayzata girls tennis team thought they had a pretty good chance to reach the state tournament this fall. The Trojans reached that goal Thursday at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota, beating Buffalo 6-1 to earn the Section 5AA title. Singles and doubles play in 5AA is Monday and Tuesday at Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center in south Minneapolis. The team portion of the state tournament is Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at Baseline.” Source: CCX Media.

Football holds off Eagan Wildcats 41-24

The Wayzata Trojans traveled to Eagan on Friday evening to take on the  Wildcats. Dan’s photo gallery is here:

Wayzata was able to overcome a number of penalties by capitalizing on big play making abilities including two long passes from Keaton Heidi to Tyrese Seyon for touchdowns–the first for 46 yards and the second for 51 yards. In the rushing attack, Christian Vasser scored two rushing TD’s, and Deshawn Cockrell rushed for one TD for the Trojans.

Defensively, Matthew Otto snagged an interception for the Trojans and kept Eagan out of the end zone on a number of occasions:

Boys and girls roll in soccer 6AA Quarterfinals

The Wayzata Soccer teams were in action Thursday night in the section 6AA Quarterfinal playoffs. Both teams will be back in action on Saturday! Photo galleries are here: Boys & Girls.

Trojans move to 1-3 with tough loss to Eden Prairie 📷

Wayzata Schools

Your Wayzata Trojans football team fell to 1-3 on the season with a tough 41-7 loss to the #1 ranked 4-0 Eden Prairie Eagles.

Open House: 2985 Lawndale Lane North
Sunday Sept. 24 11am-1pm

Wayzata Head Coach Lambert Brown, in his first year for the storied program, told his team after the game that it was time in the season to “Keep fighting,” and to “combine the desire to fight with execution.”

Eden Prairie scored early and often behind the play of QB Cole Kramer who completed 5 passes on 7 attempts for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Eagle rushing attack was lead by Solo Falaniko who carried 11 times for 111 yards and two touch downs.

For Wayzata, QB Marco LoPesio completed 5 passes on 9 attempts for 51 yards. Christian Vasser rushed 10 times for 28 yards, Deshawn Cockrell carried 16 times for 24 yards, and Brody Bjork carried twice for 2 yards and a TD. Charles Engdahl lead the Trojans in receptions with 4 catches for 48 yards.

Brody Bjork
Brody Bjork scores a TD against Eden Prairie in the 41-7 loss.

The Trojans host 3-1 Lakeville North on Thrusday, September 28th.

View Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery from the game here:



Joseph Patrick Cranny obituary

Editor’s note: The Wayzata Football team and School District suffered a very tough loss with a life cut short when Joe Cranny passed away on September 8th. Joe and his wife Sarah are the parents of Wayzata Football alum Luke Cranny and Senior Defensive Back Andrew Cranny. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. Obituary republished courtesy David Lee Funeral Home.

Joseph Patrick Cranny
May 12, 1964 – September 8, 2017

Cranny, Joseph Patrick was born on May 12, 1964 to Mary Jean and Patrick Cranny in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He passed away September 8, 2017 at his home in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The blonde-haired. blue-eyed boy lived in Canton, South Dakota until he was 9 years old and then moved to Tempe, Arizona. Joe graduated from Tempe High School where he had many friends and played a lot of basketball.

Joe attended the University of San Diego and graduated with his BA in Business Administration in 1986. After college Joe immediately started working in the insurance industry. Joe was successful in his 30+ years in the industry because of his ability to build solid relationships with staff, agents and clients. Most recently, Joe held the position of Vice President,
Minneapolis Branch for CNA. Prior to that he spent 10 years with the Hanover Insurance Group.

Joe loved his family and life at the lake. Joe was an excellent cook and passed this love on to many members of his family. Joe really enjoyed making Sunday dinners for Sarah’s father, Jim. Joe also enjoyed watching his boys participate in sports. Joe loved golf and his golf trips with friends and family. Joe and
Sarah recently built their dream home on Lake Edward just north of Brainerd, Minnesota.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Mary Jean Cranny. Joe is survived by his wife, Sarah and their two sons – Luke, a freshman at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and Andrew, is a senior at Wayzata High School.

Also survived by his five siblings, Joan Huelsebusch, San Diego, CA; Michael Cranny (Deb), Brainerd, MN; Kathleen Mooney, Dayton, MD; Mary Cranny Paul (Ed), Phoenix, AZ and Tim Cranny (Toni), St. Paul, MN. Joe also leaves behind many special nieces, nephews and in-laws. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Church of St. Mary of the Lake, 105 North Forestview Lane, Plymouth with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.