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The Alexandria nordic ski team took advantage of the snow that was available on Thursday in a St.
The Alexandria boys swimming and diving team’s season began Friday in a 111-75 loss to the powerhouse Brainerd swimming and diving team. The Warriors finished in first place at the Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving championship last year.
Five youth wrestlers from the West Central Area Little Knight program in Barrett traveled down to Waterloo, Iowa for the Hawkeye National Tournament the weekend of December 6. Second grader Hunter Gruchow ended up finishing in second place at the tournament. He went 4-1 on the day and was pinned in his only loss after he was unable to roll through a headlock, ending up on his back. Owen Gruchow, a kindergartner, wrestled in the 55-pound pre-kindergarten and kindergarten division and also took second place.
The Osakis wrestling team figures to have its best chance in recent history of winning a Section 5A title this season. This is partially due to powerhouse teams like Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City losing numbers to graduation, but an experienced roster for the Silverstreaks has also factored into the confidence. One Silverstreak veteran wrestler who is off to a fast start is 195-pounder Nils Hagen. He finally lost his first match of the year Thursday when he squared off with the sixth-ranked 182 pound wrestler in Class AAA.
A height advantage for the Osakis girls basketball team gave Brandon-Evansville some matchup problems on Friday. Alecia Kaelke and Johanna Boogaard, both centers who are at least six feet tall, combined to score 25 points in the Silverstreaks’ 61-31 home victory over the Chargers. Mackenzie Staloch led the Silverstreaks with 16 points while Kaelke scored 13 and Boogaard added 12. “They hurt us inside; we’re a little shorter,” head coach Dick Simpson said. “We’ve got to work on defensive positioning.
Alex native Matt Standal travels overseas for skiing documentary
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.
A height advantage for the Osakis girls basketball team gave Brandon-Evansville some matchup problems on Friday. Alecia Kaelke and Johanna Boogaard, both centers who are at least six feet tall, combined to score 28 points in the Silverstreaks’ 61-31 home victory over the Chargers. Kaelke led the Silverstreaks with 16 points while Mackenzie Staloch scored 13 and Boogaard added 12. The Silverstreaks also created offense by pushing the ball down the court with the transition game.
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 the evening, LPGE-Browerville used big wins between state-ranked individuals in the lower classes to grab a 35-26 victory. The match was the first experience for Osakis against the newly-formed cooperative team of LPGE and Browerville.
Roste gives a balanced Alex team a lift off the bench