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2014 Spring Preview: Area high school teams ready to start season

East Ridge senior Augie Ollrich is expected to be one of many area athletes to watch this spring. Ollrich was all-state in the 400-meter dash last year for the Raptors.

With the beginning of the 2014 spring high school sports season this week, comes a fresh start for some and a bittersweet ending for others. Baseball, softball, track, tennis, lacrosse and golf — these are the fresh-air sports many have been waiting for since a year ago and, for many, the last chance for prep glory prior to graduation.

This week, we'll begin by taking a look at the Park and East Ridge high school teams hoping to make a difference in our Spring Sports Preview. Next week, we'll shed a light on New Life Academy and the South Washington County Thunderbolts.  

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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