News from the Activities Office - February 2023
AAHS One Act Play Wins Section Championship
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the AAHS one act play, who won the 8AA Section Championship last night in Brainerd. This year's play is The Lovely Bones, by Bryony Lavery. The cast and crew will travel to St. Catherine's University in St. Paul next week to perform at the MSHSL State One Act Play Festival at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium. This is the ninth consecutive section title for AAHS.
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Girls Varsity Hockey vs. River Lakes (Feb 2)
Alex 10. River Lakes 0
We also had Senior, Lauren Maras hit the career 100 points milestone and her first hatty. It was a great night for the Lady Cards.
The Lady Cards put up some great goals, lots of shots, and a shut out on senior night. Oh, and did we mention that we are CLC champs for the first time in over 10 years?
JV Girls Hockey vs. Crush
The Lady Cards were able to finish the season with a W last night. It was a battle throughout the 1st and 2nd periods ending with a 2-1 score. The Lady Cards were able to come out flying in the 3rd resulting in a 4 goal period. The final score was 6-1. Goals came from Jada Waldorf (assisted by Courtney Violette), Jersey Severson (unassisted), Zella Noetzelman (assisted by Jisella Haskamp), Sydney Menk (assisted by Katherine Korynta), Courtney Violette (assisted by Alena Maras, and Sophia Wisemen), and Lilly Dutton (unassisted). We would like to give a shoutout to our 3 amazing seniors on the team, Sophia Wisemen, Courtney Violette, and Stella Brown. They have all made a huge impact on our program. They are role models of how to be kind, respectful, and hardworking. We thank them for everything they have done for our team and culture!!
Boys Swimming and Diving
Alexandria 110 St.Cloud Apollo 75
Alexandria won its second meet of the week in a CLC matchup with the Apollo Eagles. The meet gave the coaches a chance to change the lineup to have swimmers compete in events they don't usually swim. Logan Tung won the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Erik Reineke won the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle. Eric Peterson won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Andrew Crowser, normally a sprinter, placed third in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle with season best times. Keaton Dummer placed fourth in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle with season best times. Carson Bumgarner qualified for the section meet in the 100 backstroke. It was a really fun night for the divers. Jackson Bertram remained consistent with a score of 152. Krew Muscha placed second with 172 and Kyler Kavanagh won the diving competition with a score of 191. It was a great meet to wrap up the dual meet season. Next up is the CLC conference meet on Saturday, February 11 at Sauk Rapids.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Alex 80 SRR 39
Alexandria Boys Basketball team defeated the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm on Tuesday, 80-39. The Cardinals took early control of the game with solid defensive play and unselfish play on the offensive end. A nice spurt in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half created a 22-point lead at the halftime break. The Cards picked up where they left off before half with excellent energy on the defensive end and continued to share the ball for great shots. Cards are back in action on Friday at Willmar.
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Moorhead
The Cardinals were ready to roll from the opening tip as we were in sync defensively and in our rhythm offensively as we jumped all over the Spuds in the first half powered by excellent ball movement, efficient passing and consistent shooting. We went into the locker room leading 47-14. There was zero let down in the second half as everyone was locked in and ready to contribute. Scoring was again balanced, led by MaCee Linow with 17, Hadley Thul 16, Chloe Scholl 12, Allie Haabala 9, Ella Steussy 8, Lauren Beyer 3, and 2 each for McKinley Hoelscher and Camree Miller. Allie Haabala hit the boards bringing down 7 rebounds while Kate Hennessy and Lauren Beyer each tore down 6. Chloe Scholl and Hadley Thul each had 5. Haabala dished out 6 big assists while Steussy and Hennessy each handed out 3. MaCee Linow jumped on 4 steals while Camree Miller had 2. Ella Steussy was disruptive defensively as she had 6 defensive deflections. Great TEAM win! Next action is home on Saturday at 6:30 as we host Orono. WINGS UP!
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Girls JV Basketball vs. Moorhead
Alexandria 42 Moorhead 50
Your Alex Cardinals JV traveled west on I-94 Tuesday night to take on the Spuds of Moorhead. Alexandria battled but ran out of fire power at the end. Lauren Beyer had a good first half slicing through the Spuds defense. Kaia Emter likes her potatoes hot and from behind the arc as she cashed in on 5 three point field goals in the game. In the end, the Spuds were too much for Alex JV as they dropped their second game in a row with a 42-50 defeat.
