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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Friday New Life Academy went to The Links of Northfork in Ramsey on Friday and were close to grabbing the top spot. The Eagles ended up with a 203, which placed them second, four strokes behind Heritage Christian Academy for the top spot. Kendra Stone had a season low with a nine-hole score of 45, while Rachel Mueller also recorded a season low of 47. Thursday Woodbury and East Ridge came back home to Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury on Thursday for another match this week.
Former East Ridge boys basketball head coach Bryce Tesdahl has accepted a head coaching position with Minnetonka High School for the 2019-20 season, according to Tesdahl. Tesdahl has coached the Raptors for the past two seasons and has established a culture that led East Ridge to a state tournament run last season. It was a hard decision for him, but he's thankful for the time and the memories as the Raptors coach.
Thursday East Ridge 8, Woodbury 5 The birthday cupcakes taste good when you earn a win on your birthday. They taste even sweeter when you go 3-for-4 and get the 8-5 win over rival Woodbury on Thursday afternoon. Sidney Zavoral has people wish her a happy birthday before the game and it just fed into her performance on Thursday at the plate and on the field. As a senior, she was determined to get this win against Woodbury.
Thursday East Ridge 12, Woodbury 6 There was 3:42 left in the game and Jack Mohler just helped with the assist to Isaac Edwards for an East Ridge goal. At that moment, Mohler had a good idea that the Raptors were going to win this game. For him, this game meant everything because it was rivalry night and East Ridge earned the 12-6 win over Woodbury on Thursday night. "It's the best," Mohler said. "There's nothing more you could ask for. It's just great to get the win."
Wednesday Eagan 4, East Ridge 3 It was a close match between Eagan and East Ridge on Wednesday, but the Wildcats finished off with a 4-3 win. Eagan won all four of the singles matches, while East Ridge won all of the doubles matches. The singles matches finished in two straight sets, except for No. 1 singles where Caleb Fridinger lost in a close 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 match.
It's been almost a month since Ava and Ellie Wagner were in the qualifying round of NBC's "World of Dance" in late March. Now, the two Woodbury sisters are competing in the finale on Sunday, May 5. The two dancers from Larkin Dance Studio and have been dancing all their life. They decided to dance as a duo in the third season of "World of Dance". The show is based around dancing and it allows solo acts as well as groups to audition and compete to be the best in the world. The judges include Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and Ne-Yo.
The Woodbury and East Ridge girls' golf teams stayed local on Friday as the two teams traveled to Eagle Valley Golf Course for a sunny day of golf. The Royals came out with the top spot on Friday shooting a score of 316 as a team. They won by 19 strokes as Stillwater finished the day with a score of 335 for second place. The Raptors finished the day with a team score of 391, which put them in 10th place.
It was a section finals rematch, and the atmosphere felt like a playoff game even though it was early in the regular season. One big inning, the fifth, allowed both Stillwater and Woodbury to score, but the Ponies scored more and grabbed the 6-4 win on Friday. "I was happy with how we came back in the bottom half of the inning," said Woodbury head coach Kevin McDermott. "It was a good game between two good teams and hopefully we'll see them again when the section tournament begins."
It was a first-place finish for the New Life Academy boys' golf team as they traveled to Links at Northfork Golf Course in Anoka on Friday. The Eagles finished the nine-hole day with a team score of 172, seven shots in front of second place Legacy's 179. Jackson George and Cole Witherow each scored 41 to lead the Eagles in the No. 1 and 2 spots. Then, Jayce Thompson and Soren Hoien followed behind with scores of 42 and 48, respectively. Cooper St. Cyr and Tyler Hullett rounded out the team with scores of 49 and 52. Wednesday
The Royals led 5-1 after the first half on Thursday and Woodbury took that lead to the end with a 12-2 win over Roseville. Zach Bernstein led the Royals with three goals and Jack Velte and Nate Reetz each scored twice. Conor Hooley, Gavin Olson, Colin Olson, Jac Triemert and Jonah Kopinski all scored one goal in Saturday's game. Garet Long started the game at the goalie position and saved nine shots. Grant Eilertson came in for the last eight minutes and earned three saves. Thursday Stillwater 13, East Ridge 6