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The Osakis girls finished second and third in a pair of track and field meets Monday and Tuesday, while the boys third and fourth, respectively, at Staples-Motley and Morris. "It was our second meet in two days, so we reduced the number of events each athlete was in," said head coach Lee VanNyhuis of the Silverstreak's meet at Morris Tuesday.
Finally able to compete outside, the Silverstreak track teams headed for the Blue Earth Area seven-team invitational Friday and came away with a second place overall for the girls' team and sixth place for the boys. "It was great to be able to get an outdoor meet in," said head coach Lee VanNyhuis. "The conditions at Blue Earth were fantastic. It was good to get a look at where the kids were at. I just wish we would have been able to bring our complete team down. "The coaches and athletic director were very welcoming," he added.
Alexandria picked up one win in its three games at the Rochester Lourdes Invitational softball tournament over the weekend, topping Lake City 16-2 before falling to Delano 10-0 and the host team 5-2 as the Cardinals ventured outside for the first time this season. "Overall, we played pretty well, especially defensively, despite it being the team's first time outdoors," said head coach Randy Albers.
The long weather layoff certainly didn't seem to bother the Cardinal girls' track team as they secured eight first place individual finishes to top all team and grab the team title as well at the Monticello Invitational Friday. "Every day at practice, our team talks about specific attributes of successful people, and on meet day, I pick a word for the entire team to focus on," said Alexandria head coach Meghan Orgeman-Crumb.
Returning after a season in which the team finished second in the 1A conference, the Brandon-Evansville clay target team will be moving to the 2A conference, but should still have a solid team as they return all but one shooter. "We are looking forward to another great year with seven returning members from 2012, said team manager Cheryl Gebhardt. "Senior Kyle Nelson will be our captain and junior Cody Lund will be co-captain for our 2013 season.
Did you reel in that huge muskie? Did that largemouth bass give you trouble? Did your child catch their first fish? We know you snapped a photo of the big event, so it's time to "weigh in" and share your fish tale. The Echo Press will be publishing photos and stories of fish caught on lakes in Douglas County and the surrounding area THIS SUMMER, so make sure we don't miss yours. Send us a photo of your fish, and don't skimp on the details. Include the name, age, hometown, phone number, type of fish, bait used and where the fish was caught.
Did you reel in that huge muskie? Did that largemouth bass give you trouble? Did your child catch their first fish? We know you snapped a photo of the big event, so it's time to "weigh in" and share your fish tale. The Echo Press will be publishing photos and stories of fish caught on lakes in Douglas County and the surrounding area, so make sure we don't miss yours. Send us a photo of your fish, and don't skimp on the details. Include the name, age, hometown, phone number, type of fish, bait used and where the fish was caught.
With just one year of high school competition under their belts, you would think that Alexandria clay target shooters would still be learning the ropes. You'd be wrong. In just the first year as an organized high school sport, the Jefferson High School clay target team claimed the 1A Conference championship, then moved on to take fifth at the state tournament in a field of 57 teams. Individually, the squad had the high female in the conference in Allison Lundsetter, who graduated last year, and the high male in the conference in John Steen, who returns for another year. That's a pretty str
With 10 letter winners returning, Minnewaska baseball head coach Brian Gruber is excited to get the season under way. Gruber, who is in his second year as head coach for the Lakers, lost three players from his 5-15 team last year, so returning veterans will be the key. "With a strong core of returning letter winners, we are looking to build off last year's experience," he said.
Ranked 22nd going into the competition, Alexandria's Cole Sorenson defied the odds at the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships March 30-April 9, flying down the slopes at Copper Mountain, Colorado to place third in the Menehune boys' (ages 10-11) division. Sorenson earned a spot on the podium for his efforts, finishing with a best score of 81 as Justus Henkes of San Diego, California claimed the top spot with an 87.7 and Alex Kirkland of St.