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The Park softball team has been crushing the ball lately. The Wolfpack has scored 52 runs in their past three games and are riding a three-game win streak as they head into the playoffs. Most recently, Park beat Suburban East Conference foe Roseville 10-2 on Tuesday in Roseville. The win came on the heels of 15-11 and 27-13 wins over Cretin-Derham Hall on Monday. (Yes, 27-13). In the win over Roseville (4-11; 4-11 SEC), Park scored all 10 of its runs in the final three innings, overcoming a 1-0 deficit.
I'll keep this brief. When you're done reading this you'll know why. For student-athletes, coaches and administrators it's been a rough spring. The historically foul weather has wreaked havoc with spring sports. The sporadic schedule has made things tough on sports reporters, too. I've received a number of concerns from readers wondering why there hasn't been much coverage of their favorite team or sport in recent weeks. One reason is, because of the bad weather, we went without high school sporting events for an unusual number of weeks.
Every two years, the Department of Education requires the district to survey our students to gather information about student participation and interest in athletics. The district is evaluating its athletic programs because of its commitment to providing equal opportunities under the regulations of Title IX and Minnesota Statute 126.21. This is a required survey mandated by the state. I am asking all students currently in 7th through 11th grade to complete the survey (seniors do not have to fill it out).
Wolfpack basketball Skills Challenge 2013 Whether it's your first time picking up the "rock," or you're a fully seasoned varsity star, the Wolfpack Skills Challenge is the off-season program for all Wolfpack basketball players to improve shooting and ball handling skills. Players choosing to accept the challenge have three levels of achievement to shoot for (Cub, Wolfpack, and Pride in the Pack). Complete an age-appropriate level of shooting and ball handling and be recognized for your dedication and success.
With the amount of gun violence in the country today, putting firearms in the hands of high school students may seem counterproductive to some. However, that's just what's happening as the sport of trapshooting is growing rapidly in area high schools. Currently, 114 schools in Minnesota have trapshooting clubs -- including East Ridge and Woodbury high schools -- and roughly 3,400 kids are participating in the sport. Last week it was deemed trapshooting will have the backing of the Minnesota State High School League in 2014.
Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 14 BASEBALL Results Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 14 East Ridge 9, Cretin-Derham Hall 8 Cretin-Derham Hall 002 200 4 - 8 East Ridge 000 063 x - 9 W-Richardson. L-Arend. Highlights: ER, Ryan Gregory 3-4, 2 RBI. MCAA Tuesday, May 14 New Life Academy 12, St. Croix Lutheran 7 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 14 Park 10, Roseville 2 Park 000 051 4 - 10 12 2 Roseville 100 001 0 - 2 7 2 W-Galloway (7-1). L-Knoche.
Assault A Newport woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault after she allegedly punched her sister April 24 at a home in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue. The victim had a minor cut above her eye, according to the report. Property damage A Newport man reported April 28 that the cover to his boat had been sliced open while the boat was trailered at his home in the 1900 block of 10th Avenue. Vicious dog A Newport man was cited for having a vicious dog after a man reported that his dog was attacked by the suspect's off-leash dog at Loveland Park on April 27.
Scoreboard - Monday, May 13 ADAPTED SOFTBALL CI Division Monday, May 13 Dakota Hawks 14, Thunderbolts 12 BASEBALL Non-conference Monday, May 13 New Life Academy 14, St. Paul Academy 8 SOFTBALL Suburban East Conference Monday, May 13 Park 15, Cretin-Derham Hall 11 Park 27, Cretin-Derham Hall 13 East Ridge 4, Woodbury 2 East Ridge 3, Woodbury 1 MCAA Monday, May 13 New Life Academy 14, Trinity 2, 5 inn. Trinity 200 000 - 2 2 2 New Life 103 316 - 14 7 1 W-Hohol (11-2). L-Naughton (5-2). Highlights.
Park's late-inning woes continued to surface last Monday in a doubleheader with Woodbury in Cottage Grove. The Wolfpack blew a 2-0 lead in the top of the seventh against the Royals in a 6-2 loss in the first game of a doubleheader. Woodbury scored all six runs in the seventh after Park starter Sam Domeier left the game. Domeier threw six innings and allowed one run on four hits. Domeier walked six and struck out three. Max Stedt came on in the seventh inning and gave up five runs on three hits.
In only its second year as a solo program, the East Ridge girls lacrosse team broke new ground last week. The Raptors beat Suburban East Conference rivals Park and Roseville for the first time amidst a three-win week in four games played. Second-year head coach Amy Fortney said it was "absolutely the best week in the program's history." "We have a lot to proud of so far this season, but last week was definitely a big week for us," Fortney said.