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Sports Announcements: Cottage Grove 'Bring a Friend to Hockey Night,' East Ridge lacrosse registration and more

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 iHigh site is the source for all off season and in season information. Any questions please email

Park Bring a Friend to Hockey Night, Sept. 27

Try skating with the help and instruction from high school and mite coaches and most of the Park High School boys and girls teams on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. Girls skate from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and boys skate from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hockey skates and helmets will be available.(A bike helmet is acceptable, but please bring winter gloves.) There is no cost and treats and drinks will be handed out. Visit or email Chris Rudh at with questions or for more information.

East Ridge traveling softball tryouts

East Ridge Athletic Association traveling softball tryouts for the spring and summer of 2014 will take place Oct. 5 and 6 at the East Ridge High School softball fields (Black 35 and 36). Rain location will be the ERHS gym.

For those not interested in traveling softball or are new to the game, East Ridge Softball also offers recreational teams with a primary focus on learning the fundamentals of softball. This league runs from May to July and plays in a league with teams from CGAA, WAA, Newport and Oakdale. Registration for our in-house program will open in early February. For more details on traveling tryouts and the in-house program please visit or contact Art Plautz at

Cottage Grove Skating School fall lessons

Is your family looking for a way to stay healthy and active this fall? Sign up for skating lessons at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. CGIA is offering inexpensive lessons for all ages and abilities year round. All that’s required are skates and helmets for participants 5 and under. The fall lessons start the week of Sept. 18. Call 651-458-3400 or visit for more information.

Cottage Grove basketball registrations now open

Registration is now open for the 2013-14 Cottage Grove Athletic Association Youth Basketball programs. The programs focus on skill development, teamwork and basketball knowledge. There are programs and teams for all ages and skill levels, both recreational and competitive. The CGAA’s goal is to develop smart, skilled, hard-working and team-oriented players. The CGAA is offering four basketball programs for the 2013-2014 season: The Little Dribblers Basketball Clinic (Pre-K/Kindergarten); Junior Wolfpack (grades 1-2); In-House (boys grades 3-6 and girls grades 3-8)and Traveling (grades 3-8). Tryouts will occur September 21-26 (specific days/times are listed at For more detailed information and to register visit or email

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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