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The Alexandria boys golf team took second at a Central Lakes Conference meet at Blackberry Ridge on Monday as the Cardinals shot a 311, six strokes off of first-place finisher Brainerd. The Warriors and Cardinals look to be the two teams vying for the CLC title early on. Brainerd holds a two-point lead in the overall conference standings right now with four meets left to play.
The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville boys and girls track and field teams finally got some ideal weather conditions when they traveled to Wadena for the first-ever Sam Kelderman Memorial Meet. Kelderman was a student-athlete for the Wadena-Deer Creek track team who was killed in a car crash this past winter. The school used a moment of silence to honor his memory before the meet.
SOFTBALL Alexandria at Rocori, 5 p.m. Osakis vs. Royalton, 5 p.m. WCA at Browerville-EV, 4 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Pillager (DH), 4 p.m. Ashby vs. WHN, 5 p.m. Minnewaska at...
TENNIS Brainerd 7, Alexandria 0 The Alexandria boys tennis team ran into a buzz saw in the form of the Brainerd Warriors on Monday night in a 7-0 loss. The...
University of Minnesota football coach Tracy Claeys likes the team that he'll put on the field in his first full season as a head coach in the Big Ten. The longtime assistant under Jerry Kill made that clear during a stop in Alexandria on Monday morning. Claeys, who was named the Gophers' head coach on November 11, 2015, was at the Broadway Ballroom to speak at the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign kickoff breakfast.
The Osakis baseball team continues to show that it's a much-improved team from a season ago when it won just four games. The Silverstreaks have already eclipsed that after running its record to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Prairie Conference with three wins last week. Osakis had an easy 14-4 win over Upsala-Swanville Area on the road on Thursday before sweeping a doubleheader at Staples-Motley 10 and 13-2.
BASEBALL The Osakis baseball team continues to prove it’s a much-improved team from a season ago as the Silverstreaks improved to 6-2 on the season with a doubleheader sweep at...
Alexandria’s Bethany Hasz once again proved herself to be a step ahead of the best distance runners in the state on Friday night. Hasz won the 1,600-meter run at the...
BOYS GOLF Alexandria at Edinburgh USA, 11:30 a.m.
The Osakis softball team completed a two-win week on Friday night in a 7-4 victory over a section opponent in Sauk Centre. The Silverstreaks are 3-0 in the Prairie Conference,...