I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position.
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Wednesday Woodbury 10, Hastings 0 It was a dominating win to close out the regular season for Woodbury as the Royals finished off Hastings with a 10-0 win on Wednesday. Head coach Kevin McDermott used three pitchers to combine for two hits, zero runs, one walk and three strikeouts. Those three included Riley Frisk, Brock Rinehart and Jonathan Horn.
Tuesday Mounds View 19, Woodbury 4 Woodbury hosted Mounds View on Tuesday for a conference game, but the Royals fell 19-4. No individual statistics were available. Woodbury will have one more regular season game at Rosemount on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. before the section tournament begins.
Tuesday It was the final golf match for the conference as the teams traveled to the University of Minnesota to play at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Tuesday. East Ridge and Woodbury had strong days to create some momentum heading into the section match next week. The Raptors finished the day at second place with a team score of 317, while the Royals finished in fourth place with a team score of 329.
Monday East Ridge 9, St. Thomas Academy 5 It was a waiting process, but East Ridge and St. Thomas Academy was finally able to play a game in dry conditions. The two teams had to move their game on Saturday to Monday because of the rain, but that didn't affect the Raptors as they won 9-5 to continue improving their record. St. Thomas Academy took an early 1-0 lead in the first quarter before Jack Mohler found the net to start the second quarter. Then, St. Thomas Academy scored two more goals to make it a 3-1 lead.
Monday Eagan 4, East Ridge 3 Many coaches tell their athletes to give everything they have for the game or match. East Ridge head coach Brendan Fitzpatrick was able to see that saying come into full light on Monday as No. 3 seed East Ridge took on No. 2 seed Eagan at Simley High School in the team section semifinals. The three doubles matches were won in a dominant fashion by the Raptors to take a 3-0 lead quickly. Then, the Wildcats needed to win all four singles matches to get into the section finals.
Thursday Woodbury and East Ridge rounded out the week with a competition at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids on Thursday. The two teams competed against 22 teams in 18 holes and Woodbury ended the day in fifth place, while East Ridge finished in ninth place. Aayushi Sarkar led the Royals with a score of 74, while Maddi Hanson ended the day with a score of 89. Waverly Yang was right behind her with a score of 93. Allison Beix and Laine Aeilts helped Woodbury with their scores of 99 and 104, while Elizabeth Molnau rounded out the team with a score of 124.
Wednesday The New Life Academy boys golf team were leading by one point over Legacy Christian in the conference standings heading into Wednesday's final match of the season. There were 18 holes played at Eagle Valley as the teams played two nine-hole matches. In the first nine holes, Legacy took a two-stroke lead to earn first over second-place New Life. That win gave Legacy the lead in the conference standings.
Thursday East Ridge 6, Woodbury 1 There's nothing like a friendly rivalry to start a quarterfinals section match on Thursday. The No. 3 seed East Ridge hosted the No. 6 seed Woodbury for a spot in the section semifinals and similar to the regular season, the Raptors finished the day with a strong 6-1 win.
Thursday East Ridge 2, Roseville 1 East Ridge finished the regular season with a 2-1 win over Roseville on Thursday. The win didn't just give the Raptors an 18-2 regular season record, but East Ridge also shared the Suburban East Conference championship with Forest Lake this regular season. It's the first time in East Ridge softball history that the Raptors are bringing home a conference championship.
Thursday East Ridge 9, White Bear Lake 2 East Ridge came back from a tough loss on Tuesday to capture a conference win over White Bear Lake on Thursday night with a 9-2 final score. No individual statistics were available. East Ridge will look to continue that winning streak on Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. as the Raptors host Eastview. Cretin-Derham Hall 17, Woodbury 12 Woodbury kept it close, but couldn't grab the lead as Cretin-Derham Hall defeated the Royals 17-12 on Thursday night. No individual statistics were available.