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The West Central Area girls golf team competed in the subsection tournament on Wednesday as eighth grader Jessica St. Martin shot a 95 to advance to the 6A meet on May 31 in Benson. "(She) had a strong round overall, with drives and putting being her strongest assets," head coach Kari Kreft said. "She made it look easy today with smooth strokes and a confident short game." St. Martin was the lone WCA player to advance from the subsection tournament. Katie Merrick wrapped up her Knights career with a 112.
BASEBALL Brandon-Evansville @ New York Mills, 4:30 p.m. Osakis vs. Melrose at Freeport, 6AA playoffs, 7 p.m. WCA vs. Upsala-Swanville, 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Ashby, 4:30 p.m. BOYS GOLF Minnewaska Section 3AA Meet @ Buffalo Lake, TBD SOFTBALL Alexandria vs Little Falls, 8AAA playoffs, 6 p.m. Section 6A playoffs at Minnewaska and Morris Osakis vs. Pequot Lakes, 6AA playoffs at AAHS, 3:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Royalton, 6A playoffs at Minnewaska, 4 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA HORSESHOE LEAGUE WEEK TWO RESULTS Coffee Pot Cafe def. Thomas-Lauren Co. 8-0 Flippin' Fabulous def. Jack's Auto Body and Glass, 6-2 Design Tree def. American Food Group, 6-2 Cenex def. WSN, 6-2 Nerium def. Starner Farms, 6-2
The Osakis baseball team won an 11-10 game on a walk-off hit from senior Zach Weir that erased a 10-8 deficit in the seventh and sent this team into the playoffs with a 12-7 record. John Piekarski started the seventh-inning rally with a walk as freshman Luke Imdieke followed with a single. Hunter Infanger followed two batters later with a single that loaded the bases. Imdieke scored on a wild pitch that moved the runners up and brought on an intentional walk of Logan Hartshorn with one out. That loaded the bases back up for Weir, who delivered.
The Alexandria boys track and field team finished third at the Central Lakes Conference championship meet on Tuesday after originally believing it had captured the title. Multiple scoring errors were noticed after Tuesday's results were posted, which led to corrections having to be made. Once those were finalized, the Cardinals had 105 points. Rocori won the CLC title with 111.333 points, while Sartell-St. Stephen was second at 107 in a closely contested meet.
The Alexandria boys tennis team's run through the singles and doubles tournament came to an end on Tuesday in Fargo. Sophomore JJ Foster and senior Derek Berning represented the Cardinals in the singles event, while AJ Bollman and Matt Vogel teamed up at one doubles spot, and Grant Storm and Eli Simonson at another. "The guys went in and played tough tennis and ended the year with no regrets," Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said.
The Brandon-Evansville softball team started its Section 6A playoff run by hosting a winless Hancock team and cruising to a 12-0 win in five innings on Tuesday. The Chargers (15-6) scored in every frame, including six in the fourth to put the finishing touches on the win. "It was great to see the girls come out with intensity and play a very solid game to kick off this postseason," B-E head coach Kasi Sieling said. Sadie Roers scattered just four hits and a walk in five innings to get the win. She struck out five.
The Alexandria girls track and field team won the Central Lakes Conference meet on Tuesday at St. Cloud Apollo as the Cardinals memorable season continued. Official scores were not available by Wednesday morning after multiple scoring mistakes during the meet, but the Cardinals were comfortably ahead in the unofficial results.
The Alexandria girls golf team put a bow on its Central Lakes Conference season at the Wapicada Golf Club in St. Cloud with another win after shooting a 335 on Tuesday. The Cardinals were a perfect 7-for-7 in winning CLC meets this year as they wrapped up the league for a sixth straight spring.
Three years ago, I got into some new land for deer hunting that I thought would produce big bucks on a regular basis. I was under the naive impression that all one needs to tag a 10-pointer every year is the right terrain. Not so much. Since then, I've arrowed does late season after striking out on big bucks through November. It has been a humbling experience. One of the primary pieces of land I have access to is the toughest land I have ever bow hunted.