Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The football team is participating in this year’s Woodbury Lions Community Garage Sale for the first time as part of an effort to raise funds for the program.
The Woodbury High School football team is hosting a garage sale as a way to raise money for “everything from coaching to equipment to socks,” says Julie Bunch, who helps with promotions. “It’s just something new we’re trying this year,” she said. Team members and parents have been working to get things ready for the Woodbury Lions Community Garage Sale, which runs May 9-11. The football team is holding its sale at 1592 Tamberwood Trail: As might be expected, there’s a good deal of sports equipment that will be available at the sale, along with typical items such as antiques, household goods and electronics, Bunch said. It was nice to see the response from the community as the garage sale was being organized, she said. “We had somebody call…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The state dropped two spots in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual rankings.
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) Minnesota is still among the top states in “bike friendliness,” but its ranking fell a couple notches in 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The state was ranked fourth this year, down from second in 2012. It ranked high in legislation and enforcement, policies and programs and education and encouragement. But it was middle of the pack in infrastructure and funding and lower tier in evaluation and planning. Minnesota was also missing three of the league’s “Top 10 Signs of Success: Use the map above to see how Minnesota compares to other states in the various categories. Do you think Minnesota needs to do more to support cycling? Share your …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Guentzel, 18, notched 73 points (39 goals, 44 assists) in 60 regular season games.
The United States Hockey League on Friday announced that Woodbury native Jake Guentzel is the 2012-13 USHL Rookie of the Year. The designation was determined by a vote of USHL coaches and general managers, according to a release from the hockey league. Related: Woodbury Hockey Player on List of Prospects for 2013 NHL Draft Guentzel, 18, notched 73 points (39 goals, 44 assists) in 60 regular season games, ranking sixth overall in USHL scoring. He also had a 21-game point streak, tying the record for the USHL since 2002 (the Tier 1 era), according to the release. His point total also equaled a scoring record for his team, the Musketeers, in the Tier 1 era. “Obviously the hockey world has been long aware of Jake's talents—it runs in the …
The new bar and restaurant is set to open Monday, May 6.
The mechanical bull at the new Cowboy Jack’s in Woodbury is from the 1980 John Travolta movie Urban Cowboy. “It’s a little piece of trivia and it’s kind of fun,” said Chris Diebold, owner. He said it was a “super long story” getting the bull from the movie. The first mechanical bull he planned to buy didn’t pan out when the seller on eBay seemed a little fishy, Diebold said. The mechanical bull comes from Gilley’s, a bar in Texas that served as the backdrop for Urban Cowboy, he said. Related: Woodbury Cowboy Jack’s Sets Opening Date Diebold said he had to call in an electrician to do some work on the mechanical bull. “When we first got it, it ran like crazy,” he said. “It would kill you.” The plan is for the mechanical to be able to be …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Ayo Idowu, a 2009 Woobury High School graduate, is trying out for a spot on the Seattle Seahawks roster.
Ayo Idowu, a 2009 Woobury High School graduate, has been invited to an NFL tryout by the Seattle Seahawks, according to a Woodbury Bulletin article by Patrick Johnson. Idowu, a 6-2, 255-lb. defensive lineman who played college football at the University of St. Thomas last year, turned scouts' heads at a recent pro day, and may have what it takes to be a linebacker in the NFL. From the Woodbury Bulletin article: “From what I understand there’s seven or eight spots left, but I’m not going to think about that,” Idowu said. “I just want to be the best guy there. I’ve always been taught that if you’re the best you don’t have to worry about getting cut or losing your job.” READ THE WOODBURY BULLETIN ARTICLE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Justin Youngblom, Craig Moss and Angela McLean ran a marathon and then some.
Three Woodbury runners were among the 72 who finished the Trail Mix 50K on April 20 at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington. Finishers in the 50K race ranged in age from 22 to 69. First across the finish line among male racers was Jason Tischer, 38, of Blaine, with a time of 3:59:44. For women it was Sonya Decker, 46, of Minneapolis, with a time of 4:46:12. The Trail Mix is three races in one: Three different cross-country trail races are offered: 50K Ultra (solo), 25K (solo), and 50K Team (4-person teams/12.5K each runner). The beautiful course is run over hill and dale on wood chip and grass trails. Each clearly marked loop is 12.5 kilometers (7.75 miles) in length with three water stops per loop. ... Trail Mix race proceeds are …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Woodbury's Jake Guentzel is No. 80 on this year's list of North American hockey prospects.
Jake Guentzel, of Woodbury, is No. 80 on this year's list of North American hockey prospects, according to the NHL Draft Prospect Rankings on NHL.com. There are separate lists for European skaters, North American goalies and European goalies. Guentzel played high school hockey at Hill-Murray School, and he played for the Sioux City Musketeeers in the United States Hockey League. He is committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. This year's draft will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., starting on June 30. The draft lottery was held at 7 p.m. Monday. RELATED: Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, April 29, 2013
Because of state data practices law, school officials were unable to elaborate on the situation, but the district did take administrative action.
South Washington County Schools completed an investigation regarding a complaint against the Woodbury High School baseball coach and “appropriate administrative actions have been taken.” Coach Kevin McDermott did not immediately return a phone call Monday seeking comment. Patch contacted Jason Gonnion, Woodbury High School activities director, who said via email: A recent complaint was made against the coach, and the district completed an investigation into the allegations. At this point, appropriate administrative actions have been taken. Per Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, that is all the information we can share at this point in time. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, April 26, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area and Hudson.
Below is a collection of stories from east metro Patch sites: Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater and Hudson. In Woodbury, Down Goes the Dome The city held a dome-deflation ceremony Monday afternoon, marking a major step toward a $21.8 million expansion project. Chuck E. Cheese Plans to Come to Woodbury It’s part of the next wave of development at the Commerce Hill site, near the Woodbury SuperTarget. Starbucks Plans, Dickey’s Fire, Library vs. Jail Bookings: Editor’s Notebook Here are a few items that came across editor Kris Janisch’s desk lately. MnDOT Announces Lane Closures for I-94 The work is set to begin May 1. New Principal on Deck for Skyview Elementary in Oakdale Current Principal Carol Erickson is retiring. New Oakdale Preschool …
She was making the rounds at the Vikings draft party Thursday night at Mall of America Field.
Whitney V., of Woodbury, made the 2013 roster for the Minnesota Vikings cheerleader team. She was one of 52 candidates vying for a spot on the 20-member squad, which invited people to cast votes for their favorites. Whitney was making the rounds with her fellow cheerleaders Thursday night at the Vikings draft party at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis. The event included tours of the facility, the unveiling of the new Vikings uniforms and other events and activities. The team made a splash during the first round of the draft, selecting Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes and Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. It was the first time the team has made three picks in the first round since …