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Washington County authorities opened an investigation Tuesday into human remains found along the St. Croix River. According to a news release from the sheriff's department, officers received a report at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday of a possibly dead body on the shore of the St. Croix River in Lakeland, Minn. Deputies said the remains were in "a significant state of decomposition" from having been in the water at length.
Scoreboard - Monday, May 13 ADAPTED SOFTBALL CI Division Monday, May 13 Dakota Hawks 14, Thunderbolts 12 BASEBALL Non-conference Monday, May 13 New Life Academy 14, St. Paul Academy 8 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Monday, May 13 Park 15, Cretin-Derham Hall 11 Park 27, Cretin-Derham Hall 13 East Ridge 4, Woodbury 2 East Ridge 3, Woodbury 1 MCAA Monday, May 13 New Life Academy 14, Trinity 2, 5 inn. Trinity 200 000 - 2 2 2 New Life 103 316 - 14 7 1 W-Hohol (11-2). L-Naughton (5-2). Highlights.
ST. PAUL - Gay marriage supporters received a surprise endorsement last week from a Woodbury lawmaker. Rep. Andrea Kieffer, thought to be a stalwart backer of a competing measure allowing civil unions, threw her support behind legislation allowing gay marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton was poised to sign into law on Tuesday, May 14. Kieffer, of Woodbury, joined just three other House Republicans in breaking from the party in support of a bill authored by Rep.
The Woodbury boys golf team finally bagged its first competitive rounds of the shortened spring season. On May 6, the Royals played in the Don Saazter Invitational at Hastings Country Club. The Royals placed a respectable tie for 10th out of 21 teams posting a combined team score of 331. Senior captain Mike Myers carded an 81 for the low score for the squad with senior Thomas Swedenborg and junior Anthony Mahady coming in at 82 and freshman Justin Tschida carding an 86.
A season marked by competitive play by the Royals brought a Suburban East Conference win last week, along with a close non-conference loss. Woodbury brings a 2-6 (1-5 SEC) record into its final push toward post-season play for the 2013 season. The Royals started off the week by claiming a 13-4 home win May 7 over Hastings. Blair Fanning was Woodbury's leading runner against the Raiders, scoring six points, including two goals.
Woodbury's six-game winning streak came to a halt last week on a goal in the closing seconds of a Suburban East Conference game against Stillwater. The loss represented the lone blemish on the Royals' otherwise spotless record, and head coach Jason Worwa wasn't the least bit troubled by the outcome. "We kind of chalked it up as a team win anyway," he said of the May 8 road loss. Up to that point, the Royals were playing winning lacrosse, but weren't having a great deal of fun along the way, Worwa explained. "Our ultimate goal is to go out and have fun," he said.
Woodbury used some late-inning dramatics to seal a 6-2 victory Monday in the first game of a doubleheader with Park in Cottage Grove and rolled that momentum into a 10-5 victory in the second game. Senior Sawyer Moon finished 1-for-3 with three RBI, junior Nick Yan went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and senior Josh Sharp was 1-for-4 with a run and RBI. Seniors Ryan Winter, David Stickels, Quinten Strub and Tom Matejka also scored for Woodbury. Junior Ben Meyer got the win in relief of Royals senior starter Brandon Mazur. Meyer threw a scoreless seventh inning after Mazur went six innings.
Since losing to rival Park 12-1 last season, Woodbury's Brooke Pantilla has been looking forward to the rematch. On Saturday, Pantilla and the Royals got some payback. Woodbury beat the Wolfpack 9-5 on Saturday, May 10, at Park's Charlie Whitbred Field, erasing an early 4-1 deficit. Pantilla, a senior pitcher, led the way for Woodbury, going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, while earning a complete game win on the mound. "It feels very good," Pantilla said.
Despite the weird spring weather-wise, the East Ridge girls golf team has gotten into the swing of things. The Raptors won the most recent Suburban East Conference match of the year - on Thursday, May 9, at Woodbury's Prestwick Golf Club - and currently sits in second place in the conference standings.
As well as things had gone for East Ridge at the start of the season the Raptors had to battle through adversity last Tuesday in a doubleheader against Mounds View in Woodbury. East Ridge (10-5, 9-5 SEC) split a doubleheader with the Mustangs after delivering a resounding 9-1 victory in the first game, however the Raptors couldn't summon a similar offensive display in a 3-2 eight-inning loss in the second game. East Ridge had built a tidy 8-1 record after winning the first game of the doubleheader but hit a snag in the second game after giving up eight walks.