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Prior to graduating from East Ridge, Nate Roese broke Randy Melbourne’s 20-year-old Minnesota all-time state meet record in the 400-meter dash to win his second-straight state championship in the event. (Bulletin file photo)

2013 Year in Review: Local athletes leave legacies this past year

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In 2013 record books were re-written, milestones were set, streaks were broken and championships were won. Old coaches said goodbye, new coaches were brought in and some longtime leaders were honored.


There was a litany of ups and downs, highs and lows and tears of joy and sadness shed throughout the year. For many of the area’s sports faithful, 2013 will not soon be forgotten, and for a select few, moments from the past 365 days will last an entire lifetime.

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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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