The Championship Season, in Photos

Of course, we had great fun following the girls’ hockey team in its run to the 2008 state championship. Here we’ll review that “trip” in photographs:

[Super Fans: Annens, Rogosheskes, Oberts, and Nelsons at section finals in Willmar]

[Annens and Oberts arrive for state tournament opener – which way to the “X”?]

[Team warms up at “X,” Kat DelZoppo is the object of the “Marry me 27” sign]

[Vivian, as a Super Fan, is interviewed at the game by Al Schoch, newsradio WMNN]

[Danielle Justice (with a $1 from Dad) and Abby Williams on concourse after the game]

[Super Fans dine after the game at a place with a unique urinal]

[Mascot skates; Danielle gave a polished interview on TV]

[The supervisor meets Abby after the game; the Super Fans celebrate at the St. Paul Hotel]

[Super Fans frolic in Rice Park, downtown St. Paul]

[Team celebrates championship with fans – woo-woo!]

[Super Fans celebrate championship by . . . eating; a little deli by St. Kate’s]

[City, and Super Fans, celebrate championship with team hanging banner at RCC]

[Supervisor displays gift from precursor, the 2007 team, our “Little Darlings”]

[Cheerleaders greet Super Fans at team banquet; Danielle takes the cake; Kat, Abby, Danielle, and Nikki smile for the paparazzo]

[The supervisor displays the spoils of victory]

[Abby scores v. So. St. Paul, Bob meets the girls as 8th-graders; WE WON!]

[The Cub Reporter was exhausted by it all]

[Super Fans celebrate their superness at Alexandria Golf Club]

[Vivian captures the attention of Echo Press]

[“Hi Mom!”]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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