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The Woodbury boys track team competed in the 40th annual Jim Sauer Invitational at Rosemount High School last week, placing second out of eight teams. Woodbury scored 148 points as a team, just back of the host - Rosemount - which was first with 216 points. North St.
The season got off to a slow start for the Royals last week on the diamond. Woodbury got thumped by double digits in a double-header against Hastings. The Raiders won the first game 14-0 and the second game 13-1. Results from the game were not made available. Woodbury returned to action on Monday, April 29, in a double-header at home against Mounds View. The Royals travel Wednesday, May 1, to Park for double-header and play host Thursday, May 2, to Roseville in another double-header.
The Woodbury girls lacrosse team started the 2013 season with a bang. Off a 1-10 year last year - its first as a solo program - the Royals beat section foe Tartan 20-5 in last week's season opener. Similar to Woodbury a year ago, Tartan is new to the Minnesota State High School League this season. In the win, Woodbury senior Blair Fanning and sophomore Catherine Henning each tallied seven points to lead the Royals.
Woodbury High School senior Yemi Ajagbe vaulted into the finals of the national Poetry Out Loud competition, which will be held tonight. Ajagbe is now among nine students vying for the national title, which will be decided at tonight's final performances. The competition will be streamed live beginning at 7 p.m. CST on the Web here . For more on Ajagbe's rise to the national competition, check out the attached story.
A Washington County Sheriff's Department commander was injured today by gunfire while scouting a hunting site in Wisconsin. Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton identified the injured man as Washington County Sheriff's Department Cmdr. Jerry Cusick, who was scouting for turkey during the episode. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff's office, the incident occurred at around 7:24 a.m.
ROBERTS, Wis. -- Fire crews responded to a suspected arson fire at an elementary school in western Wisconsin about 3:44 a.m. today. An official at St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts indicated the fire had likely been deliberately set. The school office area and other sections of the school were heavily damaged. Even after two hours of fighting the blaze, fire was still smoldering in the ceiling of the school. Numerous local fire departments responded to the fire scene to help fight the blaze.
The Royals picked up some brand new hardware last week. Woodbury topped East Ridge on Thursday, April 25, in the inaugural "Crosstown Showdown" battle, bringing home a trophy and a 2-0 record in the Suburban East Conference. The Royals earned the win on the strength of their singles play. Senior Matt Shubert, junior Ben Sajevic, junior Joey Shubert and senior Aditya Vasavan all won their matches. All three Woodbury doubles teams fell to East Ridge competitors. "We are moving in the right direction," Woodbury tennis coach Michael Moran said.
Travis Dorf, a senior East Ridge High School, signed a Letter of Intent last week to attend Concordia University in St. Paul and continue his passion for playing golf. Dorf has been a varsity player for the Raptors for three years. Last season, he qualified for the state tournament as an individual, placing 42nd overall. "Travis has developed into a leader and top golfer for East Ridge," East Ridge head boys golf coach Bret Brookins said. "It's been a pleasure to have him on the team and watching him continue to grow into a college caliber golfer.
Last Saturday, the New Life Academy softball team made hay while the sun shined. The Eagles finally got to play outside and made the most of it by picking up a nice early season tournament win by defeating Class AAA school North Branch 3-1 and Class AA school Zimmerman 8-1. The wins improved New Life's record to 3-2 on the year. This year, New Life Academy - which won four Class A state championships in a row between 2008 and 2011 - is hoping to reach its eight-straight state tournament, which would tie Winona Cotter for the most consecutive state tournament appearances in state history. T
Afton chicken ordinance revised Afton City Council took a second look at its ordinance to allow for chickens on properties smaller than five acres during its April 16 meeting. City Council approved two amendments to the ordinance. In November 2011, City Council approved an ordinance allowing up to five chickens on a half-acre parcel. For every additional half acre, another five chickens will be allowed.