[Sam Trumm, Whitney Gesell, Joie Warnes, Lauren Trumm, and a totally-airborne Cara Wood celebrate the game’s final buzzer.]
Maudlin: Weak or mawkish sentiment. I believe the last time I was maudlin (though don’t quote me on that) was after the girls’ hockey team won the state title in 2008. I believe it is appropriate to be maudlin again.
It seems that winning the game that gets you into the state tournament is even more emotional than the state tournament games themselves. In this instance, the girls’ basketball team beat Fergus Falls, 46 – 40, on March 11 at St. Cloud State to win the section title. They had lost two freakishly close games to the Otters during the regular season. The staff photographer captured the aftermath in all its glory. The import of the win can best be explained by the fact that he took 428 photos of this game – about three times his normal output!
I apologize for not knowing the JVers who joined the varsity at tournament time. I will get to know them next year. Cel-e-brate good times, come on! (Cool and the Gang):
[Joie, Lauren, and Cara – girls can jump!]
[Coach Wendy Kohler, a/k/a Kohler, and Sam.]
[Kohler and Joie.]
[Kohler and Alli Haar.]
[Kohler and Lauren.]
[Kohler and Cara.]
[Kohler and Whitney.]
[Kohler and Brianna Ebert.]
[Kohler and Amanda Christianson.]
[Kohler and Katelyn Wold-Clough.]
[Kohler and Lauren Johnson.]
[Kohler and Brittany Ludwig.]
[Kohler and Emily Peck.]
[Kohler and Jessica Syvrud.]
Actually, I wouldn’t mind being maudlin again next year, too.