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Sports Announcements: East Ridge baseball turkey bingo, Hale to the Bird 5K and more

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East Ridge Junior Olympic volleyball

tryouts Nov. 17

n The East Ridge Athletic Association volleyball program will hold tryouts for the 2013-2014 Junior Olympic volleyball season on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cottage Grove Middle School and Sunday, Nov. 17, at Woodbury High School. Each player must be present both days to complete the tryout. There is a non-refundable fee: $30 in advance (online) or $40 at the door. JO Volleyball is competitive team play for girls age 9-16. ERAA JO volleyball provides a competitive, traveling volleyball experience for all athletes. Learn more online at www.eraamn.com/volleyball/joprogram or email the director of volleyball vbdirector@eraamn.com.

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East Ridge Turkey Bingo fundraiser

The East Ridge Baseball Diamond Club and East Ridge Athletic Association traveling baseball host their annual Turkey Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16, at River Oaks Golf Course. Any parent, grandparent or other adult that wants to support East Ridge baseball is invited to the social hour and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Auction items include sports tickets and clothing, gift certificates for local businesses and gift packages with holiday and local themes. Turkey bingo and the meat raffle will start at 7 p.m. with East Ridge head coach Brian Sprout calling the numbers. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the baseball programs. Please contact Traci Wahl at traciwahl@comcast.net or Todd Rapp at toddrapp@msn.com with questions or for more information.

Hale to the Bird 5K fundraiser run

The fourth Hale to the Bird 5K run, benefiting the Friends In Need Food Shelf, will be held 9 a.m. Thanksgiving day (Thursday, Nov. 28) at Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove. The race is open everyone no matter what age or skill - the event is for both walkers and runners. Cost is $20 before Nov. 8 and $30 after Nov. 8, including on race day. Proceeds of the event go to The Friends In Need Food Shelf. Visit http://www.facebook.com/haletothebird5k for registration information or active.com (search for Hale to the Bird 5K) to register online.

Park looking for 1998 girls track state championship team contact info

Park High School is inducting the 1988 girls track state championship into the Hall of Fame in November. The school is looking for contact information for the individuals who competed in the state meet that year. These Park grads will be honored at the induction ceremony. The 1988 state championship girls track team: Anne Arlich (contact information known), Sara Bakula, Sue Chopski, Pam Karle, Chris Kreye (contact information known), Stacy Linzie, Theresa Sobaski, Kari Tegantvoort, and Amee Wiseth. If you have contact information for any of these team members, please call Phil Kuemmel at 651-768-3758.

Community Education winter sports sign-up

Winter is quickly approaching and District 833 Community Education is gearing up for its Middle School Athletics Program. Brochures were dropped off at Cottage Grove, Lake, Oltman, and Woodbury middle schools during the first week of October. Sports include: Seventh and eighth grade boys and girls basketball and boys wrestling (grades 6-8). Registrations will be on a first come first serve basis. Please read carefully for starting dates, fees, and transportation details. For more information please contact Community Education at 651-458-6600 or check us out on our website at www.cecool.com.

East Ridge cheer team selling Nickelodeon Universe unlimited ride wristbands

Looking for something fun to do over MEA? Need a last minute birthday gift? Why not get Nickelodeon Universe unlimited ride wristbands? They never expire and are good for a whole day of fun plus they support the East Ridge cheer team. The East Ridge Cheer boosters are selling the wristbands for $23 each – a $10 discount off the regular price – and will be available all year. Please contact Jennifer Gullickson at Gullickson.jennifer@gmail.com with questions or to purchase.

East Ridge girls lacrosse registration

All those East Ridge High School boundary girls interested in playing lacrosse should register on the East Ridge girls lacrosse website to stay up-to-date on important information. Please register all email addresses at which you would like to receive notices and information. The East Ridge High School ihigh website site is the source for all off season and in season information. Any questions please email sjkaufer@gmail.com.

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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.
(651) 319-4505
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