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The season came down to one play for the East Ridge football team in Friday’s Class 6A section championship game at home against Champlin Park. The Raptors made a furious rally from a 21-point deficit with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to force one last shot to tie the game on a two-point conversion. But the pass attempt fell incomplete with just one second left on the clock, and Champlin Park held on for a 35-33 victory in section playoffs.
Three runners from Math and Science Academy have extended their seasons to the Class 1A state meet this weekend. Math and Science Academy competed in the Class 1A, Section 4 cross country meet on Oct. 27 and had three runners finish in the top 15. Eighth grader Tierney Wolfgram continued her run as one of the state’s best as she won the section title with a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 5.5 seconds. She finished more than a full minute ahead of the rest of the field.
The Woodbury girls swimming and diving team ended its regular season on a high note in a dual meet victory at Roseville on Thursday. The Royals won the dual by a score of 104-80.
The South Washington County adapted soccer team has wrapped up its regular season schedule without facing many challenges. The Thunderbolts finished the conference schedule with a 24-0 win over the...
Wolfgram wins title with a minute to spare
Section rematch is set against Hill-Murray
The East Ridge girls cross country team had its streak snapped of consecutive state appearances at Thursday’s Section 3, Class 2A section meet at Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley. The Raptors’ team had appeared in six consecutive state competitions heading into last week’s section race. But they could not advance as a team after placing fourth as a team with a score of 121. Henry Sibley won the title with a score of 73, and Bloomington Jefferson was second with a 104.
Two East Ridge High School graduates and University of Minnesota cross country athletes had the opportunity to run in front of a home crowd at this year’s Big Ten Championships. The University of Minnesota hosted the championship races at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul on Sunday. Both Bailey Ness and Emily Betz are runners on the University of Minnesota women’s cross country team who said they had friends and family cheer them on as they competed at the home course.
A memorable season for the New Life Academy football team will continue at least one more game. New Life Academy defeated Hill-Murray 27-15 on Saturday at East Ridge High School for just the second-ever playoff win in program history. The Eagles will now play South St. Paul in the Class 4A, Section 3 championship game next Friday.
The Woodbury football team trailed Prior Lake by just five points as it entered the second half of Friday's first-round Class 6A tournament game. The Royals needed to connect on just one touchdown in the second half to take the lead in the road playoff game. But the Prior Lake defense managed to stop Woodbury's offense the entire half for a 19-12 victory that ended Woodbury’s season.