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The Osakis boys basketball team keeps winning, even when a member of the opposition hits eight threes. Royalton's junior guard Adam Olson was the individual story on Thursday night, but Osakis' depth was too much for the Royals (1-3) in a 69-53 win that moved the Silverstreaks to 5-0. Olson knocked down eight triples, but didn't score from anywhere else as he totaled 24 points. Four players in double figures trumped that as Osakis shot 54 percent from the field (27-50).
The Alexandria gymnastics team dominated a meet against Central Lakes Conference opponent St. Cloud Apollo on Thursday night, winning 135.150-74.450. The Cardinals took all of the top three all-around scores after finishing top five in every event. Sophomore Sydney Gray led the way. She was first in the all around after taking first on the floor (8.80), bars (8.40) and vault (9.10) and second on the beam (8.25).
The Alexandria boys hockey team dropped its first game of the season and it came against a section and conference foe in Fergus Falls. The Otters (5-3) stormed back from a 2-0 and 3-1 deficit by putting up four goals in the third period. The winner came with less than a minute left to play as Logan Wentworth found the back of the net at 16:09 to complete the comeback.
Alexandria's Chad Meyer has been coaching in the Minnesota High School Bowling League for 18 seasons and never had a team finish as high as his team did this fall. Alexandria took second out of 24 programs at the state tournament at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis on Dec. 3. That's after qualifying among the 120 varsity teams. There are 134 total junior varsity teams, from all over Minnesota.
BOYS BASKETBALL Alexandria at St. Cloud Apollo, 7:30 p.m. Osakis vs. Royalton, 7:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 7:30 p.m. WCA...
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The Minnewaska boys basketball team fell to 2-2 this season after losing a 69-52 game at Melrose on Tuesday night. The Lakers put three players in double figures in Matt Gruber (15), Garrett Jensen (13) and Dennis VanDyke (11). They still trailed 33-26 at the break and couldn't get any closer as Melrose had 10 players score in all. Francisco Cervantes and Justin Middendorf each had 13 to lead the way for the Dutchmen (3-0). MINNEWASKA 26 26 - 52 MELROSE 33 36 - 69
The Alexandria swimming and diving team opened up its season with a decisive win against Melrose-Sauk Centre at Discovery Middle School pool on Tuesday night.
The Alexandria boys hockey team proved it can play with the best teams in its section by playing to a tie with defending 6A champion St. Cloud Cathedral on the road on Tuesday. It was a battle of two top-10 ranked teams as the Cardinals (2-0-2) came in ranked ninth and the Crusaders (4-1-2) were ranked fifth in the latest polls. The two teams played to a 3-3 tie after neither team could find the net on a combined eight shots through overtime.
The Alexandria girls basketball team breezed past another Central Lakes Conference opponent on Tuesday night with a 51-31 win at Fergus Falls. The Cardinals (4-1, 3-0 CLC) had their typical defensive pressure on display as they allowed just 11 first-half points. "We were cold in the first half on the offensive end versus the Otters' extended zone, but our defense kept our rhythm until we hit our stride in the second half," Alexandria head coach Wendy Kohler said.