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Sports roundup from Saturday, January 18

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Sports roundup from Saturday, January 18
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
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ALEXANDRIA BLIZZARD

Granite City 6, Blizzard 3

Granite City pulled out a 6-3 home victory over the Alexandria Blizzard on Saturday in Sauk Rapids.

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Tom Schmidt, Mick Dhein and Ian Ecklund all scored for Alexandria, but Drew Otto scored twice for Granite City.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Alexandria 5, Northern Lakes 1

The Alexandria girls’ hockey team ended a two game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Northern Lakes. Find out more about the game in this EchoPress.com article.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Alexandria 66, Moorhead 56

The Alexandria boys’ basketball team stopped a five game losing streak with a 66-56 win over Moorhead on the road Saturday.

BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING

Alexandria second at Section 5A True Team

The Alexandria boys’ swimming and diving team took second place behind Melrose/Sauk Centre Fusion at the Section 5A True Team swimming meet held Saturday at Discovery Middle School.

Mark Kallevig had the only first place finish for Alexandria in the 100 yard butterfly.

The top relay finish for Alexandria was a second place for the 200 yard medley relay team of Brandon McCormick, Elliot Jacobson, Kallevig and Brady Wolkow.

Other top finishes for the Cardinals included a second place finish for Mark Kallevig in the 200 yard individual medley, a third place finish for Max Jacobson in the 100 yard freestyle, a third place finish for Ben Tollefson in the 500 yard freestyle, a second place finish for Elliot Jacobson in the 100 yard breaststroke and a third place finish for Nick Chromey in the 100 yard breaststroke.

WRESTLING

Minnewaska fifth in Benson

Minnewaska wrestling took fifth place out of six teams at the Benson Braves Classic wrestling tournament on January 18.

Ryan Stottler had the only first place finish for Minnewaska at 170 pounds in Benson. Other top finishes included second place at 113 pounds for Joseph Weaver, third place for Spencer Winter at 120 pounds, second place for Weston Lardy at 145 pounds and third place for Caleb Blaisdell at 152 pounds.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is the sports editor at the Pierce County Herald. Before working at the Herald, Blaze was a sports reporter at the Alexandria Echo Press for one year and 10 months. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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