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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Brandon-Evansville and Osakis districts remain steady
A Garfield couple battled the rough terrain on trails used for the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race to finish near the top of a trail marathon in northwest Wisconsin on September 26. Chris Brown and Kari Brown were both top-10 overall finishers in the Birkie Trail Run and Trek marathon that crisscrossed the Birkie ski trails near Cable, Wisconsin. Kari won the women’s race and finished ninth overall with a time of just over three hours, 40 minutes and 20 seconds. Chris finished fifth overall with a time of 3:16:52.
Tweet convinces NCAA champ Lalang to visit cross country team
The Alexandria girls tennis team’s run in the Section 8AA north subsection tournament ended in a second round loss to Brainerd on Monday in Grand Forks. Alexandria swept Fergus Falls with a 7-0 victory in the first round, setting up a match with Brainerd. But there the Cardinals fell to the Warriors 6-1.
Playoff soccer is starting tonight for both the boys and girls Alexandria teams. Both of the Cardinals teams were given three seeds in the north subsection of the Section 8A tournament. The Cardinals girls team wrapped up the regular season with an 8-6-3 record while the boys team finished with an 8-8-1 mark. Alexandria Area High School will host both games tonight in a doubleheader. The girls will play their game at 5 p.m. versus sixth seeded West Ottertail United while the boys team will follow with a 7 p.m.
Brandon-Evansville wins in double overtime against Wheaton
B-E’s defense leads team to 4-2 record this season
Two overtime touchdowns for James Huisman pushed the Brandon-Evansville football team to a win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in Brandon on Friday. The Chargers had to battle through two overtimes before defeating Wheaton 36-34 on a frigid evening thanks to a successful two-point conversion.
Alex tennis prepares for the tournament after a 15-win season
The Alexandria Blizzard dropped its second straight game of the season last Saturday in a 4-3 loss on the road to Breezy Point. Breezy Point scored three goals in the first period to take a two-goal lead.