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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.
Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 21 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 21 Cretin-Derham Hall 14, Park 0 Park 000 000 0 - 0 1 3 Cretin-Derham Hall 507 200 x - 14 10 0 W-Garibay (2-0). L-Domeier. HR-Lacina (3). SOFTBALL Section 3AAA playoffs Second round Park 4, Lakeville North 1 Park 111 000 1 - 4 7 0 Lakeville North 000 001 0 - 1 4 1 W-Galloway (9-1). L-Zins. Highlights: Park, Mary Turitto, 2-3, 2 2B, Paige Hill, 2-4, 2RBI.
The Park softball team pulled off one of the biggest wins of the year on Tuesday. The ninth-seeded Wolfpack upset top-seeded Lakeville South - the No. 1-ranked team in the state - 4-1 in the second round of the Section 3AAA tournament at Dred Scott Field in Burnsville. Park (9-7) will take on fifth-seed Lakeville South in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at Dred Scott Field at 6 p.m. with the winner moving onto the semifinals of the double-elimination tournament on Friday.
Scoreboard - Monday, May 20 BASEBALL Non-conference Monday, May 20 East Ridge 5, Edina 2 Edina 200 000 0 - 2 East Ridge 200 201 x - 5 W-Stuempert. L-Larson.
Wayne Otto has been hired as the new wrestling coach at East Ridge High School. Most recently, Otto was the head coach at Cherokee High School in Canton, Georgia from 2008-2012, where his team advanced multiple wrestlers to the state tournament and delivered one individual state champion. Otto also increased the participation in the wrestling program from 23 to 49 in his first year of involvement with the program. Prior to coaching at Cherokee High School, Otto was the head coach at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee for one year.