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Stillwater shutout East Ridge 6-0 in the Section 4AAA playoffs at Midway Stadium in St. Paul to end the Raptors' season. The Ponies took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and extended the lead to 5-0 in the third inning before adding a run in the sixth. Stillwater's Andy Peterson went 3-for-4 with two RBI while TJ Galenti threw a four-hit shutout for the win. Galenti allowed three walks and struck out two. Chris Richardson suffered the loss for East Ridge, which finished the season with a 13-8 record.
Woodbury senior Mike Myers saved his best for last. Myers shot a 2-over par 74 on the second day of the two-day Section 3AAA golf championship to help him earn a trip to the state tournament. After carding an 81 on the first day of sections, held May 28, at Goodrich Golf Course in Maplewood, Myers started the second day hot, shooting a 1-under par 35 on the front nine at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, on the way to his 74 on the day.
The South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted softball team may have lost its first game at the 2013 state tournament, but the team made sure it didn't come home empty handed. The Thunderbolts finished as consolation champions at the state tournament, defeating Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee, 14-4, in the fifth-place game after upsetting Dakota United in the consolation semifinals. In the consolation championship, the third-seeded Thunderbolts, which finished the year 11-5 overall, recorded a pair of five-run innings to contribute to a six-inning win over the fourth-seeded Southern
Winning a section golf championship is a tough thing to do.
The latest crop of graduates from Woodbury was set loose on the world over the weekend. On Saturday, the 356 graduates from East Ridge High School were conferred at the school.
Probably the most common reason couples identify for seeking therapy is a lack of thoughtful, considerate communication. They say they don't know how to talk to each other so that both partners feel they have been heard, or how to share their feelings so that no one gets upset.
Becoming a grandparent is a wonderful opportunity to offer love, support and all the knowledge we have acquired throughout our years of raising children. We have many answers to the childrearing questions our sons and daughters may have and are only too happy to impart our words of wisdom. We feel we know best as we have been in these situations and our children are living proof that we did the right thing. We might be surprised to learn that many childrearing methods have changed and what we once thought was best for our children has been proven to be not so.
When they started high school, Nate Roese, Kristina White and Mary Turitto were young up-and-comers with high hopes. Now, as they finish high school, the three standout student-athletes have set the bar high for the next group. White: Older Royals showed the way Kristina White certainly made the most of her time at Woodbury High School.
You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County: The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison. Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota? Nine are for men. The state's only women's prison is in Shakopee. Why are there so many prisons? Aren't they all the same? First, understand that a prison is different than a jail.
Anyone who thought sports and astrophysics are on opposite ends of the spectrum has never met high school seniors Mikayla Dalton and Rachel Glick, just two in an elite class of 28 graduating from the Math and Science Academy in Woodbury. The two MSA students, who have near 4.0 grade-point averages, have been friends since the first grade and said the competitiveness of their small class kept them coming back for more challenges. "I find math and physics fascinating," Glick said. "Physics is how the world works and math is what makes physics work.