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Osakis head coach Bill Infanger hugged his seniors near midfield for the last time with them wearing a Silverstreaks jersey on Wednesday night. Osakis had earned the right to host...
The Alexandria swimming and diving team wrapped up its dual-meet regular season by lapping Fergus Falls in the pool by a 106-78 score on Tuesday night. "The second half of the meet was where our ladies put away the Otters with some hard work and determination," Alexandria head coach Richard Smith said. "Our first victory was not until the 100 butterfly, where Mikayla Meece won with a 1:07." It was one of two wins for Meece after she took the 100 backstroke with the same 1:07 time. Kaitlyn Meece (6:06.86) added a win in the 500 freestyle, while Hannah Eklund won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.
Sixth-seeded Parkers Prairie football went on the road and beat third-seeded Pine River-Backus 32-26 in the Section 6A playoffs on Tuesday night. The Panthers (4-5) and Tigers (6-3) both scored four touchdowns, but Parkers Prairie converted all four two-point conversions.
FOOTBALL Osakis vs. Sauk Centre (5-2A playoffs), 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Brandon-Evansville at WHN, 7:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL Verndale 37, Brandon-Evansville 20 The Brandon-Evansville football team saw its season come to an end in a 37-20 game against fourth-seeded Verndale on Tuesday night. The Pirates had beaten...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will continue the partial drawdown of Lake Christina in Douglas County. Using Lake Christina's permanent pump system, the lake will be maintained at its lower level throughout the winter and into early summer. "The purpose of the drawdown is to provide ideal conditions that encourage growth of submerged aquatic plants in the early growing season next year," said Nicole Hansel-Welch, DNR shallow lakes program supervisor.
Changes to the Minnesota spring turkey hunting season could be coming for 2016. It's just a matter of ironing out the details of a proposal. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has asked for public input on what they would like to see in the state's spring season before a committee lays out the plan, which it hopes to release to the public on October 26.
The Osakis cross country teams faced some cold and windy conditions at Royalton on Monday night and came home with a fourth-place finish for the boys and a first-place finish...
The Alexandria girls soccer team won a 6-0 decision against St. Cloud Apollo last Friday night to help in its quest to secure the top seed in the subsection. Hayley Burns, Karsen Granning and Sonja Johnson had two goals apiece to lead the way. Burns and Granning also added assists, while McKenna Smith and Laura Dahlquist each had an assist, as well.
The Alexandria boys soccer team gave defending state champion St. Cloud Apollo everything it had last Friday night before falling 2-1 in overtime. The Cardinals had lost 6-2 against the Eagles earlier in the season, but fought back on Friday after Apollo scored eight minutes into the game. Graham Hegstad set up a Kagan Foster goal with a well-placed throw-in that Foster headed into the net. "It was a battle from here on out," head coach Cahil Collins said. "Late in the first half, Josh Molden was lost for the remainder of the game to a knee injury. He should be back in action soon.