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 West Central Area girls golf team will have a nearly brand-new varsity lineup after losing three letter winners from last season. Only one letter winner, senior Hailey Kreft, is returning from last year for the Knights.
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The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville girls track and field team has set goals this season of winning a fifth straight Pheasant Conference title and competing for another subsection trophy. Highlights for A-B-E girls last season included claiming both a conference title and the Subsection 22 trophy. The A-B-E girls track and field team is returning six seniors, led by thrower Diane Campbell who took eighth place in discus at the state meet last season. Head coach Jennifer Froemming said Campbell will be a senior captain alon
The success of the Alexandria boys golf team will rely on the ability of less-experienced golfers to compete this season. That is what head coach Rick Larson thinks will be the biggest obstacle for the Cardinals. Alexandria’s strength should be its depth, but Larson said a weakness could be players who need more varsity experience. The Cardinals finished fifth in the Central Lakes Conference last season but showed flashes of success.
A young Alexandria girls golf team feels it has enough skill returning from its second-place Class AAA state tournament team to compete for Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA titles this season. The Cardinals lost four letter winners from last season, including Amanda Bigger and Emily Thul who are both playing college-level golf this season.
The Alexandria adapted bowling team is returning 12 letter winners to the PI and CI teams that both placed second at the state tournament last season. Head coach Wade Traphagen said the Cardinals’ strengths for the upcoming season will be having a large group of returning experienced bowlers. That group is led by their three captains Jack Botzet, Liz Griffith and Tayler Mayer.
The Alexandria boys tennis team has a group of six returning veterans who will be anchors at the top of the lineup this season. Head coach Dave Ronning, who is in his 13th year as the head coach at Alexandria, said those experienced players should be the strength of this year’s team. Those returning veterans include seniors Levi Duwenhoegger, Payton Grandgenett, Nick Partington and Andrew Storm; and juniors Devin Crowe and Graham Hegstad. But the Cardinals will need contributions from other players to be successful
The Alexandria softball team has a returning senior class with plenty of varsity experience back to help out in the 2015 season. The Cardinals have seven senior, four junior and three sophomore letter winners returning to this year’s team. Head coach Randy Albers expects pitching and defense to be the main strengths for the Cardinals.
The Alexandria boys tennis team did not show any signs of rust with a 7-0 victory over Monticello Thursday in the Cardinals’ first-ever match at AAHS. The blustery conditions did not slow the Cardinals down as they won every single varsity set. Extreme wind gusts were a factor during the season-opening match, but head coach Dave Ronning said the Cardinals handled the tough conditions well.
Local club wraps up season with annual Ice Review