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 head football coach Mike Pendino says he likes to call running plays “going fishing.” Because when he does, he’s bringing a leach — Nick Leach that is.
Matt Michaud left some big shoes to fill at New Life Academy after last season’s 993-yard, 13-touchdown performance.
Last year, East Ridge’s Taylor Anderson and Natalie Robinson made history. This year, they’re back to help lead the Raptors girls tennis team.
Woodbury’s girls soccer team will embark on what may be the final season of Bill Ebertz’s storied coaching career with the Royals.
With no seniors, New Life Academy is fielding the youngest volleyball team in the state, according to fourth year head coach Wally Bomgren. But, that doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t be really good — the Eagles are ranked 15th in the state in Class A to start the season.
The Woodbury boys cross-country team returns with a talented cast poised for more success following the 2012 campaign where the Royals took fourth at the Section 4AA meet.
After last year’s state meet, the East Ridge girls cross country team felt like there was some unfinished business. Their chance to complete it is now.
There are some new faces in and out of the pool for the Woodbury girls swimming and diving team this year.
Head coach Billy Cuevas returns for a third year as head coach of the East Ridge girls swimming and diving team in 2013 to lead an experienced squad that seeks a section championship and has hopes of sending numerous athletes to the state meet.
With three returning all-conference players, the Woodbury Royals will shoot for greater heights in 2013.