Alexandria-35 Detroit Lakes-30
The Cardinals recognized our parents on Thursday night for all the support the provide our program and wrestlers during the season. One last "Thank You" to our parents for all they do to help provide a special season for our wrestlers. We had a couple thriller duals at home again in front of a large crowd. We knew the duals would be close and we were eager to try to break the 3 and 4 year losing streak to both of these teams. In our first dual against DL we won 7 of the 14 weight classes. We were able to get a few more bonus team points in our wins and saved some bonus points in the 7 loses that ended up being the difference in the dual. Nolan Fettig, Drayson Elfering, Mason McGrane, Grayson Timm, Kelly Johnson, and Cody Vatnsdal picked up 6 of the 7 wins. As we got down to the final two weight classes, we knew we had to get one more win and DL's heavyweight was undefeated on the season. We called on 185lb Jordan Nicholson to wrestle in the 220lb weight class. Jordan delivered a huge pin for us in just over one minute of wrestling to secure the dual for us. Blaze Nelson, Gavin Engelbrecht, and Landon Seward also had some hard fought performances in the meet against three of Detroit Lakes best wrestlers that made a big difference in us getting the team win.
In the next dual against MAHACA, we wrestled very tough again as a team. These types of dual meets that put a lot of pressure on the wrestlers to perform as a team have been and will be great experiences for our guys as we near the post-season. The dual saw five lead changes in this back and forth dual through the 152lb weight class. MAHACA had just a little bit too much strength in the top three weight classes and pulled out a 39-37 victory. The Cards head to Little Falls today for a triangular that includes Moorhead. Go Cards!
-Nolan Fettig is 32-1 record on the season with 18 consecutive wins.
-Kelly Johnson is 26-4 on the season and on an 18 match win streak.
-Mason McGrane is 24-1 on the season with a 10 match win streak.
The Cardinals had an amazing season best performance last night against Sauk Rapids Rice! We had our last home meet/regular season meet of the year. It was also senior night, so Captain Hannah Skillings, Captain Izzy Kent, and Manager Kelly Boyden were recognized. We will miss their leadership next year! Next Saturday, we will go to Brainerd for the Central Lakes Conference Meet!
Sauk Rapids Rice 130.5
1st Place: Captain Dylan Witt (9.37) (Personal Best)
2nd Place: Sara Eddy (9.3)
3rd Place: Addison Fettig (9.1)
1st Place: Captain Izzy Kent (8.9) (Personal Best)
2nd Place: Addison Gulbranson (8.05) (Personal Best)
3rd Place: Dylan Witt (8.0)(Personal Best)
4th Place: Kiera Christensen (7.85)
5th Place: Addison Fettig (7.8) (Personal Best)
2nd Place: Sara Eddy (8.7)
3rd Place: Izzy Kent (8.65) (Personal Best)
5th Place: Kiera Christensen (Tied Personal Best)
1st Place: Dylan Witt (9.0)
2nd Place: Sara Eddy (8.7)
5th Place: Chloe Steele (8.3)
Captain Hannah Skillings-First Varsity Debout!
1st Place: Addison Fettig (32.65) (Personal Best)
Sauk Rapids Rice: 122.4
2nd Place: Addison Gulbranson (8.5)
3rd Place: Hailey Brittin (8.45) (Personal Best)
1st Place: Sara Eddy (7.6) (Season Best)
3rd Place: Hailey Brittin (7.1) (Personal Best)
1st Place: Chloe Steele (7.9)
2nd Place: Addison Gulbranson (7.6)
3rd Place: Hailey Brittin (7.5)
5th Place: Mia Haugen, Jamie Aldis (7.3)
2nd Place: Addison Gulbranson (7.8)
3rd Place: Hailey Brittin (7.7)
1st Place: Hailey Brittin (30.75)
3rd Place: Addison Gulbranson (23.9)
Girls Varsity Hockey vs. River Lakes (Jan 30)
Alex 3. River Lakes 1
The Lady Cards hit the road Monday night for a makeup game with CLC opponent the River Lakes Stars. The Cards put up some dominate offensive zone time throughout the game but could only find the back of the net 3 times in the 49 shots on net. Leading the scoring were senior captains Lauren Maras with one and Ella Westlund with two goals on the night. Maras would also grab an assist on the night along with Kylie Lattimer, Lilly Dutton, and Emma Ramstorf with 2. Rachael Mohr with the W between the pipes with 8 saves. The Lady Cards take them on again at the RCC Tuesday for senior night! Go Cards!
Girls JV Hockey vs. River Lakes
It was a great night at the RCC last night as we were able to celebrate our seniors and end the night with 2 W's. The team came together and played hard for all the seniors. We outshot our opponents 46-6 resulting in 4 goals. Goals came from Zella Noetzelman (assisted by Stella Brown), Sophia Wisemen (unassisted), Sydney Menk (assisted by Katherine Korynta), and Alayna Loveland (assisted by Alena Maras). Rachel Mohr was our brick wall in net. We have one more game left of the season on Thursday vs St.Cloud.
