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Sports announcements - May 1

East Ridge girls lacrosse Youth Night rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1

The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team rescheduled its Youth Night for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Raptors Nest Stadium. All youth lacrosse players are invited to attend the varsity game and pregame festivities. Youth players will get in free with a paying adult. Wear your lacrosse jersey and bring your stick. There will be drawings and refreshments.

Park band booster club meeting May 6

The Park band booster club's next meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Park High School lecture hall. Volunteers are needed to fill the president and secretary openings on the band booster board. Please bring ideas for fundraising, band banquet and help plan the next band trip.

Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk set for Saturday, May 18

Oltman and Cottage Grove middle schools are launching the first-annual Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, May 18, at Kingston Park in Cottage Grove. The event is a fundraiser to support anti-bullying programming in the community. Bullying has become a nationwide issue among youth in schools. Each day 160,000 children stay home from school to avoid being bullied, and the effects can be life-long. Monies raised from this event will go toward programs designed to help students find their own courage to be themselves, make positive choices and stand up to bullying behavior. The event is sponsored by both middle schools and the Cottage Grove Lions Club. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race, and the race begins at 9 a.m. To pre-register, visit The registration fee is $25 in advance $30 on race day. For more information visit the Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk website at"

Tom Westling tennis lessons

Tom Westling, a Professional Tennis Registry certified teaching pro, is offering tennis lesson for kids of all ages and abilities this summer at the East Ridge High School tennis courts. Session One beings June 11, Session Two starts July 9 and Session Three begins Aug. 6. Each session is comprised of six lessons. The cost is $67 per session. For more information, contact Tom Westling at 651-735-8988 or

Junior Wolfpack football now accepting registrations

The Junior Wolfpack Football association has opened up registrations for the 2013 season. The Junior Wolfpack Football association is open to all children entering grades 1-6 in the local community. Children entering first and second grade(for the school session starting in September 2013) are eligible to play in the Mites/Flag program while grades 3-6 will play with children in their grade against neighboring communities in the Metro East Youth Football League. Please sign up prior to July 1 to avoid paying a late fee. Visit for additional information and to register.

Cottage Grove Ice Show May 4 and 5

The Cottage Grove Skating School presents Show Stoppers Name Droppers ice show on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

Park boys tennis fundraiser

The Park boys tennis team is collecting used inkjet cartridges and cell phones for a fundraiser. Please donate used ink cartridges and cell phones (no chargers, please) to support the team in their fundraising efforts. Items can be dropped off in the Park High School Student Activities Office (inside the main front doors) during school hours.

Valley Crossing Community School 5K May 18

Lace up your running shoes and bring your family to the Valley Crossing Community School annual 5K run, walk and fun event on Saturday, May 18, around the beautiful Colby Lake trails in Woodbury. Experience the challenge of a 5K race, or if you prefer a slower pace, join other friends and families as they walk in support of Valley Crossing Community School. After the 5K make sure to stay for some family fun activities. The Little Sprinters and Fun Run are set to kick off at 10 a.m., with the 5K run following at 10:30 a.m. Registration opens April 1. Visit the Valley Crossing Community School website for a printable registration form. Mail-in registration for the 5K race is $15 and $7 for the Kids Fun Run before May 5. This event is open to the public.

East Ridge trap shooting team

Register today to be part of the trap shooting team at East Ridge High School. The East Ridge trap team will participate in the Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target spring season, which runs March 31-June 9. Participants will shoot 50 trap targets each week at South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club on either Thursday night or Sunday mornings under the direction of ERHS Trap Team Coaches and Range Safety Officers. Participants must possess Minnesota DNR Safety Certification or obtain certification through the booster club before March 15 in order to participate. Registration fee is $210. Please visit the East Ridge ihigh website for payment details:

City of Woodbury adult athletic leagues

The 2013 City of Woodbury summer adult athletic leagues are right around the corner and it's time to register your team. 2013 summer adult athletic league offerings include: Men's and CoRec Softball, CoRec Kickball, Men's and CoRec 5v5 Soccer, Yard Games League and 3-on-3 Basketball. For more information on each league, download a league registration packet at or contact Reed Smidt at or (651) 714-3588.

PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps coming to The Ponds at Battle Creek

The PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps are offering summer camps at The Ponds at Battle Creek this summer with Brad Behnke as the head instructor.

TOURAcademy Junior Golf Programs feature: Fundamentals of the golf game-including basic swing technique and short game instruction, integration of the core values of the golf game-ranging from proper etiquette to good sportsmanship; values which can be useful both on and off the course; instruction on and around the golf course to familiarize juniors with real-world playing conditions and a small group environment to provide hands-on instruction and attention to each junior participant. Each 5-week program is offered to juniors ages 7-17 and of all ability levels. Registration is open now. Visit to register.