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Sports announcements for the week of June 30

Minnesota Magic softball clinic

The Minnesota Magic softball club will be hosting a softball clinic on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center, Fields 8 and 9. Concordia University head coach Bob Bartel, Hamline University head coach Jim Rubbelke and former Minnesota Gopher pitcher Michele Harrison will share their expertise and teach the mechanics and technique of proper hitting, throwing and base running. This clinic is designed for girls ages 8-14, however, all ages are welcome. The cost of the camp is $45 with the fee and the registration form due upon arrival at the clinic. The registration fee is reduced to $35 if the fee and completed registration form are received by July 15. The registration form can be found at Completed registration can be sent to 11137 Sweetwater Path Woodbury, MN 55129.

East Ridge youth tennis camps

East Ridge Athletic Association is offering youth tennis camps. The second camp will be Tuesday to Friday, July 8-11, and led by East Ridge head coach Suzie Heideman, a PTR-certified teaching professional, and the East Ridge boys tennis team. It’s open to girls and boys ages 5-12 of all abilities. It will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $95. The camps are open to youth from all area schools and communities. To register, go to and click on the “tennis” tab to find registration information.

WHS volleyball skills camp

Head coach Tara Schubring will be running a summer skills camp for ages 10-14 and 15-18 July 14-17. Registration forms and brochures are in the activities office and online registration is also up on If you should have any questions please contact Coach Schubring through the volleyball page on the activities website.

WHS National Honor Society 5K

Woodbury High School’s National Honor Society will be holding its fourth annual 5K run on Aug 16. The race will start at 9:30 a.m. on the WHS track. The event costs $15, with proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prizes for participants include gift cards and coupons from local businesses, parking passes, Royals gear, and more, along with the free food, water and Caribou coffee that will already be provided. If parents would like to participate, there will be a free child play station for their kids to stay while they run. Participants can sign up early on Eventbrite to be guaranteed a 5K T-Shirt. The link to do so is as follows: Questions about the event can be emailed to

Minnesota Twins youth camp

The Minnesota Twins will be hosting a youth training camp at Bielenberg Fields on July 21 and July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twins personnel as well as top college and high school coaches will provide daily instruction. The special instructor on hand will be former Twins player and Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Campers will compete in drills designed to improve hitting, fielding and throwing. The camp is open to kids from eight to 15-years-old and players will be grouped by age and skill level.. The cost of the camp is $200. To register, visit

Register for Woodbury Country Mile

Registration is underway for the 33rd annual Woodbury Country Mile family event. Runners of all levels can register for the event, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center. The event offers a half marathon, a 5k run/walk for the adults a kid’s one mile fun run and a tot trot. In addition to the running events, other activities for the kids are planned including a jump house crazy hair station, face painting, and much more.

Participants can register now on the Woodbury Chamber website ( and take advantage of the pre-registration discount. The half marathon costs $45 if you pre-register, $60 if you register on race weekend. The 5k Run/Walk costs $35 if you pre-register, $50 if you register on race weekend. The One Mile Fun Run costs $10 if you pre-register,, $15 if you register on race weekend. The Tot Trot costs $10 if you pre-register, $15 if you register on race weekend.

The half marathon starts at 7:00 a.m., followed by the 5k at 7:10 a.m. The Kids Tot Trot for ages 2-4 is set to begin at 9:45 a.m., and the Kids one mile fun run for ages 5-14 will start at 9:55 a.m. Male/Female and age splits in all divisions.

For more Woodbury Country Mile information go to, contact the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce at 651-578-0722 or email .

ERHS Fall Sports Registration Opening in July

East Ridge High School’s Fall Sports Online Registration will open on July 15 . To register your athlete for MSHSL Fall Sports, please go to the East Ridge High School Website. On the home page under ‘Hot Topics’, click on the link ‘Fall Sports Registration will open on July 15. This link will take you to our athletic webpage with important registration information. Once you have read the information, you will be able to click on a link to the actual registration site. This site will have instructions regarding how to Log in. If you will need financial assistance or your student will be a team manager or you will exceed the family maximum fee payment of $475, please follow the special instructions at the bottom of the webpage. Please be sure that your athlete has a sports physical on file at East Ridge before you register and that it will not expire before Nov. 22. The sports physical is good for three years from the exam date. Registration will close on July 30.

East Ridge pole vault camp

East Ridge pole vault coach Mark Haesly is offering a free “learn by doing” pole vault camp this summer. The camp will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at East Ridge High School, starting on June 17. The camp will not be held from June 29-July 6, and individual days could be cancelled due to bad weather. The camp is open to students entering sixth grade and older. Students are only asked to bring a water bottle and proper shoes, as poles and helmets will be provided for them. Haesly can be reached by email at or by phone at 651-815-3855.

East Ridge Soccer Club Lil Raptors training

East Ridge Soccer Club will be holding three, four-week Lil Raptors Training Academy sessions for ages U5-U8. The cost of each session is $65 and includes a T-shirt. The program will be run by professional trainers at local soccer fields in Woodbury and Cottage Grove. Registration is open on the Soccer Developmental page. Session 3 is Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Community Education summer camps

South Washington County Schools Community Education is sponsoring summer sports camps and clinics for boys and girls in grades K-12. Camps and clinics include strength and conditioning, basketball, soccer, football, golf, tennis, dodgeball, cheerleading, dance and physical education games (only elementary ages). Various Skyhawks Sports Camps are also available. Camps are offered by varsity coaches at all three high schools in District 833. Camps are held at various high schools and middle schools throughout the school district. Classes begin June 9 and run through Aug. 8. Cost is $20-$150 per session. Financial assistance is available, so contact for details. Registration deadlines depend on camp start dates. Contact Community Education at 651-458-6600 or online at

East Ridge girls basketball open gym for grades 4-12

East Ridge High School is holding an open gym for girls basketball players in grades 4-12. This is a summer-long session that will provide an opportunity for players to get into the gym and work on basketball skills on their own. Supervision by the East Ridge staff will be on hand at all times to provide guidance for these sessions. The open gym will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 17-July 31, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The camp will not meet week of July 4.

East Ridge girls basketball summer shooting workouts

East Ridge is holding summer shooting and workouts for middle school-aged girls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 10 to July 31 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The basketball shooting workouts are designed for East Ridge girls entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grades next fall and will consist of repetitive game shots from game spots at game speeds, along with the fundamentals of free throw shooting. The workouts will consist of various competitive game-like situations and will be led by the East Ridge girls basketball coaching staff. Players attending will receive an East Ridge basketball T-shirt.

East Ridge football registration open

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, and practice times and dates will be available closer to the start of the season .

Groupings including Kindergarten Flag, 1st/2nd Grade Flag and 3rd Grade thru 8th Grade Tackle.

District 833 athletic registration open

District 833 Community Education is currently now taking registrations for its Fall Athletic Programs. The Offerings include: Competitive Football (for 7 & 8 grade boys), Competitive Volleyball (for 7 & 8 grade girls) and Recreational Girls Tennis (for 6-8 grade girls).

Football & Volleyball play in the SEC Middle School Conference. Practices areMonday – Friday from 2:45-4:45pm for both football and volleyball. (Football practice schedule for August will be handed out by coaches) Football runs August 13th through October 14th. Volleyball runs Sept. 2-Oct. 14. Recreational Tennis runs Mon. – Thurs., Sept. 2-Oct. 9 from 3:15-4:45pm. For more information, head online to