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I'll keep this brief. When you're done reading this you'll know why. For student-athletes, coaches and administrators it's been a rough spring. The historically foul weather has wreaked havoc with spring sports. The sporadic schedule has made things tough on sports reporters, too. I've received a number of concerns from readers wondering why there hasn't been much coverage of their favorite team or sport in recent weeks. One reason is, because of the bad weather, we went without high school sporting events for an unusual number of weeks.
East Ridge girls basketball camps The East Ridge High School girls basketball coaches are once again offering first class Elementary, Middle, and High School basketball camps for the girls of East Ridge. Young players will learn valuable fundamental skills as well as the beginning steps of competition and teamwork. Many game-like competitive drills and skills will be emphasized during camp. These are great opportunities for your girls to get in the gym and improve their game.
With the amount of gun violence in the country today, putting firearms in the hands of high school students may seem counterproductive to some. However, that's just what's happening as the sport of trapshooting is growing rapidly in area high schools. Currently, 114 schools in Minnesota have trapshooting clubs -- including East Ridge and Woodbury high schools -- and roughly 3,400 kids are participating in the sport. Last week it was deemed trapshooting will have the backing of the Minnesota State High School League in 2014.
Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 14 BASEBALL Results Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 14 East Ridge 9, Cretin-Derham Hall 8 Cretin-Derham Hall 002 200 4 - 8 East Ridge 000 063 x - 9 W-Richardson. L-Arend. Highlights: ER, Ryan Gregory 3-4, 2 RBI. MCAA Tuesday, May 14 New Life Academy 12, St. Croix Lutheran 7 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 14 Park 10, Roseville 2 Park 000 051 4 - 10 12 2 Roseville 100 001 0 - 2 7 2 W-Galloway (7-1). L-Knoche.
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.