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A four-run third inning by the Osakis softball team got its offense rolling in a 12-3 victory over Minnewaska on Monday. The Lakers came into the game as one of the top Section 6AA West teams this season with a 10-3 overall record.
Both the Alexandria boys and girls track and field teams finished second to Sartell-St. Stephen at a home quad on Tuesday at Alexandria Area High School. The Alexandria boys team took second with 93 team points while the girls finished as the runner-up with 100 team points. The Alexandria boys team found some success in the 800-meter run as Grant Rudolph and Brandon Jerde finished first and second.
Ashby-Brandon-Evansville throwers Jacey Schlosser and Diane Campbell have discovered the benefit of team competition this season. The Osakis track and field meet on Tuesday gave another example of how the two field athletes continue to push each other. Much like they have all season, the A-B-E throwers finished neck-and-neck in the shot put and discus throws. Campbell, a senior in the Brandon-Evansville district, took second place in the discus with a throw of 100-04.50.
Both the Osakis boys and girls track and field teams grabbed a share of first place at a home invitational for the Silverstreaks on Tuesday. The Osakis girls team finished first with 133 team points, well ahead of second-place Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at 110. The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville girls team took third place with 92 points. On the boys side, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Osakis tied for first place with 88 team points.
Loss is just second of the season for the Chargers
Silverstreaks girls win, boys tie for first
Rune stones will be the topic of the day at a research forum hosted by the Kensington Area Heritage Society on Saturday, May 2. Topics planned for the annual research forum will range from the Kensington baseball team’s contributions to the rune stone story to an update on improvements at the Kensington Rune Stone Park. A presentation will take place on the “massacre site,” and a discussion is planned about Swedish professor Henrik Williams’ recent visit to the area. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last until around 3:30 p.m.
Vestrum to compete in U.S. masters championship
The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team wrapped up a state tournament season with an awards banquet on Monday. The Knights finished the 2014-2015 season with a 25-4 record that included a Section 6A championship and a sixth place finish among Class A teams at state. Six Knights wrestlers also competed at the state tournament as individuals. Out of those six, Jake Nohre placed second at state and Royal Crow finished sixth.
The Osakis track and field team did not have its full roster of athletes available at the Pillager Invitational on Thursday. Some of those athletes were competing in a junior varsity meet on Thursday, and others were absent.