Cardinals – 54, St. Cloud Tech – 25

February 22

[Always in time to catch a bit of the JV action.]

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[Alison Amundson (3) on the free throw line.]

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[Drat, can’t see a number – probably should put the number on their trunks as they are otherwise oft obscured by ponytails. Don’t they have laws against that in car licensing?]

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[Another big win for the JV!]

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[Do you know what’s red and smells like blue paint?]

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[Red paint!!]

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[OK, which direction are we going?]

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[The redoubtable Ms Alli Haar (standing, gray jacket), from our last state tournament team.  Probably time we went back again?]

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[And Kayla Feldhake (43) goes up for the opening tap.]

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[Somebody get it!!]

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[Emma Ziegler (1) applying full-court pressure.]

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[The 3 guards, Emma with Macy Hatlestad (11) and Kendall Kohler (3) work to prevent any team from ever getting into the front court.]

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[Macy, “Ole Ms. Automatic,” at the free throw line.]

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[Emma Schmidt (25) tries her hand at the stripe.]

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[As does Kelby Olson-Rodel (13).  Kelby and Kiyana Miller (21) kinda play the same roll for the girls’ team that Jake Drew and Robert Anderson do for the boys.]

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[Macy launches a 3 – probably good!]

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[Zig at the line.]

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[Macy brings it up with Kelby.]

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[Oh well, we can play this game without a ball.]

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[Chalk it up.]

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[Yup, that’s right.  We really weren’t clicking on offense – but nothing wrong with the D!]

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[Kinda like this one.  Kendall and Macy have been paired at guard since their first pair of sneakers.]

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[The trend line that’s helping is seeing such a Zig (here) and Kiyana looking for and taking that mid-range jumper.]

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[Kendall roars into the face of the defense.]

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[Somebody tickles the twine.]

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[The bench stands for unison clapping  as the game closes down.]

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[Not an unexpected result.  With the win, the Cards cliched no worse than a tie for the conference championship.  We host Willmar Friday in the last regular season game – a win will clinch the outright championship.  The Cards are currently ranked 9th in class AAA.]

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What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop?  ~ Woody Allen

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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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