Ode to the Trumm Sisters

[Editor’s note: To the young ladies holding the sign above – not to worry, I recently went to Cowing-Robards and ordered more Trumms. Yesterday morning at the “Y” I rifled in 31 consecutive free throws. That is the 2nd time I have cracked the 30 barrier as an officially designated old person. And it reminded me I have a lot of catching up to do to wrap up the basketball season.]

You may recall, though it seems so long ago now, that Sam and Lauren Trumm were named to the all-tournament team at the girls’ state basketball tournament. The staff photographer, their proud father, captured the ceremony. As members of my favorite team, Sam and Lauren earned their honors in a manner they had all season – as part of the team, where every player’s role was to play defense like crazy and to share the ball. Lauren is the upfront catalyst who could often score points in bunches when the team’s defensive pressure caused turnovers. She is a great finisher. Sam is the under-sized (at 6’1”) center who throughout the tournament was facing opponents taller than her – often by several inches. But at no time during the season did she face anyone who was quicker, faster, or a better leaper than she is – and it was great fun to watch her use those abilities.

[The team at tournament’s end.]

[Pre-ceremony instructions with players from Benilde-St. Margaret’s.]

[Requisite pre-ceremony waiting.]

[Lauren gets the call.]

[Sam’s turn.]

[“Congrats, sis!”]

[The hardware.]

[“BSM, we wanna a rematch.”]

And, the post-season banquet:

And someday we’ll get around to the games . . .

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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