I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position.
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Saturday East Ridge 3, Hastings 2 (OT) It took extra time on Saturday, but East Ridge was able to pull out the road victory against Hastings with a 3-2 final score. Hastings jumped on a lead first with a goal in the first period and a quick goal in the second period. East Ridge responded with a goal from Jack McVey to make it a 2-1 deficit heading into the third period. The Raptors scored once in the third period by Tanner Johnson to tie the game up at 2-2, which meant overtime was coming into play.
Friday East Ridge 90, Forest Lake 41 East Ridge continued its dominant streak with a 90-41 win over Forest Lake on Friday night. The Raptors scored 63 points in the first half to take a 63-22 lead. Kendall Brown led the team with 23 points, while Ben Carlson finished with 15 points. Patrick Lynott and Zach Zebrowski also finished the night in double digits as they scored 13 and 12 points respectively. East Ridge will hit the road once again on Tuesday, Jan. 22 as they head to White Bear Lake at 7:15 p.m. White Bear Lake 81, Park 67
Friday White Bear Lake 49, Park 44 It was a back-and-forth game between Park and White Bear Lake on Friday night, but the Bears ended up with the 49-44 win over the Wolfpack. Madeline Blumberg led the Wolfpack with 12 points, while Saren Croker ended the night with nine points. Park will return home on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. as Mounds View travels over to the Wolfpack. Thursday New Life Academy 57, Spectrum 55
Saturday East Ridge The East Ridge wrestling team hosted a two-day tournament on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 with 20 other teams participating in the tournament. The Raptors took fifth place as a whole, but battled the injury bug all weekend. The individual wrestlers had to wrestle a handful of matches in a short period of time. That can do some damage on the body and it showed for East Ridge on the second day of the tournament. Tanner Holt, Royce Hogue, Roman Rogotzke and Marco Cavallaro all ended the weekend with medical forfeits.
Tuesday PWER Boys The boys traveled to Elm Creek on Tuesday to compete with three other schools in their conference. The Park, Woodbury and East Ridge team finished in last place with a score of 422. The team was right behind White Bear Lake, which finished third with 433 points. The winner of the race on Tuesday was Stillwater, while Roseville finished in the second-place spot.
Thursday Park 5, East Ridge 4 It was a rollercoaster of emotions from both sides of the bench in Thursday night's game between Park and East Ridge at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. After 10 minutes of playing the first period, it looked like East Ridge was heading home with the win. Park made the slow comeback and used all 51 minutes of the game. The game was tied 4-4 with about six minutes left in the third period. During those last few minutes, the puck was being hit back-and-forth with even possession from both teams.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 Boys Basketball: Math and Science Academy at Academy for Sciences and Ag, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 Nordic Skiing: East Ridge and Park at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 3:45 p.m. Gymnastics: East Ridge at Stillwater, 6 p.m. Park at White Bear Lake, 6 p.m. Boys Swimming: Stillwater at East Ridge, 6 p.m. Park at Cretin-Derham Hall, 6 p.m. Wrestling: Park at Stillwater, 7 p.m. Boys Hockey: Park at East Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball: Forest Lake at East Ridge, 7 p.m. Spectrum at New Life Academy, 6 p.m.
Thursday Apple Valley 4, East Ridge 3 It was a back-and-forth game for all three periods, but Apple Valley came out with the extra goal to win 4-3 over East Ridge on Thursday night. Apple Valley scored first, but East Ridge came right back with a goal from Ben Marburger to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the second period. East Ridge gained the lead with a goal from Tyler Wendshau, but Apple Valley tied the game up to head into the third period.
Saturday East Ridge 2, Woodbury 1 East Ridge and Woodbury looked at this Saturday game from two different perspectives. For East Ridge, it was a chance to stop the two-game losing streak and get back on the right track with only about a month left until the section tournament. For Woodbury, it was a chance to extend its winning streak to two after a 1-0 win over Irondale on Friday. Before the game on Saturday, the two teams had pink hockey sticks to support cancer awareness. The two teams were also pretty lose.
Tuesday Woodbury 52, East Ridge 48 It was a big night in the city of Woodbury as Woodbury and East Ridge squared off for a girls basketball rivalry game. It was a back-and-forth game between the two teams as Woodbury gained a 22-21 lead at the half. That tight game stayed the same in the second half, but the Royals finished on top with a 52-48 victory over the Raptors. "This is always a game we look forward to in the season," said Carley West. "It's nice to earn the win for our team and our high school."