A photo gallery of the Woodbury High School lacrosse team set to music.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, August 1, 2011
The standout Royals boys lacrosse player will compete for the Bison in 2012
The North Dakota State University men’s lacrosse team announced Wednesday that Woodbury attacker Ben Alberts is part of its 2012 recruiting class. Alberts, a varsity player with the Royals since eighth grade, scored 137 points over his past two seasons. He average 5.25 points per game during that span, and in 2011 he was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Lacrosse Award. “We truly lucked out getting Ben," Bison coach Zach Bosh said in a press release. "He was the last addition to our recruiting class. His accomplishments in high school are impressive but I feel his game is only going to get better with more talent around him. He will definitely be a spark for us this year.” As a senior, Alberts compiled 35 goals and 37 assists while leading …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Woodbury players brave the heat to compete in Oakdale tournament.
Temperatures were steamy and the fields soggy from Friday night's downpours as Woodbury youth lacrosse players took part in a tournament at Skyview Middle School on Saturday in Oakdale. Six teams from throughout the region took part in the tournament including Oakdale, Woodbury, Farmington, Hastings, White Bear Lake and Eagan.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Four Woodbury Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota teams competed Thursday night.
Four Woodbury youth lacrosse squads met for a contest at the Bielenberg Sports Center Thursday. Woodbury resident Pat Donaghy, an assistant coach at Woodbury High School and the East District director for the Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota, said the league actually had to turn away some players this year. The sport, he said, “is obviously just exploding.” “It’s getting more and more popular every year,” Donaghy said. Why the growth? “It’s a summer sport that’s fast-paced and it takes a lot of practice—but every time a kid pocks up a stick they get better and better,” Donaghy said. “It’s almost like a cult; you see kids carrying their sticks everywhere.” Donaghy said he’s seen steady improvements in the league’s quality of play over recent …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Royals, Raptors fall in later rounds of respective sectional tournaments.
The spring season came to a close for the Woodbury boys lacrosse and East Ridge softball teams this week as the Royals and Raptors lost in the later rounds of their respective sectional tournaments. Woodbury Boys Lacrosse: Blake 11, Royals 1 After the Woodbury boys lacrosse team claimed one of its most historic wins—8-6 at Edina in the Section 5 quarterfinals on May 27—the Royals saw their playoff run come to a sudden halt in an 11-1 loss at state power Blake on Tuesday in Hopkins. Thomas Gand scored the Royals' lone goal late in the game as the Bears proved to be too much for upstart Woodbury. The Royals wrapped up the 2011 season with a 7-9 record. East Ridge Softball: Hill-Murray 9, Raptors 4 With a 9-4 loss to Hill-Murray in the one-…
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Royals score twice in fourth quarter, win 8-6 at Edina on Friday night.
The Woodbury boys lacrosse team on Friday advanced to the Section 5 semifinals for the first time after an 8-6 win at Edina in a quarterfinal matchup. Third-seeded Edina led No. 6 seed Woodbury by a narrow margin for much of the game before Jim Redesill tied the game at 6-6 late in the third quarter. The senior midfielder then gave the Royals the lead for good, 7-6, on a power play with just under three minutes elapsed in the fourth quarter—setting off a jubilant celebration on the Woodbury sidelines and among the blue-clad fans bundled in the stands on a chilly evening. With senior goaltender Alex Linnerooth and the Royals defense holding off Edina's desperate attempts at an equalizer, senior midfielder Christian Turner bought the …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Royals valiant against top seeded Eastview, lose 4-3 in Inver Grove Heights.
Despite a valiant effort, the Woodbury boys tennis team saw its season come to an end with a narrow loss to the top seed in its sectional championship match on Wednesday. Woodbury Boys Tennis: Eastview 4, Royals 3 After defeating No. 2 seed Eagan in the Section 3AA semifinals on Monday, the third-seeded Woodbury boys tennis team came ever-so-close to pulling off another upset over a South Suburban Conference squad in the championship match on Wednesday. The Royals took No. 1 seeded Eastview to the limit at Simley High School before falling 4-3 after a thrilling afternoon in Inver Grove Heights. Jake Sajevic and Jason Lu won for Woodbury at No. 2 and 3 singles, with the No. 3 doubles team of Zach Moore and Jan Groth also emerging …
As of Wednesday, the senior midfielder had 35 goals and 37 assists this season for the Royals, which began section play on Wednesday.
Woodbury senior Ben Alberts was selected as one of seven finalists for the 2011 Minnesota Mr. Lacrosse Award. The Mr. Lacrosse Award winner will be announced Sunday, June 5, at the Grand Ballroom at River Centre in St. Paul, two days before the state lacrosse tournament kicks off. As of Wednesday, Alberts helped Woodbury to a 5-8 record this season and the sixth seed in the Section 5 playoffs. The Royals began section play on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home against Roseville Area. In 13 games this season, Alberts scored 35 goals and added a team-high 37 assists. He led the team with 72 points in the regular season, which is the second highest point total in the state behind Blake's George Ordway's 74, according to mnlaxhub.com.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Royals' losing streak hits 14 games with mid-week losses to Cretin-Derham Hall and Roseville.
Woodbury Baseball: Losing Streak Hits 14 Games For Royals Defeats of 5-1 and 6-1 to Cretin-Derham Hall and Roseville on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, increased the Woodbury baseball team's losing streak to 14 games heading into a regular-season finale at White Bear Lake on Friday. The Royals' last victory came against Suburban East Conference leader Forest Lake on April 18. Since that point, Woodbury has dropped to 3-16 overall and 3-14 in conference play. Ryan Fritze leads the offense with a .438 batting average, 11 runs scored and 20 RBIs and is also pacing the pitching staff with a 2.50 earned run average, two wins and 19 strikeouts. Woodbury/East Ridge Girls Lacrosse: Roseville 17, Griffins 10 The Woodbury/East Ridge girls …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The postseason begins locally as Royals and Raptors compete in Section 3AA Tournament on Tuesday.
The postseason officially began locally on Tuesday as the Woodbury and East Ridge boys tennis teams both competed in the opening round of the Section 3AA Tournament. Woodbury Boys Tennis: Royals 7, Park 0 The Woodbury boys tennis team, seeded third in the sectional, had no trouble disposing of No. 14 seed Park, 7-0, in the first round of 3AA play at Woodbury High School to advance to the quarterfinal bracket. Individual results were not available. The Royals will host No. 6 seed Bloomington Jefferson on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. East Ridge Boys Tennis: Jefferson 5, Raptors 2 A 5-2 loss to Jefferson ended the team season for 11th-seeded East Ridge in the sectional boys tennis tournament opener on Tuesday. Individual results were not available. …