Cardinals Nov 06, 2013

Blaze Fugina | Echo Press Alexandria’s Megan (left) and Bethany Hasz (right) jump out to an early lead at the Class AA cross country meet Saturday at St. Olaf College. They never relinquished their lead as Bethany finished in first place at the meet while her twin sister, Megan, finished right behind in second. The Alexandria boys’ cross country team also raced at the state meet and finished in 11th place. See today’s sports section for more coverage on the state meet. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press) (via Echo Press)

Injury steals Bailey's shot at redemption Nov 04, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — This was supposed to be Hunter Bailey’s redemption race. This five-kilometer race was the Winona Senior High School junior’s chance to redo 2012’s state race, when an iron deficiency diagnosis two weeks prior to the meet held him back.(via Winona Daily News)

State prep cross country: Cardinals clinch Class A title, Crusader boys earn 3rd Nov 04, 2013

NORTHFIELD — As the Annandale girls cross country team waited for the Class A official results to be posted, Scott Massman likened the situation to a scene in a delivery room. “It’s like waiting for a child to be born,” said Massman, the Cardinals’ coach. “You think you did what you needed to do and you’ve prepared for it. When the time comes, it happens so infrequently that it’s a pretty amazing feeling.” (via

State XC: Girls third place at Class A championships Nov 03, 2013

NORTHFIELD — The Perham girls cross country team improved on a seventh place finish in 2012 placing third at this year’s Minnesota Class A state cross country meet at St. Olaf. The result is the best finish for Perham since back-to-back runners-up finishes in 2008-09. (via Perham Focus)

Kiminski, Marvel Lead Local XC Runners at State Nov 03, 2013

Northfield, MN ( --- Esko junior Kailee Kiminski led all runners from the Northland at Saturday's state cross country meet with an 8th place finish in the Class A event which featured over 600 runners in all at St. Olaf College. (via

Hurley helps Perham prevail at Minnesota Class 1A state cross country meet | INFORUM | Fargo, ND Nov 03, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Perham’s Keeghan Hurley won the Minnesota Class 1A individual cross country title in ideal weather conditions and led the Yellowjackets to their second straight – and fifth overall – state championship in their 12th consecutive appearance at St. Olaf. Hurley joins his father, Don, as the first-ever father-son duo to win state cross country titles. Don was a back-to-back state champion in 1976-77.(via

Area runners ready for State Cross Country Meet Nov 02, 2013

Cross country runners from all over the state — roughly 170 of them — will be running their hearts out this afternoon at the Minnesota State High School League Meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield. And six of those racers are from the Iron Range. (via Mesabi Daily News)