LT HITS 1,000! (Part II)

[The Brainerd game is about to begin.  The Super Fans are standing just to prove they can do so.]

This is a continuation of Part I, as Part II’s often are.  As previously noted, all the photos in this posting will be from the staff photographer, Greg Trumm, who is internationally-known as the father of Lauren.

[Amanda C greets a Warrior.]

[Cara doubles her basketball play with her science project on static electricity.]

[The boys’ team is there for support – and to pick up pointers.]


[Kalli scored early inside.]

[Amanda C sinks a “free.”]

[Dad got it – THE SHOT THAT BROKE 1,000!]

[Ho-hum, another two.]

[“Hey, LT, you just went over a 1,000 points!”]

[A little something for the trophy case.]

[“Go ahead, it’s yours!  Congratulations!”]

[One of the rare exceptions where hugging is permitted on a basketball court.]

[“Did you guys know about this?”]

[“Thanks, coach!”]

[Whit goes for 3 – Mr. Mulder is semi-impressed.]

[Please don’t ask me to describe the nail polish.  The supervisor can tell you I’m totally incompetent on such things.]

[For the first time in a while, we employed a full-court press for most of the game.  6’1″ Whitney played the point a’la Alli Haar from last year.  The pressure created about a gazillion turnovers.]


[Kalli again.  Even with her sprained wrist she made her first 4 free throws.  On her next visit I happened to mention she was, at the moment, our best free throw shooter.  She missed both.  The supervisor jumped on me with both feet and a waffle iron.  Her first rule of fandom is to never say anything nice about anyone for whom you are cheering because you will jinx them.  Properly chastised, I spent the rest of the game “booing” under my breath.]

[We weren’t great from the line – but certainly much better than in the Little Falls game.]

[Amanda C and Cara on the forever double-team.]

[Synchronized fanning.]

[Who said high school boys have two left feet?  Actually, I think that would be my folks.  Cara won’t look at ’em.]

[Jess practicing for LT’s role next year.]

[Dani converts a steal into a breakaway lay-up.]

[Karly does the same . . .]

[ . . . and one.]


[Emily & Karly]



[“I was going to go into the family business.  But I’m getting pretty comfortable now at this media thing!”]

[“Really?  That’s all you guys get paid?  Pharmacology is looking good again.”]

[With Eric Morken, Echo Press columnist.]

[“My oldest sister, Justine, who is a 1st-year Med School student @ UMD.”]

[Great photos, dad!  You and Val have a lot to be proud of.  🙂 ]

And a report from Basketball Dan:  Just got back to the motel from the site of one of your historic conquests…the Pit in Albuquerque.  Unfortunately couldn’t get far enough west to visit the evil Burger King that devours teeth.

For all you Hoosier fans out there (the Supervisor!), B’ball Dan forwarded the above with his missive.  Steve Alford has been the basketball coach at the University of New Mexico since 2007.  Dan and I were present for the Final Four at The Pit in 1983, the year Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack upset Houston’s Phi Slamma Jamma for the national championship.  I also enjoyed a $600 burger (the cost of a crown) at a Burger King there when I cracked a tooth on a piece of gristle.  For those keeping keeping score at home, I have three crowns – all as a result of cracking a tooth on a fastfood burger!

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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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