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East Ridge senior Bailey Ness returns to help lead the Raptors girls cross country running team this fall. (Bulletin file photos)

2013 Fall Sports Preview: East Ridge girls cross country team running for another shot at the title, boys need to replace Nate Roese

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After last year’s state meet, the East Ridge girls cross country team felt like there was some unfinished business. Their chance to complete it is now.


Led by an all-state performance by then-sophomore Emily Betz, East Ridge took fifth place in last year’s Class AA state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield — the best finish in the Raptors’ three state meet appearances.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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