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The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team secured a Little Eight Conference win on Tuesday night that moved the Chargers to 4-2 league play after sweeping Battle Lake. The Battlers (4-10, 1-4 LEC) couldn't keep up with a B-E team that took charge from the get-go by winning 25-12. It was all Chargers after that as they secured the match with 25-17 and 25-15 wins.
The Osakis volleyball team dropped its first Prairie Conference match of the season on Tuesday night as Royalton outlasted the Silverstreaks in a five-setter. The Royals (7-9, 4-2 Prairie) won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-17 before Osakis (8-8, 5-1 Prairie) rallied. The Silverstreaks won 25-16 and 25-19 in the third and fourth but couldn't come all the way back as the Royals took the fifth set 15-13.
The Osakis tennis team continues to play good tennis down the stretch as the Silverstreaks (9-2) coasted to a 7-0 win over Sauk Centre on Monday night. Five of the seven wins came in straight sets as Shea Olson, Lauren Scherr and Camryn Hoffarth did just that in the singles lineup. Karlee Hoffarth and Kali Giesler and Kiara Hensley and Dinara Dykema did the same at second and third doubles, respectively.
The Alexandria girls soccer team got just one goal on Monday night, but that's all it needed in a 1-0 win over St. Cloud Cathedral. It was a Section 8A victory for the Cardinals (3-5-4) with Alexandria out of the North half and the Crusaders (4-6) out of the South. The only goal in the road win for the Cardinals came in the second half when Elise Anderson made a run down the left flank and found Sydney Drew. She kept the ball moving to Tessa Knoblach, who beat one defender just enough to get the shot off and connect from 18 yards out into the left corner of the goal.
The Alexandria boys soccer team played with fellow Section 8A opponent St. Cloud Cathedral on the road on Monday before falling in a 1-0 game. Cathedral's goal came in the 64th minute on a shot that Zach Harstad got a hand on but couldn't quite keep from reaching the net. It was part of 12 shots for the Crusaders (5-3-1), to Alexandria's (4-6-1) 14.
The Gould Brothers Shooting exhibition show is coming to Alexandria on Oct. 1 at the Alexandria Shooting Park. The professional trick shooters from the Alexandria area will perform at the local park from 10-11 a.m. that Saturday and share their life-changing "secret to success." The event is sponsored by the Alexandria Covenant Church Men's Ministry and all ages are welcome.
The Alexandria Blizzard hockey team split its two games at La Crosse this past weekend after a 5-3 loss at New Ulm Friday. Alexandria (2-2) defeated the Freeze (3-1) 4-2...
The Alexandria Blizzard lost a 5-3 game at the New Ulm Steel on Friday night after a late rally fell short. The Steel scored two goals in the first period...
Alexandria 56, Willmar 12 Brandon-Evansville 45, CGB 8 Osakis 46, Wadena-Deer Creek 6 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 27, Parkers Prairie 20 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 12, West Central Area-Ashby 9 Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 34, Minnewaska 14
The Brandon-Evansville football team did something it has never done in program history, and did so in dominant fashion. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley had never lost to Brandon-Evansville before Friday. That run came...