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The high school baseball season quickly turned to Legion ball this summer, but with the season over for Osakis the Silverstreaks were finally able to hold their season-ending awards banquet from the spring season. Osakis handed out eight awards, with graduated senior Michael Herringshaw taking home two of them. Herringshaw earned the MVP Award and the Silverstreak Slugger Award after hitting a team-leading .369 in 65 at-bats.
The West Douglas County Post 188 Legion baseball had its season come to an end on Sunday after fighting all the way to the sub-district championship game. That's where they met up with top-seeded Glenwood-Lowry as the team comprised of mainly Minnewaska High School players won a 2-0 game.
The Alexandria Black Sox had left eight men on base through the first four innings in Sunday's second game of a doubleheader against Sauk Centre, so they weren't going to take any chances in the fifth. In a 2-2 game, Casey Hammerback reached on an error to lead off the inning. After a Parker Revering single and a Cody McLaughlin sacrifice, he was standing at third with one out. Alexandria player/coach Alex Harste went through a series of signs from the third-base coach's box with Chris Leary at the plate.
The Alexandria Area Tennis Association (AATA) has postponed its Middle School Tennis Jamboree that was set for July 21-22 at the Alexandria High School Tennis Complex because of the forecasted...
The Viking Speedway races this weekend were forced to cancel after rains came through at about the time that action was scheduled to get going at 6:45 on Saturday night...
Legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant has been through Alexandria many times through his travels across Minnesota. He has friends in towns nearby — Glenwood and Fergus Falls, and a son's cabin on Battle Lake. On July 22, he'll make a full stop to greet fans and sign autographs in conjunction with the Broadway's Party in the Street festivities that day. It's a rare chance for fans to see Grant these days. Now 89 years old with 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, he often has family and friends that he chooses to spend his time with in his retirement.
The scrapes and rubs were still there in plain sight despite the green growth of mid-summer that surrounded the forest floor. It was about this time last summer; the time when my mind starts fully shifting toward bow hunting season that is now only a couple months away. July means hanging stands — some in the same spots from the year before; others that take some new scouting.
The third seeded West Douglas County Legion baseball team wasn’t sharp early in the opening game of the playoffs against Hancock on Tuesday night. There were a couple outs on...
AATA to host middle school tennis jamboree The Alexandria Area Tennis Association (AATA) is hosting its Middle School Tennis Jamboree on July 21-22 at the Alexandria High School Tennis Complex. Sixth and seventh graders ages 10-13 will compete in the non-elimination event on Thursday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while eighth and ninth graders will hit the courts on July 22. There will be girls and boys singles and doubles play, while the event will be no add scoring with adjusted sets and a 55-minute match limit.
The Alexandria VFW baseball teams hosted the Bernie Classic Tournament this past weekend as the 15s went 2-2 and the 16s almost came away with a tournament title. The older of the two squads played New Ulm in the title game and fell in a 4-3 game to finish in second place. The 16s went 3-1 overall with a 6-0 win over Delano, a 9-1 win over Worthington and a 6-5 victory over Elk River.