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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Now is the time to sign up for middle school spring sports in District 833. Middle school spring sports for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders include track, boys tennis and golf. Track practices begin Monday, March 31, and will take place every Monday through Friday from 2:45-4:30 p.m. The program focuses on beginning track skill building for hurdles, field events, relays and sprints. The cost is $105. Boys tennis classes will instruct the basic form and fundamentals of tennis. This is a recreational sport and non-competitive.
Woodbury High School spring sports online registration Woodbury High School spring sports registration is now open. Woodbury has switched to an online sports registration system. To register for Minnesota State High School League spring sports, please go to the Woodbury High School website and click on the link ‘Activities Website’. On this page click on the link “2014 Woodbury Spring Sports Registration” for instructions regarding how to log in.
The New Life Academy girls basketball team ended the regular season on a three-game losing streak and will look to right the ship as it begins the playoffs as a fourth seed. New Life capped the regular season 15-10 overall and 10-3 in the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association, which was good for a tie for second place in the conference. The fourth-seeded Eagles will play host to 13th seeded Community of Peace Academy (3-14) on Thursday, March 6, at home in Woodbury. The winner will face No. 5-seeded St.
The New Life Academy boys basketball team saw its season come to a disappointing end in the quarterfinals of Section 4AA playoffs on Saturday, March 1. The third-seeded Eagles fought hard but lost to sixth-seeded Minneapolis Roosevelt 68-61 in Woodbury. In the back-and-forth game, the Eagles found themselves down by three points at the half.
The Woodbury girls basketball team ended the season on an eight-game losing streak and garnered the sixth seed in the Section 4AAAA tournament. Woodbury finished the year 6-20 overall and 2-16 in the Suburban East Conference, which was ninth in the 10-team league. Woodbury ended the season with a 70-43 loss at Park (19-6; 15-3 SEC) on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and a 48-43 defeat on the road at the hands of Stillwater (9-17; 5-13 SEC) on Friday in the season finale. Woodbury hung with Park, which won a share of the SEC championship title along with White Bear Lake this season, for the first half.
The East Ridge girls basketball team ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak and earned the No. 4 seed in the Section 3AAAA tournament. East Ridge won 61-46 at Hastings on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and 68-60 at Mounds View on Friday to end the regular season. East Ridge finished the regular season 19-7 overall and 11-7 in the Suburban East Conference, which was good for sixth place in the 10-team SEC.
Suburban East Conference rival Cretin Derham-Hall earned some playoff payback on the East Ridge boys basketball team. East Ridge (23-5; 16-2 SEC), which beat Cretin-Derham Hall 54-53 less than two weeks ago, en route to edging the Raiders for the conference championship title, fell 72-63 to Cretin-Derham Hall in the Section 3AAAA semifinals on Saturday, March 1, at Farmington High School. East Ridge, ranked sixth in the state and the No.
It was a historic night for the Raptors. The East Ridge boys swimming and diving team earned its first state titles in school history on Saturday, March 1, at the Class AA state meet. East Ridge won three state championships on the night – in the 200-yard medley relay, the 400-yard freestyle relay and in the 50-yard freestyle. The Raptors fell just short of a team championship at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. East Ridge earned second place in the state meet with 194 points. Wayzata took first place with 237 points.
Woodbury’s Ben Donnelly and Justin Herold-Plakut advanced at the 2013-14 State Wrestling Tournament, however, the rest of the Royals will need a little help after losing in the first round of the Class AAA bracket on Friday, Feb. 28. Donnelly, a junior ranked sixth at 145 pounds, defeated unranked Anoka junior Preston Flaherty (13-10) with a 9-3 decision in the opening round. Donnelly (37-4) will now face fourth-ranked Apple Valley sophomore Brock Morgan (41-4) in round two. Herold-Plakut, a senior ranked No.
Junior point guard Sid Tomes exploded for a season-high 36 points to help lift second-seeded East Ridge to a 69-44 win over seventh-seeded Eastview in the opening round of the Section 3AAAA boys basketball tournament on Wednesday, Feb.