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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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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The Minnesota United football club’s final two home matches of the 2013 regular season will be televised the next two Saturdays. Woodbury High School graduates Brian and Brent Kallman both play for Minnesota United FC, which is planning on training at Bielenberg Sports Complex starting in 2014
This morning East Ridge, Park and Woodbury found out who they'll face in the opening round of the 32-team Class 6A tournament.
East Ridge defeated Hastings 35-6 on the road Wednesday in the regular season finale to earn sole possession of the Suburban East Conference title – its first in school history – and what will most likely be a No. 1 seed in next week’s playoffs.
Like last year, the season came to an end for the Park girls soccer team in a shootout loss in the section tournament.