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 girls tennis team hosted a three-team invitational meet on its brand new tennis courts last Saturday and finished the day 2-1. The Cardinals won its first two matches 6-1 over Sauk Centre and 5-2 against Crookston before losing 4-3 to Coon Rapids. Ellie Bergstrand, Ellie Ronning and Kim Snell each won all three matches they played on the day. The only individual loss for the Cardinals to Sauk Centre came from Bria Schueler, who was forced to retire after having problems due to allergies.
Through the first two meets of the season, the Osakis girls cross country team has proven it has a competitive group of athletes. Despite now having run in only two meets in the new program’s history, the Silverstreaks girls team took fourth place out of eight teams at the Johanna Olson Invitational in Wadena on Tuesday.
Two wins for the Osakis volleyball team out of four games helped them grab fourth place at a tournament on Saturday at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The Silverstreaks won their first two matches of the tournament 2-1 against Tri-City United and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted before falling to New Life Academy and Minneapolis Washburn. “Everyone really played their role well for the day,” head coach Kirsten Wessel said.
Victory over Fergus Falls gives Alexandria a 2-2 conference record
OSAKIS CROSS COUNTRY The Osakis girls cross country had another strong performance at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle cross country invitational yesterday at the Long Prairie Country Club. The Silverstreaks cross...
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 BOYS SOCCER Alexandria vs. Fergus Falls, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 6 p.m. SWIMMING AND DIVING Alexandria at Sauk Centre, 6 p.m. TENNIS Alexandria...
Robley, Johanson, Thompson, Holmen, Hartwig take home titles
BOYS SOCCER Alexandria 7, Rocori 2 The Alexandria boys soccer team had no problem scoring goals Saturday in a 7-2 victory over Rocori. The Cardinals pulled away in the second half after being tied 2-2 at halftime. Lief Erickson and Kagan Foster both scored in the first half for Alexandria. Danny Murphy scored twice in the second half. Other Alexandria goals came from Foster, Grant Zwilling and Justin Ohman. GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria 7, Rocori 0
The Alexandria football team lost 40-13 Friday night on the road to a Sartell-St. Stephen football team coming off a state tournament appearance in 2013. The Sabres won Section 8AAAAA to earn a spot in the state tournament last year, and Alexandria head coach Mike Empting said they looked just as strong in a 27-defeat of the Cardinals. “They’re very good,” Empting said. “They have a lot of players back from that (state) team.” The Cardinals first touchdown of the night came on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Jaran Roste.
In the first game of the season for the Brandon-Evansville football team, mistakes cost them multiple times on offense in a 13-10 loss to Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. Those mistakes did not stick around for another week as the Brandon-Evansville football rolled to a 41-6 victory over Ashby on the road Friday. “We didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot like we did last week,” said senior running back James Huisman, who rushed for a team-leading 89 yards and scored three touchdowns Friday.