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Sports Announcements: Woodbury cheer clinic, Special Olympics volunteers needed, East Ridge football/cheer golf tourney and more

Woodbury cheer clinic Aug. 28

The Woodbury cheerleaders will be hosting a clinic for anyone in grades K-6 who are interested in cheer. It will take place at Woodbury high school on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29. The cost is $30 includes T-shirt, Wednesday dinner, pep rally and admission to the game. Registration and more information is available at on the cheerleading page or the following link:

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Fall Games

Special Olympics Minnesota is looking for volunteers for the Fall Games, which will take place Aug. 16-18 in Oakdale and in Woodbury. At the Fall Games, volunteers help with scorekeeping, handing out awards, staging competitions, preparing for lunch, set up, tear down and much more. Volunteers are needed for all three days of competition. Please contact Jay Pedersen, Volunteer Manger, to sign-up or for more information at or 612-604-1267.

District 833 middle school football registration

District 833 Community Education is currently accepting registrations for its 2013-14 middle school football program.

Equipment handout will be Aug. 12 and 13, with practices starting Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. After that, practices are after school from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday from Sept. 3 to Oct. 11 with games on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:45 p.m. August practices may run late afternoon/early evening to stay out of the heat. No nights or weekends. Cost is $120. Visit to register or for more information.

East Ridge football youth night picnic and tailgate party

The East Ridge Athletic Association is hosting the fourth annual ERAA Football Youth Night Picnic and Tailgate Party before the East Ridge High School Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4-7 p.m. at the East Ridge High School practice field. The event will feature family fun, food, music and games with food provided by O'Malley's. Don't forget to wear your East Ridge flag or tackle football jersey to get free admission to the high school game. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

East Ridge football/cheer golf tournament

The fourth-annual East Ridge End Zone Club Golf Extravaganza event will be held Aug. 25 at Stone Ridge Golf Course. New this year we will be partnering with the East Ridge Cheer Program. The event, played in best ball format, begins with a noon shotgun start. Danny's Restaurant will provide a buffet-style dinner afterward.

Registration open for 2013 fall volleyball

Registration is now open for the 2013 Fall Recreational Volleyball season. Fall Recreational Volleyball gives girls in grades 3-6 the opportunity to start learning the basics of volleyball. For more information please go to and click Sports, then Volleyball.

WAA hockey registration under way

The Woodbury Area Hockey Club is accepting registration for its intro to hockey program, held at Bielenberg Sports Center. Fall session starts Sept. 7 and consists of 12 one-hour practices. Cost is $88. Equipment packages (limited quantity) are available. To register, visit

Woodbury High School fall 2013-2014 online registration

Online Registration is available now on the Woodbury High School website for athlete's grades 7-12 for Woodbury High School Fall Sports. Detailed instructions as well as online registration can be found at All athletes must have a sports physical within the last three years. Check Parent Portal or call the Activities Office (651-768-4420) to verify the date of the last qualifying physical form submitted. Sports Physical forms are available online and in the Activities Office. Athletes that need to turn in new physicals can drop them off at the Activities Office or fax to 651-768-4482 or email a copy to Registration is complete once the Activities Office has the registration, an updated hard copy physical on file at WHS and the athlete has the eligible credits needed. Computers are available in the Activities Office for parents that need them to register an athlete. Office hours are 8-noon M-TH weekdays. (Summer Hours). For district policy on ATHLETIC AND ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION go to

East Ridge Athletic Association football registration now open

Register today for East Ridge Athletic Association Football. Youth from the local area will fine tune their skills during an exciting football season with the East Ridge Athletic Association Football (ERAAF) program. The season runs from early August through late October. Practice time and dates will be available closer to the start of the season. To participate in the football program, you must live in the East Ridge High School boundary area, played ERAA sports in the past, or obtain a waiver from the ERAAF Board prior to registering. Groupings are: Kindergarten flag, first/second grade flag and third grade through eighth grade tackle. Register today through

Second-annual 3-on-3 basketball league at Park High School

The Cottage Grove Athletic Association, in association with Midwest 3-on-3, will be hosting the second-annual 3-on-3 Basketball League this fall at the Park High School Activity Center. The league will run five Sunday evenings from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13. The league with have boy and girl divisions from fourth grade and lower through 10th grade. Teams will play two games per evening (10 total) and will receive team T-shirts. The league is a non-coached league and kids are encouraged to form their own teams and register. Last year the league had 103 teams in its first year and we are expecting more this year. Kids from Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Hastings, Hudson and other communities will be participating. The cost of the league is $55 per player. More detailed information and how to register is available at This league offers an exciting, affordable opportunity to enhance individual and team skills. The smaller team size increases offensive and defensive opportunities for each player as well as encourages teamwork through basic fundamental team play (pick and rolls, give and go's, back-door cuts, etc. The intent of this program is to provide a fun, competitive learning environment for all players.

Community Education fall sports registration

Fall is approaching quickly and District 833 Community Education is gearing up for the middle school athletics program. A fall sports brochure has been mailed to all boys and girls in grades 7-8 at Cottage Grove, Lake, Oltman, and Woodbury Middle Schools.

District 833 Community Education will be offering football, volleyball and girls tennis this upcoming fall. Volleyball and girls tennis will start the first day of school — Sept. 3. The football season will begin with equipment hand out dates listed below. The first football practice will be on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Please read the brochure carefully for starting dates, fees and transportation details.

Brochures can also be picked up at each area middle school. Youth financial assistance is also available on a limited basis. One can also register online at Please contact Community Education at 651-458-6600 with any questions.

Football equipment handout dates are as follows. Only pickup equipment at the middle school the child will be participating at. Cottage Grove Middle School: Monday, Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m. for all eighth graders and Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m. for all seventh graders. Lake Middle School: Monday, Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. for all eighth graders and Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. for all seventh graders. Oltman Middle School: Monday, Aug. 12, 3-5 p.m. for all eighth graders and Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3-5 p.m. for all seventh graders. Woodbury Middle School: Monday, Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m. for all eighth graders and Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m. for all seventh graders.

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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