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Twice at last week’s 3AA sectional meet East Ridge sophomore Karina Joiner finished third -- one spot out of the automatic state qualifying positions. Twice Joiner was left to wait,...
Woodbury seniors Ben Sajevic and Joey Shubert stood side-by-side last week at the Lakeville Lifetime Fitness Center, each with his teeth clenched down on a newly-claimed sectional championship medal. The...
The South Washington County Thunderbolts had come tantalizingly close to a title in each of the past two adapted softball state tournaments. Two years ago, they finished fourth. Last season, they lost their first-round game before battling back to take home the consolation crown. But this time around, the Thunderbolts left no doubt that they were indeed the best team in the gym. The Thunderbolts (14-1) outscored their opponents 35-6 in three games this weekend at Coon Rapids en route to claiming their first CI Division state championship since winning back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.
Woodbury faced a massive hill to climb after falling to Stillwater in the Section 4AAA opener. The Royals have climbed that hill. Third-seeded Woodbury exacted revenge over Stillwater by topping the Ponies 4-3 in eight innings on Wednesday at McKnight Field to advance to Thursday’s 4AAA Sectional final versus North St.
Two wins separate East Ridge from a state tournament berth.
New Life Academy softball players flooded out of the dugout toward home plate in celebration on Tuesday with many yelling out the same three words. “We made history.” The Eagles topped Columbia Heights 10-0 in five innings to claim the Section 4A crown at Hamline University. The title marked the ninth-straight sectional championship for New Life Academy -- a new state record.