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The Alexandria softball team got its season going on the road on Thursday and couldn't hold onto a 6-2 lead as Brainerd rallied for a 12-9 win in Central Lakes Conference play. The Warriors scored nine runs in the third after the Cardinals had scored four in the second to take a four-run lead. Brainerd never trailed again despite two in the fourth and another run in the sixth for the Cardinals.
The Alexandria girls golf team opened up its overall and Central Lakes Conference season with a win on Thursday, beating St. Cloud Tech by 13 strokes at Sartell. "The girls certainly enjoyed playing golf in 75 degrees and sunshine," Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. "The wind, however, made scoring conditions very challenging."
BASEBALL Osakis 4, Royalton 1 The Osakis baseball team played to the blueprint it wants to play by in the season opener as the Silverstreaks secured a 4-1 win over...
BASEBALL Osakis vs. LPGE, 5 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. HLA, 5 p.m. WCA at St. John’s Prep, 5 p.m. Minnewaska vs. NLS, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. OTC, 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL...
It was far from pretty in Alexandria on Thursday night, and quite uncharacteristic for two teams with high expectations again this year. The Cardinals baseball team hosted perennial conference foe...
BASEBALL Alexandria vs. Brainerd, 5 p.m. B-E vs. OTC, 5 p.m. Minnewaska at Montevideo, 5 p.m. Ashby at Ortonville, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie at LPGE, 4:30 p.m. Osakis vs. Royalton,...
Alexandria's Logan Doyle has no regrets about the three years he spent at South Dakota State University. He had nothing but good things to say about the relationships he built and the things he learned in Brookings. But after his redshirt sophomore season this past winter, Doyle decided to transfer to Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota in an attempt to get more playing time at the Division II level.
The West Central Area girls golf team finished third out of four teams in some cold conditions at the Ashby Invite at Tipsinah Mounds on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights shot a team score of 506. Ortonville won the meet with a 384 and Ottertail Central shot a 420 to claim the top two team finishes. Rothsay rounded out the team scoring with a 522.
The West Central Area boys golf team got a third-place finish from junior James Wiese in the Quad County Conference season opener at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course on Tuesday. Wiese battled through the cold and wet conditions to shoot a two-over par 37 on the back nine and finish with an 85. Ottertail Central's Adam Young took medalist honors with a 79 and Pillager's Brady Enneking shot an 84. West Central Area finished fourth as a team with a 380. Ottertail Central shot a 361 to win the event, while Ortonville (363) and Wheaton (370) rounded out the top three.
The Minnewaska girls golf team finished first at the West Central Conference tournament at Minnewaska and again at Morris on Tuesday. The Lakers shot a 180 in Morris behind a 42 from Ashlyn Guggisberg. Emily Harste added a 44, Annika Peterson shot a 46 and Madi McGinty finished off the scorers with a 48. Grace Names (64) and Greta Richman (69) also competed in the Lakers' top six.