The Great American 3-fer!

Today’s softball sections began with . . .

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[The Super preparing the field?]

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[I arrived late . . . yes, it was a previously scheduled eating event.  The game was in the bottom of the 4th and our Cards were losing to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm, 3 – 0.  I had not been to a game yet this year, so it was my first time at the new high school field.  It was very nice, but it was completely surrounded by chain link fencing, the number one bane of the photographer.  I got my bearings, then shot Kaila Dewanz, senior infielder/pitcher (and hockey player).]

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[Nope, don’t like that one.]

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[Card dugout excited at the prospect of runs . . . ]

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[And here comes Kaila with one.]

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[Coach Albers addresses senior outfielder Carly Dropik (and basketball), suggesting she hit one where outfielders fear to tread.]

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[The Storm discuss how to prevent that.]

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[Ms. Dropik, a known power hitter, hit a shot but right at the rightfielder.]

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[Ellie Ronning, sophomore infielder, hit a nice line single to center here scoring Emma Ziegler, sophomore shortstop (and basketball), from 3rd.  The Cards rallied with 2-run innings in the 4th, 5th, and 6th, that potentially could have been much more.]

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[Anna Lee, senior outfielder (and soccer and backetball)?  Guessing ‘cuz I can’t see her number.]

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[Yay for us!  I didn’t get much coverage due to my late arrival.  Then a Storm dad dropped by to chat for a few innings – he had a daughter on the team, an 8th-grader, who was also the starting point guard on their basketball team.  I think I remember her.]

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[Jana Roste, senior outfielder, gives it a go.  I’ve noticed in previous game reports she’s been doing very well.]

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[We win!  And an nice comeback at that.]

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[Sophomore catcher McKenzie Revering (Little Rev from hockey) leads the handshake parade.]

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[I hope I’m available for the next game . . . ]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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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