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The Alexandria boys cross country team will lean on a big junior class and 22 overall runners to try to put together a competitive group by season's end this fall. "We have a solid group of runners who have put some miles on during the summer months," head coach Travis Hochhalter said. "It will be exciting to see the result of their efforts."
Kayla DeBlieck had just gotten done making her own rope at the Alexandria Shooting Park on Sunday afternoon and was ready to hurry on to the next event. It was down to the last hour of the five-hour Youth Outdoor Activity Day, and there was still so much to do. "I don't really like to go fishing, but I really like to just do stuff in nature," Kayla said. "I like to be in the outdoors so much because I want to explore."
Six features wrapped up the regular season point titles at the Viking Speedway on Saturday night, but the headliner got cut short by curfew. Twenty-seven cars rolled onto the track for the Fallen Linemen Modified Special to honor those who have died in their line of work as electrical line workers. They made a couple of laps side-by-side before the race as a way to show their respect.
The Osakis volleyball team tested itself right off the bat as the Silverstreaks went to the Albany Tournament and came back with a 2-2 record. Osakis ran into section power...
BOYS SOCCER Alexandria vs. Detroit Lakes, 4 p.m. Minnewaska at Pelican Rapids, 1 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 1 p.m.
The Carlos Whitecaps 35-and-older baseball team won a Class B state title during its inaugural season in 2010. Now some of those same players are looking to add another one to their names this weekend.
VOLLEYBALL Osakis at Albany Tourney, 9 a.m. GIRLS TENNIS Alexandria Home Quad, 10 a.m. Osakis at LPGE Quad, CANCELLED
The Alexandria volleyball team has opened up the regular season against perennial power Marshall every season since 2006, but the Cardinals instead welcomed in a section foe to get things...
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria vs. Bemidji, 7 p.m. BOYS SOCCER Alexandria vs. EGF Senior, 5 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Alexandria vs. EGF Senior, 7 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS Osakis at Delano Tourney, 9 a.m...
Nearly 20 kids ran across the infield to get to the south side of the Runestone-Go-Kart Association track for the playing of the National Anthem last Wednesday. They stood at attention and stared at the flag, waiting until the final note played through the speakers. Then with a dash, they raced back across the infield with smiles on their faces, peeking over their shoulders to see how fast they had to run to beat the friend behind them.