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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 on second-seeded North St. Paul in the game, which took place at McKnight Fields in North St. Paul on Thursday, May 23, then held on for the win. East Ridge head coach Tom Nemo said the win over North St.
Thieves recently stole about $6,000 worth of equipment from the Super Walmart construction site in Cottage Grove. Police were called to the site along East Point Douglas Road north of Keats Avenue about 6:30 a.m. May 21. Workers reported that a trailer had been entered and tools and copper valued at $6,000 were stolen. Additionally, there was $300 damage to the trailer. There were no suspects. -Scott Wente
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 in a row. "No matter what happens we're going to stick together and believe in each other - that's been our motto this year," said John Culbertson, who is in his first year as head coach of the Thunderbolts, after being an assistant coach for the past 10 years under Denny Larson.
Memorial Day poem As we gather here today To pray our special way Let us forever remember What our heroes had to pay Most of them were very young Who gave to us their all With dreams and hopes of future days As their loved ones still recall But they fell upon the battlefield A twist of fate they say And now we honor all of them Who gave to us each day So as we stand here tall and proud With some or hundreds more We're united in our deepest thoughts Of those we lost to war The cost of freedom is quite high And today brings home that fact Bu
Last month, the community had the opportunity to hear a few of the many student success stories that are being acknowledged across the district. Our staff also has many reasons to be proud this time of the year. The stories of special staff come alive at our annual employee celebration in May. With hundreds in attendance, the event is the opportunity to recognize those retiring from the district, those with milestone years of service, and also our Education All Stars.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 22 SOFTBALL Section 4AAA playoffs Second round Wednesday, May 22 East Ridge 9, Tartan 7 Woodbury 7, Hill-Murray 5 BOYS LACROSSE Non-conference Wednesday, May 22 Park 19, Cooper 2 Woodbury 9, Tartan 6 GIRLS LACROSSE Non-conference Wednesday, May 22 East Ridge 15, Hill-Murray 10
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 College in Northfield, was an integral part of the Knights climb in the standings, which included Carleton's highest win total in the last nine seasons and the team's first MIAC playoff victory. In the postseason win, the Knights beat St.
Community Education summer sports camps The South Washington County Schools Community Education summer sports camps and clinics for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade start soon. Camps and clinics include: Strength and conditioning, basketball, soccer, football, folf, tennis, dodgeball, cheerleading, dance and physical education games for elementary age kids. Various Skyhawks Sports Camps are also available.
As Park Activities Director, I have a few responsibilities besides just athletics. One of these activities is prom. The end of the school year brings many happy memories for high school students, and prom is one of those. I think most people can fondly remember their high school prom. I actually look forward to chaperoning prom every year. The grand march was held in the gym on Saturday, and the prom committee did a great job decorating it, using this year's colors of silver, lime green, and pink.
Woodbury High School graduate Casey Dittel just completed his senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The infielder was selected to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) All-Sportsmanship Team. "We had a good season and were right in it until the last day of the season, and that is a testament to the leadership that all of these players, as well as the other upperclassmen provided during the year," head coach Eddy Morgan said. "You will only be successful if you have good leadership and they did a great job of guiding the team this year.