Meanwhile, Back at a Sports Venue, II

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5-14-12-35The lady rounbdballers came home and re-discovered their shooting touch.  And they inflicted their usual madcap defense on Brainerd – it sounds like the Warriors didn’t stand a chance.  The basketball photos are all from the staff reporter.  Super Fan Mike Shaugnessy was also on hand and filed a written report, which I for some reason posted in the previous post?  Go figure.  Anyway, Mike is on a major push to cover as many Cardinal sporting events as he can before he and Julie (also a substitute teacher) head south for the winter.

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[Where’d the ball go?]

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[Amanda C makes a free throw as the staff photographer adopted a successful policy from years of yore by snapping the photo as the ball drops through the net – thus assuring that the ball . . . drops through the net!  🙂  ]

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[As with the hockey game, alumni visit to watch younger siblings.  Here Angela Christianson (class of ’10), with her folks, where there for Amanda.  Oh, and Ruth Helie Anderson (class of ’65) was there in the lower right corner.]

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[Karly, with ball, as Dani races by.]

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[Karly]

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[Jess]

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[Band director Greg DeGier, with Adrianne Wensman looking on.  He appears to be holding a Christmas cookie recipe card.]

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[Karly (very good!)]

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[Amanda G hits!]

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[Dani and Sarah double-team]

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[Amanda C puts up a jumper – future Cards look on from the stands.]

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[Fast start!]

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[Inside Kohler’s huddle.]

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[Kohler and Kalli exchange Christmas cookie recipes . . .]

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[Karly and Jess on D.]

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[Kalli lines up a free throw, momentarily blocking out thoughts of cookie recipes . . .]

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[ . . . and don’t forget to use baker’s chocolate.]

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[Dani calls for a meet and greet at the center line.]

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[Watch your elbows.  My big sister is watching in the stands.]

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[I hope the staff photographer gets this as it passes through the net!]

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[Yes!!]

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[Then Karly cashes in.]

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[Emily looks for a cutter . . . and I don’t mean for cookies!]

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[The Cardinal football in the background is scouting for receivers!]

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[Emily and Dani apply the ole “elbows out” technique against ole No. 32.]

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[Dani knows it’s fun to be a senior!  🙂  ]

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[This meeting of the Cardinal pumpkin pushers is hereby called to order.]

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[Halftime.  Impressive.]

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[Hi Buzzy!!]

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[Regarding that previous big sister remark, she seems to be distracted.]

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[Ahhhh, last year’s basketball moms, returning now as Super Fans.  From the left, they will claim Laren and Sam; Whitney; and Cara!  😉  ]

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[The meeting of the pumpkin pushers is hereby adjourned.]

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[Ms. Rodel-Olson, I presume.]

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[Run like the wind.]

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[Sarah gives it up to Jaylen.]

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[Shoot, Jaylen!]

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[And she did.]

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[A 3-photo sequence of Amanda C getting fouled underneath.]

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[Jess is back at the line.]

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[Jess initiates the group sing-a-long of “YMCA.”]

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[Then she continues the pestering D.]

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[Gimme a “Y”!!]

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[And here comes the dreaded . . .]

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[Sideline trap!!]

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[Emily, the designated inbounder.]

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[HELP, I need somebody!]

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[Sophomore guard Carly Dropik (51)]

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[Alyssa  (31) to Kendall (45)]

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[Macy]

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[Alyssa]

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[Carly]

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[Sophomore guard Gretchen Revering (54)]

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[Sophomore forward Anna Lee (33)]

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[Clap-clap-clap.  Clap-clap-clap.  Clap-clap-clap.]

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[Clap-clap-clap.  Clap-clap-clap.  Clap-clap-clap.]

The very next day the district celebrated the retirement of superintendent, Dr. Terry Quist.  Well, not that we were happy about it!  😉  And I don’t believe there was a cause and effect from the previous night’s game.  😉

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[The media was there for “fair and balanced” reporting.]

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[The Rainbow Strings performed at little or no expense for the tax payer.]

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[My ex-boss (I’ve been term-limited off the Education Fooundation Board), Susan Scarborough, made opening remarks.]

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[School board president Dean Anderson toasts Terry.]

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[A teacher (sorry, forgot) roasts Terry.]

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Many thanks again, Terry, for all your contributions to the school district – and the new high school, of course, will be quite a legacy!  🙂

More girls’ basketball tonight.

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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