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Ever since his cousin Louis Ayeni signed to play Division I football for Northwestern University, Woodbury's Ayo Idowu has dreamed of playing in the National Football League. Next week, he'll get his chance. Idowu, who played defensive line for the University of St. Thomas last season, has been invited to try out for the Seattle Seahawks. "This is a huge dream of mine," Idowu said. "It's always what I've wanted to do. When Tim Brewster didn't give me a scholarship to Minnesota, I didn't think it was going to happen. For a Division III guy, chances like this don't come very often.
A very late spring storm dumps as much as eight inches in south Washington County Thursday, according to the National Weather Weather Service. All outdoor athletic fields in Woodbury remain closed today due to wet conditions. The National Weather Service reports a 40 percent chance of snow mainly before 1 p.m. today with a high near 39. Highs will hover around the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Temperatures will finally rise into the 60s Monday of next week, the weather service reports.
Workers at St. Croix Cleaners, 9900 Valley Creek Road, reported April 16 that a man dropped off a woman's coat with blood and dirt on it. Police made contact with the owner of the coat - a Woodbury woman - who said the coat was soiled after she and her husband were jumped by a group of people in St. Paul. A St.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 1 GIRLS LACROSSE Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 1 Park 17, Woodbury 15 Mounds View 10, East Ridge 4 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 1 Mounds View 9, East Ridge 8 East Ridge 103 002 2 - 8 Mounds View 000 007 2 - 9 East Ridge 10, Mounds View 0 (5) Mounds View 000 00 - 0 0 0 East Ridge 064 00 - 10 2 0
Scoreboard - Monday, April 29 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Monday, April 29 Cretin-Derham Hall 2, Woodbury 1 Woodbury 000 010 0 - 1 3 2 Cretin-Derham Hall 110 000 x - 2 7 2 W--Caron (1-0). L--Bentley (0-1). Woodbury 3, Cretin-Derham Hall 1 Cretin-Derham Hall 010 000 0 - 1 6 1 Woodbury 100 002 x - 3 5 1 W--Waugh (1-0). L--Mouton (0-1). Forest Lake 8, Park 1 Forest Lake 211 111 1 - 8 11 2 Park 000 000 1 - 1 5 1 W--Sauer (1-0). L--Strand.
The buzz is back. On Saturday, May 4, the Minnesota Sting minor league football team makes its return to the field.
East Ridge girls lacrosse Youth Night rescheduled for May 1 The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team rescheduled its Youth Night for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Raptors' Nest Stadium. All youth lacrosse players are invited to attend the varsity game and pregame festivities. Youth players will get in free with a paying adult. Wear your Woodbury lacrosse jersey and bring your stick.
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.