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The buzz is back. On Saturday, May 4, the Minnesota Sting minor league football team makes its return to the field.
East Ridge girls lacrosse Youth Night rescheduled for Wednesday, May 1 The East Ridge High School girls lacrosse team rescheduled its Youth Night for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Raptors Nest Stadium. All youth lacrosse players are invited to attend the varsity game and pregame festivities. Youth players will get in free with a paying adult. Wear your lacrosse jersey and bring your stick. There will be drawings and refreshments. Park band booster club meeting May 6 The Park band booster club's next meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Park High School lecture hall.
The Park girls lacrosse team started out the 2013 season splitting a pair of games. Park opened the season last week with a 21-3 loss to Suburban East Conference foe Stillwater before rebounding with an 11-7 non-conference win over Rochester Mayo. This year, Park is replacing 10 graduates from 2012 - including the top three goal scorers in school history and the team's starting goalie, who was a Ms.
The Park boys lacrosse team opened the 2013 season with a 16-7 loss to Stillwater on Wednesday, April 24, at Park High School. Park fell behind 9-2 at the half against the Ponies and couldn't catch up. Stillwater's Sam Saggisor had five goals and two assists for the Ponies in the win. Park's individual statistics were not made available. Next, Park hosts rival Woodbury on Wednesday, May 1, at Wolfpack Stadium.
The East Ridge boys tennis team tied for first place with Hudson, Wis., in the eight-team Royal-Raptor Invitational on Saturday, April 27. Leading the way for East Ridge was Ben Van der sman, who took first place at third singles, beating Woodbury's Joe Schubert in the finals, and the Raptors' doubles team of Phillip Cai and Evan Lu, which took first place with wins over Lakeville North, Woodbury and Hudson, at second doubles. "We had lots of great battles at the Royal-Raptor tourney with some great teams," East Ridge head coach Suzie Heideman said.
The Park boys tennis team swept non-conference foes Richfield and Farmington 7-0 last week in addition to losing a close 4-3 match to Suburban East Conference opponent Forest Lake to improve to 3-2 on the season overall. In the loss to Forest Lake, Charlie Link, Pele Le and Alec Strauss provided big straight-set wins at second, third and fourth singles, respectively. All three players went 3-0 on the week. Link beat Richfield 6-0, 6-0, Forest Lake 6-0, 6-1 and Farmington 6-4, 6-4.
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 with their season. A day after practicing outdoors for the first time all spring, the Wolfpack traveled to Stillwater and split a pair of games against the defending Class AAA state champion, winning 1-0 and losing 7-4. Game No.
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 East Conference foe Cretin-Derham Hall to East Ridge High School, but weren't friendly hosts, taking down the Raiders 8-2 in the first game and 2-0 in the second game. Individual statistics from the games were not made available. East Ridge (2-0; 2-0 SEC) took on Hastings on Monday and Mounds View on Tuesday,
This past week was rivalry week inside District 833 and the East Ridge baseball team earned early-season bragging rights. The Raptors faced off against Suburban East Conference and intra-district rivals Park and Woodbury to open the season and came away 3-0. East Ridge started the year with a 4-3 win over Woodbury on April 26 at East Ridge High School, then took down Park twice - 10-5 and 8-5 - on Saturday, April 27, in Lake City. On Saturday, East Ridge (3-1; 3-1 SEC) and Park needed an extra inning to settle their first head-to-head game of the year.
Ruiz was a positive in students' lives I was in the media center at Park High School on the morning of April 15 to help students deal with their grief after the loss of Rita Ruiz, who I had never had the pleasure of meeting.