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A loss to Breezy Point and a win against Minnesota gave the Alexandria Blizzard hockey team a split in two games last weekend. Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss came on the road to a 10-win Breezy Point team after the Blizzard could not maintain a one-goal lead in the third period. The North Stars and Blizzard were tied at 2-2 after the second period as Tom Schmidt and Tommy Hall scored goals for Alexandria. Luke Pavelich then gave Alexandria a 3-2 lead with a goal at the 2:33 mark of the third period.
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The Alexandria girls hockey team finished the Central Lakes Conference portion of the regular season schedule with a 3-2 overtime victory over Brainerd/Little Falls at the Runestone Community Center on Thursday. The Cardinals found themselves trailing 2-0 in the second period after two goals from the Flying Warriors’ Allyson Smith.
The Alexandria girls basketball team dropped its first Central Lakes Conference game of the season in a 48-44 loss to Sartell on the road Friday. Head coach Wendy Kohler said the Cardinals were unable to keep control of turnovers and lacked execution on the offensive end of the floor. Cheyenne Hendrickson led the Cardinals with 11 points, while Kendall Kohler and Macy Hatlestad each scored nine. The Cardinals, now 9-1 in the CLC, still lead second-place Sartell (9-2) by one game in the loss column.
The Alexandria girls basketball team was unable to overcome one of the state’s top ranked Class AA teams in a 59-44 loss to Sauk Centre on the road Thursday. The Cardinals managed to grab a lead at the 10-minute mark of the second half, but the Mainstreeters took control on its way to a 15-point victory. “We played tough defense on the talented guard corps (of) the Streeters, but it wasn’t meant to be,” head coach Wendy Kohler said.
The Alexandria boys hockey team held off a late-game charge from Brainerd for a 4-3 overtime victory at the Runestone Community Center on Thursday. Alexandria led 3-1 early in the third period after goals from Mack Strong, Ryan Marciniak and Alec Wosepka. Brainerd’s lone goal came from Tori Miller in the second period, but Adam Fischer and Matthew Blanch scored goals just a minute apart from each other to tie the game 3-3 at the 3:45 mark of the third. Christian Canavati saved the day by burying an overtime goal to
The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team improved its winning streak to four games with home victories over Melrose and Clinton-Graceville Beardsley on Thursday and Friday last week. The Chargers’ victory on Thursday came in a tight 43-42 game against a Class AA school in Melrose. The Chargers trailed by six points at halftime, but their defense only allowed 13 second-half points in the comeback win. “We were pretty fortunate,” head coach Dick Simpson said.
The Alexandria boys basketball team held off Fergus Falls for a 71-68 Central Lakes Conference road victory last Thursday. The win, which improved the Cardinals to 8-4 overall in the CLC, came after they led the Otters 37-31 at halftime.
The Alexandria dance team wrapped up its season Saturday with eighth place finishes in jazz and kick at the Section 4AA dance meet in Sauk Rapids. Head coach Christine Reilly said the team felt their routines exceeded the eighth place scores they received from the section judges. “The placement is not what they had hoped for nor were their scores reflective of their performance,” Reilly said. Saturday was the final meet for the three seniors on the Cardinals dance team.