High expectations met cold reality in the first week of the season for the East Ridge boys’ basketball team.
The Raptors feature future Division I players in forward Brian Ishola (North Dakota St.) and 6-11 center Ryan Keenan (Pepperdine). They lost two of their first three games — to Chanhassen and Shakopee, sandwiched around a victory over Mahtomedi — before cruising to an 83-35 victory over St. Louis Park on Tuesday. Through four games, the athletic Ishola is leading the team in scoring, averaging 16 points per game.
With its 63-35 victory over North St. Paul Tuesday, the Park of Cottage Grove boys’ basketball team evened its record at 2-2. The last time the Wolfpack was at .500 this late in the season was 2008.
Washington County wrestlers ranked among the top 10 by www.theguillotine.com:
120 pounds: Collin LaBrosse, Park, No. 3; Austin Braun, Woodbury, No. 8.
132: Reid Lyden, East Ridge, No. 4; Ty Johnson, Woodbury, No. 5; Dillon Nelson, Stillwater, No. 10
138: David Giadyu, Park, No. 8
145: James Pleski, Forest Lake, No. 1; Ben Donnelly, Woodbury No. 2.
160: Justin Herold-Plakut, Woodbury, No. 4
170: Eli McGeehan, Tartan, No. 10
182: T.J. O’Hara, Tartan, No. 2
220: Cody Linssen, Park, No. 6
Heavyweight: Jason Telin, Tartan, No. 7
145: Jordan Helmer, Mahtomedi, No. 7
170: Carter Focht, Mahtomedi, No. 7