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Sauk Centre made quick work of Minnewaska in West Central Conference volleyball action on Thursday night. The Mainstreeters (13-2, 6-1 WCC) swept the match by 25-7, 25-8 and 25-12 scores. The Lakers (4-10, 1-5 WCC) had just seven total kills, with six of those going to Ellie Danielson. Taylor Amundson had six assists and Bailey Stewart had 20 digs. SAUK CENTRE 3, MINNEWASKA 0 (25-7, 25-8, 25-12)
The Alexandria cross country teams went to Rocori and came back with a third-place finish on the boys' side and a fourth-place finish for the girls. "Alexandria came to run with 12 of 15 season bests for the girls and 17-22 season bests for the boys," Cardinals' head coach Travis Hochhalter said. "It was awesome to watch the teams having fun out there and competing. Lots of great things were happening at this meet, with packing it up and building on our season goals."
FOOTBALL Alexandria at Willmar, 7 p.m. Osakis vs. WDC, 7 p.m. B-E vs. CGB, 7 p.m. Minnewaska at Morris Area, 7 p.m. WCA-Ashby at KMS, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs...
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria vs. Sauk Rapids-Rice, 7 p.m. Osakis vs. BBE, 7:30 p.m. B-E vs. Rothsay, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska at Sauk Centre, 7 p.m. WCA vs. Wheaton, 7 p.m. Ashby vs...
I found myself wide awake in bed with my mind wandering a few nights before bow hunting opener this past Saturday. I got a text message from a friend that evening letting me know of a huge 12-point buck that was using land I have permission to hunt as its home range. This terrain is new to me this year. I walked it in early August, and my initial thoughts were that the land was a sanctuary for whitetails — thick, knotted-up cover that would be difficult to even find a tree to hang a stand on.
Five-year-old Jane Hill came all the way from Austin, Texas to Lake Cowdry to catch her first largemouth bass. Hill was fishing off a dock on Cowdry when the bass hit. She landed it on her Sponge Bob rod and reel and had a little help holding it up for the picture.
The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team ran into the top team in the Little Eight Conference on Tuesday night as Underwood came to town and left with a 3-1 win. The Rockets stayed perfect (7-0, 4-0 LEC) by closing out the match with 25-14 and 25-13 wins after the Chargers (8-6, 2-2 LEC) had tied things at one apiece with a 25-21 in the second set. Underwood won the first set by that same score.
The Osakis tennis team had the goal of getting to the point where the Silverstreaks will be a dangerous team to play come tournament time at the beginning of October...
The Alexandria girls tennis team swept Moorhead on Monday night as the Cardinals didn't drop a set. "Moorhead has a very young, inexperienced team this season, so our girls dominated at most of the spots," Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. Ellie Ronning paced the singles lineup with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the top spot. Jamie Lanoue (6-2, 6-1), Kim Snell (6-0, 6-1) and Alli Prestby (7-6 (4), 6-3) rounded out the singles lineup.
The Alexandria boys soccer team went north to take on Moorhead and came back with a 3-0 loss to the Spuds. It took just two minutes for Moorhead to grab its first lead. The Spuds added goals in the 18th and 55th minutes to take complete control. Zach Harstad had 13 saves in the losing effort for Alexandria. It's the fourth straight loss for the Cardinals as they fall to 4-5 overall. Moorhead improved to 8-2. "The boys played well against a very good team," Alexandria head coach Cahil Collins said. "We continue to improve our team play."