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Behind junior Colin Guetter's eighth place finish in the discus (see separate story), the Cardinal boys picked up two points at the State Class AA track and field meet at Hamline University Friday and Saturday. In all, sixth athletes competed for Alexandria. Seniors James Holmquist, Nathan Huss and Donovan Chock, along with junior Mitch Peck, ran a 44.47 in the 4x100-meter prelims Friday, good for a ninth place finish, but not quite enough to advance to Saturday's finals.
A two home-run game by the Blue Anchors Saturday broke a long losing streak for the Alexandria team, which now stands at 2-8. The Blue Anchors were rained out last Tuesday and on Sunday. WEDNESDAY Alexandria dropped another road game Wednesday, falling to the St.
Ashby put five players on the Pheasant All-Conference softball team for 2013 after winning the league title, and Brandon-Evansville added three more. Jeannette Evavold, a junior third baseman; Paige Nelson, junior pitcher; Cassandra Jordan, sophomore first baseman; Madison VanSanten, sophomore outfielder; and Meg Roley, senior catcher were all selected for the Arrows. For the Chargers, Megan Kokett, junior outfielder; Kinsley Randt, junior first baseman; and Carlie Steffenson, senior pitcher, were all named to the team. Receiving honorable mention from Ashby were Amber Sundal, junior shorts
Ashby-Brandon-Evansville's Caroline Jansen earned her way to the podium twice this past weekend as the junior finished ninth in the long jump before returning on Saturday for a third-place finish in the triple jump. Jansen stretched for a 36'1" jump in the triple to earn her medal.
One hit and one error were all the Minnewaska Lakers allowed Sauk Centre in the Section 6AA baseball playoffs Thursday night, but it turned out to be one hit too many and the error ended the Lakers' season with a 1-0 loss. Laker sophomore Riley Thompson had a no-hitter heading into the seventh inning of a scoreless game in the elimination bracket, but gave up a one-out double to Josh Buschette. As the Mainstreeter junior stole third the ball got by the catcher, allowing Buschette to score and leaving Sauk Centre up by one. Minnewaska had no answer in the bottom of the seventh as Pat Knoblac
The Cardinal boys' and girls' golf teams opened state tournament action in Class AAA yesterday, Tuesday, while the Minnewaska girls' team and one individual from Osakis are competing in Class AA as action continues today, Wednesday. CLASS AAA After a seventh place finish last year, the Cardinal girls would like to move up in the standings, but have a field littered with veteran experience to contend with. Five teams from the 2012 field returned, including defending champion New Prague, which has four of its six players from last year back on the roster. Stillwater, runner-up; Red Wing, fou
Wensia Johnson's long jump distance of 17-11.25 was good for second place as the State Class AA girls and boys track and field meet got underway today, Friday, at Hamline University. Johnson, who had the best distance coming into the meet, had to settle for second behind Mia Barron of Minnetonka's jump of 18-3. The Cardinal freshman now has a chance at another title tomorrow, Saturday, as she qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.92, 0.11 seconds behind defending champion Taylor Anderson of Hopkins. She will also take the track in the 4x100 relay, along with teamm
Osakis seniors Dani Chisholm and Lauren Silbernick will be among the 72 best softball players in Minnesota as they take part in the 25th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls' Softball Series June 9. Both players will be members of the Blizzard team coached by Darrell Bjerklie and Scott Sauter of Cherry. The two players were selected from the more than 6,000 girls who play high school softball in Minnesota and are selected by the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association. The games will be held at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Sunday, June 9, at noon and 2 p.m.
Heading back to the state tournament as a team after a five year absence, the Cardinal boys will be making their 16th appearance at the state next week. To do so, the Cardinals had to rally back from a fourth place finish on day one "It was a great day two for the boys, shooting a 310 to combine with their day one score of 313 to come from behind and win the Section 8AAA golf meet," said head coach Rick Larson. "With three teams ahead of us, we had our work cut out for us.
Three individuals and a relay will see their seasons continue as the Cardinals boys' track team advanced Mitch Peck, Zac Bartolomeo, Colin Guetter and the 4x100 relay of James Holmquist, Nathan Huss, Peck and Donovan Chock to this weekend's Class AA competition at Hamline. Peck, a junior, led the way with his first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, outdistancing the field by nearly a second as he ran a 39.97. He was also part of the second place 4x100 relay team that was less than a half second behind Brainerd. Senior Zac Bartolomeo will also be heading to state in the 800-meter run af