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Sports Announcements: Park lacrosse meeting, East Ridge trapshooting registration, and more

Park boys lacrosse meeting Feb. 27

A meeting for all parents and boys in grades 9-12 interested in playing lacrosse this year for Park High School will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the lecture hall inside the main entrance of the school.

East Ridge trapshooting registration

The East Ridge High School trapshooting team is accepting registrations through March 1 for the upcoming spring season. The trap season starts March 30 and runs through the Minnesota State High School League state tournament in mid-June. Boys and Girls in grades 9-12 at East Ridge High School who have passed or will pass Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety by March 15, or other state equivalent, are eligible. All details are on the team’s iHigh website;

New this year: Through a generous grant from the NRA we will offer a limited number of NRA Scholarships are available to families who qualify for free or reduced lunch program at school. The participation fee will be reduced by 50 percent upon providing letter documenting program qualification. The East Ridge trap team’s parent and student information night is Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the East Ridge High School cafeteria.

East Ridge rec softball registration

Hey Raptors, it’s here. East Ridge Athletic Association recreational softball registration is now live. Go to to get signed up.

2014 East Ridge High School spring sports registration

East Ridge High School’s spring sports online registration opened on Friday, Feb. 14. Athletes interested in joining a Minnesota State High School League spring sport at East Ridge can go to the East Ridge website to register. On the ERHS home page under ‘Hot Topics’, click on the ‘2014 Spring Sports Registration’ link for instructions and requirements for registration. After reading the instructions, click on the link to register. Please be sure to register by the deadline date which is listed for each sport on the instruction page. Please note that athletes must have a Sports Qualifying Physical Examination form completed by a physician on file at East Ridge High School at the time of registration. Questions about pre-season meetings, captain’s practices, equipment, booster clubs, etc., should be directed to the head coach.

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride registration open now

The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride will be returning to Washington County on Sunday, April 27, following a record-breaking year in 2013. Rider registration is open now at A $10 discount for Early Bird registration is available through Feb. 28. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Routes have been designed in roughly 15, 30, 60 and 100-mile increments to provide options for all cyclists. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is the longest running organized bicycle ride in Minnesota and runs through the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Cost is $30 for Early Bird registration, $40 from March 1 to April 14 and $15 for youths 18 and under. Teams of eight or more earn a $5 discount per rider. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride has hosted over 100,000 cyclists in their 47-year history.

East Ridge track and field captains’ practice

Anyone interested in running track and field for East Ridge High School this spring? Start training at captains’ practice held every day after school from 3:30-5 p.m. on the indoor track at East Ridge.

East Ridge soccer club spring season starts soon

Looking for a competitive soccer team to join for the 2014 spring/summer season? The East Ridge Soccer Club is excited for the spring/summer season to start and have openings on some of its competitive teams. Please contact if you are interested in joining us or for more information. Spring/summer fees are $335 per player for U9-U10 and $350 for U11 – U18. There is a one-time registration fee of $40. The season runs end of April thru July and includes winter training which has just started.

East Ridge cheer team fundraiser

Looking for something to do over the long weekend? What about in February? Staying home for spring break? Need a last minute birthday gift? Why not get an unlimited ride Nickelodeon Universe wristband? The East Ridge cheer boosters are selling them for $23 each. They never expire. Please contact Jennifer Gullickson at to purchase.

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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