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Woodbury senior Renard Suggs posted on Twitter he is signing with the University of Wyoming of Gillette to play basketball. Gillette, a Division 1 junior college, is the school his older brother Rickey played for this past year. Suggs, a shooting guard, averaged a team-best 19.1 points per game this winter for Woodbury. Woodbury head baseball coach Kevin McDermott returned to the team last week from a two-week suspension. Sources said McDermott was disciplined after being reported for using foul language toward a player.
Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk May 18 Oltman and Cottage Grove middle schools are launching the first-annual Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, May 18, at Kingston Park in Cottage Grove. The event is a fundraiser to support anti-bullying programming in the community. Bullying has become a nationwide issue among kids in our schools. Each day 160,000 children stay home from school to avoid being bullied, and the effects can be life-long.
Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 7 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Tuesday, May 9 East Ridge 9, Mounds View 1 Mounds View 000 100 0 - 1 East Ridge 100 116 x - 9 W-Stuempert. L-Callahan. Highlights: East Ridge, Josh Stuempert, complete game, 4K, 4 hits; Sam Cobbs 3-4, 2 RBI. Mounds View 3, East Ridge 2, 8 inn. East Ridge 001 100 00 - 2 Mounds View 000 001 11 - 3 W-N/A. L-Stoxen. Highlights: MV, Hentges, game-winning RBI single; ER, Ryan Gregory, 4-4.
Scoreboard - Monday, May 6 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Monday, May 6 Woodbury 6, Park 2 Woodbury 000 000 6 - 6 7 3 Park 000 011 0 - 2 4 1 W-Mazur (1-1). L-Stedt. Highlights: Woodbury, Brandon Mazur, 6IP, 9K. Woodbury 10, Park 4 Park 002 002 1 - 5 8 3 Woodbury 124 120 0 - 10 14 3 W-Wallgren (1-0). L-Strand. Highlights: Woodbury, Ryan Winter, 2-4, 2 RBI. East Ridge 4, Stillwater 1 East Ridge 130 000 0 - 4 Stillwater 000 000 1 - 1 W-Molin. L-Peterson.
The New Life Academy softball team finally got to start Minnesota Christian Athletic Association play last week and took out their frustration with the continuing inclimate weather this spring by pounding out lopsided victories over PACT (28-1) and Bethany Academy (19-1). Against PACT, sophomore Theresa Baranick led the Eagles with 6 RBI and senior Amanda Pastirik followed close behind with 5 RBI of her own, including a 3-run homerun in the fifth inning.
Forest Lake's big bats guided the Rangers past Park Monday in a doubleheader sweep in Forest Lake. In the two Suburban East Conference games, the Rangers had 20 hits and scored 18 runs in a 10-2 and 8-1 victory over the Wolfpack. Noah Brown went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs while Brett Gravelle finished 3-for-4 with two RBI.
There is something special about being first. That is what drew Hans Horning to apply for the East Ridge wrestling coaching position four years ago. Starting a program from scratch, setting the traditions, initiating the work ethic, getting a youth program going, dedicating the enormous amount of time to get it all off the ground, Horning said. "All of those things interested me," Horning said.
In the Minnesota Sting's first game of the 2013 season, offensive coordinator Bryan Wrich didn't know what to expect from the team's opponent - the Carlton County Stampede, an expansion team from the Duluth-Superior area.
Organizers thankful for 'Taste' support and sponsors I'd like to thank the sponsors of the April 22 Taste of South Washington County Schools Extravaganza, Dr. Joel Bexell and Dr. Donna Bexell, and Anchor Bank of Woodbury and St. Paul Park.
Cottage Grove residents can unload unwanted household goods and hazardous waste at the city's annual Spring Cleanup Day this weekend. Residents can dispose of household goods for a small fee, plus drop off hazardous waste and electronics free of charge. It is open to households only, not businesses. There will be free paper-shredding services from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held from 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Cottage Grove Public Works Garage, 8635 West Point Douglas Road. For more information, call 651-458-2808.