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Girls golf: Larson, Boraas share MVP honors for state champs

Ellie Sticha and Rachel Bowen share most-improved award.

Cora Larson
Alexandria's Cora Larson watches her approach shot during the Class AAA state tournament on June 15, 2022. Larson finished off her senior season by being named the co-MVP with junior teammate Hannah Boraas after they helped lead the Cardinals to a second straight state championship. <br/><br/>
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ALEXANDRIA — For the second straight season, the Alexandria girls golf program took home the MSHSL Class AAA state championship, its fifth in program history.

This championship effort was led by senior Cora Larson and junior Hannah Boraas who were named co-MVPs of the team.

“Hannah and Cora were named co-MVPs and their scoring averages were very similar all year long,” Alexandria head coach Tim Zupfer said. “They led the way.”

The Cardinals were section champions and conference champions and didn’t finish worse than a tie for first all season.

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The Alexandria College Legends will be well-represented at the NJCAA DII Championship in the spring.

Larson finished with all-state honors and placed sixth individually at the state tournament. She also earned a spot on the all-state academic team as well. Boraas was a member of the all-state team as well.

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Eighth-grader Ellie Sticha and freshman Rachel Bowen were named as the team’s most improved players.

“Those two players dropped their scoring average by 10 shots over 18 holes from last year to this year,” Zupfer said.

These four, along with junior Aisling O’Connor and senior Lauren Rebrovich were all named to the All-Central Lakes Conference team as well.

Senior Isabella Hagen and junior Teryn Jaworski also earned varsity letters this season.

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The St. Cloud Crush handed the Alexandria boys just its second loss in conference play this season, with a 2-1 win on Tuesday.

Junior Ella Houska, along with sophomores Avery Sinning, Grace Herzog, freshmen Zoey Quinn, Savannah Auran, Kennedy Ellingson, Dania Jacquez, Haley Srock, Chloe Scholl, Alexis Loosbrock, Hailey Iverson and Malorie Raether earned participation certificates and are apart of youth movement by the program to grow for the future.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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