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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When Park head girls basketball coach Stephanie Tolkinen thinks about Sydney Lamberty, a game five years ago against Forest Lake comes to mind.
After wrapping up the season with a second-place finish in the Minnesota Class AA state meet this past fall, the East Ridge girls cross country team hit the Pacific Northwest to go up against the top teams in the nation at the 10th annual Nike Cross Nationals.
A number of area runners started out their Thanksgiving by burning some calories before their big meal.
Wolfpack dance team fundraiser The Park Wolfpack dance team will be having a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 8-10 a.m. Each breakfast consists of three pancakes, scrambled eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, coffee, juice and tower beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids and seniors. Park girls basketball alumni game Jan. 3 The Park girls basketball team will be holding its annual Alumni Night on Friday, Jan. 3 when the Wolfpack host Cretin-Derham Hall. Tip-off is set for 7:15 p.m.
Park beat Forest Lake 34-31 on Thursday, Dec. 12, at Forest Lake High School, giving the Wolfpack its first win over the Rangers in 16 years.
The Park girls basketball team didn’t schedule any cupcakes to open the 2013-14 season. The Wolfpack took on four of the best teams in its section, Section 3AAAA, to start the year – and came away with a 3-1 record.
Park’s momentum hit a snag last week as the Wolfpack began Suburban East Conference play.
The New Life Academy boys basketball team has jumped out to a good start this season.
The New Life Academy girls basketball team is off to a 3-1 start.
The East Ridge boys basketball team began the Suburban East Conference season on the right foot.