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McKenzie Revering's fast start to her junior season was highlighted on Friday night with an overtime winner as the Alexandria girls hockey team won at Sartell-Sauk Rapids in a 2-1 game. Revering had both Alexandria goals on the power play as she scored at 15:29 in the second period to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Brooke Walters evened things up for the Storm'Sabres (1-1) late in the third with a goal at 13:17. That set the stage for Revering in overtime.
Alexandria junior Hannah Eklund will continue her swimming season at the state meet at the University of Minnesota after she secured her spot in the 100 breaststroke at the 6A...
The last time the Alexandria Blizzard hosted Granite City the Lumberjacks scored nine second-period goals and walked away with an 11-3 win on October 24. Things were much closer this...
SWIMMING AND DIVING Alexandria at Section 6A finals, Sartell, 11 a.m. diving; 3 p.m. swimming BLIZZARD HOCKEY Alexandria vs. Granite City, 7:10 p.m.
GIRLS HOCKEY Alex at Sartell-SRR, 7:15 p.m.
This is a look at how some area athletes are doing at their respective colleges or in their athletic careers.
SWIMMING AND DIVING Alexandria at section meet, Sartell, 5:30 p.m.
A special week for the Hasz sisters was capped off on Wednesday afternoon as they signed their letters of intent to run track and cross country at the University of Minnesota. Saturday saw Megan and Bethany wrap up their cross country careers in an Alexandria uniform with a third-straight 1-2 finish at the state meet at St. Olaf. Bethany finished her career with the two state titles in the fall and a runner-up, while Megan won the 2014 title and added second-place finishes behind Bethany in 2013 and 2015. Now they are officially members of the Gophers.
The Alexandria girls hockey team has gone through stretches where it has dominated its opponents on the way to a 2-0 start to the season. The Cardinals won 9-2 in the season opener against North Metro and followed that on Tuesday with a 6-2 win at North Wright County. Alexandria scored the first three goals with McKenzie Revering, Mackenzie Abrahamson and McKenna Ellingson all connecting within almost 10 minutes of action. Abrahamson's goal was the first of her varsity career, and it came in pretty fashion.
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,401 deer during the first three days of firearms deer season, according to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) release that was issued on Tuesday. Final numbers from the first three days show that the number of deer registered rose 6.3 percent from 2014.