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 East Ridge girls tennis team ended a historic regular season last week. Now, they'll face rival Woodbury in the postseason.
The Park girls soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 pounding of Suburban East Conference foe Hastings on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The Park boys soccer team took care of business last week, beating a pair of Suburban East Conference opponents to end an eight-game winless streak.
East Ridge wanted to show its Suburban East Conference supremacy, but perennial power Cretin-Derham Hall had other plans.
The Park girls swimming and diving team lost a pair of meets last week. The Wolfpack fell 108-70 to Suburban East Conference foe Mounds View on Thursday, Sept. 19 and lost a close non-conference meet to Red Wing, 93-88, on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
After starting the season 7-1, the Park volleyball team opened Suburban East Conference play last week with a pair of 3-0 losses to Roseville and Woodbury.
The Park girls soccer team saw its nine-game winning streak to start the season come to an end with a 4-2 loss at Mounds View last Tuesday, then dropped a second-straight Suburban East Conference game, 1-0, at White Bear Lake (3-5-1; 3-2 SEC) two days later.
The Cottage Grove Athletic Association held a Saturdays at the Park event in St. Paul Park for the first time at the newly built basketball court at Heritage Park. St. Paul Park Mayor Keith Franke stopped by for a visit.
The East Ridge girls tennis team was nearly perfect last week, going 2-1 in its three matches improving to 6-4 on the year and 5-2 in the Suburban East Confernce.
The New Life volleyball team won a pair of conference matches last week, winning both 3-0 against rival Maranatha Christian on Tuesday, and Lester Prairie on Thursday.