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Today is Memorial Day, also known to some as "Decoration Day." Originally, this was a day when southerners after the Civil War took time to turn their attention to their cemeteries, as a sign of honor for the ones they had lost in the conflict between the North and the South. Many people think this was the precursor to Memorial Day, which we mark on Monday. Surrounding cities, such as Shakopee and St. Paul, will help us recognize and show respect for those who have so bravely served our country.
Who's ready for summer? Or late spring. Or whatever it is we'll be calling what hopefully is the end to this roller coaster of a weather trend. Either way, this weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. For many of us, that will mean wetting the first line of the season after the blustery fishing opener kept most anglers ashore.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 22 SOFTBALL Section 4AAA playoffs Second round Wednesday, May 22 East Ridge 9, Tartan 7 Woodbury 7, Hill-Murray 5 BOYS LACROSSE Non-conference Wednesday, May 22 Park 19, Cooper 2 Woodbury 9, Tartan 6 GIRLS LACROSSE Non-conference Wednesday, May 22 East Ridge 15, Hill-Murray 10
Police were called May 7 to Green Mill, 6025 Hudson Road, for a theft report. A restaurant deliver driver said he left his GPS unit inside his unlocked car. When he returned two minutes later, the GPS was missing. The driver identified a man seen loitering in the parking lot. Police made contact with the man, who denied involvement. No charges filed. Hohenstein's, 2330 Ventura Drive, reported May 8 that a 16- by 8-foot trailer containing a refrigeration unit was stolen off the property.
Woodbury boys basketball camp starts June 10 Register now with Community Education to attend the Woodbury Boys Basketball Camp from June 10-14 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp is for players in grades 1-9 interested in playing basketball. Woodbury Area Little League registration The Woodbury Area Little League (in-house) player registration is now open. Registrations can be completed on-line at: http://www.waawoodbury.org . Registration costs are unchanged from last year.
Woodbury High School graduate Casey Dittel just completed his senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The infielder was selected to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Sportsmanship Team. "We had a good season and were right in it until the last day of the season, and that is a testament to the leadership that all of these players, as well as the other upperclassmen provided during the year," head coach Eddy Morgan said. "You will only be successful if you have good leadership and they did a great job of guiding the team this year.
Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 21 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 21 Cretin-Derham Hall 14, Park 0 Park 000 000 0 - 0 1 3 Cretin-Derham Hall 507 200 x - 14 10 0 W-Garibay (2-0). L-Domeier. HR-Lacina (3). SOFTBALL Section 3AAA playoffs Second round Park 4, Lakeville North 1 Park 111 000 1 - 4 7 0 Lakeville North 000 001 0 - 1 4 1 W-Galloway (9-1). L-Zins. Highlights: Park, Mary Turitto, 2-3, 2 2B, Paige Hill, 2-4, 2RBI.
The Woodbury boys lacrosse team won the SoWashCo "Big Oak Cup" for the fourth straight year with a 14-5 victory over intra-district and Suburban East Conference rival East Ridge on Monday, May 20. The cup was created by the Hagen family in 2010 to be a traveling trophy between Woodbury, East Ridge and Park high schools, to be awarded to the team that wins the season series between the three schools. Woodbury beat Park 10-3 on May 1 and East Ridge topped Park 9-7 back on May 6.
Scoreboard - Monday, May 20 BASEBALL Non-conference Monday, May 20 East Ridge 5, Edina 2 Edina 200 000 0 - 2 East Ridge 200 201 x - 5 W-Stuempert. L-Larson.
Wayne Otto has been hired as the new wrestling coach at East Ridge High School. Most recently, Otto was the head coach at Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia from 2008-2012, where his team advanced multiple wrestlers to the state tournament and delivered one individual state champion. Otto also increased the participation in the wrestling program from 23 to 49 in his first year of involvement with the program. Prior to coaching at Cherokee High School, Otto was the head coach at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee for one year.