Another 1-1-1

[“Moonrise Over Beautiful Lake Darling”  – January 19, 2011.  OK, this has nothing to do with the following article.  The supervisor just happened to point out it was there.]

The boys’ hockey team beat River Lakes 4-2 at the RCC last night. I didn’t go. The supervisor is under the weather so I felt compelled to remain at home with her and be a general nuisance. We did watch The Hurt Locker on On Demand, so now we understand why it won the Oscar for best picture. I have no particulars on the game, particularly.

The girls’ hockey team ventured to River Lakes last night and came away with a 3-3 tie. The Cards had a 3-1 lead after two periods. Earlier in the year, they owned the 3rd period, but during this losing streak the 3rd period has not been so good. They just have to learn how to win again. I am attaching recently received photos of the 2008 state champs for inspiration. They should use it as such because they are an overall better skating team than the championship team. Nevertheless, a tie, on the road, against a conference and class AA opponent isn’t chopped liver (or glazed meat loaf with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, or corned beef and cabbage with soda bread, or lemon meringue pie, or a reuben with fries and strawberry pie, or . . . errr, please excuse me, I’m trying to diet and these words just leapt into my head).


The road trip that could have been – with the supervisor in good health, with clear roads, with traveling partners for a pre-game nosh at Anton’s – was to Sartell to see the unbeaten Sabres girls’ basketball team host our Cards. Sounds every bit as exciting as I knew it would be. Sartell has a 6’5” player and a couple of good 3-point shooters. But they apparently were every bit as discombobulated (now there’s a word you don’t see in print everyday) by the Cards defense as everybody else. The game went into OT. Lauren Trumm, our do everything player, fouled out so did not play the end of regulation or the OT. Coach Kohler said there were three calls against “LT” down the stretch that even left the Sartell fans scratching their heads. Well, you can tell by the those last two sentences the Cards lost 55-53 – still a great showing against an undefeated and ranked (2nd in the state?) team on their court. From the St. Cloud newspaper (big game for Ms. Haar):

“They (the Cardinals) are just so long,” Sartell head coach Katie Martin said. “They tip everything and they’re so active. Their posts are really active and tough. It really took us a while to adjust.”
Alexandria led 14-6 midway through the first half. That was the biggest lead either team would have. Sartell’s biggest lead was four.
ALEXANDRIA — Ali Haar 17 (14 rebounds, 6 steals), Joie Warnes 6 (5 rebounds), Cara Wood 4 (10 assists, 2 steals), Sam Trumm 6 (10 rebounds), Lauren Trumm 12 (6 rebounds, 4 steals), Whitney Gesell 8, Brianna Ebert 0.

[Coach Kohler, from the Trumm files, @ Willmar on the 4th.]

About tomobert63

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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