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By Lori Mork firstname.lastname@example.org The Cardinal girls and boys finished sixth and seventh, respectively, as they competed in the Section 8AAA True Team track and field meet in Buffalo Thursday. Card girls The Redbird girls posted 21 personal bests Thursday in a meet that requires depth to score well. "True team is truly a measure of a team's depth and competitive spirit," said head coach Megan Orgeman-Crumb.
What a difference a drive makes. Leaving sunny Alexandria Thursday afternoon, the Cardinal boys' golf team headed 70-miles south to Eagle Trace Golf Club in Clearwater for a Central Lakes Conference meet hosted by St. Cloud Apollo. "We arrived to a course no one has ever seen, let alone played, and it was overcast, about 50 degrees and dropping, and a fresh breeze from the north," said head coach Rick Larson. "Some of the guys were not prepared for the conditions, so I wasn't too positive about how they might play.
With a 6-1 victory over St. Cloud Apollo Thursday afternoon, the Cardinal boys' tennis team improved to 3-4 in Central Lakes Conference play and evened its overall record to 5-5. "The Cardinals got a much needed win last night," said head coach Dave Ronning. "The win eliminated a bit of the sour taste we have had in our mouths after playing Tech and Brainerd. "Apollo had to default at the fourth singles spot, so we started with the upper hand right out of the gates.
Two more West Central Conference wins have virtually locked up the conference for the Minnewaska girls' golf team, which is ranked No.
A pair of Osakis school records fell at the Section 5A True Team track meet last week as the Osakis girls reclaimed the team title and the boys finished eighth. Grant Backes broke the 3,200-meter run record formerly held by Devon Nelson, running the event in 10:26.69, good for third place. "It's quite an accomplishment for a freshman," said head coach Lee VanNyhuis of Backes' run. MiKayla Olson also broke the school mark in the pole vault as she cleared 7'6" en route to a fifth place finish. Her place helped propel the girls to first overall ahead of Morris and defending champion Holdingfo
In two wildly different games, the Minnewaska softball team split action, falling to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Friday before defeating Morris/Chokio-Alberta Monday. ACGC 28, Minnewaska 12 Friday's cold and rain might have made things difficult for the Lakers, but they tagged Falcon pitcher Sydney Larson for 12 runs on 12 hits. Unfortunately, Minnewaska ace Mady Phillips had a worse day, giving up 19 runs on 28 hits in just two innings as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City rolled to a 28-12 victory. In all, the Lakers gave up 37 hits in the game as Rachel Bakko also struggled on the mound for an inn
Two more West Central Conference events girls' golf meet victories have left the Minnewaska girls solidly in the conference lead. Playing their opener at Minnewaska Golf Club Tuesday, the Lakers led by Jenna Janu's medalist round of 37, outpaced second place BOLD by 27 strokes for the first win of the day. The Lakers had the top four scores in the meet as Ashlynn Guggisberg finished with a 40, Ellen Stensrud 42 and Alexis Guggisberg 43. Minnewaska traveled to Morris for the second meet of the day, winning that by 34 strokes as Alexis Guggisberg claimed medalist honors with a 37. This time,
The West Central Area girls' golf team got in a pair of meets on Monday, playing at Perham and Frazee and finishing fourth in both meets. "We enjoyed a great day of golf," said head coach Kari Kreft. "The conditions were perfect - very little wind, sunshine and warm temperatures. "Many of the HOL girls entered our doubleheader with some extra nerves and apprehension.
The Cardinals picked up a pair of wins to improve to 8-3 on the season, defeating Moorhead 7-5 Monday and Sartell 13-2 Tuesday. Alexandria 7, Moorhead 5 Although the Cardinals allowed Moorhead to score first, Alexandria kept its game against the Spuds under control for a 7-5 win. Kaila Dewanz, in her first varsity start on the mound, allowed Moorhead a run in the top of the first on a hit and an error, but settled in as her offense took the lead in the bottom of the inning as Jess Syvrud singled in Sara Bruzek, and Jana Roste scored on a sacrifice bunt by Dani Strater. The Cardinals added
Despite the rain and temperatures hovering just above freezing, the Cardinal softball team soldiered on through its four-team invitational Saturday, finishing as the runners-up to Maple Lake. Alexandria rallied for an opening 7-5 win over Watertown-Mayer, then fell to Maple Lake 9-2 in the championship. Alexandria 7, W-M 5 Neither team was able to get into its stride until the fourth inning when the Royals pushed across one run behind a leadoff walk and two hits, but Alexandria responded in the bottom of the inning to tie the game as Dani Carlson walked, moved to second on a sacrifice, then