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The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team celebrated Senior Night by going back and forth in a 3-2 battle with Wheaton-Herman-Norcross on Monday night. It was one of the more impressive wins of the season for the Chargers (16-10) based on records as the Warriors came into the match at 19-1. That puts them in contention for the top seed in the 6A South with Underwood (19-4).
Alexandria’s Ellie Ronning and Kaity Peterson finished in third place at the Section 8AA doubles tournament on Saturday in Fargo as the duo won its last of three matches on the day.
GIRLS TENNIS Section 8AA Individuals at Courts Plus in Fargo GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, Section 8A playoffs, 6 p.m. BLIZZARD HOCKEY Alexandria vs. Granite City at the Runestone...
The Alexandria Blizzard dominated Granite City on the road on Friday night in front of the home opener for the Blizzard that is set for Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Alexandria (3-3) scored 4:06 into the first period when Connor Busse connected off assists from Brenden Payne and Caleb Anderson. Turns out that is all the Blizzard needed as Brey Effertz recorded the shutout in net with 19 saves. Alexandria outshot the Lumberjacks 36-19.
Alexandria 35, Rocori 0 Osakis 37, United North Central 14 Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 24, Brandon-Evansville 16 Minnewaska 30, Benson 7 West Central Area-Ashby 26, Kimball Area 21 Browerville-Eagle Valley 41, Parkers Prairie 26
Those who had looked ahead at the Alexandria football team’s schedule probably were hoping for a regular-season finale with a playoff feel to it before the playoffs even start. Fans will get their wish tonight, Wednesday, when St. Cloud Tech (7-0) comes to Alexandria Area High School for a 7 p.m. kickoff with a North Central (Red) District title on the line. The Tigers improved to 7-0 last Friday by beating Willmar 28-14. The Cardinals (7-0) did their part by dominating another game, this time at Rocori in a 35-0 shutout.
The Brandon-Evansville football team had a five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Wheaton-Herman-Norcross in a back-and-forth battle that finished with the Warriors moving to 7-0 after a 24-16 win last Friday. The Chargers (5-2) had their chances. They got multiple drives down inside the Warriors’ 10-yard line, but missed too many opportunities to punch it in for six.
The Osakis football team will get its shot to play for at least a share of the district championship after taking care of business at United North Central on Friday night. The Silverstreaks dominated from start to finish as they got a 37-14 win that improved them to 5-2 and dropped the Warriors to 3-4.
The Alexandria boys soccer team saw its season come to an end on Thursday night in the opening round of the Section 8A playoffs. The sixth-seeded Cardinals opened up at third-seeded Sartell-St. Stephen and lost a 5-2 game. The Sabres were led by Parker Beumer and Connor Kalthoff, who each scored two goals. The Cardinals wrapped up the season with a 6-10-1 overall record. The Sabres will advance to play Saturday against second-seeded St. Cloud Apollo.
The Osakis football team is coming off its most lopsided loss of the season against a good Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton program, but the Silverstreaks still have all of their goals in front of them heading into a road contest tonight at 7. Osakis will be at United North Central in Sebeka to play a 3-3 Warriors team that is 2-2 in the District Midwest (Blue) standings. The Silverstreaks are 3-1 in those same standings, trying to catch up to Ottertail Central and Staples-Motley, who sit at 4-1 entering Friday's games.