Of Fan Clubs and Classical Music

Lauren Trumm’s fan club – well, at least two of them.  When young girls can have high school role models, that obviously helps establish and maintain solid programs!  🙂  This, and the following photos, are by the staff photographer of the opening section game against Sauk Rapids.  As you may recall, we fans in the stands and the KXRA broadcast team could never remember a game that started 41 – 0?

[Amanda C is introduced to the player who would ultimately score the Storm’s first point of the game, making the score 41 – 1 with 1:13 minutes left in the first half.]

[Whitney’s meet and greet.]

[Amanda C wins the tap.  “Old Squint” in the background running a video.]

[The Super Fans trying to contain their excitement.]

[Amanda and Jess]

[It’s hard to inbounds.]

[The Storm’s first point!]

[Whitney towers above her teammates.]


[“Can you get us 36 tonight?”]


[“How about the next game?”]



[A whole new team on the floor.]



[Amanda G.  She got plenty of quality playing time in the Thief River game – great experience for next year.]



[Box out]

[Good D leads to a Karly break out.]

[Amanda G was named player-of-the-game.]

Then there was Carmina Burana:

Honestly, we’ve known several 0f these people for a long time – and had absolutely no idea they were proficient in singing, in Latin!  With all this local talent, makes me embarrassed to consider myself an Alexandrian.  The local performers ranged in age from high schoolers to those . . . well, in the vicinity of my age!  Sue Engstrom described it best: This is an amazing community.  Just home from “Carmina Burana” by Central Lakes Community Orchestra and community chorus – a performance worthy of MPR!! 

[Only 2 1/2 more years when we can watch this in the auditorium of the new high school – and heinie fatigue will become an agony of the past.  😉 ]

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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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