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District 206 officially announced the hiring of Alexandria's Ian Resch as the new varsity boys' hockey coach in a news release on Thursday. Resch will replace former coach Scott Woods, who was not brought back after going 94-66-8 in six years at the helm of the Cardinal boys' program. Woods said he was told he had to re-apply for the position after stepping away from teaching to help his wife with their photography business. He recently applied for the Moorhead head-coaching position and was one of four finalists before former Moorhead graduate and St.
The Osakis Legion baseball team didn't play the way this group of guys know they can play in an 8-2 loss to BOLD during the district tournament in what was a rematch of the Class A state title game on Tuesday night. Osakis committed five errors in the game and had a few miscues on the bases that turned a tie game after five innings into an 8-2 loss. "We had a 2-2 game going into the sixth and I thought we were going to take them," head coach Gerry Hoelscher said. "And all of a sudden, we started booting the ball around. Besides that, we had three base running miscues.
A group of five Alexandria curlers proved to be right there with other teams from around the country as they took home the consolation title at the inaugural United States Curling Association's (USCA) Arena Curling Championships this past Saturday. Troy Dittberner, Andy Siira, Logan Moore, Michael Bouressa and Jason Lattimer all traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana to compete in the event, which ran July 18-21. They dominated their first game 11-0 against a team from Michigan before falling with last-shot losses in their next two.
The 92nd Resorters Golf Tournament will once again bring plenty of familiar faces back to the Alexandria Golf Club this coming week. They are looking to capture their first title or add to an already impressive resume by the time all is said and done next Saturday. Five of the 2012 champions are back to defend their titles this summer.
A solid start by former Alexandria Cardinal Shawn Krueger and some timely hitting late in the game helped the Brandon-Evansville Bluedogs earn a trip to the Resorters West title game this weekend by beating Osakis 2-1 in 10 innings last Saturday. The two teams were locked in a 1-1 tie heading to the bottom of the 10th when Nate Meissner delivered a walk-off winner. Adam Johnson got the inning started with a double on a slicing fly ball down the left-field line.
The Carlos Cougars needed a late rally but they secured their spot in the Region 14C tournament this past weekend by beating Clarissa 5-2 in the Resorters East playoffs. That win punched Carlos' ticket to the East title game, where it will play Clarissa again this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Clarissa. Both teams already know they will play in the region tournament and will now be playing for seeding this weekend.
The Alexandria Post 87 Legion baseball team will take a 22-7 record and the top seed into the district tournament this week as they open up play against Fergus Falls on Thursday. Post 87 is playing in an eight-team field this summer. That adds to the competition of the this year's bracket, but Alexandria will head in as the favorite with East Grand Forks being the second seed and Moorhead earning the third seed. Moorhead is the host site for all of the tournament action this week. Post 87 will play at 1 p.m. Thursday against eighth-seeded Fergus Falls.
Brice Gillman of Darwin and Rene Marelic of Dassel hauled in a total of 30.65 pounds of fish to take top honors in the 33rd annual Osakis Lions Walleye Tournament recently. For their efforts, the fishing duo took home a total prize of $4,880. Finishing in second place were Drake and John Herd of Alexandria with 29.95 pounds of fish that netted them a $3,050 payday, while Bryan Winterfeldt of Dassel and Steve Boraas of Appleton placed third with 29.90 pounds. The biggest fish winners for day one were Pat Mulroy and Tim Fritz of Minneapolis with a 7-pound walleye.
Camille Johnson and Tony Joyer were the overall women's and men's winners at the annual Just Like Grandma's 5K run June 15. Johnson, women's 15-younger division, finished the race in 23:42, while Joyer, men's 16-25 division, ran the course in 17:31. Other division winners includes Hannah Baker, women's 16-25, 27:57; Marti Joyer, women's 26-40, 25:22; MaryLou Quistorff, women's 41-55, 24:48; Elaine Judd, women's 56-older, 35:29; Grant Backes, men's 15-younger, 17:41; Justin Dahlheimer, men's 26-40, 20:30; Bill Ziegler, men's 41-55, 22:55; and Gary Boots, mens' 56-older, 24:20. JUST LIKE GRAN
Ty Fouss won a pair of heat races and the feature event in the Rookie Division at the Runestone Raceway Go-Kart oval last Friday. Also picking up two heat and a feature win were Bryce Sward in the Sportsman Flat Division and Tyler Bitzan in the Junior I Caged Animal. Winning the remaining features were Brooke Flynn in the Sportsman Animal, Carson Miller in the Junior II Caged Animal, Regan Peterson in the Junior I Caged Flat, Keegan Stueve in the Junior II Cageless Flat, Halle Dahlen in the Junior I Cageless Flat, Tyler Kaeter in the Junior II Caged Flat and Reegan Nelson in the Junior II Ca