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Cottage Grove day care kids to receive congressional award
South Washington County Schools wins bid to buy Valley Crossing Community School
Nursing institute moving into Cottage Grove's BEC
Cottage Grove police reports for Jan. 29: Domestic, theft, lewd activity
Relay For Life event: Coaches vs. Cancer Jan. 30
crime and courts
Park Wrestling: Individuals shine amid team struggles
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
New Life Boys Basketball: Strong second half lifts Eagles past Trinity
East Ridge Boys Basketball: Raptors honor Ellingson, thrash Forest Lake
Gymnastics: East Ridge flexes muscle in win over Woodbury
St. Paul Park celebrates annual sledding day
The healing powers of art: Cancer survivors' work part of Woodwinds sculpture
Two local art events planned in Cottage Grove
Reeling in the 'Minnesota experience' during Cottage Grove's ice fishing outing
Birds of a feather: Carpenter Nature Center volunteers track avian population
arts and entertainment
Lori L. Battcher, 53
Brant A. Short, 81
Mark F. Mulvihill, 66
Doris M. Pinault, 85
Jeanette Lampe, 79
Viewpoint: 2015-16 budget planning leads to need for reduction
Viewpoint: McNaughton rules outline insanity defense
Letter to the editor: Respect property when snowmobiling
Letter to the editor: Wake up and face realities in District 833
Letter to the editor: Integrity of school district must be restored
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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
April 30, 2013
Park softball: Wolfpack beats defending state champion Stillwater
The skies cleared, the diamonds dried out, and it was time for the Park softball team to take the field in the Suburban East Conference. Because of the spell that Mother Nature cast on Minnesota sports this spring, the teams are having to play double headers in hopes to catch up...
April 30, 2013 - 7:12am
East Ridge softball: Raptors start season 2-0
The East Ridge softball team began the year 2-0 with a pair of wins over Cretin-Derham Hall last week. Because of the foul weather this season, softball teams are playing double headers in order to fit as many games in as possible. On Wednesday, April 24, East Ridge welcomed Suburban...
sports / raptors
April 30, 2013 - 7:11am
New Life Academy softball: Johnson, Hohol help Eagles go 2-0 at Rockford tourney
Last Saturday, the New Life Academy softball team made hay while the sun shined. The Eagles finally got to play outside and made the most of it by picking up a nice early season tournament win by defeating Class AAA school North Branch 3-1 and Class AA school Zimmerman 8-1. The...
April 30, 2013 - 6:59am
April 23, 2013
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts start season 2-2, sit in third place
The South Washington County Thunderbolts softball team has started the season 2-2 and currently sit in a tie for third place in the eight-team CI South Division. The Thunderbolts registered wins over Chanhassen/Chaska/Prior Lake/Shakopee and New Prague and fell to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville...
April 23, 2013 - 7:59am
New Life Academy softball: Eagles begin quest for state inside
With the weather historically bad this spring, the New Life Academy softball team took things inside. The Eagles played a triple-header on Saturday, April 20, at the Vadnais Heights Sports Center, going 1-2 against three formidable foes. New Life Academy, which finished fourth in...
April 23, 2013 - 7:48am
April 2, 2013
2013 Spring Preview: Park softball team junior-heavy in 2013
The Park softball team fielded a number of sophomores in 2012. This spring, that experience should help the Wolfpack improve on last year's 9-11 overall record. Park currently has nine juniors, one senior, one sophomore, two freshmen and one eighth grader on the roster. The Wolfpack...
April 2, 2013 - 5:47pm
2013 Spring Preview: East Ridge softball team young, but talented in 2013
East Ridge fields a young, but talented softball team this spring that will be buoyed by its pitching and defense. Last year, East Ridge averaged five runs per game, while allowing 3.9 runs per game, compiling a 12-10 overall record and were 9-9 in the Suburban East Conference, good...
April 2, 2013 - 5:41pm
2013 Spring Preview: New Life Academy softball team Eagles look to make history this spring
A year ago, the New Life Academy softball team celebrated a seventh straight trip to the state tournament, beating Minneapolis Washburn 5-3 for the Section 4A championship. This year, New Life is looking to make it eight in a row, which would tie Winona Cotter for the most consecutive...
April 2, 2013 - 5:32pm
2013 Spring Preview: Thunderbolts welcome back many players in hope of reaching second-straight state tournament
Last year, the South Washington County Thunderbolts adapted softball team reached its first state tournament since 2007 - a feat it'd like to achieve again this season. Last spring, in their 12th state appearance, the Thunderbolts finished in fourth place. The Thunderbolts won their...
April 2, 2013 - 5:28pm
November 27, 2012
Park High School: Old friends fulfill dream together
A pair of Park standouts and longtime friends fulfilled lifelong dreams together. Park seniors Larissa Lurken and Mary Turitto signed National Letters of Intent to play college sports on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Park High School. Lurken, a three-time all-conference guard for the...
November 27, 2012 - 6:04pm
October 11, 2012
Nobody better: Cottage Grove softball team wins state championship
Last year, one of the many Cottage Grove youth softball teams earned third place in the state tournament.
sports / raptors
October 11, 2012 - 11:18am
August 21, 2012
Special Olympics: 'An awesome weekend'
Athletes from all over the state overcame obstacles and put some common misconceptions to rest when the Special Olympics Minnesota Fall Games took over south Washington County this past weekend. The softball portion of the 2012 Special Olympics Fall Games took place at Bielenberg...
August 21, 2012 - 8:10am
August 15, 2012
Swinging for the fences: Wiffle ball tournament gives all kids a chance to play ball
It may be named the Big Wiff, but it looks more like a home run. The first-ever Big Wiff wiffle ball tournament, sponsored by Popsicle, will take place in south Washington County and eight other Miracle League fields throughout Minnesota on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event aims to raise...
August 15, 2012 - 8:14am