Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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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 Osakis boys basketball team ran out of steam in the second half of a 72-49 loss to Swanville at home Tuesday. The Silverstreaks only trailed 35-30 at halftime as...
Dry winter has made for a challenging season for the Alex Nordic skiers
Tech skiers sweep races but Brainerd takes both team titles By Blaze Fugina firstname.lastname@example.org The Alexandria nordic ski team wrapped up its conference season by earning two individual all-conference awards and two top-three team finishes at Andes Tower Hills on Tuesday. Even without the cooperation of Mother Nature, the Central Lakes Conference held its championship meet on the manmade snow of the Andes Tower Hills downhill ski runs. The Cardinals’ girls team grabbed second place out of six teams, edging out St. Cloud Tech by just one team point.
The Alexandria Blizzard had a competitive weekend road trip against the West Division’s first place team North Iowa. The Blizzard picked up a 7-5 victory on Friday night and followed that with an overtime shootout loss on Saturday. The Blizzard built a three-goal lead after the second period Friday thanks four first-period scores from Luke Pavelich, Gavin Mindt, Tyler Berginski and Bo Gronseth. Tom Schmidt and Luke Pavelich each scored one in the second period for Alexandria to build the lead. Jake Johnson scored t
The Alexandria girls hockey team showed why they will likely head into the Section 6A tournament as the number one seed in a 12-2 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday. Six different Cardinals scored at least one goal in the contest, including two who tallied three, and Bailey Serum picked up the win in net by stopping 17-of-19 shots. Head coach Blair Hovel was happy with the Cardinals’ effort on offense to jump out to a 6-0 lead in the first period.
Parkers Prairie held to just 14 second-half points
Three years ago, the West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team struggled to win seven dual matches. Not much has changed with the Knights’ lineup since 2013, but now they are one of the top ranked Class A teams in Minnesota. Last year WCA won 19 duals and sent five wrestlers to the state tournament.
Tech skiers sweep top spots but Brainerd takes boys and girls team titles
The Osakis girls basketball team improved to 4-3 against Section 6AA opponents with a 60-45 victory over Pierz at home on Friday. Pierz came into the game with a 3-11...