JV skaters take second The Alexandria JV Boys Hockey team finished second at the Willmar Holiday Tournament recently. Opening game Willmar 2, Alexandria 1 Willmar gained revenge with its 2-1 win in overtime over Alexandria in the first round of t...
JV skaters take second
The Alexandria JV Boys Hockey team finished second at the Willmar Holiday Tournament recently.
Willmar 2, Alexandria 1
Willmar gained revenge with its 2-1 win in overtime over Alexandria in the first round of the tournament.
A week earlier the Alex Cardinals stole one from Willmar in overtime.
Mike Buechler scored a shorthanded goal for Alexandria with an assist to Tyler Iverson.
Goalie Jon Mohror stopped 28 of Willmar's 30 shots on net.
Alex 6, River Lakes 2
Bennett Black scored two goals as the Redbird skaters bounced back for a 6-2 win over River Lakes.
Others scoring for Alexandria were Zach Schnitlzer, Grant Gilbertson, Tyler Iverson, and Justin Aaberg.
Credited with assists were Mike Sahli (3), Kyle Donlea, Gilbertson, Schnitzler, Black, Jon Hennessy, Mike Buechler and Marvin Wensman.
Goalie Sage Snyder earned the win playing the first and third periods (8 shots, 7 saves) and Jon Mohror played the second period (8 shots, 7 saves)
Alex 8, Prairie Center 2
Kyle Donlea scored two shorthanded goals as the Cards wrapped up play with an 8-2 win over Prairie Center.
Other Alexandria goal scorers included Cody Reiland, Jon Hennessy, Mike Buechler, Bennett Black, Justin Aaberg and Tyler Iverson.
Assists for Alexandria went to Gilbertson, Canavati, Donlea, Wensman, Ostendorf, Iverson, Sahli, Hvezda, Boelens and Schnitzler.
Synder got the win, saving 12 of 14 shots.
Alexandria 3, Sartell 1
Alexandria scored all three goals last Thursday night shorthanded.
Justin Aaberg scored the first Cardinal goal two minutes into the second period while Alexandria was killing off a major penalty.
Assisting on the goal was Zach Schnitzler.
Aaberg got his second shorthanded goal that turned out to be the game winner, at the end of the second period.
Bennett Black scored the third short-hander of the night five minutes into the third period.
Sartell got on the board with a power play goal at the 9:23 mark of the third period to cut the lead to 3-1.
Sartell pulled their goalie to cut into the lead with four minutes to go but a costly penalty on the Sabers in the final minutes forced the goalie back in the net and sealed the win for Alexandria.
Goalie John Mohror earned the win with nine saves on the night. Alexandria had 22 shots on net.
The Cards are 6-2-2 on the season.
JV girl cagers win
The Alexandra JV girls basketball team hosted New London Spicer last Thursday night and came away with a 50-43 victory.
"We started the game strong building a 26 - 17 lead at half-time" noted coach Zupfer.
"We passed the ball well against the New London Spicer zone and we were able to hit some shots and rebound the ball very well."
After building a 15 point lead early in the second half, New London Spicer started to force Alexandria into some costly turnovers, pulling within three late in the contest.
"We played solid defense and made our free throws down the stretch to complete the seven point victory.
Our JV kids have struggled to get enough games to play, and we are very thankful that New London Spicer was willing to make the trip to town to play us.
"All six of the players managed to contribute to the scoring column," concluded Zupfer.
The win improves the team's record to 5-1 on the season.
ALEXANDRIA GAME STATISTICS
Scoring - Amy Briol 14 points, Bria Backhaus 12, Laura Strand 8, Laura Vanderwerf 7, Kenny Tvrdik 5, and Ashley Kappes 4. Amy Briol and Bria Backhaus both had 10 rebounds, and Kenny Tvrdik had 3 assists.
JV boy quint evens mark
The Alexandria JV boys basketball team evened its season record at 3-3 defeating St. Cloud Tech 58-45.
The Cardinals led by a mere point at halftime 28-27 but played a strong second half to take and expand the lead.
Kreig Katchmark led the scoring with 19 points, Walker Giroux scored 17, Kelby Jennissen had nine, and Jeff Dertinger had five points and was in double figures in rebounds.
Jesse Hafdal added five points and Gordy Diekman scored two.
JV girl skaters fall
In a hard fought battle, Alexandria came up short, losing at Sartell 1-0 last Saturday.
Nikki Hvezda recorded 29 saves.
At the Detroit Lakes Invitational at MapleLag, Devon Rudolph led the Cardinal boys' team with a ninth place finish in 14:20, while Jake Whiting was 12th in 14:31, Jeremy Rapp 13th in 14:36, Mike Erickson 21st in 15:45 and Nick Anderson 22nd in 16:29.
The girls were led by Steph Redmond's second place finish in 16:47, while Amanda Schmitz was third in 17:27, Liz Flynn fourth in 17:52, Megan Stenzel sixth in 18:33, Ashleigh Brandt eighth in 19:15, Marit Aaseng 10th in 19:34, Dominique Evich 11th in 19:40, Emma Wilson 13th in 20:25 and Lauren Allen 16h in 22:05.
Swimming and diving
The Alexandria Boys' JV Swimming and Diving Team beat Sartell Thursday night 146-12.
The Cards took all 12 events.
Individual wins came from Darrin Koubsky, Colin Larter, Dan Redfield, Spencer Jacobson, Stephen Jerde, Phil Golde, Paul Strand, and Karl Wimmer.