Alexandria – 56, Bemidji – 45

This is a teaser.  It’s ploy to keep you reading.  We were behind at the half – the scoreboard tells me so.  Unfortunately, I have no idea what happened.  Fortunately, the staff photographer was there for coverage.  The game was played Saturday afternoon in Bemidji.    As you will note in the previous post, we were at the winery on Saturday afternoon.  It’s a diversity thing.  There appears to be little doubt that we must have played very well in the second half.



[This is Greg’s 1st posted photo of the game.  That leads me to suspect he may have been a late arrival.  Bemidji is a long trip in the best of weather.  If you have weather situations – well, the following two photos can explain the en route difficulties:

[It appears Amanda C has just made a free throw.]

[“Everybody run to an open spot!”]

[The Lumberjacks look like they have some “biggies” – Whitney is 6’1″ and looks to be giving away a few inches.]

[A feature of the Bemidji gymnasium is the basketball equivalent of the penalty box.]

[If you hadn’t already noticed, it was “Hoops Against Cancer” night.]

[“I’ll take it from here!”]

[LT, ’nuff said.]

[Emily in the pink.]


[And Cara, rounding out the three senior tri-captains.]

[“You pass it here, then you pass it there, then you shoot it in the basket.”]

[What’s not to like about pink?]

[“Run that pass, pass, shoot it in play again.”]

[Smiles indicate it’s trending our way.]

[LT’s looking for a crack in the defense.]

[She must have been fouled.]

[I’ve noticed a trend in recent games – they seem to end with Cara at the line.  Good trend.]

[“Start the bus!”]

[Grandparents Trumm were there.]

Four games left in the regular season.  The next two games on the road, the final two at home.  Until then, we continue to receive inquiries from the South about our winter.  Here are four photos from last year around this time – and one taken just today.  Can you identify today’s?

[“Eat your oatmeal!”]



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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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