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The Alexandria boys golf team finished third at the 8-3A pre-section meet at the Greystone Golf Club in Sauk Centre last Friday after shooting a team score of 318. Brainerd won the event with a 303, while Moorhead was not far behind at 309. Freshmen Hunter Rebrovich and Noah Boraas led the way for the Cardinals with a 75 and 79, respectively. Rebrovich placed fourth individually, while Boraas came in 13th out of the 72 golfers in the field.
The Alexandria girls golf team wrapped up a busy weekend with a third-place finish at Geneva after taking the presection meet on Friday at the Greystone Golf Club. The Cardinals shot a 368 at Geneva as Elk River (346) and Rogers (355) wrapped up the first two spots. Onna O'Connor led Alexandria that day with an 89. Lauren Stockmoe shot a 90, and Elise Stockmoe Alli Prestby each shot a 91. It was O'Connor's first time leading the scoring for the Cardinals.
The Osakis track and field teams went to St. John's Prep on Saturday for an eight-team meet and came home with a win on the girls' side and a third-place finish for the boys. The girls scored 163 points to beat Eden Valley-Watkins (147) and the boys finished with 96 points. Maple Lake won the boys' side with 134 points. The Silverstreaks didn't run all their athletes as they taper down to the true team meet this week, but they still had plenty of top finishes. Tiana Stanek won the 100-meter dash in 13.16 seconds, just in front of teammate Makayla Radtke in 13.17 seconds.
BASEBALL Brandon-Evansville at HLA, 5 p.m. WCA vs. Hancock, 4 p.m. Ashby vs. Ortonville, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL Brandon-Evansville vs. WHN, 5 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Staples-Motley, 5 p.m. Ashby at Ortonville,...
David Jensen is preparing to compete in an ironman race in Boulder, Colorado this August, so his win in the Chain of Lakes Triathlon in Alexandria on Saturday could be...
The Osakis girls golf team moved back into second place in the Central Minnesota Conference standings after taking second in Kimball on Thursday with a team score of 189. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Osakis are separated by just three strokes in the overall standings as the Jaguars recaptured the lead in the CMC after three meets by winning with a 183 on Thursday.
The West Central Area boys golf team got a second-place finish from junior Jackson Merrick in Long Prairie on Thursday as the Knights took fifth as a team at the Quad County meet. Merrick finished with an 86 after finishing things off with a 40 on the back nine.
The West Central Area girls golf team brought just three players to Long Prairie on Thursday due to schedule conflicts, sickness and injury. That left the Knights unable to qualify for a team score, but Katie Merrick shot a career-best 106 to finish fourth individually. Jessica St. Martin added a career-best 110 to finish sixth and Lexi Poyzer rounded out the WCA lineup with a 122.
The Alexandria Area High School trap team is in first place in the Class 8A, Conference 2 standings after a week of competition with 27,446 points, while Lakeville South is second at 26,557.5. The Cardinals had 84 of their 89 team members participating under nearly ideal weather conditions on May 2 and good scores followed. Eighteen shooters finished with scores of 45 or higher out of a possible 50. Owen Weisel and Adam Zimmerman led the way with 48s. Weisel, Joe Brezina, Adam Oehlenschlager and Alex Olson each had perfect shoots of busting all 25 clays.
The Alexandria baseball team will host a Strike out Cancer Night next Tuesday when the Cardinals host St. Cloud Tech in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Free-will donations will...