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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The Woodbury volleyball team’s season came to a close on Oct. 22, with a 3-1 loss to Mahtomedi in the opening round of the Section 4AAA tournament.
The New Life Academy volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the Section 4A tournament with wins over Bethany Academy and Legacy Christian Academy last week.
Heading down the homestretch, the South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted soccer team is one of the top teams in its league.
Last year, the girls on the East Ridge cross country team left the state meet in St. Olaf College feeling like they had some unfinished business. Now they’ll get a chance to finish it.
Two quick defensive touchdowns helped East Ridge, the No. 1 seed in the Class 6A, Section 4 playoffs, pound eighth-seeded Forest Lake 54-14 on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Nest in Woodbury.
The Raptors will be without senior center J.C. Hassenauer for the remainder of the year.
In 1998, Mimi Wiencke made it her goal to go to the Olympics someday. This month, Wiencke starts the home stretch of a journey she hopes will end in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Games.
Woodbury High School graduates and brothers Brian and Tim Bomgren , who are professional beach volleyball players, beat Olympic gold medalist Phil Dahlhauser and his partner, Sean Rosenthal, in the most recent AVP Beach Tourney in Santa Barbara, Calif. Brian, a 2001 WHS grad, and Tim, a 2006 grad, also won the prestigious Mother Lode Annual Volleyball Classic in Aspen, Co. in August.
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Woodbury’s senior tandem of Katie Kreibich and Taylor Monkman finished the season on a high note, earning third place in the Section 4AA doubles tournament.