Sports

Holding fish caught while ice fishing.

With a motto that aptly states, “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” well, we all know just how important those glistening and gleaming bodies of water are to us in the bold north. We swim in them, we boat on them, we picnic around them, we catch fish in them.

One of the happiest days of Woodbury native Eric Miller's 25 years was Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Courtney Brown Jr., a player on the East Ridge High School boys basketball team

After last year’s season ended in heartbreak, the East Ridge Raptors boys’ basketball team is back and stronger than ever—with their sights set on a rebound.

Parents, kids and coaches embrace hockey “family”

The cities of Woodbury and Hermantown, Minnesota are about 150 miles apart. But for the young hockey players—and parents—who participated in the Minnesota State PeeWee AA level championship game in March, the two communities could just as well be neighbors.

To provide the best holistic youth soccer development in Minnesota, REV Soccer Club, Woodbury Soccer Club and their respective community organizations are merging to become Salvo Soccer Club.

In February of 2013, Woodbury resident Randy Neyens created his business Sport Lockrz: hand-crafted storage lockers, sold online to encourage athletes to take better care of their gear.

After a long and intense season, the Woodbury High School competitive cheer team took first place at the national championship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida back in February. “It was really exciting to see how thrilled they were,” says coach Andria Mattlin.

Daniel Oturu, current high school senior and four-star basketball player at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, will take his hoops talents to the University of Minnesota. “I wanted to make people in Minnesota proud,” Oturu says. “I really wanted to be a Gopher.”

Twenty-one years ago, Jeanne and Bill Brino moved from New Jersey to Woodbury with their 2-year-old daughter. “We really felt welcomed here,” Jeanne says. Next month, the couple will help roll out the welcome mat at Super Bowl 52, set for February 4 at U.S.

Woodbury native Jake Guentzel will remember the summer of 2017 for the rest of his life. On the night of June 11, he helped his NHL Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators in a six-game series.  

Then, on Thursday, July 13, Guentzel brought the Stanley Cup to Woodbury.

Back in the late '80s, spectators at Woodbury High School junior varsity girls’ basketball games became accustomed to an unusual sight: a 6-year-old kid standing in one corner of the gym, making hand signals and pretending to referee the game.

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