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A season that started with high expectations ended earlier than the Alexandria baseball team had hoped in a 6-2 loss to Albany in the Section 8-3A loser's bracket on Thursday. The two teams met in Avon where the third-seeded Huskies (13-9) built a 4-1 lead after two innings and never relinquished it. Albany senior Taylor Fourre was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the game, while also getting the complete-game win on the mound. He scattered eight hits, but allowed just single runs to Alexandria in the second and fifth innings.
The Alexandria girls golf team finished off its season with a third-place team standing at the Section 8-3A meet, but the Cardinals will send two individuals to the state meet. Junior Bridget Amundson tied for first at the two-day meet in Sauk Centre after shooting an 80 on day one and an 82 on day two. Her 162 tied her with Morgan Williams of Bemidji.
Jude Pelowski remembers the day his mother died, down to the exact details from seven years ago. It was May 15, and Tamara had come home from an appointment at the hospital. The breast cancer she was diagnosed with in 2005 had spread throughout her body after years of fighting the disease. "It was the first time she came home with oxygen tanks and the whole machine rigged up," Jude said. "I came home and it was a Friday, a nice day. I asked how long she was going to have the machine hooked up, and she said she didn't know."
Two weeks before the season ever started, Alexandria softball coach Randy Albers said he thought he had a team that might take some lumps early but one that should be...
ATIKWA GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS Tuesday Ladies League: INDIVIDUAL NET SCORES – 1st – Deb Herges (31); 2nd – Sue Rishavy, Gale Jackson, Jeannie Krogh (32); 5th – Doris Switzer, Carla...
ALEXANDRIA HORSESHOE LEAGUE Curt Felt Memorial Park Courts: Week Two Results Flippin’ Fabulous (Janet Larson, Tina Matter) def. Coffee Pot Café (Phil Swenson, Jerald Hagen) 8-0 Design Tree (Al Nicholson,...
EAGLES HORSESHOE LEAGUE Thursday Standings after week two (Ringers and overall score) Kia Larson, 11 ringers/Rick Maxwell, 26 ringers - 14 Gary Kirckof, vac/Byrne Rising, 39 ringers - 12 Jim Rushford, 7 ringers/JEff Saiko, vac - 12 Randy Mayer, 11 ringers/Ryan Seibel, 19 ringers - 10 Stacy Hager, 17 ringers/Penny Trenne, 7 ringers - 10 Dan Larson, bye/Bruce Noetzleman, bye - 10 Mike Thompson, 11 ringers/Jeannie Thompson, 3 ringers - 8 points Tammi Klug, 4 ringers/Alicia Tvrdik, 12 ringers - 2
A few tickets have already been punched to the state track meet for the Alexandria boys and girls after the Section 8-2A prelims in Sauk Rapids on Wednesday. Josh Molden built off a strong Central Lakes Conference meet on May 24 by taking second in the triple jump in Sauk Rapids. The junior had a jump of 42-06.25 in the prelims and went even further in the finals with a leap of 43-03.50 to secure his spot at state. Jake Lieberg of Sartell-St. Stephen won the section title with a jump of 46-04.
Alexandria's Devin Crowe and Graham Hegstad saw their season and Cardinal careers come to an end on Wednesday in the Section 8-2A individual tournament. The seniors advanced through last week's subsections and faced off against St. Cloud Tech's Nick Portz and Luke Conboy in the section doubles tournament. The Tigers duo had too much in a 6-3, 6-2 win that finished off the season for Hegstad and Crowe.
EAGLES HORSESHOE LEAGUE (May 23 ringers and season total points) Jerry Zastrow, 26 ringers/Judy Carlson, 14 ringers - 13 points Gary Stotesbery, 21 ringers/Mike Dunn, 21 ringers - 12 points Mary Botten, 19 ringers/Jolene Olson, 18 ringers - 11 points Jim Syverson, 49 ringers/Dale Anderson, 12 ringers - 10 points Shawn Carlson, 11 ringers/Cody Smith, 3 ringers - 9 points Jeff Thompson, vac/Dave Olson, 2 ringers - 8 points Jerry Nelson, 19 ringers/Darren Barten, 16 ringers - 7 points