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 New Life Academy soccer team’s season came to an end in the Section 4A semifinals with a 5-2 loss to the Hill-Murray Pioneers on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The New Life Academy Eagles volleyball team posted two solid wins last week against Minnehaha Academy and St. Agnes, before falling to Southwest Christian.
The Park girls swimming and diving team was sunk by Suburban East Conference foe Cretin-Derham Hall 94-84 in the Wolfpack’s most recent meet, held Thursday, Oct. 10, at Cottage Grove Middle School.
Park senior runner Evan Bonneson earned all-conference honors, leading the way for the Wolfpack boys cross country team at the Suburban East Conference championship meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Stacy.
Behind seven all-conference performances, the Raptors cruised to their fourth consecutive conference championship title at the Suburban East Conference meet held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Stacy.
East Ridge beat Woodbury 3-0 in what was the regular season finale and the first match-up of the year between the two District 833 and Suburban East Conference rivals. The Raptors earned the fifth seed in Section 4AAA and face 12th seed Minneapolis South at The Perch in Woodbury on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the first round.
Park lost to Hastings in its regular-season finale and was dealt the 10th seed in the 12-team Section 3AAA playoff tournament. The Wolfpack takes on seventh-seed Bloomington Kennedy on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
According to team sources, East Ridge senior center J.C. Hassenauer has a strain in his right knee.
It’s the moment every football player fears. Three minutes into a home game against rival Park, East Ridge senior running back Nick Leach was taken down awkwardly along the visitor’s sideline. He got up and limped a few steps before going back to his knees. As the medical staff ran onto the field, Leach stayed there momentarily, pounding his fist on the turf. He tried to get up and walk once more, shaking off assistance before finally accepting a hand off the field.
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