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The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team felt all season that the 6A South subsection was up for grabs, and the Chargers were one of the teams that would be fighting for it after winning their first two playoff games. The second-seeded Chargers ensured Thursday that its season would not end at the hands of Battle Lake for the second straight season.
The Alexandria boys swimming and diving team will send two freshmen to the Class A state finals on Saturday. Nicholas Chromey will compete in the finals of the 100-yard breaststroke and Jackson Grove will have his chance in the diving finals after both had strong performances on Thursday and Friday at the Class A state tournament inside the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The swimming and diving state meet started Thursday with the diving preliminaries and semifinals, while the swimming preliminaries took place on Friday afternoon. Nic Chromey qualified for the finals of the 1
The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team ensured Thursday that its season would not end to the hands of Battle Lake for the second straight season in the 6A south subsection playoffs. Battle Lake defeated the Chargers in the second round of the 6A tournament last season in Evansville, but the Chargers flipped the tables Thursday with a 57-47 victory in Brandon. The Battlers seemed poised at halftime to make a run at an upset against the 6A South’s second-seeded team in Brandon Evansville.
Alexandria senior girls hockey players Bailey Serum and Nicole Bartels had an opportunity to compete as part of the Section 6 senior classic team for a tournament on February 27 through March 1. The state’s senior classic teams are selected when coaches from all 16 sections vote for the top seniors to play a showcase tournament at the end of the year.
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Alexandria’s Aleah Miller was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year in the 9-10 year old girls age division by the Minnesota USA Track and Field Association after earning a number of state titles last year. Miller won the 800 meter dash at the USATF Minnesota Indoor Championships last March.
The second-seeded Alexandria girls basketball team took care of business in the opening round of the Section 8AAA basketball tournament Wednesday with a 64-29 victory over Sauk Rapids-Rice at Alexandria Area High School. The Cardinals blew by the Storm, opening up a 43-13 lead at halftime with three players already in double-digit scoring numbers.
The West Central Area-Ashby-Evansville wrestling team finished sixth with a 1-2 record in the Class A state team competition last Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Knights started the day by dropping a 33-25 match to Zumbrota-Mazeppa in the first round of the competition. They followed that with a 38-28 win over Pierz, putting them in the consolation finals against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area.
Neither of Alexandria’s two state participants were able to make an appearance on the podium at the Class AAA state individual wrestling tournament last weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Senior Dustin Neu went 2-2 in the 160-pound bracket but was eliminated in the consolation bracket with a 4-2 overtime decision to Andrew Walock of Apple Valley.
Coyers finish fifth, Hagen sixth at state tournament