Sports

With all of the action at Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) since its 2014 remodeling, Katie Broderick, facility operations technician, says she’s often asked the same question: “Where’s your ice guy?”

Brian Kallman is an alumnus of Woodbury High School, a retired professional soccer player and, as of last January, an entrepreneur.

As a child, memories of playing ball with mom and dad can be some of the simplest and most joyful. What Woodbury resident Frank White didn’t realize, however, was that when he played catch with his dad, Lou “Pud” White, he was playing with one of the greats.

Playing baseball in Minnesota can be tough. By August most summer leagues have wrapped up, and finding good winter facilities can mean traveling across the metro or farther.

Explaining the roller derby as “a bunch of girls on roller skates” doesn’t accurately paint the picture of the fast, elbow-throwing, ruthless women who make up the Minnesota RollerGirls.

Since opening in late 2012, the Ojibway Park Skate Plaza in Woodbury has been a hit with skateboarders and inline skaters who enjoy honing and showing off their skills and tricks, along with their frien

The 12-year-old boy was digging through his hockey bag for shin guards. Coming up empty, he gave his mom a call. The conversation went something like this:

Boy: “Mom, I can’t find my shin guards.”

Mom: “Did you leave them at home?”

Boy: “No, they were in my bag.”

Woodbury resident Bill Schafhauser, coach of the Hill-Murray School girls’ hockey team, has had a life-long love for the sport he coaches. The St. Paul native attended Hill-Murray himself, part of the class of 1980, and played on the varsity hockey team during his four years as a student there.

When the puck drops, Sally Guentzel is ready.

Springtime has us daydreaming about baseball. The smell of freshly cut grass, the peaceful symmetry of the diamond, the satisfying thwack of the bat—there’s something particularly beautiful about America’s favorite pastime.
   

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