Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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Head coach Stephanie Tolkinen said it was Park’s biggest win of the year — so far. Park gained a sizeable 34-19 lead early in the second half and senior Temi Ogunrinde sunk two key free throws with 10 seconds remaining to help the Wolfpack hang on to beat Suburban East Conference foe Forest Lake 49-47 on Friday, Jan. 17, in Cottage Grove. “We have such a rivalry and know each other so well,” Tolkinen said. “These kids have been playing each other for three years. There hasn’t been a ton of change in the makeups of the teams.
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Despite being depleted by injuries, East Ridge kept up its winning ways. With sophomore standout Wren Anderson sidelined due to injury, East Ridge – which is ranked eighth in the state in Class AA – squeaked out a 137.35-136.475 Suburban East Conference win over Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, Jan.
The East Ridge boys basketball team proved to be resilient once again. Ravished with injuries, ninth-ranked East Ridge had its 10-game winning streak snapped by eighth-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall with a 67-59 defeat in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan.
The Park boys basketball team remained winless in the Suburban East Conference after the Wolfpack couldn’t pull off an upset in a pair of road games last week. Park (3-12; 0-8 SEC) fell 69-53 at Stillwater on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before losing 68-50 at Forest Lake on Friday. Stillwater (7-8; 3-6 SEC) jumped out to a 40-21 halftime lead on Park. The Wolfpack outscored the Ponies 32-29 in the second half, but couldn’t completely erase the early deficit. Nine players scored for Park in the loss. Senior guard Ryan Klika led the way with a team-high 15 points.
The upstart East Ridge High School dance team took home third place honors in the High Kick competition of the Suburban East Conference Championship and fifth place in the Jazz/Funk segment on Jan. 13 in Roseville. “We are thrilled with the third-place finish in Kick,” East Ridge co-head coach Ashley Stoffel said.
The Park gymnastics team topped rival Woodbury 139.725 to 128.7 on Thursday, Jan. 16, in Woodbury.
Ranked 15th in Class AAA and unbeaten thus far in the Suburban East Conference, Park kept up its winning ways with a 35-29 win over Mounds View last Thursday. The win put Park’s record at 7-0 in the SEC on the year.