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 youthful New Life Academy volleyball team took Class AA and Tri-Metro Conference power St. Croix Lutheran to the brink last week, but couldn’t get over the edge in a five-set loss.
The East Ridge volleyball team started the season with a split.
The Woodbury girls swimming and diving team won its first head-to-head meet of the 2013 season, 101-77, over Suburban East Conference and intra-district rival Park last Thursday at Woodbury High School.
Woodbury native and current Florida State senior defender Kassey Kallman is one of 30 student-athletes in the running for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer.
The question on many minds entering the 2013 season was whether or not the East Ridge football team would be able to live up to its preseason hype. The Raptors answered the critics in their home opener on Thursday night in Woodbury.
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.