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Dance: Alexandria takes first in kick, second in jazz at Foley

Cardinals make up for the loss of athletes in their routines who were out due to injuries and sickness.

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The Alexandria varsity dance team holds up the two trophies it won in Foley on Jan. 15, 2022 after the Cardinals won the high kick category and finished second in jazz at the invite. Contributed photo

The Alexandria dance team keeps making progress with the season nearing conference and section-meet time as the Cardinals went to Foley High School on Jan. 15 and came back with a first-place finish in the high-kick competition.

Alexandria finished with a ranking point total of 3.5 in kick in a field that included nine other programs. Crosby-Ironton was second at 7, and Holdingford rounded out the top-three with an 11.5 ranking point total.

The Cardinals finished second in the varsity jazz competition with a ranking point total of 6. That was behind Detroit Lakes (3), while Alexandria also finished fifth in the junior varsity jazz category with a point total of 14.

“The team performed with a huge amount of energy on Saturday,” Alexandria head coach Kassandra Gibbons said. “We knew it would be a battle as all three of our dances had holes in the formations due to injuries and sickness. Formations are scored in dance, so we had to make up for it with our accuracy and performance energy. The girls were successful in overcoming the challenge in all three dances.”

FOLEY DANCE INVITE

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VARSITY HIGH KICK TEAM SCORES - 1. Alexandria - 3.5; 2. Crosby-Ironton - 7; 3. Holdingford - 11.5; 4. Albany - 12.5; 5. Detroit Lakes - 15; 6. Little Falls - 18.5; 7. Pequot Lakes - 22.5; 8. Pierz - 23.5; 9. Foley - 23.5; 10. Rock Ridge - 30

VARSITY JAZZ TEAM SCORES - 1. Detroit Lakes - 3; 2. Alexandria - 6; 3. Crosby-Ironton - 10; 4. Holdingford - 10; 5. Pequot Lakes - 15.5; 6. Albany - 19; 7. Little Falls - 21; 8. Pierz - 26; 9. Rock Ridge - 28; 10. Foley - 28

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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