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Alexandria girls hockey coach Blair Hovel had a message for his players after the first intermission on Tuesday night with the game tied in the Section 6A semifinals. The Cardinals...
The Alexandria wrestling team got the seventh seed in the Section 8-3A team tournament that starts this Saturday in Willmar. The Cardinals will face second-seeded Little Falls in their quarterfinals match at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that match will face the winner of third-seeded St. Cloud Tech and sixth-seeded Moorhead. The team championship will be wrestled at 4:30 on Saturday in Willmar.
The Alexandria girls basketball team will host a military appreciation night tonight, Feb. 9, in the Cardinals' home game against Moorhead at 7:30. Any retired, widowed spouse or active veteran and their spouse will get in for free. They will be asked to sign in when they arrive, so they can be recognized at halftime of the varsity game. Connie Lee will sing the National Anthem and Just for Kix will perform at halftime. Those who come are encouraged to wear red to remember all of the active military who are currently deployed.
The Alexandria boys basketball team won its third straight and sixth game in the last seven contests after going to Sartell and winning 70-52 on Monday night. Jaran Roste had 15 points to help the Cardinals (14-6, 8-5 CLC), while Alec Wensman added 11. Roste hit 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. He flirted with a triple-double after grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out eight assists.
The Alexandria boys hockey team got a win against a team in front of it in the Central Lakes Conference standings as the Cardinals beat St. Cloud Tech 4-1 in St. Cloud on Monday. The Tigers (13-12, 9-6 CLC) were outshot 20-4 in the opening period as Alexandria (10-13-1, 7-6-1 CLC) took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Jack Powell got the goal off a feed from freshman Jack Westlund at 16:56 in the period.
BOYS BASKETBALL Alex at Moorhead, 7:30 p.m. Osakis at Royalton, 7:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska vs. ACGC, 7:30 p.m. WCA at Ortonville, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS...
The Parkers Prairie girls basketball team won its fifth straight last Friday with a 67-38 win over Ashby. Megan Dreger had 21 points and six rebounds to lead the way for the Panthers (12-7, 6-3 Prairie). Caroline Carlson added 16 points, while Kathryn Burquest had eight and Megan Benzinger chipped in seven. Senior center Kerstyn Schroeder had 12 points to lead the Arrows (3-16, 1-7 LEC) and Courtney Koefod chipped in nine.
The Alexandria boys hockey team dominated Prairie Centre (7-16) last Friday night in an 11-2 win that moved the Cardinals to 9-13-1.
The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team closed its week by splitting two games and sitting all alone atop the Little Eight Conference standings. The Chargers dominated LEC foe Rothsay (1-15, 0-8 LEC) last Friday in a 74-28 game before going to Concordia College in Moorhead and falling in an out-of-conference tilt against Hawley (6-12) by a final score of 42-37. That put B-E at 13-5 overall and 8-1 in the LEC, atop the standings after Underwood fell to 7-2 in the league with a loss to Battle Lake last Friday.
BOYS BASKETBALL Alexandria at Sartell, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Hancock, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Hillcrest, 7:30 p.m. BOYS HOCKEY Alex at St. Cloud Tech, 7:15 p.m. WRESTLING Alexandria vs. Sartell,...