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 Minnesota Sting - a minor league football team based out of East Ridge High School - earned an invitation to play in the American Football News Today AA national championship game in January in Homestead, Fla.
As the summer swim season closes in on the finish line the South East Metro Sharks swim club is reeling in the hardware.
Over the last 20 or so years, Woodbury has been looked at as one of the top soccer cities in Minnesota. Seems like things haven't changed.
Tom Nemo is looking forward to enjoying the golden years. After 25 years of coaching softball, including the last three at East Ridge High School, Nemo is stepping down as the head coach of the Raptors.
I t's the Little League of skateboarding. 3rd Lair's groundbreaking Summer Series hit south Washington County as the popular skateboarding competition took place at Woodbury's Ojibway Park and, most recently, at Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove.
It’s in the blood. East Ridge Athletic Association youth wrestlers Roman Rogotzke, Ryder Rogotzke and Audrey Rogotzke recently wrapped up all-American seasons. The three children of Perry and Kelly Rogotzke, of Woodbury, compiled 279 wins on the mat this year. Roman Rogotzke recently completed the 2012-13 wrestling season by competing in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships.
The Minnesota Sting showed why it’s the No.
Not many track athletes can call themselves a national champion. But, Woodbury's Anna Maurer can. Representing the Woodbury Track Club, Maurer - who will be a senior at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood this upcoming school year - won the 2000-meter steeplechase national championship in the women's 17 and 18 year-old field at the 2013 National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina last week.
A youth program that aims to put more golf clubs in students' hands will get a boost next week. On Friday, Aug. 2, the First Tee of Woodbury will hold its inaugural golf tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Course. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the freshly hatched First Tee of Woodbury program. First Tee is a 10,000-member strong nationally based organization that teaches children the game of golf.
Woodbury Blue's quest for a state tournament berth ended Sunday in disaster with a 4-2 loss to second-ranked Burnsville in the American Legion baseball Sub-State 6 Tournament in Apple Valley. Woodbury's 2-0 lead faded away in the final three innings as Burnsville took advantage of four Woodbury errors in the last three innings to rally for the victory and a trip to the state tournament.