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Sports roundup from Friday, February 21


The Alexandria swimming and diving team hosted the prelims of the Section 5A meet on Friday night with plenty of Cardinals swimmers earning a trip to the finals that start at the Discovery Middle School pool at 3 p.m. today.

The 200-medley relay team of Brandon McCormick, Elliot Jacobson, Mark Kallevig and Max Jacobson took second in the prelims with a time of 1:44.10. Ben Tollefson (1:59.92), Riley Maanum (2:04.30) and Nick Chromey (2:02.12) qualified for the finals in the 200 freestyle.

Mark Kallevig won the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.27 heading into the finals. Brandon McCormick followed in third (2:10.62), Elliot Jacobson was sixth (2:14.61) and D’Anthony Moorer was seventh (2:16.09).

Max Jacobson added a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle in 22.92. Luke Houska qualified for the finals with a 14th-place finish (24.35). Kallevig qualified in the 100 butterfly, taking second in 57.10. Moorer was eighth in 1:01.19. Max Jacobson also took second in the 100 freestyle in 50.50. Brady Wolkow will join him in the finals after taking seventh in 51.44 and Houska took 15th to sneak into the finals in 53.97.

Tellefson and Eric Welle finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 500 freestyle to qualify. Maanum was 10th. The team of E. Jacobson, Maanum, Houska and Wolkow took fifth in the 200 freestyle relay. McCormick was seventh in the 100 backstroke to reach the finals and Chromey and Josh Flatau also snuck in with the last two qualifying spots.

Elliot Jacobson paced the Cardinals in the 100 breaststroke with a second-place finish in 1:02.91. Chromey will join him in the finals after taking fifth and Chad Blank (13th) and Welle (16th) will also swim in the finals.

The team of McCormick, Maanum, Houska and Wolkow wrapped up the day for Alexandria on Friday with a sixth-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay to secure a spot in the finals.

Check back at the Echo Press website tonight for a story on this afternoon's finals.


The Alexandria wrestling team will have a big showing in today’s will have a good showing in today’s semifinal round of the Section 8AAA individual wrestling tournament in Bemidji.

The Cardinals had nine wrestlers advance with wins during yesterday’s first-round matchups. Ben Bogart (106), Adam Johnson (113), Dylan Kriese (120), Tryg Burgau (126), Trent Piepenburg (132), Blake Olhausen (138), Dustin Neu (152), Mike Schluter (182) and Justin Cumberbatch (195) will all wrestle for a spot in the title match today after winning their opening matches on Friday.

Click here for the full brackets of each weight class. Click here for a rundown of today's schedule in Bemidji. 


Ashby 54, Brandon-Evansville 45

Brandon-Evansville head coach Dick Simpson knew Friday night’s game against Ashby would be a test for his team and the Arrows proved to be too much in a 54-45 win for Ashby.

The Chargers got 24 points and 14 rebounds from Emma Friedrich but it wasn’t enough as the Arrows overcame a 25-24 deficit at the half. Cassandra Jordan led the way with 18 points for Ashby and Abbi Ras added 11.

As a team we are coming together and playing as a unit on both ends of the court,” Ashby head coach Troy Mickelson said. “Tonight was a good example of that. We we able to get some good pressure on the ball, which helped us contain the Lady Chargers from behind the arc.  

The loss dropped the Chargers to 9-3 in the LEC and into a second-place tie with Battle Lake. The Arrows improved to 5-16 overall and to 4-8 in the league.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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