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Sports announcements - May 1

East Ridge girls lacrosse Youth Night rescheduled for May 1

The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team rescheduled its Youth Night for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Raptors' Nest Stadium. All youth lacrosse players are invited to attend the varsity game and pregame festivities. Youth players will get in free with a paying adult. Wear your Woodbury lacrosse jersey and bring your stick. There will be drawings and refreshments.

Woodbury track Mariella Mile fundraiser May 4

The Woodbury boys and girls track programs are hosting a fundraiser on May 4, with all of the proceeds going towards the 5P- Society and Children's Hospitals and Clinics Genetics Research Department. Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. at Woodbury High School Stadium. This event is being held to raise awareness of 5p-. The honoree is Mariella Francesca Lucio-Thomas, who was born with 5p- on June 3, 2010. She is an inspirational little girl with an infectious smile. Each year in the United States, approximately 50 to 60 children are born with 5p- Syndrome (five p minus), also known as Cat Cry Syndrome or Cri du Chat Syndrome. 5p- Syndrome is characterized at birth by a high pitched cry, low birth weight, poor muscle tone, microcephaly, and potential medical complications. "5p-" is a term used by geneticists to describe a portion of chromosome number five that is missing in these individuals. Please contact Jim Scott with questions at (651) 768-4880.

Tom Westling summer tennis lessons at East Ridge

Tom Westling, a Professional Tennis Registry certified teaching pro, is offering tennis lesson for kids of all ages and abilities this summer at the East Ridge High School tennis courts. Session One beings June 11, Session Two starts July 9 and Session Three begins Aug. 6. Each session is comprised of six lessons. The cost is $67 per session. For more information, contact Tom Westling at 651-735-8988 or

Prestwick Women's Golf Club looking for members

Register now for the openings available in the Prestwick Women's Golf Club. The club runs a Tuesday morning 18-hole league, Wednesday evening 9-hole league and a Thursday morning 9-hole league. Golfers of all levels are welcome to join. The leagues are pay as you play, there's no upfront payment for the entire season and no subs required. The season kickoff dinner will be held on April 24. Registration forms may be found at For further information contact

Woodbury Volleyball Club free clinic Friday, May 3

The Woodbury Volleyball Club will be hosting a free volleyball clinic Friday, May 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Woodbury Middle School. The clinic is for players in grades 1-5 and is designed to introduce girls to the sport of volleyball. No previous experience needed. Girls will learn the fundamentals of the game through stations and fun activities. To register email and include your child's name, grade, age, and how you heard about the camp.

East Ridge rec softball registration now open

Registration is now open for East Ridge recreational softball for girls age 5-13 years old interested in having fun learning and playing the game of fastpitch. East Ridge rec teams will play in a joint league with the Cottage Grove in-house leagues at the T-Ball, Pitchball, and Pee Wee levels. Girls playing at the Minor and Major levels will be playing in a joint league with the Cottage Grove and Woodbury in-house leagues. T-Ball (for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten) is $70 and will play Mondays and Wednesdays. Pitchball (for grades 1-3) is $90 and will be on Tuesday and Thursday. PeeWee (for grades 3-5) is $100 and will play Monday and Wednesday. The details for Minors (for grades 6-8) and Majors (grades 9-12) are yet to be determined. In general, the season lasts from late April/early May through the year-end tournament in late June for T-Ball, Pitchball, and Pee Wee players. The Minors season will go until the middle of July. Visit for more information. Please contact Joe Slavin at with any questions.

Woodbury Area Little League registration

The Woodbury Area Little League (in-house) player registration is now open. Registrations can be completed on-line at: Registration costs are unchanged from last year. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact Bob Glunz at

Woodbury United lacrosse spring registration for girls now open

Registration is now open for the Woodbury United girls lacrosse spring season. The two leagues are open to all fifth and sixth and seventh and eighth grade girls. Practices began this week. Visit for more information. The Woodbury United lacrosse girls youth program strives to provide opportunities to discover, learn, participate and enjoy the passion and integrity of lacrosse.

Cottage Grove Ice Show May 4 and 5

The Cottage Grove Skating School presents Show Stoppers Name Droppers ice show on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

Valley Crossing Community School 5K May 18

Lace up your running shoes and bring your family to the Valley Crossing Community School annual 5K run, walk and fun event on Saturday, May 18, around the beautiful Colby Lake trails in Woodbury. Experience the challenge of a 5K race, or if you prefer a slower pace, join other friends and families as they walk in support of Valley Crossing Community School. After the 5K make sure to stay for some family fun activities. The Little Sprinters and Fun Run are set to kick off at 10 a.m., with the 5K run following at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens April 1. Visit the Valley Crossing Community School website for a printable registration form. Mail-in registration for the 5K race is $15 and $7 for the Kids Fun Run before May 5. This event is open to the public.

East Ridge trap shooting team

Register today to be part of the trap shooting team at East Ridge High School. The East Ridge trap team will participate in the Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target spring season, which runs March 31-June 9. Participants will shoot 50 trap targets each week at South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club on either Thursday night or Sunday mornings under the direction of ERHS Trap Team Coaches and Range Safety Officers. Participants must possess Minnesota DNR Safety Certification or obtain certification through the booster club before March 15 in order to participate. Registration fee is $210. Please visit the East Ridge ihigh website for payment details:

City of Woodbury adult athletic leagues

The 2013 City of Woodbury summer adult athletic leagues are right around the corner and it's time to register your team. 2013 summer adult athletic league offerings include: Men's and CoRec Softball, CoRec Kickball, Men's and CoRec 5v5 Soccer, Yard Games League and 3-on-3 Basketball. For more information on each league, download a league registration packet at or contact Reed Smidt at or (651) 714-3588.

PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps coming to The Ponds at Battle Creek

The PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps are offering summer camps at The Ponds at Battle Creek this summer with Brad Behnke as the head instructor.

TOURAcademy Junior Golf Programs feature: Fundamentals of the golf game-including basic swing technique and short game instruction, integration of the core values of the golf game-ranging from proper etiquette to good sportsmanship; values which can be useful both on and off the course; instruction on and around the golf course to familiarize juniors with real-world playing conditions and a small group environment to provide hands-on instruction and attention to each junior participant. Each 5-week program is offered to juniors ages 7-17 and of all ability levels. Registration is open now. Visit to register.