Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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Despite being depleted by injuries, East Ridge kept up its winning ways. With sophomore standout Wren Anderson sidelined due to injury, East Ridge – which is ranked eighth in the state in Class AA – squeaked out a 137.35-136.475 Suburban East Conference win over Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, Jan.
The East Ridge boys basketball team proved to be resilient once again. Ravished with injuries, ninth-ranked East Ridge had its 10-game winning streak snapped by eighth-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall with a 67-59 defeat in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan.
The upstart East Ridge High School dance team took home third place honors in the High Kick competition of the Suburban East Conference Championship and fifth place in the Jazz/Funk segment on Jan. 13 in Roseville. “We are thrilled with the third-place finish in Kick,” East Ridge co-head coach Ashley Stoffel said.
The Woodbury High School Dance team participated in the 7th Annual Henry Sibley New Year's Class Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Henry Sibley High School. The Woodbury dance team competed in the Jazz/Funk category to the song Lady Marmalade and in the High Kick competition to the song Avatar. The Woodbury dance team is led by head coach Saige DeCleene and assistant coach Laura Sjoberg is assistant coach. The dance team will next compete in the section meet on Saturday, Feb. 8. —Patrick Johnson
The Woodbury girls basketball team’s losing streak hit seven straight games. The Royals are now 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the Suburban East Conference. Most recently, Woodbury lost to Roseville 60-33 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before getting crushed at White Bear Lake 77-23 by the fifth-ranked Bears. Individual statistics were not made available. Woodbury takes on Park on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at home. Next, the Royals welcome Stillwater to town on Friday. —Patrick Johnson
The East Ridge girls basketball team flexed its muscles last week. The Raptors won two Suburban East Conference games, beating Cretin-Derham Hall 62-50 and Stillwater 49-42 before taking down non-conference foe Irondale 70-36 to once again prove they’ll likely be a formidable team in the second half of the year. The wins improved East Ridge’s record to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC on the year. East Ridge started the week dispatching of Cretin-Derham Hall (7-7; 3-4 SEC) at The Perch in Woodbury on Tuesday. The Raptors o
Kassey Kallman grew up watching each one of her older siblings excel on the soccer field. Now they’ve all been able to see her become one of the best players in the country.
Newport’s Mimi Wiencke is currently in Europe for her final three Olympic qualifying races. Wiencke is the top-ranked women’s alpine snowboard racer in the country and an Olympic hopeful in two events – the parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom. She was in Jauerling, Austria, on Jan. 10 and Bad Gastein, Austria, on Jan. 12. Her final qualifying event will be on Jan. 18 in Rogla, Slovenia. The Sochi Olympics open on Feb. 6. Park senior guard Sydney Lamberty was nominated to play in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American basketball games.
The PWER (Park, East Ridge and Woodbury) Nordic ski teams braved the elements last week to take on the rest of the Suburban East Conference in a meet at Battle Creek Regional Park in St. Paul on Wednesday.
The Woodbury girls basketball team’s losing streak hit five games with back-to-back Suburban East Conference losses to White Bear Lake and Cretin-Derham Hall.