Cardinal Dance Team
This weekend we competed at the Monticello invitational against 14 teams. Alexandria JV jazz placed 5th and scored a season high of 206. Alexandria JV kick placed 5th and scored a season high of 212. This was their last competition of the season and finished extremely strong.
Varsity jazz placed 7th! Our goal was 11th! We also scored our season best of 292! Varsity kick placed 9th in a tie breaker. Our goal was 6th place, however, we also scored our season best of 303. We finally broke 300!
I’d say we had a great last weekend of regular season and we are so excited to head to sections next weekend.
Nordic Ski @ Camp Ripley
The Alexandria Nordic Ski Team travelled within the Camp Ripley military base to compete at the Little Falls Invite. With Sections 10 days away, it was a great preview for most Section teams to try out line-ups one last time before Conference races next week. Teams competing were: Bemidji, TrekNorth, Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd, Little Falls, Wadena, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, Sartell, St. John's Prep, and Willmar. Girls Varsity finished in 3rd place today while the Boys Varsity finished 7th.
6th - Johanna Kjolhaug - 19:35
7th - Mila Warzecha - 19:39
12th - Tiahna Goeke - 20:19
20th - Taylor Swedberg - 21:08
21st - Lacey Siira - 21:11
27th - Catherine Englund - 21:28
36th - Elsa Lucken - 21:59
41st - Linnea Hoven - 22:17
43rd - Kenna Kleven - 22:25
51st - Atti Hoven - 23:25
60th - Autumn Ehlert - 24:32
61st - Emma Hochhalter - 24:34
63rd - Tatum Ketelsen - 24:43
68th - Mattie Scholten - 25:32
11th - Nick Strauss - 17:35
24th - Jackson Dutcher - 18:15
32nd - Sawyer Filipiak - 18:31
33rd - Matty Soderholm - 18:39
34th - Lars Dahl - 18:39
36th - Owen Gilbertson - 18:46
38th - Berg Swanson - 18:52
39th - Elijah Kjolhaug - 18:57
42nd - Jakin Miller - 18:59
43rd - Ben Scholten - 19:06
50th - Isaiah Anderson - 19:32
54th - Carter Rush - 19:49
58th - Andrew Mayer - 20:00
64th - Gabe Hoven - 20:13
74th - Matthew Moga - 22:01
2nd - Jaelyn Miller - 35:11
20th - Kasey Soderholm - 38:24
22nd - Mackenzie Jurchenko - 38:42
35th - Teresa Bitzan - 40:26
39th - Madeline Hochhalter - 40:51
41st - Amelia Lucken - 41:26
61st - Meredith Sundby - 45:09
Sprint Relay: Lauren Huber and Bobbi Nichols placed 7th overall
32nd - Luke Walsh - 34:33
42nd - Cyler Coauette - 35:55
44th - Max Chinn - 36:05
45th - Spenser Chinn - 36:20
48th - Erick Bergerson - 36:40
60th - Sawyer Larson - 38:36
68th - Logan Holtz - 40:39
Sprint Relay: Ryker Bosek and Sullivan Rooney placed 7th overall
Next up: CLC @ Brainerd, next Thursday, February 2nd
Friday, February 3rd: Wrestling Quad @ Little Falls - 5:00 PM (Dismiss at 2:15 PM, Leave at 2:30 PM, Return at 9:00 PM)
Friday, February 3rd: Boys Basketball vs. Willmar @ Willmar - 9th/JV at 5:45 PM, Varsity at 7:15 PM (Leave at 3:40 PM, Return at 11:00 PM)
Saturday, February 4th: Girls and Boys Basketball - Winter Breakdown @ AAHS - 10:30 AM
Saturday, February 4th: Dance Team Sections @ Sauk Rapids Rice HS - 9:00 AM (Leave at 6:30 AM, Return at 7:00 PM)
Saturday, February 4th: Boys Hockey vs. Duluth Denfeld @ RCC - JV at 11:30 AM, Varsity at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 7th: Nordic Ski Sections @ Detroit Lakes - Maple Lag @ 10:00 AM (Leave at 8:45 AM Tuesday, Return 5:00 PM Tuesday)
Tuesday, February 7th: Wrestling Quad @ Home - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 7th: Boys Hockey vs. Crush @ St. Cloud MAC Arena - JV at 5:30 PM, Varsity at 7:15 PM (Dismiss at 2:30 PM, Leave at 3:00 PM, Return at 10:30 PM)
Tuesday, February 7th: Girls Basketball vs. Marshall @ Marshall High School - JV at 6:00 PM, Varsity at 7:15 PM ( Dismiss at 3:00 PM, Leave at 3:15 PM, Return at 11:00 PM)
Tuesday, February 7th: Girls Hockey Section QF @ TBD - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 8th: Nordic Ski Sections @ Detroit Lakes - Maple Lag @ 10:00 AM
Thursday, February 9th: One Act Play State @ College of St. Catherine's, St. Paul - 1:30 PM
