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BOYS BASKETBALL Parkers Prairie at Sebeka Tourney, 5 p.m. Minnewaska at Pequot Lakes, 7:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkers Prairie at WDC, 7:30 p.m. NORDIC SKIING Alex at Brainerd, 10 a.m...
The Alexandria girls hockey team suffered its second loss of the season in a 4-1 defeat versus Rogers at home on Friday night. The Royals (8-4, 5-1 Mississippi 8) scored three opening-period goals to put the Cardinals (9-2, 5-0 CLC) in an early hole and sophomore Paetyn Levis posted a hat trick on the night to lead the way. "The first period was a big struggle for us this game," Alexandria head coach Blair Hovel said. "We went into the game without Kristin Trosvig.
The Alexandria dance team went to Sauk Rapids-Rice to take on the Central Lakes Conference field in an invite last Friday and came home sixth in kick and eighth in jazz. All the CLC teams were in attendance for the meet as Sartell won the kick and the jazz to sweep the competition. St. Cloud Tech was second in both and Sauk Rapids-Rice was third in kick, while Brainerd was third in jazz. "The kick team had a great performance and came in sixth place beating Willmar and St. Cloud Apollo," Alexandria head coach Christine Reilly said of her team.
The Alexandria boys hockey team fell 6-1 on the road against East Grand Forks on Saturday evening. The Cardinals' (2-4-1, 2-2-1 CLC) lone goal came five minutes into the third period by Wyatt Wittenburg, assisted by Noah Hittle and Nate Folsom. The Green Wave (7-3-1, 1-0-1 Mariucci) got on the board early with goals by Nick Derrick at 5:52 and Hunter Olson at 16:59.
The Alexandria girls basketball team welcomed a 4-2 Big Lake team to town on Friday to test itself out of conference play. The Cardinals were up to the challenge as...
BOYS BASKETBALL Alex at Detroit Lakes, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Kimball Tourney 6 p.m. WCA vs. Morris Area, 5 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL WCA vs. Morris Area, 3:30 p.m. BOYS HOCKEY...
The Minnewaska boys basketball team improved to 7-1 by holding off Montevideo (4-3) in a West Central Conference showdown on Thursday. The Lakers shot 54 percent (20-37), including 5-of-8 from three. They also went 12-of-14 from the free throw line to secure the win. The Thunderhawks shot 19-of-45 from the field but hit just 9-of-19 free throws. Matt McIver led three players in double figures for Minnewaska with 20 points.
The Alexandria boys basketball team snapped a two-game skid in the Central Lakes Conference by beating Sartell-St. Stephen 72-55 on Thursday. The Cardinals (5-3, 2-3 CLC) shot 51 percent from the field (27-52), including 24-of-36 from inside the arc. Alec Wensman had a team-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds, two blocks and two assists. Alexandria had five players with at least seven points. Jaran Roste had 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The Alexandria wrestling team held off a late charge by St. Cloud Tech-Cathedral on Thursday night by getting a big pin from Quintin Kluver-Longfellow at heavyweight that secured a 39-32 victory. Tech scored 18 points over the final three matches before the heavyweight bout as Drew Kiffmeyer won by forfeit at 182 and Cole Schreder (195, 3:43) and Tyler Hugg (220, 1:18) each won by fall. That set the stage for Kluver-Longfellow, and he delivered against Micah Mangel.
The Alexandria boys hockey team couldn't get past St. Cloud Tech on the Cardinals' home ice on Thursday as the Tigers (5-3, 3-1 CLC) won a 3-2 game at the Runestone Community Center. Shots were almost even all night as Alexandria outshot the Tigers 14-8 in the second period and finished with a 22-21 edge in that category. Tech made good on its chances, though, as Nick Portz scored at 1:59 in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Alexandria answered 2:03 into the second with a shorthanded goal from freshman Jack Westlund. It took just 14 seconds for the Tigers to answer back.