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Sports Announcements - July 2

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.

Woodbury Parks and Recreation archery camp

The City of Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department is offering an additional archery camp this summer. The camp - for kids 9-11 - will work on skill development, technique, etiquette, rules and scoring. The goal is to provide a safe, fun and rewarding experience for archers of any level. The camp will be instructed by Deb Luzinski - an active youth coach and instructor, BAI certified with 21 years of experience in the field. All equipment is provided. The camp runs Monday through Thursday, July 8-11 from 9-11 a.m. (Rain/wind make-up on Friday of camp week, if needed.) The cost is $85. To register, or for more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department staff at (651) 714-3583 or sign up online.

Second-annual Braedon Hyland Foundation Golf Benefit July 23

The second-annual Braedon Hyland Foundation Golf Benefit is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Prestwick on July 23. The tournament will serve two purposes - to raise money for the foundation, and to bring those that were touched by Braedon together for a celebration of his life. Braedon was a senior at East Ridge High School when he died in a car accident in October of 2011. He was loved by many and left an impact on the community. He was a superb multi-sport athlete, but he loved hockey most of all. His family as started the Braedon Hyland Foundation to allow kids to afford the fees to play hockey, when they otherwise could not afford to play. Tickets for golf/dinner, or dinner only can be purchased at There will be music to follow dinner. Be advised to get your foursomes early. This event sold out fast last year.

Woodbury Volleyball Club summer camp

The Woodbury Volleyball Club will be hosting a summer volleyball camp for girls going into grades 3 - 8 in the fall. The camp will run from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1 and will be at Woodbury Middle School. The cost is $95. For more information please go to and click Sports, then Volleyball.

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.

Woodbury 3-on-3 basketball tournament

The Woodbury High School girls basketball booster club is holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday, July 26. There will be brackets for girls and boys in grades 4-9, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Three games will be guaranteed. Cost is $60. Please send in an entry form and check payable to “WHS Girls Basketball Booster Club” by July 20 to: Kevin Kieger,2696 Windsor Lane,Woodbury, MN 55125. Please contact Kevin Kieger with any questions at

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 

East Ridge boys and girls tennis camps

The East Ridge High School boys and girls tennis teams are offering a beginner and intermediate level week long youth tennis camp in July at the East Ridge tennis courts. A detailed explanation about these camps, as well as registration information, is available at All youth between the ages of 5-12 are welcome to participate. Register now as there is limited space.

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.

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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