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BLIZZARD HOCKEY Twin City 5, Alexandria 3 The Alexandria Blizzard saw a 2-0 lead disappear in its home opener on Friday night as Twin City (5-0) escaped with a 5-3...
A bounce-back season for the United North Central football team continued on Friday night, and it came at the expense of Osakis on homecoming. The Warriors were 0-9 last season...
FOOTBALL Alexandria vs. Rocori (Homecoming), 2 p.m. BOYS SOCCER Minnewaska at Princeton, Noon VOLLEYBALL WCA at Hancock Tournament, 9 a.m. GIRLS TENNIS Minnewaska at Montevideo (Conference Tournament), 9 a.m. GIRLS...
The Minnewaska volleyball team lost a hard-fought five setter on Thursday night as Melrose won the fifth set 15-13 to take the match. The Lakers won sets one (25-21) and four (25-23) but fell 25-20 and 25-9 in the first and third. Kaylee Glover had a team-high 14 kills in the loss, while Abby VerSteeg finished with 12.
The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team moved to .500 in the Little Eight Conference after a sweep of Ashby by 25-14, 25-14, 25-17 scores on Thursday night. "The girls came ready to play," head coach Kelly Olson said. "Most of all, I liked how we took care of the ball when we had it. We passed well in serve receive, especially Shyanna Behrens. She was focused on her job of receiving tonight. Katie Kokett and Carrigan Okerlund were steady as always. Also, Carrigan, Kylee Hansen, and Kennedy Lund all served very well tonight.
The Alexandria tennis team bounced back from a loss to Willmar earlier in the week by taking a 5-2 match against Rocori on Thursday. The Cardinals swept the doubles lineup, with Kaity Peterson and Jamie Lanoue anchoring things with a 6-2, 7-5 win at the top spot. Marisa Otto and Mariah Wegner won 6-1, 6-2 at second doubles, while Taylor Partington and Ellen Dee won 6-2, 6-4 in the third spot. "This was senior night and it was nice to see Marisa play so well in her final match at the AAHS courts," head coach Dave Ronning said.
The Alexandria girls cross country team came home with a win at the 57th annual Fergus Falls John Hermes Invitational on Thursday after edging Sartell by four points. The Cardinals tallied a meet-low 50 points, while the Sabres (54) and Otter Tail Central (111) rounded out the top three. The Alexandria boys finished in fifth place out of nine teams with 100 points.
The Alexandria girls soccer team traveled to Fergus Falls and came home with a 2-0 conference and section win against the Otters on Thursday night. Hayley Burns got both goals in the first half. She connected nine minutes in when McKenna Smith sent a pass to Burns at 12 yards out. Burns buried the shot for a 1-0 advantage before connecting from 10 yards out off a pass from Karsen Granning with about three minutes left in the half. That's all the offense goaltender Emma Ziegler needed. She turned aside seven shots to secure the win, while Alicia Niblock saved 14 shots in the losing effort.
The Alexandria boys soccer team celebrated Senior Night with a 7-0 win over Fergus Falls Thursday as Kagan Foster continued to tear up the field in his final year with a hat trick and two assists against the Otters. Fellow senior Devin Crowe added two assists in the win.
The Osakis cross country teams took in a scenic course at the St. John’s Prep Invite on Thursday and came back with a sixth-place finish for the boys and a...