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Sports roundup from Thursday, August 29


Osakis 40, Browerville 0

The Osakis football team used two defensive touchdowns in the first half to beat Browerville 40-0 in the season opener on Thursday night.

The Silverstreaks broke a seven-game losing streak to the Tigers in a game that was dominated by the Osakis defense. Tyler Spanswick forced a fumble on a fourth-down-play in the first quarter when he got to the quarterback on a blitz. Joey Kotek then scooped it up and went more than 80 yards for a touchdown. Hunter Scherr also had a big defensive play when he stepped in front of a Jackson Polak pass and went almost 65 yards for a touchdown that made it 18-0.

The Silverstreaks cruised from there. They got a touchdown from Wyatt Olson early in the second quarter and a nice 38-yard run by Trey Erie on a fourth-down play in the second half that all but ended it. Osakis added two more touchdowns in the final minutes to put the finishing touches on things.


Brainerd 122, Alexandria 78

The Cardinal swimming and diving team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 122-78 loss to Brainerd on Thursday night.

Alexandria got three wins in the Central Lakes Conference contest. Two of those came from Madalyn Winger, who finished first in the 200 IM (2:26.22) and the 500 freestyle (5:46.77). Hannah Eklund added the other win with a time of 1:12.24 in the 100 breaststroke.


Alexandria 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-9)

The Alexandria volleyball team evened its record at 1-1 and 1-0 in the Central Lakes Conference after a sweep of Apollo on Thursday night.

The Cardinals handled the Eagles with relative ease, winning 25-19 in the first two sets before running away with the third 25-9. Liz Schultz had a big night at the net with 17 kills, while Kalley Bistodeau and Wensia Johnson had seven and Amanda Christianson finished with eight kills. Amanda Haack set them up with 34 assists.

YME 3, Minnewaska 0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-23)

The Lakers couldn't keep up with Yellow Medicine East as the Sting swept Minnewaska by scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-23. 

Ariel Ostrander had eight kills to lead the Minnewaska attack. She also led the Lakers with 22 digs, while Taylor Amundson had 13 assists.

WCA 3, Hancock 0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-16)

The Knights got their second win in as many matches this season as they rolled past section foe Hancock on Thursday night. 

Holly Van Kempen had a team-high 10 kills and just one error at the net. She also had 10 digs, two blocks and two aces. Tiana Christenson led the defense with 19 digs.


Alexandria 2, Sartell 0

The Alexandria girls' soccer team got a big win in the Central Lakes Conference in a rematch of last year's section title game.

Anna Spanbauer had two assists and Anna Lee and Haley Burns each had goals to lead the offense. That was plenty for the Alexandria defense and goalkeeper Sarah Bruzek. Bruzek finished with 10 saves to record her second straight shutout.


Sartell 6, Alexandria 1

The Cardinal boys' soccer team fell behind early and fell by a score of 6-1 against Central Lakes Conference foe Sartell on Thursday night.

The Sabres scored in the second, 10th, 25th and 40th minutes to take a commanding lead by the break. Dan Kuhn got Alexandria on the board in the 59th minute with a goal, but that was all the offense the Cardinals could generate against Sartell as the Sabres added goals in the 62nd and 74th minutes. 

Zach Lamb had nine saves in the losing effort for Alexandria.


Alexandria 6, Rocori 1

The Cardinal tennis team cruized past Rocori for a Central Lakes Conference win.

Ellie Bergstrand, Carley Snell and Bria Schueler all won in straight sets to set the tone for Alexandria. Marissa Wheeler and Rachel Sjostrand won 6-3, 6-2 at first doubles, while Kerri Wilkins and Katie Peterson needed three sets to win at the second spot. Hannah Vickstrom and Abby Telander rounded things out with a 6-1, 7-5 win at third doubles. 

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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