Sports Notebook for January 15East Ridge boys hockey ties Simley; ERHS gymnasts win SEC dual, while WHS loses; Royals swim/dive falls at Stillwater; New Life girls win non-conference basketball tilt.
Teams from all three local schools were in action on Thursday night, playing at home and on the road in a number of competitions on the balmy evening.
ERHS Boys Hockey
Bouncing back from its Tuesday night trouncing, the East Ridge boys hockey team tied Simley, 2-2, in Inver Grove Heights. It was the first tie of the season for the 3-11-1 Raptors.
The Spartans took a 1-0 first period lead before the Raptors rallied with goals in the second and third period from Grant Swansson and Easton Halbert, respectively, to take a 2-1 lead with just under seven minutes to go.
However, the hosts tallied a power-play goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation to forge a tie that became official after a scoreless overtime session.
Dillon Cooper made 15 saves for the Raptors, who threw 45 shots on the Spartan net. East Ridge plays intra-district rival Park on Saturday night.
The East Ridge gymnastics team claimed its second-straight Suburban East Conference dual meet victory on Thursday, topping Cretin-Derham Hall by a score of 136.75-132.4 as Leah Robinette took the individual all-around title with a four-event result of 36.25.
The Woodbury gymnasts incurred their second-consecutive loss, however, falling to Forest Lake, 138.575-136.625. Vanessa Gubbels claimed a score of 34.275 to take second in the all-around.
The Woodbury boys swimming and diving team lost, 99-79, at Stillwater in a SEC dual meet on Thursday, two nights after defeating Park.
Greg Norsten claimed wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke for the Royals, as did Victor Lugg in the 100-yard freestyle and Andy Dixon in diving.
NLA Girls Hoop
The New Life Academy girls basketball team improved to 5-7 on the season with a 66-35 defeat of visiting PACT Charter. Guard Danielle Schmidt led all scorers with 20 points, while forward Cara Lutes and center Reagan Baar chipped in 19 and 15 points, respectively.
The East Ridge wrestling team lost, 65-13, to visiting Forest Lake. Individual results were not available.
Scores and results for the District 833 Nordic and alpine ski teams have not been made available at this time.