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Alexandria 99, Fergus Falls 87

The Cardinal swimming and diving team got its third win of the season on Thursday night with in a tight battle against Fergus Falls that evened Alexandria's record at 3-3 in the Central Lakes Conference.


These two teams exchanged leads three times before the Cardinals won despite getting only four wins in the 12 events. Alexandria used its depth to overcome that and post some high scores.

Madalyn Winger got two of those four wins. She took the 500 freestyle in 5:43.65 and the 200 freestyle in 2:08.06. Hannah Eklund got the other individual win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.38. The 400 freestyle relay team of Mikayla Meece, Heather Johnson, Ally Timm and Winger then sealed the win with a victory to wrap up the meet.


Alexandria 1, Fergus Falls 0

The Cardinal girls' soccer team battled through some wet conditions in Fergus Falls to get back on track after a loss to St. Cloud Cathedral with a 1-0 win over Fergus Falls.

Alexandria (12-2, 10-0 CLC) got the only goal of the night 16 minutes into the second half as Anna Spanbauer found Emily Korkowski. She knew what to do with it as Korkowski beat the Otters' keeper from 20 yards out to give her team all the offense it needed. The defense and keeper Sarah Bruzek did the rest as Bruzek used seven saves to get her ninth shutout of the season.


Alexandria 3, Fergus Falls 0

The Alexandria boys' soccer team used three second-half goals to run away from Fergus Falls and improve to 5-8-2 overall and 4-6-1 in the Central Lakes Conference.

Jack Schneider got the scoring going with an unassisted goal in the 45th minute. It didn't take long for Grant Zwilling to add to that as he took a pass from Spencer Lucas and scored in the 50th minute. Kevin Roedel then put things away with a goal off an assist from Kagen Foster.

Zach Lamb got his first shutout of the season with six saves as Alexandria outshot the Otters 17-6.


Osakis 3, Royalton 0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-22)

The Osakis volleyball team wrapped up the North side of the Prairie Conference on Thursday night with a 3-0 sweep over Royalton.

The Silverstreaks (17-5, 8-0 Prairie) got 12 kills apiece from Brooke Sorenson and Brittney Sadlemyer to help their team hold off a feisty Royalton team in sets of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-22. Mackenzie Staloch had 16 assists and 10 digs, while Sadlemyer added five blocks to her night and Ariel Chalmers finished with a team-high 17 digs.

The win for Osakis came without the help of senior do-everything setter Annalise Savageau, who was out with an illness. Abby Stroup filled in that spot and helped Staloch out with 10 assists herself.

Ashby 3, Parkers Prairie 2 (13-25, 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 16-14)

The Ashby volleyball team persevered through a tight fifth set to beat Little Eight Conference rival Parkers Prairie 3-2 on Thursday night.

Cassandra Jordan had a nice night defensively with 34 digs and 39 serve receives. Alexis Ness had a team-high 13 kills. Paige Nelson added eight kills and Madison Van Santen finished 18-for-18 serving with nine points, two aces, 18 assists, 25 digs and two kills. The Arrows improved to 6-13 and 3-4 in the LEC and dropped the Panthers to 4-13 and 4-4 in conference play.

LPGE 3, WCA 2 (25-22, 11-25, 20-25, 26-24, 15-13)

The West Central Area volleyball team watched a 2-1 lead slip away on Thursday as Long Prairie-Grey Eagle won tight sets in the fourth and fifth to come away with the win.

Tiana Christenson had another nice night in a losing effort for the Knights. She finished with 15 kills, 25 digs and two block assists. Christina Kruize had 36 assists and 29 digs, while Holly Van Kempen controlled things at the net with 19 kills and seven blocks. West Central Area fell to 9-6 overall and to 4-4 in the Prairie Conference. The Knights remain one game up of LPGE in the league standings as the Thunder moved to 3-5 in Prairie play and 5-14 overall.

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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