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The Alexandria wrestling team traveled to Moorhead to face the defending section champions and battled with the Spuds through much of the night before falling in a 46-31 match. The Cardinals held a lead before Moorhead used the strength of its lineup to secure the win. The Spuds rattled off six straight wins to close out the night once they reached the 160-pound weight class.
The Alexandria girls hockey team's tendency to find ways to finish off games came into play again on Tuesday night as the Cardinals scored three third-period goals to secure a 4-1 win at St. Cloud. The Icebreakers led 1-0 after Allie Cornelius scored at 16:22 in the first period. Things were tied 1-1 after two before McKenzie Revering got a pass from Lauren Niska and took it to the net. She beat the defense wide and got one past St. Cloud's Emily Musielewicz for what turned out to be the game winner.
GIRLS HOCKEY Alexandria 4, St. Cloud Icebreakers 1 The Alexandria girls hockey team’s tendency to find ways to finish off games came into play against on Tuesday night as the...
Junior Glenn Seela was named the Osakis football team MVP at its recently-held awards banquet. Seela finished the season second on the team with 79 total tackles at linebacker, including...
Harland Jahnke of Parkers Prairie has been hunting deer since he was 16 years old. He's 80 now and got the biggest buck of his life during this past firearms season. Jahnke was hunting north of Parkers Prairie on opening day on Nov. 7 when he first saw the 14-point buck. "The place I sit, all the years I've hunted, they come out of the big woods and somebody has always shot at them so they come full speed. This one here was about 400 yards away, and I had him in my scope but it was kind of dark.
The Alexandria gymnastics team will have a new coach leading the program this season but one that's a familiar face to the girls she'll be coaching. Jessica Anderson took over for Becca Cederberg this off-season after serving as an assistant in the program for seven years. There are some mixed emotions associated with the move as she gets the chance to lead a team she competed with as a gymnast for the Cardinals before graduating from Jefferson High School in 2007. "I'm nervous and excited; all at the same time," Anderson said after the team's first home meet against Sartell last Thursday.
The Osakis girls tennis team wrapped up its season with its annual awards banquet after finishing the year as Prairie Conference Champions with an overall record of 16-4; taking home...
The Alexandria girls basketball team was eager to get back on the court after losing its season opener at Detroit Lakes last Friday night. It wasn’t the start Alexandria was...
Alexandria's Bethany Hasz continued her strong running season this past weekend by taking fifth out of 197 runners at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore. The meet is a gathering of many of the top high school cross country runners in the country. Hasz finished the 5K race in 17:17.1. Katie Rainsberger won the girls race in a time of 16:56.8. Hasz qualified for the national meet by taking fourth at the Heartland Region meet in Sioux Falls, SD on Nov. 15. She was fourth there with a time of 17:17.6.
The West Central Area boys basketball team is off to a 3-0 start after holding off Underwood in a 70-65 game on Monday night. The Rockets connected on 10-of-19 threes, but the Knights used a three of their own from Nathan Wrolson to tie the game at 55 apiece. Ben Anderson then added a triple with the score tied 59-59 to give WCA a lead it wouldn't relinquish.