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September 6, 2018
Alexandria junior running back Blake Hoelscher gets into open space at Andover on Aug. 30. Hoelscher scored the Cardinals' only touchdown in the season opener last week on a three-yard reception from Matthew Carlsen. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)
Football: Cards look to get offense going against Sartell in home opener
September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 4, 2018
Parkers Prairie senior Matt Jirik makes one of his 11 tackles during the Panthers' win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Aug. 31. Jirik also had an interception in the game that led to his team's first touchdown in the 14-0 final. (Jason Groth / Forum News Service)
Football: Panthers stymie W-DC in opener
September 4, 2018 - 11:50am
September 1, 2018
Football: Chargers fall late at Verndale
September 1, 2018 - 12:20am
August 31, 2018
Breckenridge sophomore Jacob Vizenor (far right) runs out of the fog and into the end zone in the fourth quarter of a 34-20 win over West Central Area-Ashby on Friday. The thick fog gradually rolled over the gridiron during the second half of the season opener in Barrett. (Micah Friez / Echo Press)
Football: Breckenridge tops WCA-A 34-20 on fog-covered field
August 31, 2018 - 11:55pm
Football: Minnewaska shut out in season opener
August 31, 2018 - 12:02pm
Alexandria junior running back Blake Hoelscher gets into open space at Andover on Aug. 30. Hoelscher scored the Cardinals' only touchdown in the season opener on a three-yard reception from Matthew Carlsen. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)
Football: Cardinals run into a talented defense as Andover takes the opener
August 31, 2018 - 12:04am
August 30, 2018
Osakis senior Jarret Seela stands up Browerville's Kellen Pulliam on a tackle before Luke Imdieke (right) comes in to strip the ball for a fumble that Osakis' Hunter Infanger recovered to halt a drive for the Tigers at the Silverstreaks' 10-yard line during Thursday's season opener. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)
Football: Osakis grinds out a win in its opener
August 30, 2018 - 11:37pm
August 29, 2018
Alexandria's Mike Empting gives direction to his team during a practice on Aug. 14. Empting and the Cardinals will start the season on Thursday night as they travel to Andover to take on a Huskies team that went 8-3 a year ago. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Cardinals to get a good test at Andover on Thursday
August 29, 2018 - 6:02pm
Football openers set for Thursday, Friday
August 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 22, 2018
Alexandria's Matthew Zick (left) wraps up Riley Simonson during a drill at the Cardinals' practice on Aug. 14 as Dom Wilson (far left) and head coach Mike Empting (far right) watch on. This form, where Zick never brings his head across the ball carrier’s body but instead hits with his front shoulder, is a part of a new tackling technique that Alexandria coaches are implementing to try to lead to more efficient and safer tackling. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Alexandria using Atavus to address tackling issues
August 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Osakis senior quarterback Johnny Lara lines up under center during a play in practice on Aug. 16. Lara is competing with junior Hunter Infanger at quarterback this August. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Osakis football: Putting the past behind them
August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 21, 2018
The Brandon-Evansville football team huddles up to break it down at the end of practice in Brandon on Wednesday, Aug. 15. (Micah Friez / Echo Press)
Football: Chargers looking to take next step forward
August 21, 2018 - 10:46am
August 17, 2018
Alexandria's Matthew Carlsen takes the snap during an offensive drill at an Aug. 14 practice. Carlsen, a junior, will take over the quarterback job for the Cardinals this season after the graduation of Michael Empting. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Carlsen's chance: Matthew Carlsen set to take over at QB for the Cards
August 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Minnewaska football coach Jeremy Christensen talks with his team after a win against Maple Lake on Aug. 31, 2017. Christensen and the Lakers won seven games last season and will have a new look this fall with a lot of players graduating from that team. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Football: Lakers faced with inexperience after successful 2017
August 17, 2018 - 1:32pm
August 15, 2018
Alexandria's Aaron Jost takes a handoff from quarterback Matthew Carlsen with Blake Hoelscher watching on in the background. All three are some of the new faces who could emerge for the Cardinals this fall. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)
Opportunity awaits: Cardinals eager to fill in the spots left by a talented senior class
August 15, 2018 - 6:08pm
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