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Sports roundup from Saturday, October 26


Alexandria 6, Granite City 3

Two weeks ago, the Granite City Lumberjacks handed Alexandria an 8-1 loss in the Blizzard's home opener. On Saturday, Alexandria returned the favor as the Blizzard went to Granite City and came home with a 6-3 win that completed a weekend sweep of the Lumberjacks and Minnesota Flying Aces.

Joe Anderson continues to tear up the NA3HL after coming to Alexandria from Brookings and the North American Hockey League. Anderson had four goals on Saturday night and now has 16 points in only six games played in Alexandria. He scored twice in the first two frames with a goal from teammate Ian Ecklund sandwiched between those as the Blizzard took a 3-0 lead.

Mick Dhein added another for Alexandria in the third before Anderson took over down the stretch. He had two unassisted goals to put the finishing touches on a win that moved the Blizzard to 8-2 on the season.

Evan Bisek got his second win of the weekend for Alexandria in goal. He turned aside 37 of the 40 shots he faced. 

VOLLEYBALL (From Friday night)

Section 6A-South

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3, Brandon-Evansville 0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23)

The Chargers couldn't quite keep up with CGB on Friday night as the Wolverines ended Brandon-Evansville's season with a sweep.

"We started off the night extremely well, being up 16-3, but that is where it ended for us," Chargers head coach Kelly Olson said. "We just couldn't side out well enough tonight and it started there. CGB did a good job of staying with it during that start we had."

That loss in the opening set proved to be too much to overcome. The Chargers lost 25-17 in the second and fought through a tight third set before falling 25-23.

Caroline Jansen had a team-high 14 kills and Emma Friedrich added 13. Kinsley Randt had 29 assists and a team-high 18 digs. The Chargers wrapped up the year with a 17-11-2 overall record and a Little Eight Conference championship.

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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