Volleyball Sections

October 25

[Arriving at the high school at sunset for the opening round of sections.]

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[So, let’s get right to the action.  Mia McGrane (5) and Tori Jeseritz (2) are airborne early . . . ]

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[And eventually return to earth as Kendra Hardy (13) prepares for an incoming ball . . . ]

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[Mia says, “Take that!”]

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[Our point!  Our point!]

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[Hooray for us!  With libero Devany Johnson (9) joining in.]

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[Tori and, likely, Kendra go up for a double block . . . ]

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[Ooops, where’d it go?]

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[Mya Lesnar (10) goes up for a kill . . . ]

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[It’s on the Tech side . . . ]

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[Kendra tries to hit over a Tech double block . . . ]

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[Did she . . . or didn’t she?]

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[She’s looking for it around the corner . . . ]

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[McKenzie Duwenhoegger (11) and Mya set up a block . . . ]

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[It must have got by?]

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[The triple back defense with Mya, Erika Roderick (7), and Mia . . . ]

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[Mya and Erika block . . . ]

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[We weren’t very sharp, letting a solid early lead get away – but it was a win . . . ]

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[My hero . . . ]

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[Covering the student fans . . . ]

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[OK, let’s be a little sharper in game 2 . . . ]

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[The Voice and Mrs. Voice were in attendance . . . ]

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[Game 2 . . . ]

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[Girls’ golf coach Tim Zupfer stands in the corner holding a red flag, directing pedestrian traffic in the area . . . ]

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[While Mia returns a shot . . . ]

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[A finally got a shot all photographers shoot for – Kendra is airborne for a kill!]

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[Then she goes back to serve . . . ]

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[I think even the team would say they were visiting another planet during this game – nothing went right.  Fortunately, we regrouped to win the match in 4 games.  And then the team went on to win in 5 games at Bemidji.  We play Willmar, the No. 1 seed, at their place in the section semifinals.  We should have a fair degree of confidence as we beat them there in 5 games during the regular season.  In other Cardinal news, the football team went to Moorhead and turned around a regular season result with a 27 – 20 win.  We next play at Brainerd in the section semifinal, hoping to avenge the regular season game we let get away.]

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Volleyball, I could be pretty good. After a few practices I could be that striker, or whatever they call it.  ~  LeBron James

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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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