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CLC Athletes of the Week Alexandria had four students named Central Lakes Conference Athletes of the Week over the last couple weeks. Kaity Peterson and Jamie Lanoue, the first doubles duo for Alexandria, won the honor in girls tennis after winning three matches in straight sets when the award was announced on September 28. Haley Burns won the honor on September 21 in girls soccer after she scored five goals in two games.
The Battle Lake volleyball team swept Brandon-Evansville for the second time this season on Tuesday night as the Battlers won 25-19, 25-10 and 25-13 to improve to 12-2 overall and 4-1 in the Little Eight Conference. Battle Lake has proven to be one of the top teams in the LEC this season and proved it again on Tuesday. "We were looking forward to playing Battle Lake tonight," B-E head coach Kelly Olson said. "They are a quality opponent, and we wanted to see how we stacked up. I think when we could stay in system we did pretty well. We just were not in system near enough.
The Alexandria tennis team saw a fifth 4-3 match go the wrong way for it this season after falling just shy against Willmar on Tuesday night. Alexandria was hosting, and the home Cardinals swept the doubles lineup, with Willmar returning the favor in singles. Kaity Peterson and Jamie Lanoue won 6-4, 6-1 at first doubles.
The Alexandria girls soccer team hosted St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday night as the Crusaders escaped town with a 2-1 win. Cathedral (9-0-2) scored the first two goals of the game to never trail in the contest. The first came late in the opening half before the Crusaders added another midway through the second. "Both goals were scored off deep Crusader runs with the goals coming from follow-up [shots] by the weak-side attackers," Alexandria head coach Tom Roos said. Alexandria's only goal came with 14 minutes remaining.
The Minnewaska volleyball team won its first match in the West Central Conference on Tuesday as the Lakers took down Montevideo in four sets. The Lakers (5-11, 1-7 WCC) fell behind after a 25-17 loss in the first but rattled off 25-15, 25-23 and 25-20 wins to secure the match. Senior Kaylee Glover and junior Abby VerSteeg both had 12 kills to lead the way. Senior middle Emma Middendorf added seven kills with five blocks, while junior Taylor Amundson set them up with 23 assists.
The Osakis volleyball team had a 34-match winning streak in the Prairie Conference snapped on Tuesday night as Browerville-Eagle Valley handed the Silverstreaks a loss in four sets. The Tigers...
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The Alexandria tennis team continues to come together this season as the Cardinals improved to 10-5 overall and to 5-3 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 6-1 win over Sartell on Thursday night. "It was a good match for the girls and a measuring stick to see how far we have come since the last time we played Sartell," head coach Dave Ronning said.