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June 11, 2013
New Life Academy softball: Eagles soar to second at state
New Life Academy's quest for a fifth state championship in the past six years was cut short by last year's Class A runner-up Blooming Prairie and star pitcher Shelbi Swenson. Swenson, a senior, held powerful New Life Academy (18-4) to four hits and one run, striking out eight, in...
June 11, 2013 - 10:53am
June 7, 2013
New Life Academy softball: Eagles return to state title game
The New Life Academy softball team is back where it's used to being. The Eagles earned a trip to the Class A state championship with a 6-4 win over Eden-Valley Watkins in the semifinals on Thursday afternoon. New Life (18-3) scored twice in the bottom of the first to take the lead...
June 7, 2013 - 3:50am
June 6, 2013
New Life Academy softball: Eagles beat defending state champ Cherry
The New Life Academy softball team earned revenge against defending state champion Cherry. The second-ranked Eagles took down ninth-ranked Cherry 6-3 in the first round of the Class A state tournament this morning to advance to the semifinals. New Life Academy (17-3) opened a 2-1...
June 6, 2013 - 11:59am
June 4, 2013
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts earn hardware at state
The South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted softball team may have lost its first game at the 2013 state tournament, but the team made sure it didn't come home empty handed. The Thunderbolts finished as consolation champions at the state tournament, defeating Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior...
June 4, 2013 - 8:53am
Park softball: Wolfpack's season comes to an end
The season came to an end for the Park softball team with back-to-back losses at the Section 3AAA tournament recently, but the year wasn't without its standout performances. One of those moments came in the second round of the section tournament, when the Wolfpack pulled off one...
June 4, 2013 - 8:09am
May 30, 2013
East Ridge softball: Raptors reach section championship, fall to Stillwater
East Ridge lost to Stillwater, but secured a spot in its first-ever section title game after a 10-4 victory over North St. Paul in the Section 4AAA tournament in North St. Paul. The third-seeded Raptors (13-9) bounced back from a 7-5 loss earlier in the day to top-seeded Stillwater...
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May 30, 2013 - 8:04am
May 28, 2013
New Life Academy softball: Eagles reach eighth straight state tourney, tie state record
They did it. The New Life Academy softball team tied a state record by reaching an eighth consecutive state tournament, beating Minneapolis Washburn 2-0 in the Section 4A Championship game on Tuesday, May 28, at Hamline University. "Last year wasn't really expected, but this year...
May 28, 2013 - 6:56pm
New Life softball: Eagles one win away from state record
The New Life Academy softball team took one step closer to history. After an impressive run of resounding victories in its first three section tournament games, the Eagles are just one win away from reaching eight consecutive state tournaments, which would tie the state record. If...
May 28, 2013 - 9:39am
East Ridge softball: Raptors beat North St. Paul, two wins from state
The East Ridge softball team put itself in the driver's seat. The Raptors are two wins away from the state tournament after beating perennial power North St. Paul 3-1 in the third round of the Section 4AAA playoffs. East Ridge, the third seed in the section, opened up a 3-0 lead...
sports / raptors
May 28, 2013 - 9:26am
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts reach state tournament
Prior to the season, the South Washington County Thunderbolts came up with the mantra "believe." Last week, the 'Bolts turned their conviction to reality when they beat White Bear Lake and qualified for the state tournament for the second time since 2007 and for the second year...
May 28, 2013 - 8:48am
May 22, 2013
Softball: NLA grad Ramey stays on the offensive
The hits keep on coming for Jenny Ramey. Ramey, a Cottage Grove native and New Life Academy graduate, picked up her third All-Conference honor in as many years, as she was named to the 2013 All- Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team. Ramey, a junior at Carlton...
May 22, 2013 - 1:44pm
Park softball: Whoa ... Galloway, Wolfpack upset No. 1 Lakeville North
The Park softball team pulled off one of the biggest wins of the year on Tuesday. The ninth-seeded Wolfpack upset top-seeded Lakeville South - the No. 1-ranked team in the state - 4-1 in the second round of the Section 3AAA tournament at Dred Scott Field in Burnsville. Park (9-7)...
May 22, 2013 - 7:16am
May 16, 2013
Park softball: Galloway, Wolfpack advance in playoffs with win over Simley
The Park softball team advanced to the second round of the Section 3AAA playoffs with a 4-1 win over eighth-seeded Simley on the road Wednesday. Park, the ninth seed, broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take control of the game. After Simley...
May 16, 2013 - 9:55am
May 15, 2013
Park softball: Wolfpack score 52 runs in three games, head into playoffs hot
The Park softball team has been crushing the ball lately. The Wolfpack has scored 52 runs in their past three games and are riding a three-game win streak as they head into the playoffs. Most recently, Park beat Suburban East Conference foe Roseville 10-2 on Tuesday in Roseville....
May 15, 2013 - 11:02am
May 7, 2013
New Life Academy softball: Eagles score big in conference play
The New Life Academy softball team finally got to start Minnesota Christian Athletic Association play last week and took out their frustration with the continuing inclimate weather this spring by pounding out lopsided victories over PACT (28-1) and Bethany Academy (19-1). Against...
May 7, 2013 - 7:32am