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VOLLEYBALL Browerville-Eagle Valley 3, Osakis 1 (27-29, 25-22, 25-11, 25-22) The Osakis volleyball team had a 34-match winning streak in the Prairie Conference snapped on Tuesday night as Browerville-Eagle Valley...
The Department of Natural Resources released its annual August roadside survey on September 8 with some relatively good news in the short term for pheasant hunters who take to the...
The Alexandria cross country teams traveled to the Rocori Invite on Thursday and came back with the girls taking third place with 76 points and the boys also taking third...
The Alexandria tennis team continues to come together this season as the Cardinals improved to 10-5 overall and to 5-3 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 6-1 win over Sartell on Thursday night. "It was a good match for the girls and a measuring stick to see how far we have come since the last time we played Sartell," head coach Dave Ronning said.
The Alexandria swimming and diving team made easy work of St. Cloud Apollo on the road on Thursday night, winning 116-67 over the Eagles. McKenna Horan led the charge as a double winner. She took the 200 IM in 2:39 and the 100 backstroke in 1:07. Rachel Kriese led a 1-2-3 finish in diving for Alexandria with a first-place finish of 207 points. Emily Wallerich won the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:16. Ashtyn Molesworth won the 100 freestyle in 1:01 and Mikayla Meece saw a personal-best 5:40 in the 500 freestyle to win that event.
The Osakis cross country team had a chance to test itself in a huge format this past Saturday as the Silverstreaks raced in a venue with about 10,000 spectators at the Milaca Mega Meet. Osakis' Lauren Savageau led all runners with a 48th-place individual finish in a time of 22:02.20. The Silverstreaks ran in the Class A competition as the girls took 23rd out of 28 teams.
GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Alexandria vs. Willmar, 7 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Osakis vs. Browerville, 7:30 p.m. Ashby vs. Underwood, 7:15...
Four plays. Two on defense and two on offense on back-to-back possessions in the second half are all it took for Alexandria to break open a close game against Brainerd...
The Parkers Prairie football team dropped its record to 3-3 after a 39-12 loss to West Central Area on homecoming as the Knights improved to 3-3 with their third straight win. The Panthers got off to a good start when Harry Samuelson hit Travis Yohnke for a 14-yard touchdown in the opening quarter. The Knights immediately answered with a touchdown and an extra point. West Central Area didn't trail again. The Knights scored two more touchdowns through the air to take a 20-6 lead into the break. They only added to that in the second as WCA forced two fumbles and intercepted four passes.
The Osakis football team kept within striking distance through one quarter but couldn't keep up with a physical and athletic Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton team on Friday night in a 57-6 loss. The Rebels (5-1) were ranked eighth in the latest Class AAA state polls and have size and speed to work with on a deep roster. That made for a long night for Osakis after the Silverstreaks scored their only touchdown in the first quarter on a Glenn Seela run of about three yards.