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The New Life Academy boys soccer team is the champion of the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association for the second straight year. The Eagles wrapped up the conference title with a 3-2 win over Trinity School at River Ridge on the road Saturday. The win meant New Life Academy finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record in the MCAA to finish off another title. “It is the second year in a row we won that, so we are pretty excited,” head coach Robb Rupp said.
The New Life Academy football team ended a two-game losing streak with a 44-12 victory against St. Paul Johnson on Friday at East Ridge High School. Sam Bissen led the Eagles offensively. The junior running back scored three touchdowns and rushed for 226 yards. Head coach Gene Teigland said it was a good night for the running back and the offensive line. “The O-line played well in opening up some good holes for Sam,” Teigland said. “Sam is a tough runner, and he gets everything he can every play.”
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It took some time for the East Ridge offense to get warmed up in Tuesday’s Class 2A, Section 3 tournament game versus North St. Paul. But once it did get warmed up, there was no slowing down. The Raptors only held a 1-0 lead at halftime on a goal by Noelle Tomes, But East Ridge was rewarded for its suffocating attack with four goals in the second half. “It takes us a little while to get going,” Tomes said. “Once we start scoring goals, we gain our confidence.”
A two-goal burst for East Ridge in the first few minutes of play was the difference for the Raptors in a section playoff victory over Woodbury on Tuesday. Grant Tostenrud started the scoring in the Class 2A, Section 4 tournament contest with a goal about nine minutes into the game. The Raptors added another goal less than a minute later when a Jake Boerjan shot found the back of the net. That early offense ended up being the difference in the 2-0 section victory for East Ridge.
The East Ridge girls swimming and diving team is headed back to the Class 2A True Team state meet for the second straight season. The Raptors advanced to true team state last season and ended up placing sixth out of 12 schools. This year they will get another shot after winning the Section 3AA True Team meet on Saturday. The Raptors did not have a single individual finish first in any of their events on Saturday. Head coach Kathy Madden said depth was a big factor in the Raptors’ winning the true team section meet.
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The East Ridge girls soccer team finished its regular season schedule with a 1-0 overtime win on Saturday at neighboring Park. Both teams played to a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation through a physical battle. But the Raptors’ Ashley TeGantvoort scored the game-winning goal in the final five minutes of overtime. She netted the goal after tracking down a bouncing ball off a clearing attempt by Park.
The Woodbury girls tennis team is gearing up for the semifinals of the Section 3AA team tournament. The Royals swept the doubles lineup and won three of four singles matches against Cretin-Derham Hall in a home dual to advance on Friday. Now second-seeded Woodbury is set to face the third-seeded Rosemount in the section semifinals dual meet on Tuesday evening at Life Time Fitness in Lakeville.
The East Ridge football team won its fifth consecutive game of the season in a 42-18 victory at Forest Lake on Friday. Star running back Dominik London was out of the lineup for the second straight game, but the Raptors’ offense continued to produce. Running back AJ Tittle scored three rushing touchdowns, and tight end Zach Bennett also caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Ty Okada. Head coach Dan Fritze was happy with what he saw on the sidelines Friday.