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Sports Notebook for April 22

The East Ridge girls track and field team heads across the river to compete at St. Croix Lutheran in West St. Paul on Thursday afternoon. Submitted Photo.

While Wednesday afternoon saw the South Washington County adapted softball team and New Life Academy baseball squad each fall in their respective contests, a while new batch of local clubs take to their competitions on Thursday.

Bolts, Eagles lose on the basepaths

The Thunderbolts dropped to 2-3 on the year after losing, 17-9 to South Suburban at East Ridge High School. Individual results were not currently available. SWC hosts New Prague on Monday afternoon.

A two-game winning streak came to an unceremonious end after the Eagles lost 10-0 in six innings at Mounds Park Academy. Individual results were not currently available. The defeat dropped New Life to 3-2 on the year heading into a Thursday afternoon meeting versus Maranatha Christian Academy at the Bielenberg Sports Center.

Busy Thursday for local squads

The Eagles baseballers are not the only Woodbury-based team to be in competition on Thursday.

Both the East Ridge and Woodbury girls golf teams take to Prestwick Golf Course for a 2:30 p.m. matchup against each other and the rest of the Suburban East Conference.

Also on the links is the New Life boys golf team, which takes on the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association in a meet at Bluff Creek Golf Course at 3:45 p.m.

The East Ridge boys tennis and girls track and field teams head out in opposite directions, with the netters off to Stillwater for an SEC match at 3:30 p.m. and the tracksters going to St. Croix Lutheran for a meet in West St. Paul, starting at 3:45 p.m., that will also include the boys and girls teams from New Life Academy.

Also beginning at 3:45 p.m., the Woodbury girls track and field team is slated to compete at Park High School, while the Royals boys tennis team commences a dual conference match at PHS at 3:30 p.m.

Over in Minneapolis, the Math and Science Academy baseball team looks to improve to 4-1 on the year as it takes on Minnesota Transitions at 4 p.m.

Back in the city of Woodbury, all three local softball teams are in action at home with the Raptors hosting Hastings, the Royals taking on Park and the Eagles also welcoming Maranatha to its home field at Bielenberg. First pitch for all three softball games is set for 4:15 p.m.