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Cardinal junior Mitch Peck ran to an 8.25 first place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, then stretched for a 19' distance to win the long jump, leading Alexandria to a third place finish at the MAA High School Indoor Invitational track and field meet at Concordia College Friday. Peck also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed second in 3:49.25, finishing a race that James Holmquist, Nathan Huss and Alec Wosepka began. The Cardinals added a first place from Zac Bartolomeo in the 800-meter run in 2:06.00, and Chase Duwenhoegger finished in the top spot of the shot put with a dis
Behind some dominating distance and sprint performances, the Cardinal girls claimed a share of the title at the MAA Indoor Invitational track and field meet at Concordia College Friday. The Hasz twins, Bethany and Megan, led the distance runners as they were first and second respectively in the 1,600-meter run with times of 5:24.45 and 5:24.88, and then teamed up with Gabby Koel and JeAnna Miller to take first in the 400-meter relay with a time of 4:30.44. Karly Betterman was first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:31.54, and Julia Sieling quickly followed for second in 1:12.87. Sprinti
Coming off its fourth straight winning season, the Osakis softball team will need to do some retooling for 2013. The Silverstreaks were 12-5 last year, finishing second in the Prairie North Conference with an 8-3 record, but lost five solid players to graduation, including two-time All-state pitcher Sabrina Zimmel. Along with Zimmel, the Silverstreaks lost veterans Alex Anderson, Tonya Hetlund, Janna Juntunen and Alida Hovey. "This will be a very interesting season for us as we try to find the best combination of players to fill our open roster spots," said head coach John Stigman.
After a season that ended with a pair of state championships for the girls' team and some impressive performances from both the boys and the girls, the 2013 Osakis track and field season holds great promise. Boys' team The Silverstreak boys are coming off a season in which they grabbed third place in the Prairie Conference, but will need to replace two strong scorers. "We lost two very good distance runners last year in Nick [Sunder] and Devon [Nelson]," said head coach Lee VanNyhuis. "We are going to have a tough time filling those spots.
Both the Osakis boys' and girls' golf teams are looking to repeat as Central Minnesota Conference champions in 2013 and both have the talent to accomplish that.
By Lori Mork firstname.lastname@example.org In both of their first two playoff games, the Alexandria Blizzard outshot Granite City 28-18 and 30-22, and in both games, penalties against the Blizzard proved costly as they dropped both 4-1 and 4-3 in their best-of-five game series with the Granite City Lumberjacks. Alexandria faces elimination from playoffs if it can't get a win in game three back at the Runestone Community Center this Friday night.
Madison Dorn could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Down by just two with less than 10 seconds on the clock, the Parkers Prairie senior had one last chance to keep her team's momentum going as they tried to move past Ada-Borup and into the state tournament. With the ball in her hands, the 5'11" Dorn barreled toward the basket, a chance to tie the game and possibly win it if she could draw the foul for a free throw. But the Cougar's Monica Vega had other ideas.
Battle Lake's free throw shooting down the stretch ended West Central Area's chances of advancing in the Section 6A-South boys' basketball tournament as the Knights fell to the Battlers 67-63 Thursday night. After trailing 26-20 at the half, West Central Area continued to creep closer to Battle Lake and took a 39-37 lead, but the Battlers went on an 8-2 run and never trailed, securing the win as they hit 23-for-29 from the charity stripe. "West Central Area could never get the lead back and the Battlers sealed the game from the free throw line, despite some terrific shooting by the Knights d
A strong second half by Wheaton-Herman-Norcross ended Ashby's season as the Arrow boys fell 73-56. "We knew this had the makings of a tough game going into tonight," said Ashby head coach Jeremy Knick. "Wheaton has had a good season and we just played them last week and beat them at their place, so we know they were coming for revenge. "They had that edge tonight and played better and earned the win," he added. "The hardest part about tonight is that it was the last game for four outstanding seniors. "J.P.
A 45-point second half by Eden Valley-Watkins broke open what was a one-point halftime battle with Minnewaska, knocking the Lakers out of the Section 6AA-South boys' basketball tournament Thursday. The Lakers trailed by one at the half 29-28, but the Eagles quickly pulled away and cruised to a 74-59 win, and ending Minnewaska's season with an 11-15 record. Minnewaska's three Austins led the way in the loss as senior Austin Lieser had 18 points, seven rebounds, five steals and three assists, junior Austin Ostrander had 15 points, three steals and two blocked shots, and senior Austin Giese add