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Sports Announcements: PWER Nordic ski meeting, Little Running Wolves wrestling clinic, Community Education winter sports sign-up, and more

PWER Nordic ski meeting Oct. 30 at Woodbury High School

Students interested in joining the PWER (Park, Woodbury and East Ridge) Nordic ski team this season should attend an information meeting at the Woodbury High School Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Contact coach Wacker with questions or view the PWER Nordic Ihigh webpage at for more information.

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.

Little Running Wolves Wrestling Clinic starts Nov. 4

The Little Running Wolves Wrestling Clinic, sponsored by South Washington County Schools Community Education and Park-Cottage Grove Wrestling, starts Nov. 4 and runs every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 11 at the Park High School wrestling room. The clinic is for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade, will have 11 sessions and concludes with a tournament for all participants on Dec. 11. The cost is $50 and includes T-shirt and award. Financial assistance is available. Sign up through Contact Mike Silvis at 651-983-6819 or Jim LaBrosse at 651-768-3966 with any questions.

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

Hale to the Bird 5K fundraiser run Thanksgiving morning

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 for registration information or (search for Hale to the Bird 5K) to register online.

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 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

Spin it Teal benefit Nov. 2 in Woodbury

Minnesotans are invited to spin and sweat for a good cause on Saturday, Nov. 2 as the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) launches a unique fundraising event: Spin it Teal. MOCA is a statewide non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of ovarian cancer and funding the research needed to detect the disease early and treat it properly. Spin it Teal is a one-day event taking place at three metro-area locations, including Torque Studio Cycle in Woodbury from 9 – 10 a.m. For a $30 registration fee, participants can take part in a fun, high-energy spin class and enjoy refreshments and giveaways such as MOCA’s signature Tie it Teal shoelaces. To register for Spin it Teal, go to: Questions about Spin it Teal can be directed to the MOCA office at 612-822-0500.

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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