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June 12, 2012
New Life Academy - the winner of the past four Class A state championships and the only school in state history to win four state titles in a row - earned fourth place in the 2012 Class A Minnesota State Softball Tournament, held Thursday and Friday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
New Life Academy softball: Reloaded Eagles finish fourth in state
June 12, 2012 - 9:28am
June 8, 2012
Denny Larson, 65, has coached the 'Bolts the past 15 seasons. He had heart surgery a year ago, but that didn't stop him from coaching the south Washington Thunderbolts adapted soccer and softball teams this past season - leading the latter to the state tournament last week.
All heart: Despite health scare, Larson finishes 15th season coaching the Thunderbolts
June 8, 2012 - 4:01pm
June 5, 2012
In their 12th state appearance, but first since 2007, the Thunderbolts adapted softball team earned fourth place in the 2012 Minnesota State High School League state adapted softball tournament, CI Division, in Coon Rapids.
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts take fourth at state
June 5, 2012 - 4:12pm
For leading a whole new lineup to the state tournament, New Life Academy head softball coach Mick Ramey was selected as the Minnesota Coach of the Year for Class A last week.
New Life Academy softball: Ramey state Coach of the Year
June 5, 2012 - 8:48am
May 31, 2012
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts win 18-4, advance to state tournament
May 31, 2012 - 6:38am
The season came to an end for Woodbury senior Jackie Bandholz and the Royals softball team last week.
Woodbury softball: Royals fall to South St. Paul, season ends
May 31, 2012 - 6:36am
Senior Erin Kiefat and the Raptors fell to Stillwater to end their year.
East Ridge softball: Raptors top Tartan, but season ends against Stillwater
May 31, 2012 - 6:14am
May 29, 2012
The New Life Academy softball team earned a seventh straight trip to the state tournament, beating 10th-ranked Minneapolis Washburn 5-3 for the Section 4A championship on Tuesday, May 29, at Hamline University.
New Life Academy softball: Eagles beat Washburn, make it seven straight
May 29, 2012 - 7:37pm
Malorie Giere, left, and Amanda Heidmann, right, are all smiles after the New Life Academy softball team earned a trip to the Section 4A championship game with a 6-3 win over Minneapolis Washburn at Bielenberg Sports Complex.
New Life Academy softball: Eagles soar into section championship
May 29, 2012 - 3:28pm
May 25, 2012
Though making a big leap from Class A high school softball, New Life 2011 graduate Rebekah Schmidt also found success in her first year of college for the Division I Drake Bulldogs.
Same ol' Beks: Former NLA star Rebekah Schmidt flourishes in first year of college ball
May 25, 2012 - 9:18pm
May 22, 2012
South Washington County adapted softball: 'Bolts one game away from state tournament
May 22, 2012 - 2:55pm
Woodbury softball: Royals split last two regular season games
May 22, 2012 - 9:11am
Sydney Steele and the New Life Academy softball team opened the Section 4A tournament at home last Friday and came away with a 5-0 shutout over Mounds Park Academy. Steele is one of the team-leaders in runs scored.
New Life Academy softball: Eagles off and running in sections
May 22, 2012 - 9:02am
East Ridge freshman Ali Robinson was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBI in an 8-3 win over rival Woodbury last week. It was her first career varsity homer.
East Ridge softball: Raptors end regular season on three game win streak
May 22, 2012 - 8:50am
May 15, 2012
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts improve to 5-1
May 15, 2012 - 9:51am