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 dance team finished in eighth place in kick and seventh in jazz at a Central Lakes Conference meet in Brainerd on Friday. Head coach Christine Reilly was especially impressed with the Cardinals’ jazz routine in the CLC meet. “The team had their best performance yet in jazz,” Reilly said.
Season starts with highs, lows for Alex wrestlers
The Alexandria girls basketball team knocked down seven three-pointers on its way to a 40-22 lead at halftime over Section 8AAA opponent Albany at home on Tuesday. But the hot shooting slowed for the Cardinals in the second half as the Huskies clawed back to within five points with less than three minutes remaining.
The Brandon-Evansville boys basketball team wrapped up a tough three game stretch of its season schedule on Monday in a home game against Breckenridge. The game against the Cowboys came after the Chargers lost 66-34 to an undefeated Battle Lake team last Tuesday and a 66-63 to Ortonville on Thursday. The stretch ended in a 52-28 loss to Breckenridge in Evansville on Monday, sending the Chargers into a 13-day break with a 3-4 overall season record. The Breckenridge High Cchool enrollment is twice that of Brandon-Evansville, which showed in the
BOYS BASKETBALL ALEXANDRIA 54, SARTELL 60 The Alexandria boys basketball team lost its second straight game on Thursday 60-54 to Sartell-St. Stephen. The loss dropped Alexandria to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the Central Lakes Conference. ORTONVILLE 66, B-E 63
Alexandria swimmers work with a new, smaller roster
Two goals in the third period for the Alexandria girls hockey team ended up being the difference in a 3-1 victory on the road against Brainerd on Tuesday. Kaila DeWanz and Mari Wosepka both tallied third period goals to break a 1-1 tie.
The Alexandria swimming and diving team had the opportunity to set a benchmark in its second meet of the season on Tuesday against Melrose-Sauk Centre. Last season, the Fusion twice defeated Alexandria in a dual meet and in True Team competition before the Cardinals finished higher in the final results at the Section 5A meet. But Melrose once again started the season with a win over the Cardinals in a 103-83 victory on Tuesday.
Dan Oberg picked up a crucial pin at heavyweight to give the Alexandria wrestling team a 31-31 tie with St. Cloud Tech after the final match on Thursday. With the score tied at the end of the dual meet, coaches and officials pulled out the scorebook to figure out which team won by tiebreaker. Alexandria head coach Tom Ellison said the Tigers ended up pulling out the victory by having the highest combined total of all first points scored in each match. St.
The Osakis wrestling team dropped its first two meets of the season Thursday in consecutive home duals against Coon Rapids and Long Prairie Grey Eagle-Browerville. In the main match of...