Thursday, February 9th: Wrestling Tri @ Willmar High School - 5:00 PM (Dismiss at 2:15 PM, Leave at 2:30 PM, Return at 9:30 PM)
Thursday, February 9th: Boys Basketball vs. Tech @ Home - 9th/JV at 5:45 PM, Varsity at 7:15 PM
Thursday, February 9th: Boys Hockey vs. Fergus Falls @ FF Roosevelt School - JV at 5:30 PM, Varsity at 7:15 PM (Leave at 3:30 PM, Return at 10:30 PM)
Friday, February 10th: Girls Basketball vs. Sartell @ Home (Double Header w/ BBB) - JV at 4:15 PM, Varsity at 5:45 PM
Friday, February 10th: Boys Basketball vs. Bemidji @ Home (Double Header w. GBB) - 9th/JV at 5:45 PM, Varsity at 7:30 PM (following girls varsity)
Saturday, February 11th: Boys Swim and Dive Conference @ Sauk Rapids-Rice - 10:00 AM (Leave at 7:45 AM, Return at 6:00 PM)
Saturday, February 11th: Girls Basketball vs. Hill-Murray @ Home - JV at 10:00 AM, Varsity at 11:30 PM
Saturday, February 11th: Gymnastics Conference @ Brainerd HS - 1:00 PM (Leave at 9:45 AM, Return at 9:00 PM)
Saturday, February 11th: Girls Hockey Section SF @ TBD - 7:00 PM
District 5 DECA Competition – Wednesday, 2/1/23
AAHS DECA students competed in the District 5 DECA Competition at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud. The conference featured 630 students from 16 different schools across the state. Alexandria HS DECA had 122 students qualify for the State DECA Competition. The State DECA Competition is March 5th-7th at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. The conference will include over 60 schools around Minnesota with over 4,000 competitors.
The following students finished in the top 3 in their respective events from districts. 1. Tai Auran: Apparel & Accessories - 1st Place 2. Matthew Jiang: Business Services - 1st Place 3. Heidi Shreve: Business Services - 2nd Place 4. Ana Risnes: Food Marketing - 2nd Place Integrated Marketing Campaign - 2nd Place 5. Elena Fuglestad: Human Resources Management - 1st Place Innovation Plan - 2nd Place 6. Brynn Kosters: Quick Serve Restaurant Management - 1st Place Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 2nd Place 7. Matthew Jiang: Restaurant and Food Service Management - 2nd Place 8. Charlotte Lempka: Retail Merchandising - 1st Place Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 1st Place 9. Jaelyn Miller: Sports and Entertainment Marketing - 2nd Place 10. Zachary Frederiksen: Buying and Merchandising Team - 1st Place Financial Consulting - 1st Place 11. Madeline Boe: Buying and Merchandising Team - 1st Place 12. Evan Moore: Buying and Merchandising Team - 1st Place 13. Owen Draper: Buying and Merchandising Team - 3rd Place Financial Consulting - 3rd Place 14. Nick Borden: Entrepreneurship Team (A) - 2nd Place Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 1st Place 15. Dylan Kraker: Entrepreneurship Team (A) - 2nd Place Business Services Operations Research - 1st Place 16. Avery Hanson: Entrepreneurship Team (B) - 2nd Place 17. Ashlyn Violette: Entrepreneurship Team (B) - 2nd Place 18. Brynn Cross: Entrepreneurship Team (B) - 3rd Place Independent Business Plan - 3rd Place 19. Marisa Rousu: Entrepreneurship Team (B) - 3rd Place Independent Business Plan - 3rd Place 20. Kya Christopherson: Financial Services Team - 1st Place 21. Bryce Paffrath: Financial Services Team - 1st Place Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 2nd Place 22. Courtney Violette - Hospitality Team (A) - 1st Place 23. Stella Brown - Hospitality Team (A) - 1st Place 24. Emily Barten - Hospitality Team (A) - 3rd Place 25. Sydney Jacobson - Hospitality Team (A) - 3rd Place 26. Kylie Lattimer: Hospitality Team (B) - 1st Place 27. Ben Swedberg: Hospitality Team (B) - 1st Place 28. Breck Hocum: Marketing Management Team (A) - 3rd Place Start-up Business Plan (A) - 2nd Place 29. Brennan Staples: Marketing Management Team (A) - 3rd Place Start-up Business Plan (A) - 2nd Place 30. Grace Wink: Finance Operations Research - 1st Place 31. Alexa Eggebraaten: Finance Operations Research - 1st Place 32. Sam Faber: Finance Operations Research - 1st Place 33. Rachel