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The Alexandria softball team lost on a walk-off in Detroit Lakes on Thursday night as the new Section 8AAA opponents went back and forth in the late innings. The Lakers (8-1) gave up three runs in the top of the seventh but responded with three of their own in the bottom to walk off winners. There was a total of 24 hits in the game and nine errors as both teams used some big innings on offense. The Lakers scored five in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead only to watch the Cardinals respond with four in the fifth.
BASEBALL Osakis at Staples-Motely, 4:30 p.m. Minnewaska vs. YME, 5 p.m. Ashby at HLA, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Menahga, 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Osakis vs. Sauk Centre, 4:30 p.m. WCA...
The Brandon-Evansville softball team is clicking right now in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Chargers’ offense has been potent all season with 118 runs in 10 games...
The West Central Area baseball team suffered its first losses of the season on Tuesday after getting swept in two close games of a doubleheader against Upsala. The Cardinals won 2-1 in the nightcap after winning an 8-5 game in the opener. The Knights had been finding ways to win in the seventh innings lately, but it was Upsala that won with a single run in the top of the seventh in game two. West Central Area had nine hits in the game but scratched across just the one run in the first inning on a Buzz Miller RBI.
The Alexandria boys golf team took a break from Central Lakes Conference play to get a taste of the Greystone Golf Club where the Section 8-3A meet will be played this spring. Four teams from the section in Alexandria, Bemidji, Moorhead and Monticello were there to compete in the seven-team field on Wednesday, with the Spuds taking home the win after shooting a 326 in cold and windy conditions. The Cardinals were second at 332, while Monticello (338) and Bemidji (346) rounded out the top four.
Baseball fans in the area will have a chance to see two Division II teams play at Knute Nelson Ballpark this weekend after a late schedule change for Southwest Minnesota...
BASEBALL Osakis at Upsala, 5 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Ashby, 4:30 p.m. WCA vs. LPGE, 5 p.m. Minnewaska at Benson (DH), 4 p.m. PPD SOFTBALL Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 5 p.m...
There was wind and cold, but the Alexandria girls golf team avoided rain as the third element that can make life miserable for a golfer during Minnesota springs. That’s the...
The Alexandria Area High School trap shooting team has two weeks in the book and has had to shoot through some wet weather conditions on each of the past two Mondays. This past Monday featured 42 degrees with 14 mile per hour winds. The Cardinals still had 14 shooters hit 45 or more clays out of a possible 50.
The West Central Area softball team swept a doubleheader against Upsala on Tuesday night, winning 18-1 in game one and 10-9 in the nightcap. Morgan Sanstead had a 5-for-5 game at the plate in game two to lead the Knights to a narrow win. She tripled once and singled four times, while Abby Oberg singled twice and hit a home run. Kaitlyn Sanstead singled three times and doubled once, while Jordan Nohre also went 4-for-4.