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Alexandria swim coach Kathy Walker had a lot on her mind as she walked her dog early Saturday morning. The Cardinals were hosting the Section 6A meet at Discovery Middle School later that day, and she was running through her mind where her team might finish. They had taken seventh a year before, so fifth would be a nice jump, she thought.
The Alexandria football team saw first hand on Saturday what all the fuss was about with top-ranked Elk River. The Elks (11-0) came into the game averaging 455 rushing yards per contest. They had 370 at the half as Elk River grabbed a 39-8 advantage and never wavered in a 60-36 win in the Class 5A quarterfinals at St. Cloud State University.
Ben Beyer couldn't be caught in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Friday night in Alexandria. The senior running back for Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton rushed for a 64-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Ethan Edeen then hit him up the middle for a 66-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was part of 133 all-purpose yards for Beyer in the first half as the Rebels (11-0) built a 22-8 lead and went on to win 43-20 against Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta (9-2).
The College of Saint Benedict (2-0) and Concordia College (1-0-1) in Moorhead women's hockey teams will play at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday at 5 p.m. It's...
McKenzie Revering and Jake Drew were joined by family and friends at Alexandria Area High School on Friday morning for a signing ceremony that was a little extra special given the circumstances both are going through. The two Alexandria seniors inked their letters of intent to further their athletic and academic careers at Division I schools on what was the third day of the early signing period for seniors. Drew will play baseball at North Dakota State University, while Revering will go to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for women's hockey.
Advanced tickets are on sale for Saturday's state quarterfinal football game between Alexandria and Elk River at St. Cloud State University. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. between the 9-1 Cardinals and 10-0 Elks. Tickets are available at the Alexandria Area High School activities office until 4 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $9 for adults and $6 for students K-12.
Alexandria Area High School will be the site for the state football Class 3A quarterfinal game between Morris Area and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton tonight, Friday. DGF is 10-1, while Morris Area is...
Great offensive lines have cohesion. Coaches and players like to say they become a family. For Alexandria, that process started before fall camp in August. Skill players go to passing challenges in the summer to test their athleticism. Linemen? They go to "Hog Camp."
The Alexandria football team is in for a huge test this Saturday night against top-ranked Elk River, but the Cardinals believe the Elks are too. At this point, no team can be taken lightly. Eight of the best programs remain at the 5A level as Elk River (10-0) gets ready to meet Alexandria (9-1) at St. Cloud State University for an 8 p.m. kickoff in the state quarterfinals.
The Alexandria Golf Club has settled on a new business model designed to make membership opportunities more flexible for families and individuals, but one that resulted in the official dismissal of 14-year head professional Ron Rebrovich. Rebrovich was first told of the club's plan to go in a different direction on Aug. 24. At that point, the news caught many members off guard and was met with some concern.