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July 19, 2012
Woodbury in the lineup for massive wiffle ball tourney
Think you've got wiffle ball game? Supporters of the East Metro Miracle League want to hear from you. Organizers announced last month that the new Miracle League field in Woodbury will be one of the locations participating in a wiffle ball tournament that looks to be record-setting. The...
July 19, 2012 - 7:52am
July 2, 2012
East Ridge softball: Trollen finds hidden talent
A quick decision unearthed a hidden talent for Woodbury resident Megan Trollen. Trollen, who will be a freshman at East Ridge High School next fall, had the 10th best score in the nation -- out of roughly 700,000 competitors nationwide -- in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and...
sports / raptors
July 2, 2012 - 12:21am
June 12, 2012
New Life Academy softball: Reloaded Eagles finish fourth in state
Despite fielding a roster with no seniors and starting nine players at new positions, the New Life Academy softball team brought home hardware from the state tournament for a sixth straight year. New Life Academy - the winner of the past four Class A state championships and the only...
June 12, 2012 - 9:24am
June 8, 2012
All heart: Despite health scare, Larson finishes 15th season coaching the Thunderbolts
Denny Larson had heart surgery a year ago, but that didn't stop him from coaching the south Washington Thunderbolts adapted soccer and softball teams this past season - leading the latter to the state tournament last week. Larson, 65, has coached the 'Bolts the past 15 seasons. However,...
June 8, 2012 - 4:01pm
June 5, 2012
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts take fourth at state
It wasn't a state title. But South Washington County adapted softball coach Denny Larson isn't complaining. "It was great to be there again," said Larson, who concludes his 15th season with the Thunderbolts. "Of course, this group had never been there, so it was a good experience...
June 5, 2012 - 4:12pm
New Life Academy softball: Ramey state Coach of the Year
For leading a whole new lineup to the state tournament, New Life Academy head softball coach Mick Ramey was selected as the Minnesota Coach of the Year for Class A last week. NLA is the winner of the past four Class A state championships and the only team in state history to win...
June 5, 2012 - 8:48am
May 31, 2012
Adapted softball: Thunderbolts win 18-4, advance to state tournament
The South Washington County Thunderbolts softball team qualified for its first state tournament since 2006 last week. The 'Bolts -- the second seed in the playoffs -- beat seventh-seeded Wayzata/Minnetonka 18-4 in five innings Wednesday, May 23, to qualify for the 2012 state tournament. "Wayzata/Minnetonka...
May 31, 2012 - 6:38am
East Ridge softball: Raptors top Tartan, but season ends against Stillwater
The youthful East Ridge girls softball team took care of Tartan, but couldn't overcome Stillwater as the Raptors' 2012 season came to an end in the second round of the playoffs. East Ridge, the sixth seed in the Section 4AAA tournament, crushed 11th-seeded Tartan 16-1 in the opener,...
sports / raptors
May 31, 2012 - 6:14am
Park softball: Wolfpack falls to Lakeville North, season ends
The season came to an end for the youthful Wolfpack softball team last week. Park, which finished the year 7-13 overall and 6-12 in the Suburban East Conference, fell 13-4 to the No. 2 seed and ninth-ranked Class AAA squad from Lakeville North in the second round of the Section 3AAA...
May 31, 2012 - 6:12am
May 29, 2012
New Life Academy softball: Eagles beat Washburn, make it seven straight
Mission accomplished. The New Life Academy softball team earned a seventh straight trip to the state tournament, beating 10th-ranked Minneapolis Washburn 5-3 for the Section 4A championship on Tuesday, May 29, at Hamline University. In the game, the top-seeded Eagles (16-6) built...
May 29, 2012 - 7:36pm
New Life Academy softball: Eagles soar into section championship
Earlier this season, the New Life Academy softball team won a seventh consecutive conference championship. This week, the Eagles are hoping for a little more seventh heaven. On Friday, No. 1-seeded New Life (15-7) earned a trip to the Section 4A championship game with a 6-3 win...
May 29, 2012 - 3:28pm
May 25, 2012
Same ol' Beks: Former NLA star Rebekah Schmidt flourishes in first year of college ball
Rebekah Schmidt was a star on the softball diamond for New Life Academy. In her five years with the Eagles, she was awarded All-Conference four times and All-State twice while helping New Life Academy win four consecutive state championships. Well, the more things change, the...
May 25, 2012 - 9:18pm
May 22, 2012
South Washington County adapted softball: 'Bolts one game away from state tournament
South Washington County's adapted softball team rolled into today's postseason opener on a four-game winning streak, claiming the CI South division's second-place honors after beating Burnsville 7-4 on Monday, May 14, and New Prague, 14-3, last Wednesday. Dakota United (8-0), the...
May 22, 2012 - 2:55pm
New Life Academy softball: Eagles off and running in sections
The New Life Academy softball team opened the Section 4A tournament at home last Friday and came away with a 5-0 shutout over Mounds Park Academy. After receiving a bye for being the top seed, the Eagles moved into double-elimination play with the win and are among the final four...
May 22, 2012 - 9:02am
East Ridge softball: Raptors end regular season on three game win streak
The East Ridge softball team entered playoffs on the right foot - winning its final three regular season games. The Raptors beat Irondale, Woodbury and White Bear Lake last week and finished the regular season 11-9 overall and 9-9 in the Suburban East Conference. "We finished on...
sports / raptors
May 22, 2012 - 8:50am