Hasz Sisters Go 1 & 3 in Hamline’s State Elite Track Meet


[All track meet photos herein were pilfered from other folks’ Facebook postings.  (This from Mark Erickson of the MSHSL.  Great photo!  😉 )]

Report from dad Hasz: Great race for Megan & Bethany Saturday night in the 3200-meter race. Megan 1st 10:32 & Bethany 3rd 10:40.  [And they’re still just sophomores.]

This is the video of the meet – if you scan it forward to about the 3 hour and 8 minute mark, you can see the whole race. Megan runs down the Chanhassen girl in the last 200 meters:


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[These three were all from dad.]

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[Dad Hasz posted 5 more photos, so I swiped them too!]

In other news:

The Great American Ice-Out continues! Will we make it by May? Beautiful Lake Darling yesterday afternoon and early this morning (the first three). You can see how it’s moved around from a few days ago. We were open in front here for a week or so, but now north winds have blown it back down to us and the north end looks open. Latoka was open yesterday, Cowdry was totally open driving by it this morning (awesome to see waves again), but Carlos (always last) has a long way to go. And then just a few minutes ago, the north wind has blown the Lake Darling ice down to our end again and we’re iced in (the last three photos):

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 On more other news:

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[Lisa Lynn and I wore the same outfit at SAWA last night. Fortunately, we both thought it would be way to cutesy for a “team” photo.]


[Lisa’s own FB contribution from last night – her guitar case.]

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[We, and 350 of his closest friends, said good-bye to Kevin Kopischke yesterday.  In his 10 (+ ?) years as president, he turned the Alexandria Technical and Community College into a juggernaut – 4,000 students, top 5 percent in the country in both graduation rates and graduation job placements.  Congratulations again, Kevin.  And we were all introduced to his successor, Laura Urban.  I do not know if she is related to Keith Urban.   I know Mr. Urban is a country music star, but I couldn’t pick him out of a line-up.  But if he is a country star, shouldn’t his last name be “Rural”?]

In more other more other news:

And the beat goes on.  The Alex girls’ golf team won the first conference meet by 39 strokes, with Cards individually placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  As Robert Klein used to say, “How do we do it?  Volume!”  (I think this is right that the girls have won something like 20 conference titles in a row?)

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[I’ll get around to covering this stuff soon.  Saw the first game of the Fergus Falls doubleheader, where the team did not play well.  Then they won game 2, 15 – 2?  Go figure?  I think they’ve only played 3 games so far because of the weather.  Same with the baseball team, and I’m looking forward to seeing them play as they’ve romped through their opening few games.  Rain forecast for all next week again . . . so who knows?]

As any psychologist will tell you, the worst thing you can possibly do to a woman is to deprive her of a grievance.  ~  Beverly Nichols

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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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