Sections Have Begun, Part II

Unfortunately, I have to report that the team did lose to Bemidji in the section semi-finals.  But they had a fun and exciting year – best wishes to our seniors.  We’ll end the season by wrapping up the seniors’ final home game, the section quarter-final win over Detroit Lakes (continued).

[Before Game 3, even more horns.]

[Even more horns yet!]

[Celebrater-in-chief Adrianne has her eyes on the prize . . .]

[Then goes up and swats it.]

[Amanda C makes her move.]

[Good job, Allie; good job, Jenni . . .]

[Hey, did anyone place the DQ order yet?]

[I’ll be back!  🙂 ]

[Senior Nicole Canavati serves.]

[Her teammates celebrate a point.]

[So, she serves again.]

[Then Jenni serves.]

[Then Shanee’.]

[Cheer . . .]

[ . . . oh cheer . . .]

[ . . . for . . .]

[Alex!]

[The ball balances precariously . . .]

[Let’s wrap it up, ladies!]

[Tara and Jenni.  Did they get it?]

[The cub reporter is excited about the possibility of getting out of here in an hour.]

[I can’t help but wonder about the lack of Kim Kardashian sightings this year?]

[The DQ closes in a half an hour.]

[Weren’t we just in this position a minute ago?]

[Adrianne serves.]

[Shanee’ and Dani are the last line of defense.]

[We won!  Three games to a bagel.]

[Celebrate . . .]

[ . . . celebrate . . . ]

[ . . . dance to the music.]

[You had to feel for their libero, No. 2 in red.  Emma Wood is a senior and had just played her last game . . . and she realized it.]

[Retired teacher, coach, and announcer . . . ]

[And now leading the easy life as a candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives.]

[Then, this was my first ever attempt at covering the Player-of-the-Game . . . ]

[This was always the job of the staff photographer.  Fortunately, Adrianne made the job easy.  🙂 ]

[Of course, as the staff photographer always said, we’re just trying to get a good shot of Dave.]

[The evening before, the new University of Minnesota athletic director, Norwood Teague, made an appearance at Sixth Avenue Wine & Ale.]

[And then with our local athletic directors.]

[The morning after the game, the supervisor and I awoke to our first snowfall of the season.  OK, it wasn’t much and it didn’t last the morning.]

[But it was pretty.]

And then we thought we should express our feelings about our final games against The Blake School and Bemidji:

OK, just kidding.  I’m sure those teams have wonderful athletes who are kind to their parents.

Now we will cheer on the Hasz sisters in the state cross-country meet next week – and look forward to the coming hockey and basketball seasons!  🙂

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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