Monthly Archives: February 2015

Conference Champs (Another One!)

[Friday night, the last game of the regular season.  The foe was poor St. Cloud Apollo, a team that did not win a game all year.  The outcome was really preordained.  (Apollo will represent our section in the boys’ state … Continue reading

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CARDINALS – 51, Cardinals – 41

[Hockey’s over now . . . gotta ride roundball into the spring sports season.  This was our Cards over the Willmar Cards on Monday night.  It moved us to a 13 – 2 conference record with one to go – … Continue reading

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STATE 2015 (Consolation Champs)

[Saturday morning, heading back to the Cities down I-94.  The quintessential Minnesota winter driving photo, blowing snow with an eerie sun.  We were going down to Ridder Arena for the girls class A state hockey consolation finals, our Cards v. … Continue reading

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STATE 2015 (Complementary)

Comings and goings betwixt, between, and after the tournament . . . [After putting the finishing touches on the Hutchinson game, it was time to head home.  It was Thursday night date night at SAWA after all.  On the way … Continue reading

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STATE 2015 (Part Deux)

Consolation bracket . . . [So, the next morning – after a good night’s sleep to digest the Pazzaluna pizza – we checked out of the Hotel 340 and headed for Ridder Arena at the ‘U.’  We were the first … Continue reading

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STATE 2015

As it turns out, this seemingly annual event (the Cardinal girls’ hockey team has now made the main event 10 out of the last 12 years) is often in conjunction with a myriad of other things of local and international … Continue reading

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Cardinals – 54, Sauk Rapids-Rice – 37 (And Girls Hockey to State!)

[We missed our first girls’ hockey section final ever.  In our non-youthfullness, we just hesitate to venture beyond the politically established boundaries of Alexandria, in winter, in the darkness of night.  Not that girls’ basketball is a bad alternative, mind … Continue reading

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