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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Alexandria boys exceed their team expectations
The first season of Osakis cross country officially wrapped up Saturday when Lauren Savageau took 133rd at the Class A state meet in Northfield. Savageau finished the four-kilometer race in 17:05.7, which put her in 133rd place in the Class A field. Although the Osakis freshman was nearly a minute from her personal best this year, she still was happy with her finish at the state meet. “I thought it went pretty good,” she said.
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The Alexandria Blizzard improved its recent winning streak to seven this weekend in a two-game series sweep over Minnesota. The Blizzard won a 6-5 road game against the Flying Aces Friday night by scoring three unanswered goals in the third period. Minnesota had taken a 5-3 lead in the second period. Tom Schmidt scored two goals in the game and also tallied two assists. The next night, the Blizzard returned home to the Runestone Community Center and defeated the Flying Aces 3-0.
Losing the first two sets in close battles halted any momentum the Osakis volleyball team had Tuesday in a Section 6AA North semifinals 3-0 defeat to Sauk Centre. As the road team, the Silverstreaks started the match by dropping a close first set 25-18. The Mainstreeters led 18-14 before winning seven of the final 11 points to build a 1-0 lead. The turning point of the match came in the second set after Osakis took a 23-16 lead and appeared to be in control. Sauk Centre took a timeout, then rallied all the way back to take a 24-23 lead.
Improved individuals guide Alexandria runners to state
The Osakis volleyball team was unable to build any momentum over two close sets Tuesday as Sauk Centre won 3-0 over the Silverstreaks in a Section 6AA north semifinals match. The Silverstreaks fell in the first set 25-18 after a back-and-forth battle. Mainstreeters only led 18-14 at one point in the match, but they won seven of the final 11 points to build a 1-0 lead. The turning point of the match came in the second set after Osakis took a 23-16 lead and appeared to be in control.