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The Alexandria volleyball team might not be on a lot of other team's radars right now within the section or conference picture, but that's something the Cardinals hope to change by season's end. Alexandria lost seven players from last year's roster and return just four seniors in Jordyn Lamb, Syri Williams, Abby Pohlen and Kayla Feldhake. All of them are big contributors, though, as they hope to help their team surprise some people throughout the fall.
The Alexandria girls cross country team will feature a young nucleus this season but a group that head coach Travis Hochhalter says has a lot of talent and leadership ability. The Cardinals will be without the services of Megan and Bethany Hasz for the first time in a long time as the twins prepare for their first season running in the Big Ten at the University of Minnesota.
The Alexandria boys cross country team will lean on a big junior class and 22 overall runners to try to put together a competitive group by season's end this fall. "We have a solid group of runners who have put some miles on during the summer months," head coach Travis Hochhalter said. "It will be exciting to see the result of their efforts."
Kayla DeBlieck had just gotten done making her own rope at the Alexandria Shooting Park on Sunday afternoon and was ready to hurry on to the next event. It was down to the last hour of the five-hour Youth Outdoor Activity Day, and there was still so much to do. "I don't really like to go fishing, but I really like to just do stuff in nature," Kayla said. "I like to be in the outdoors so much because I want to explore."
Six features wrapped up the regular season point titles at the Viking Speedway on Saturday night, but the headliner got cut short by curfew. Twenty-seven cars rolled onto the track for the Fallen Linemen Modified Special to honor those who have died in their line of work as electrical line workers. They made a couple of laps side-by-side before the race as a way to show their respect.
The Osakis volleyball team tested itself right off the bat as the Silverstreaks went to the Albany Tournament and came back with a 2-2 record. Osakis ran into section power...
BOYS SOCCER Alexandria vs. Detroit Lakes, 4 p.m. Minnewaska at Pelican Rapids, 1 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 1 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL Osakis at Albany Tourney, 9 a.m. GIRLS TENNIS Alexandria Home Quad, 10 a.m. Osakis at LPGE Quad, CANCELLED
The Carlos Whitecaps 35-and-older baseball team won a Class B state title during its inaugural season in 2010. Now some of those same players are looking to add another one to their names this weekend.
The Alexandria volleyball team has opened up the regular season against perennial power Marshall every season since 2006, but the Cardinals instead welcomed in a section foe to get things...