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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The Park dance team competed in the Suburban East Conference championship meet on Jan.
The East Ridge girls basketball team flexed its muscles last week. The Raptors won two Suburban East Conference games, beating Cretin-Derham Hall 62-50 and Stillwater 49-42 before taking down non-conference foe Irondale 70-36 to once again prove they’ll likely be a formidable team in the second half of the year. The wins improved East Ridge’s record to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC on the year. East Ridge started the week dispatching of Cretin-Derham Hall (7-7; 3-4 SEC) at The Perch in Woodbury on Tuesday. The Raptors opened up a 34-22 first-half lead on the Raiders then cruised to the wi
Matt Van Horn may be gone, but the Park wrestling team wants to ensure he won’t soon be forgotten.
Newport’s Mimi Wiencke is currently in Europe for her final three Olympic qualifying races. Wiencke is the top-ranked women’s alpine snowboard racer in the country and an Olympic hopeful in two events —the parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom. She was in Jauerling, Austria, on Jan. 10 and Bad Gastein, Austria on Jan. 12. Her final qualifying event will be on Jan. 18 in Rogla, Slovenia. The Sochi Olympics open on Feb. 6. Park senior guard Sydney Lamberty was nominated to play in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American basketball games.
The PWER (Park, East Ridge and Woodbury) Nordic ski teams braved the elements last week to take on the rest of the Suburban East Conference in a meet at Battle Creek Regional Park in St. Paul on Wednesday.
Though shorthanded, the East Ridge boys basketball team persevered to earn a 54-45 Suburban East Conference win over White Bear Lake on Friday, Jan. 10, at East Ridge High School.
The East Ridge girls basketball team bounced back from a 55-39 Suburban East Conference loss to White Bear Lake Thursday with a 51-38 non-conference win over Burnsville on the road Friday.
The Park girls basketball breezed past Mounds View with a 65-49 win on Friday, Jan. 10, in Mounds View to remain undefeated in the Suburban East Conference.
Mounds View opened up a 44-17 first-half lead on the way to a 39-point win over Park on Friday, Jan. 10, at Park High School.
The East Ridge gymnastics team shined in a big spot on Thursday.