I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position.
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A different section game, but a similar score to Tuesday's win over Tartan as the Raptors defeated North St. Paul with a 3-0 final score on Thursday night. The three goals came from Elden Serrato, Mitchell Watanabe and Brennan Featherstone. The win puts the Raptors in the section championship on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. East Ridge, the No. 2 seed in the section, will play at No. 1 seed Stillwater on Tuesday for a spot in the state tournament. Tuesday Woodbury 4, Park 1
The Raptors are one game away from reaching one of their goals this season. With a 2-1 win over White Bear Lake on Saturday night, East Ridge is one game away from the state tournament. The two goals for top-seeded the Raptors came from Mackenzie Werner and Maddie Majewski. The win puts East Ridge into the section championship against No. 2 seed Stillwater.
The Park and East Ridge girls' tennis team started individual section play. Below are the results. Kate Townsend The freshman singles player for Park made her way to the quarterfinals of the singles section tournament and lost to No. 1 seed Delaney Schurhamer from Woodbury to end her run. Townsend defeated Souana Her from Harding with a 6-1, 6-0 final in the first round. After, she went on to defeat Rachel Kearns from Rosemount in a 6-1, 6-1 final score. That win brought her to the quarterfinals and one match away from playing on Monday in the semifinals.
Thursday night East Ridge 99, White Bear Lake 82 The Raptors continue their success this season with a win over White Bear Lake on Thursday night. East Ridge swept the 200-yard medley relay with its three teams to take an early lead in the meet and continued its success in the 200-yard freestyle with a first and second place finish.
After a hard loss at Stillwater on Tuesday, East Ridge had two celebrations on Thursday night. The first was senior night as the Raptors celebrated four seniors and their commitment to the program and the culture around the volleyball team. The second was a win against Forest Lake to end the regular season with a win and confidence heading into sections.
Park 29, South St. Paul 7 The Park defense was able to shut down South St. Paul for the first three quarters of Friday night's game. This allowed the Wolfpack's offense to take full advantage and gain a lead that eventually became a win for Park. Park's quarterback Marshaun Campbell had a big night with 329 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, while completing 20 of his 31 passes.
Tuesday night Park 97, South St. Paul 75 It was a big win for the Wolfpack on Tuesday night as they scored early and often in the first place position to gain some early ground. Then, Park kept its foot on the pedal to extend the lead. The night started with a first-place finish for Park in the 200-yard medley relay, which followed with a top three sweep in the 200-yard freestyle. The first-place position was still in favor with the Wolfpack as Megan Garofalo earned first in the 200-yard IM along with a sweep in the 50-yard freestyle.
Thursday night East Ridge 3, Woodbury 0 The East Ridge High School gym was filled with Raptor and Royal fans in a city rivalry as the two volleyball teams took center stage on Thursday night. The student sections were chanting for their respective teams and the volleyball players were reacting to every point earned for their team. In the end, the Raptors and their fans were able to cheer a little bit louder as East Ridge swept Woodbury in three straight sets.
Tuesday night Mounds View 1, Park 0 It was a close game between Mounds View and Park on Tuesday night, but Mounds View was able to capture the 1-0 win over the Wolfpack. The loss brings Park's record to 5-7-1 on the season with only two games left on the regular season before section play. The Wolfpack will play on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. against White Bear Lake. Then, Park will head to Eau Claire Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 6 at noon. Cretin-Derham Hall 2, East Ridge 1
Tuesday night New Life Academy 3, Trinity 3 It was a 0-0 tie for the first 25 minutes of the New Life Academy and Trinity girls soccer game on Tuesday night. Then, the scoring came at a consistent pace. It became a back-and-forth game between the two teams and, eventually, ended in a 3-3 tie after 90 minutes of play. "It's been a good season so far and the girls are working really hard towards the end of the season," said head coach Sam Mann.