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Sports roundup from Thursday, September 19


The Alexandria tennis team won 5-2 yesterday over Willmar.

The match victory included a sweep for the Cardinals’ doubles teams. Marissa Wheeler and Rachel Sjostrand won at first doubles (6-1, 6-0), Kim Wilkins and Kerri Wilkins won at second doubles (6-1, 6-1) and Abby Telander and Jenna Steffl won in three sets at third doubles (4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1)

In singles, Bria Schueler won for the Cardinals at third singles (7-5, 6-2) and at fourth singles (6-0, 6-2).

Cross Country

The Alexandria boys cross country team took second and the girls cross country team took third at the River Oaks Golf Club in Cold Springs yesterday.

Individually, the boys team’s top five runners were Aaron Runge in fifth, Trent Piepenburg in seventh, Colton Sailor in 10th, Austin Thom in 11th and Brandon Jerde in 17th.

For the girls, the top finishers were Bethany Hasz in first, Karly Betterman in 13th, Julia Sieling in 15th, Emily Thul in 16th and Kiyana Miller in 24th.


The Alexandria volleyball team won another match against a Central Lakes Conference opponent yesterday when they beat Willmar 3-0.

The Cardinals were able to come out on top in each of the three close sets they played over Willmar (25-23, 25-18, and 25-22).

Liz Schultz led the Cardinals with 12 kills in the match, and Gretchen Watkins led the team with 11 digs. Amanda Haack had 34 assists in the match.


Kayla Vanderveur scored the only goal in the game for the Alexandria girls soccer team and that was enough for them in a 1-0 victory over Moorhead yesterday.

The Cardinals were outshot 15-5 in the match, but head coach Tom Roos said their defense was able to keep Moorhead’s offense outside of the penalty area.

The Alexandria boys’ soccer team lost a road game against St. Cloud Tech. 2-1 in overtime yesterday.

The only offense for the Cardinals yesterday came in the second half when Spencer Lucas scored, assisted by Kevin Roedel. But St. Cloud Tech scored with four minutes left in regulation, and they scored again in overtime.

Swimming and Diving

The Alexandria swimming and diving team won 10 of their 12 events in a 109-77 win over Rocori.

The Cardinals were led by Megan Bristow and Kate LeBrasseur, who won multiple events yesterday. Bristow won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, and LeBrasseur on the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke.

Cardinals victories were also earned by Macy Hatlestad in the 50-yard freestyle, Jenna Kremer in diving, Madalyn Winger in the 100-yard freestyle and Hannah Eklund in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. 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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