Bowen: Marketing Management Team (B) - 3rd Place 34. Brenna Eggebraaten: Marketing Management Team (B) - 3rd Place 35. Grayson Grove: Sports & Entertainment Team (A) - 2nd Place 36. Evan Anderson: Sports & Entertainment Team (A) - 2nd Place 37. Henry Ramstorf: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 1st Place Finance Operations Research - 2nd Place 38. Jack Breitzman: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 1st Place 39. Rylee Richards: Finance Operations Research - 2nd Place 40. Lilly Arnquist: Buying and Merchandising Operations Research - 2nd Place 41. Mason Gorghuber: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 2nd Place Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 1st Place 42. Ashton Sladek: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 2nd Place Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 1st Place 43. Carver Larson: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 3rd Place Hospitality Operations Research - 1st Place 44. Rachael Mohr: Sports & Entertainment Team (B) - 3rd Place Hospitality Operations Research - 1st Place 45. Maddie Husfeldt: Travel & Tourism Team (B) - 1st Place Professional Selling (A) - 1st Place 46. Selby Olson: Travel & Tourism Team (B) - 1st Place Professional Selling (B) - 2nd Place 47. Ryan Albers: Travel & Tourism Team (A) - 1st Place Innovation Plan - 1st Place 48. Madeline Hochhalter: Travel & Tourism Team (A) - 1st Place Innovation Plan - 1st Place 49. Lexi Piche: Travel & Tourism Team (A) - 3rd Place Start-up Business Plan (A) - 2nd Place 50. Lauren Revering: Travel & Tourism Team (A) - 3rd Place Start-up Business Plan (A) - 2nd Place 51. Olivia Aker: Travel & Tourism (B) - 3rd Place 52. Autumn Ehlert: Travel & Tourism (B) - 3rd Place 53. Izzy Kent: Business Growth Plan 54. Max Hess: Business Services Operations Research - 1st Place 55. Kelly Johnson: Business Services Operations Research - 1st Place 56. Joseph Moga: Business Services Operations Research - 1st Place 57. Sam Faber: Finance Operations Research - 1st Place 58. Lane Kompelien: Hospitality Operations Research - 1st Place 59. Tiahna Goeke: Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling - 3rd Place 60. Cameron Simon: Independent Business Plan - 3rd Place 61. Allison Trombley: Innovation Plan - 2nd Place 62. Taven Ebnet: Integrated Marketing Campaign Event - 2nd Place 63. Bryce Pilgrim: Integrated Marketing Campaign Event - 2nd Place 64. Riyada Copeland: Integrated Marketing Campaign Product - 3rd Place 65. Jalyn Halverson: Integrated Marketing Campaign Product - 3rd Place 66. Ana Risnes: Integrated Marketing Campaign Product - 2nd Place 67. Paislee Dummer: Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 3rd Place 68. Faith Odland: Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 3rd Place 69. Emily Olson: Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 3rd Place 70. Brett Thornburg: Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - 1st Place 71. Geneva Reemts: International Business Plan - 2nd Place 72. Isabella Rodriguez: International Business Plan - 2nd Place 73. Caleb Staples: International Business Plan - 2nd Place 74. Connor Schreck: Professional Selling (A) - 3rd Place 75. Ella Regnier: Start-up Business Plan (A) - 1st Place 76. Haley Srock: Start-up Business Plan (A) - 2nd Place 77. Malorie Raether: Start-up Business Plan (B) - 3rd Place 78. Grace Opp: Start-up Business Plan (B) - 3rd Place 79. Emily Witte: Start-up Business Plan (B) - 3rd Place
CLC Performers of the Week
BHky def: EJ Rasmusen, 12, Alexandria – in 2 games, he had 32 saves on 35 shots.
Softball Pre-Season Meeting
Softball Pre-Season meeting will be held on Monday February 6th in rooms B182/183 from 3:15-4:15pm. This is for all athletes planning on playing softball this spring. We will be going over schedule for the first two weeks, apparel, hearing from your captains on captains practice and more! Look forward to seeing you there-
Baseball Pre-Season Meeting
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