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Parkers Prairie head girls basketball coach John Noga became a member of the 500-win club last Friday night as the longtime coach guided the Panthers to a 59-57 win over Battle Lake. It was a big win for Noga and for Parkers Prairie as a team in the Little Eight Conference. It moved the Panthers to 5-3 in the LEC, now tied for third place with the Battlers. Brandon-Evansville and Underwood were both 7-1 as of Monday.
SWIMMING AND DIVING The Alexandria swimming and diving team finished 10th at the state true team meet at the University of Minnesota aquatic center on Saturday. The Cardinals got a...
BLIZZARD HOCKEY Twin City at Alexandria, 7:10 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Osakis vs. Barnesville, 3:30 p.m. DANCE Sections in Rocori, Noon WRESTLING Alex at Big Ole Tourney, 11:30 a.m. Park Region/Prairie...
GIRLS BASKETBALL Alex at Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Osakis at Upsala, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Ashby, 7:15 p.m. WCA vs LPGE, 7:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m...
BOYS BASKETBALL Alex vs. Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Osakis vs. WCA, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Rothsay, 7:15 p.m. Ashby at Parkers Prairie, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Sauk Centre, 7:30 p.m...
The Alexandria gymnasts have a specific number in mind that they want to reach by season’s end as a team score. The Cardinals came close on Tuesday in their final...
Two of the better Class A wrestling teams in the area met up on Tuesday night with fifth-ranked West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville showing its strength in a 43-25 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville. The Thunder (13-2) is in the Lean and Mean portion of the Jan. 15 Guillotine polls but the Knights (19-4) used some important pins in their middle and heavyweights to help pull away for the win.
The Alexandria girls Nordic ski team went to the Central Lakes Conference championship meet in Brainerd on Tuesday and came home with the program's first conference title since 2001 against a field of six teams. The Alexandria boys also had a nice day as the Cardinals took second as a team, falling 13 points shy of CLC-winning Brainerd.
The Minnewaska wrestling team won two of three matches at its home quadrangular on Tuesday night, beating Breckenridge (49-30) and Ortonville (45-36), while dropping a 47-26 match against Eden Valley-Watkins. Mason Blair had a forfeit win at 106 against Ortonville before Mateo Arrendondo won by fall in 5:42 at 113 for the Lakers. Tyson Meyer added a pin in 2:40 at 132, while Spencer Winter won by forfeit at 138, Dylan Jergenson won by fall in 4:47 at 145 and Marcelo Arrendondo won 10-2 at 152 to help Minnewaska build its lead.
The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team lost its first game in the Little Eight Conference as Battle Lake built a 7-0 lead right off the bat and carried that to a 49-42 win. The Battlers (11-6, 5-2) lost by 29 points to the Chargers (11-3, 6-1 LEC) on Dec. 8, but B-E head coach Dick Simpson said he knew this would be a much closer game. Battle Lake's senior post Emily Marso missed that first game with an injury but was back on Tuesday and scored 10 points.