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Woodbury's Jake Guentzel is bringing the Stanley Cup to Healtheast Sports Center on Thursday. The public will have the opportunity to see the cup and take photos from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at the Healtheast Sports Center ice arena building. Guentzel will also be available for photos. Fans are suggested to arrive early to have the best chance for a photo. The Woodbury Area Hockey Club is also planning to take a group photo with Guentzel and the Stanley Cup.
The Woodbury Legion Blue Post 501 baseball team showed off some of the talent that has helped it gain a No. 5 state ranking with an 11-2 win over New Prague on Wednesday, July 5.
Noelle Tomes waited longer than most seniors to decide where she was going to play college basketball once she graduated from East Ridge. But when it was time, her brother and a longtime friend were factors in the decision. Tomes decided late in this winter's basketball season to make a commitment to the Air Force Academy women's basketball team. It was a decision her brother Sid Tomes, a freshman guard this past season on the Air Force men's team, helped talk her through.
Packing up all your possessions and moving 1,000 miles away might seem like a hassle to most families. But for Marvin Wooten, Woodbury's new activities director, he and his family are looking forward to a fresh start from life in Virginia, near Washington, D.C. When Wooten and his wife, Safiya, saw an open activities position in Woodbury, they decided to take a look.
The St. Paul Park Post 98 and Woodbury Post 501 East Ridge Legion baseball teams offered a glimpse into the future of their high school baseball programs during a doubleheader June 27 at East Ridge High School. East Ridge won both games, pulling away in the first contest for a 15-4 victory and also coming back to win 6-4 in game two. Coupled with a 5-2 win against Red Wing on June 29, Post 501 held a summer record of 8-4 heading into a June 30 matchup at Sibley.
Linnea Yacovella did not want to waste any more time once she made up her mind about where she plans to play soccer when she graduates. Yacovella was only a sophomore at the time, but in late March she gave the University of Minnesota a verbal commitment to play for the women's soccer program. It was an exciting step for a player who said she wanted to be on Minnesota's roster since she was 12 years old.
For the past 35 years, runners from across the Twin Cities would block off a weekend morning in August for the Woodbury Country Mile. But this year, those runners will need to find another late August race. Citing lower participation numbers, organizers this year have decided not to hold the Woodbury race.
East Ridge senior Collin Sieffert is headed to the University of Minnesota this fall as a member of the men's track and field program after earning his spot with a breakout spring. Sieffert finished his season on the podium in the 300-meter hurdles and as part of two state champion relay teams at the Class 2A state track and field meet that concluded June 10 at Hamline University. Sieffert was the runner-up in the Class 2A 300-meter hurdles in the state finals. His time of 38.11 seconds was only bested by Joel Smith of Mounds View, who crossed the line in 37.81.
Sometimes an athlete's final numbers on a results sheet do not tell the whole story. For East Ridge junior Allyson Weiss, winning her second consecutive triple jump championship was more of a challenge than most people might have realized during the Class 2A state track and field meet on the morning of June 10 at Hamline University in St. Paul. She won the state title with a jump of 40 feet, 1.25 inches. But getting there was a process that bordered on chaos.
It is the nation's biggest stage, but Park graduate and University of Minnesota thrower Temi Ogunrinde didn't feel the pressure at the NCAA Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore. Sure, the University of Minnesota sophomore felt the pressure earlier in the season to qualify for nationals and finish high at the Big Ten championships. But once she got to nationals, throwing alongside her teammate Angie Guenther felt like any other weekend.