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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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.
The Osakis volleyball team picked up a 3-1 victory over non-conference opponent Pierz on the road Tuesday. After winning the first set 25-14, the Silverstreaks fell in the second 25-21. Head coach Kirsten Wessel said the Osakis serving game faltered a bit during the set. “Second game we missed a lot of serves and had a difficult time handling one of their servers’ serves,” Wessel said.
The Alexandria boys soccer team picked up its first Central Lakes Conference victory of the season 4-0 on the road against Sauk Rapids-Rice on Tuesday. The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead into the half and did not let up on its pressure in the second half.
Alex wins first match against Spuds since last November
Cardinals enjoy challenge from one of CLC’s top teams
The tables were flipped in this year’s season opener for the Brandon-Evansville football team with a 13-10 loss to Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Friday in Fergus Falls. The Chargers started their schedule last season with a 20-8 victory over Hillcrest in Brandon. But this year’s contest between the two teams was played at Hillcrest, and this time the Comets pulled off the close victory. “Tough loss tonight,” head coach Tim Pattrin said.
The setter is one of six volleyball seniors returning in 2014
The Alexandria cross country running teams kicked off the 2014 season with the 15th annual “Run for Your Melon” race last Friday in Brainerd. The Alexandria boys cross country team finished in first place while the girls team took second.
The Osakis tennis team pulled out a close battle against Staples-Motley at home 4-3 on Tuesday. The win came in a matchup between two ranked teams in the September 1 Class A state rankings. The Silverstreaks were ranked ninth in that poll while Staples-Motley was eighth. The Silverstreaks pulled out the victory thanks to two victories from both the singles and the doubles lineups. “Great team win today, all the girls played well,” head coach Ryan Maddock said.
The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team was able to avoid the distractions from coming off a long Labor Day weekend and the first day of school to defeat Little Eight Conference opponent Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 3-0 Tuesday in Fergus Falls. Head coach Kelly Olson said he usually worries about the focus of the team every year on the Tuesday after Labor Day. But focus was not an issue for the Chargers as they grabbed their first conference victory of the season. “This is always the match I worry about each year,” Olson said.