It was a busy night for Cardinal sports teams. Unfortunately, we could not “participate” at any of them. Sometimes other life things intervene – and it was Thursday night, so after the other “intervention,” we were able to return to our usual date night venue, Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale. Before we begin our 3rd-person sports report, I just wanted to advise the snowbirds on this line that zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Victoria. While that is bad news, the good news is the total Chain of Lakes is accessible to all again as there is no need to protect Victoria and Geneva from each other.

[Minneapolis Tribune, 1952]

                                                                                                      [Minneapolis Tribune, c. 1956]

You may have noticed (but why should you), WordPress provides for an editor’s profile. Despite my usual hamminess, I have never gone there. Absent any live reporting from last night’s events, I have decided to take this opportunity to inflict upon you my bona fides as a sports reporter – it is a bit disheartening that it can be accomplished through a mere 12 photos, randomly placed throughout the article.

[Bears, c. ’58]

[2nd place, VFW state tournament, 1962]

In the one home game last night, the boys’ hockey team tied the Otters of Fergus Falls at 4-4. This apparently was a well-played game by both teams with a good fan turnout.

                             [U of M Class B champs, 1966]

                    [Army golf, Okinawa, 1971]

The girls’ basketball team won handily again – 55-38 at Rocori. The Trumm sisters each had a double-double – Lauren’s double included the rarely achieved 10 steals! The Cards are now 10-0, and I believe ranked 8th in the state. The big game is here Saturday night against Fergus, who has just one loss. And tonight, the boys’ basketball team hosts undefeated St. Cloud Apollo (attendance possible after . . . see below)

             [Blue fish, surf fishing, Outer Banks, North Carolina, c. ’90’s]

[Mavericks, Department of Labor champs, 1988]

[Mavericks, Department of Labor champs with Secretary Robert Reich, c. ’90’s]

The girls’ hockey team remains snake bitten. They lost 2-1 at Fergus (who will be their main contender in the section) although they out shot the Otters for the game and held them to only two shots in the final period. Tonight is the team’s chili and bison burger fund raiser at the Eagle’s – I was trying to think if I could wear a silly outfit, like a suit and tie, to help cheer them up?

[At RCC, 2003]

[World-famous (small world) chili, 2010]

[The Editor, 2007]

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” 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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