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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Tuesday Park 6, Woodbury 0 Park head coach Steve Morse wanted to see the Wolfpack fight hard from the opening puck drop. The first period was hard fought, but it ended in a 0-0 tie. Then, the Wolfpack offense exploded in the second period with five goals and added one more goal in the third period to end the game with a 6-0 win over local rivalry Woodbury. "We need to fight hard starting at the opening puck drop instead of at the beginning of the third period," Morse said. "It was good to see us fight every minute and it showed with a good win."
Tuesday East Ridge 46, Mounds View 40 East Ridge started its conference season as Mounds View traveled to the Perch on Tuesday night and the Raptors came out with a big 46-40 victory. The Raptors led after the first half with a 24-20 lead and held onto that lead in the second half. East Ridge received some help from Ella Stegeman and Kate Burns who each scored in double digits. Stegeman led the team with 15 points, while Burns scored 12 points.
Tuesday New Life Academy 65, Heritage Christian Academy 40 New Life Academy controlled the majority of the game on Tuesday night as the Eagles defeated Heritage Christian Academy with a 65-40 final score. The Eagles had two players score in double digits. Konner Ware led the team with 20 points, while Michael Reader finished the night with 13 points. This win improves New Life's record to 2-1 on the early season and the Eagles will host another home game on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. as they take on St. Paul Humboldt.
If one overtime game wasn't enough, Woodbury had a second overtime game this week. This time the Royals scored in overtime to capture the 3-2 win over White Bear Lake on Saturday night. White Bear Lake scored one goal in the first and second periods to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. Woodbury came back in the third period as Isabel Lippai and Amelia Karelitz each scored a goal for the Royals to tie the game. In overtime, Isabel Chmielewski scored the winning goal for Woodbury as the Royals improved their record to 2-4-3 on the season.
Woodbury scored four goals in the first period, five goals in the second and three goals in the third to win 12-2 over North St. Paul on Saturday. Ben Tarlton, Kevin O'Connor, Quinn Krueger and Ben Tschida each scored goals in the first period. Krueger, Zach Brenstein, Zach Lanz, Luke Danielson and Brad Mauder each scored goals for the Royals in the second period. Finally, Tschida, O'Connor and Jaxon Hill each scored goals in the final period to give Woodbury the final score of 12-2.
The Royals hosted the Woodbury Duals on Saturday with eight teams in attendance. Woodbury fed off of the home attendance throughout the entire day and it led to some good duals for the Royals. The first dual for Woodbury was against Cambridge. After all the matches, the two teams were tied 33-33 causing the dual to go to the ninth tiebreaker which is most first points earned by a team. That tiebreaker went to Cambridge and Woodbury lost the first dual with a final score of 34-33.
It was an in-town rivalry on Thursday night as East Ridge hosted Woodbury in the season-opener for girls gymnastics. It was a big night for three girls on East Ridge and two other girls on Woodbury. The Raptors came out with the team win over the Royals, 140.2-118.725. Cassie Kahrer for East Ridge was the all-around winner as she finished with wins in three of the four events and total score of 35.6. Kahrer finished first in the vault (9.525), parallel uneven bars (9.175) and floor exercise (9.55), while also earning fifth in the balance beam (7.35).
It was a close game heading into the half as East Ridge trailed White Bear Lake 29-27, but the Bears ran off with the 56-43 win on Friday night. Kate Burns led the Raptors with 20 points, while Madalyn Slavin finished with 13 points as the only two players to score in double digits. East Ridge will host Mounds View for its first conference home game of the season. The Raptors tip-off on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Thursday Concordia Academy 59, New Life Academy 47
On Thursday night, the boys swimming and diving season started with a bang as Woodbury and East Ridge competed in the Suburban East Conference Relays. East Ridge In the 400-yard medley relay, the Raptors finished third, sixth and eighth with their teams. The third place team included Carter Smith, Jakow Heide, William Cho and Casey McGrath who finished with a time of 3:46.70.
The East Ridge High School was packed with seven different schools as they prepared for another Suburban East Conference meet for the dance teams. The dance teams got together on Monday, Nov. 26 for the jazz competition and this past Monday, the teams competed in the kick division. Forest Lake took home the title from Monday with 358 out of 500 points, while Mounds View was a close second with 334 out 500 points. East Ridge, Park and Woodbury finished fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively.