So, Maybe 6 – 8″?

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. . . of lake effect snow off beautiful Lake Darling?

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The supervisor loves to shovel snow – but that’s not the reason for this story . . .

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While we have to recognize the demise of the Twinkie . . .

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LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

Our teams have been on the road now for a long, long time.  In lieu of any new coverage, we are delighted to present, courtesy of the staff photographer, THE VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURT – his coverage of the girls’ basketball home opener against Little Falls:

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[As you may recall, junior guard Karly Betterman.]

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[Senior guard Jess Syvrud]

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[Jess]

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[Senior forward Dani Strater]

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[Setting a play in the offensive zone.  Sarah Bruzek’s parents look on from the back row.]

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[Karly, Amanda C (5), and the blue garbage can apply all out pressure.  Cardinals of the future occupy the first row, the Holm family the 4th.]

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[Heard they were giving away free lutefisk bites . . .]

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[Karly – good knee bend, good finger placement on the ball, probably went in.]

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[Dani lays one . . . in?]

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[Amanda C – as I recall, missed the 1st, made the 2nd.]

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[Amanda C credits much of her success to occasionally grazing the scorer’s table for a little popcorn.]

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[Ms. Betterman]

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[Ms. Christianson.  Nicely done by the staff photographer – focused on Amanda to the exclusion of all around her!  😉 ]

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[Ms. Strater]

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[Kohler]

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[The boys’ team provides a loyal fan base.]

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[Junior Sarah Bruzek]

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[Ooops, cut her dad’s head off!]

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[Junior forward/center Amanda G.  Cardinal dad from days of yore lurks just inside the door.]

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[Line change.]

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[Ms. Syvrud, above and below.]

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[Junior forward Emily and Dani]

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[Sarah in the LT role.]

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[Amanda G and Dani]

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[Emily]

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[Amanda G shows her baseline jumper.]

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[Senior center Kalli]

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[Junior guard Jaylen Rodel-Olson]

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[Jaylen]

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[Amanda C whips a cross-court pass.]

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[Amanda C whips a cross-court pass.  (Didn’t I just say that?)]

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[Amanda G calls for the ball in the post.]

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[Amanda C takes it to the hole . . . as they say.]

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[Junior forward Samantha Frederick]

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[Jaylen inbounds to Karly.]

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[Emily inbounds, Scatter!]

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[Junior forward Alyssa Freiderich]

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[Samantha, above and below.]

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[Cardinal defenders are taught early on to ululate.]

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[Sophomore guard Gretchen Revering – I have to ask the class, is she hockey player McKenzie’s sister?]

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[Sophomore forward Halley Score (a great last name for a basketball player, eh?)]

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[Gretchen.  My sister’s name is Gretchen.  We call her Toody.]

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[Coaches Kohler and Engebretson]

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[What the boys’ team was waiting for – THE KIDS replacing the kids.  Kohler’s 8th-grade daughter, Kendall, makes her varsity debut.]

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[No doubt getting helpful pointers?]

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[Remained calm despite the hubbub going on around her.  🙂 ]

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[And Coach Hatlestad’s 8th-grade daughter, Macy, also made her varsity debut.]

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[The next and future point guard?]

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[Kendall on D.]

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[Mom’s says playing time is dependent on our ability to get in your kitchen.]

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[Macy on D.]

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[Macy pointguarding.]

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[Kendall, above and below, defending the point.]

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And I believe “Tavelin’ Man” Rog has wrapped up his Sequoia trip:

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[Crystal Cave]

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[General Sherman.  I always wanted to have a sequoia named after me . . . well, maybe a hackberry.]

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[Hart Trees]

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[Moro Rock view]

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[Sugar Bowl Grove]

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[This is on the grid.  Do you know where?  😉 ]

Remember the uproarious laughter at the beginning?  It was a par-tay!

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[Very good, Kathy!]

And here’s what they were laughing at:

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[And Al says, Yesss!!!!  (I believe forwarded from an MPR site.)]

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