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 East Ridge girls soccer team started last season meekly, but went on a tear through the final six games of the regular season. Now the Raptors will have to find a way to carry that momentum into this season following the exit of several important contributors.
Last season the East Ridge boys soccer team emerged as a fifth seed in the Section 4AA tournament to reach the championship game and with the majority of the pieces returning from that squad, the Raptors should figure as a strong contender for the section title again this season.
East Ridge didn’t have to look too far to find a replacement for Tom Nemo, making Raptors’ assistant coach Afton Murray its new head softball coach.
Woodbury cheer clinic Aug. 28 The Woodbury cheerleaders will be hosting a clinic for anyone in grades K-6 who are interested in cheer. It will take place at Woodbury high school on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29. The cost is $30 includes T-shirt, Wednesday dinner, pep rally and admission to the game.
Woodbury Days wouldn’t be the same without out it. For the 32nd straight year, the Woodbury Country Mile will take place on the streets of Woodbury. The race, which always takes place prior to the Twin Cities Marathon and draws roughly 1,000 runners each year, consists of four separate running events: The half marathon, the 5K run/walk, the tot trot, and the kids 1-mile fun run.
It’s one of the most highly anticipated aspects of Woodbury Days. This year, 18 vendors will serve their Woodbury Days dishes from Friday, Aug. 23, to Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Taste of Woodbury. “It’s always fun being popular,” said Kim Swanson, who has been involved with Woodbury Days for 15 years and has spent eight years on the Taste of Woodbury.
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I It's like a get-together for runners — maybe they should call it the Ragnar Reunion. The unique and popular Ragnar Relay Great River race — a two-day team relay event taking runners from Winona to Minneapolis along the Mississippi River — cut through south Washington County on Aug. 16-17.
Emily Heslin's soccer star continues to be on the rise. Heslin, who plays club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy Elite, was selected to participate in the Elite Clubs National League / id2 National Training Camp, which took part Aug. 2-6, at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Org.