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GIRLS BASKETBALL Brandon-Evansville 58, Rothsay 31 The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team got its fourth straight win to start the season after taking care of Rothsay 58-31 on Friday night. The...
The Osakis girls basketball team had no problems moving to 5-0 on Friday night as the Silverstreaks breezed past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 82-39. Osakis shot 46 percent (31-of-67), including 12-of-27 from three. They added to their efficiency with an 8-for-9 night from the free throw line in another strong performance all around from this team.
BOYS BASKETBALL Alexandria vs. Detroit Lakes, 7:30 p.m. PPD B-E at Kimball Tourney, TBD WCA at Morris Area, 1 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL WCA at Morris, 3:30 p.m. Minnewaska at Lakeview,...
The Alexandria boys basketball team is cruising through the early season as the Cardinals moved to 3-0 with a 73-42 win at St. Cloud Apollo. Junior forward Justin Balcome has made the most of his extended role on varsity so far and nothing changed on Thursday. He had a team-high 25 points as Alexandria once again put four players in double figures. Sophomore guard Trey Hoepner and senior Spencer Hockert each had 14 points, while senior point guard Jaran Roste finished with 10.
BOYS BASKETBALL B-E at Kimball Tourney, TBD GIRLS BASKETBALL Alexandria vs. Sartell, 7:30 p.m. Osakis vs. LPGE, 7:30 p.m. B-E vs. Rothsay, 7:15 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Ashby, 7:15 p.m. DANCE Alexandria at St. Cloud Apollo, 6:30 p.m. PPD DUE TO WEATHER WRESTLING Alexandria at Redwood Valley, 4 p.m. CANCELLED WCA, Parkers Prairie, Osakis at Cass Lake-Bena, TBD
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...