Dance team: Lakers claim jazz gold in Alexandria

The Laker Dance Team won first place in the varsity and junior varsity jazz competitions on Saturday in Alexandria.

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The Laker Dance Team won the varsity and junior varsity jazz titles at the Alexandria invite on Jan. 7, 2023 at Alexandria Area High School.
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ALEXANDRIA – The Laker Dance Team took home another first-place finish in a jazz competition.

The Lakers beat Section 8-4A rival Rocori for the top spot on Saturday at the Alexandria invite. Bemidji finished third, while Marshall and Moorhead rounded out the top five.

Detroit Lakes’ high kick team took fourth place. Rocori claimed the top spot, followed by Marshall and Alexandria.

The Laker Dance Team will head to Foley next Saturday for their second meet of the new year.

ALEXANDRIA INVITE JAZZ VARSITY SCORES- 1- Detroit Lakes 3, 2- Rocori 6, 3- Bemidji 11, 4- Marshall 13, 5-Moorhead 15, 6- Alexandria 18, 7- Albany 20, 8- Willmar 24

ALEXANDRIA INVITE HIGH KICK VARSITY SCORES- 1- Rocori 3, 2- Marshall 7.5, 3- Alexandria 12, 4- Detroit Lakes 12, 5- Moorhead 13.5, 6- Albany 18.5, 7- Willmar 20, 8- Bemidji 23

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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