Roundballers Like Valentine’s Day, Too!

The staff photographer, et al, followed the team to St. Cloud Apollo, where the Eagles were not expected to extend our Cards.  And they didn’t.  So, Greg took the opportunity to begin preparations for his Senior Night photographic duties on Friday v. Rocori.  [Rocori is not the final home game – but apparently the idea is not to have any pre-game “distractions” for the Fergus game next Thursday. 😉 ]  Unfortunately, we will miss Senior Night as we plan on being in St. Cloud for the hockey section finals v. Detroit Lakes.  Seniors “shot” at Apollo were team managers Missy Schroeder and Kendra Holm:

[Missy]

[Kendra]

[Looks like the Eagles have a nice, new gym]

[Missy discussing game stategy with LT . . .]

[ . . . and with Kohler.]

[Jess greets Cara.]

[ . . . and Whitney.]

[“My last game at Apollo.”]

[But Kalli says, “I’ll be back here again next year.”]

[Time for some fun!]

[“I got it!”]

[I watched the Northwestern men play the 1-3-1 against Indiana.  It was almost as effective as ours, but D-1 men evenutally make adjustments so the Wildcats couldn’t play it all the time.]

[Probably an early in the game break, with the situation already well in hand.]

[“Everybody get ready to play a lot tonight.”]

[Kalli sinks a free throw – with great manual dexterity, the staff photographer and I are getting quite good at catching the ball going through the hoop.]

[Cara sets the play.]

[Amanda C made both shots here . . .]

[Kalli made both shots here – love to see this as we head toward tournament play!]

[The halftime score assured everyone of playing time in the 2nd half.  Uffda!]

[“Put me in coach.  I’m ready to play . . . today”]

[LT finally hears from Pam Borton.]

[“That was hilarious.”]

[“Really?  Pam Borton?  Probably Kim Kardashian.”]

[Cara and Amanda]

[Can’t be fun for the Eagles . . .]

[Whitney – still making our free throws.]

[Does this answer the question re why girls’ games?]

[Emily’s in.]

[Dani made both freebies.]

[“Well, I guess our work is done.”]

[Rachel?]

[Oh, oh.  The Eagles must have done something bad.  Karly shooting a T.]

[Sarah makes a free throw.  Did we miss any?]

[GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!]

See you next game.

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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