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Sports Announcements: East Ridge cheer tryouts, Park softball fundraiser, and more

East Ridge cheer tryouts April 15-25

Tryouts will be held April 15-25 for the East Ridge competitive cheer squads. Girls of all experience levels are needed for this nationally ranked team. Varsity and Junior Varsity squads along with a Middle School group will be available. Middle schoolers are encouraged to go through the tryout process. A mandatory parents meeting for all participants will be held April 14 at 7 p.m. in the East Ridge High School Media Center. Please contact coach Elle Lambert at 651-491-7884 or with any questions.

Park softball pulled pork fundraiser April 5

The Park Softball Booster Club is hosting its 2014 pulled pork fundraiser at Park Place Sports Bar, 200 Broadway Ave., in St. Paul Park to benefit the Park High School softball program. The fundraiser will take place Saturday April 5 from 3-7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door.

Football University Twin Cities camp at East Ridge June 27

Football University’s Twin Cities football camp will take place June 27-29 at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes in 6th to 11th grade. The training is provided by the NFL coaches and players. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, athletes are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves at

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.

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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