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Sports roundup from Saturday, March 8


Granite City 3, Alexandria 1

The Alexandria Blizzard fell 3-1 in the regular-season finale in what is a playoff preview with Granite City.

The Lumberjacks got a goal from David Kenney in the second period and two more from Billy Warren and Roy Grandov in the third to take a 3-0 lead in the third period. Alexandria's only goal came with 30 seconds left from Nate Mettenburg.

The Blizzard finished the regular season with a 31-17 record and in third place in the West Division.


WCA 37, Battle Lake 21

The West Central Area girls won a low-scoring game against Battle Lake 37-21 in the Section 6A  South semifinals on Saturday.

The Knights got 14 points and 11 rebounds from Abby Van Kempen. Tiana Christenson added 11 points and Holly Van Kempen finished with eight on a night when the Knights held the Battlers down all game.

"We really did a nice job of shutting down the things they do well," head coach Beth Hill said. "The girls kept fighting and worked together for another great team win. The support of all the fans from the WCA community has been awesome and helping to keep these girls going. They are working so hard and we are really proud of them."

The Knights will now play Wheaton-Herman-Norcross for the subsection title on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Morris.

Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 40, Ashby 25

A nice run for 10th-seeded Ashby came to an end on Saturday in the 6A South semifinals as sixth-seeded WHN handed the Arrows a 40-25 loss.

New London-Spicer 46, Minnewaska 32

The Minnewaska girls fell 46-32 to top-seeded New London-Spicer in the 6AA South semifinals on Saturday.

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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