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East Ridge lost to Stillwater, but secured a spot in its first-ever section title game after a 10-4 victory over North St. Paul in the Section 4AAA tournament in North St. Paul. The third-seeded Raptors (13-9) bounced back from a 7-5 loss earlier in the day to top-seeded Stillwater to earn a rematch with the defending state champions Thursday at McKnight Field with a section title on the line against Ponies ace Heather Heacox, who struck out 14 Wednesday against East Ridge. "We've got a tough battle ahead of us," Raptors head coach Tom Nemo said. "We can hit her.
The father of a Woodbury High School student reported May 14 that his son's iPhone was stolen from his backpack at the school. The student suspected the culprit was someone else who had been testing with him. Loss: $500. A Woodbury man reported May 14 that he was assaulted by a friend in the 1400 block of Surrey Lane. The suspect, an Oakdale man, left the scene, but was located by police as he was riding his bicycle. He eventually got off the bike and caused a scene while being detained by police.
The man who allegedly held 11 people hostage at gunpoint in a Red Roof Inn motel room last summer is scheduled for a plea hearing Thursday, June 13. Demetrius Santreell Ballinger, 26, is facing 27 felony counts that include second degree attempted murder and first degree criminal sexual conduct. The incident that happened in August of 2012 led to a four-hour standoff and the death of one of the victims, Mark E.
Woodbury area cross country clinic A summer clinic series will be offered to any runner who is planning on participating in boys or girls high school cross country in the fall of 2013. The clinic will be offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesdays - at 8 a.m. from June 17 to July 24 at Woodbury High School. The cost is $20. Pete Wareham, head men's cross country coach at the University of St. Thomas, will be conducting the clinic sessions. Each session will have a "topic of the day" relating to how to compete successfully in the sport of cross country.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents, politicians and media representatives gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the St.
A Suburban East Conference record 400-meter dash by East Ridge senior Nate Roese highlighted the Raptors boys and girls track teams' strong showings at the SEC Championship meet, held Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, at East Ridge High School. Roese, the defending state champion in the 400-meter dash, ran the event in an SEC-record time of 48.26 seconds, beating the previous record of 48.50 by Paul Harris in 2004. East Ridge junior Augie Ollrich was second place in the event with a time of 49.80.
They did it. The New Life Academy softball team tied a state record by reaching an eighth consecutive state tournament, beating Minneapolis Washburn 2-0 in the Section 4A Championship game on Tuesday, May 28, at Hamline University. "Last year wasn't really expected, but this year we set some goals and this was one of them," New Life head coach Mick Ramey said. "No. 8 was the goal." With the eight straight state appearances, New Life ties Winona Cotter for the most in the history of Minnesota high school softball.
East Ridge kept its season alive Monday with a 7-1 victory over Tartan in the consolation round of the Section 4AAA playoffs in North St. Paul. Josh Stuempert gave up three hits in a complete-game victory and did not allow a walk. Raptors senior Ryan Gregory had three hits and three RBI while sophomore Sam Cobbs had an RBI double. "It was a good day overall for us as team," East Ridge head coach Brian Sprout said. "I think we were ready to go right away at the start of the game.
Woodbury's season came to a screeching halt Thursday in a game where the eighth-seeded Royals had nearly as many errors as base hits in the first round of the Section 4AAA playoffs against ninth-seeded Roseville in Woodbury. The Royals committed six errors and finished with seven hits in an 8-2 loss to the Raiders (9-10) in the first round of the section playoffs, but even that figure doesn't account for several other mistakes that ultimately cost Woodbury from advancing.
The Woodbury girls golf team earned third place in the final Suburban East Conference standings. The Royals took fourth place at the SEC Championship Tournament on Thursday, May 23, at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater. East Ridge won this year's conference championship title, leapfrogging Forest Lake with a third-straight first-place finish. East Ridge and Forest Lake were the only two teams to win SEC tournaments this season. The Raptors finished with five first-place finishes on the season and 79 total points. Forest Lake won four matches and took second with 71 points.