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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East Ridge wanted to show its Suburban East Conference supremacy, but perennial power Cretin-Derham Hall had other plans.
In 2013 it may seem preposterous to think Woodbury High School athletic teams played their home games in Cottage Grove’s Park High School. But that’s exactly how it used to be.
The Woodbury girls swimming and diving team took care of business in its lone meet last week, beating White Bear Lake 96-82 on Thursday at Woodbury High School.
The East Ridge girls tennis team was nearly perfect last week, going 2-1 in its three matches improving to 6-4 on the year and 5-2 in the Suburban East Confernce.
Four different Woodbury Royals players scored goals as they moved into second place for the Suburban East Conference race with their 4-3 win over Cretin-Derham Hall.
The Woodbury volleyball team bounced back from a four-set loss to Forest Lake in the Suburban East Conference opener with a resounding win over crosstown rival Park.
The New Life volleyball team won a pair of conference matches last week, winning both 3-0 against rival Maranatha Christian on Tuesday, and Lester Prairie on Thursday.
The Woodbury girls tennis team earned a Suburban East Conference victory last week with a 5-2 win over White Bear Lake on Tuesday in Woodbury.
Andrew Grill, a middle linebacker for New Life Academy made sure his team won the turnover battle for a change.
East Ridge senior center J.C. Hassenauer read the Suburban East Conference sportsmanship announcement prior to the Raptors’ Homecoming football game against Park. Hassenauer, a University of Alabama recruit, was suspended for the game after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and being ejected the prior week against Woodbury. Woodbury High School’s marching band, the Marching Royals , played at halftime of the Minnesota Vikings home opener on Sunday at Mall of America Field.