Cards – 71, Sauk Rapids-Rice – 31

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And here’s the scoreboard to prove it!

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[Whazzup?]

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[When you guys came into town, did you notice the flavor-of-the-day at Culver’s? ]

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[We’ve heard the supervisor really likes cashew-caramel or raspberry swirl!  🙂  ]

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[Macy . . . and “Weakie,” among others, should recognize the “Big Norwegian,” an old mall walking acquaintance, in the background of this and other photos.]

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[Kendall shoots a 3-pointer . . . right into the “Big Norwegian’s” ear.]

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[Looks good?]

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[Let’s try another one!]

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[Here it goes!]

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[Nothing but net!]

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[Oh yeah.]

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[Brooke discusses her future with her agent.]

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[Amanda G begins a shooting sequence . . . ]

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[A one . . .]

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[And a two.  Thank you, boys, turn off the bubble machine. . . ]

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[And a free throw, to complete a 3-point play?]

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[Ooops, not unless she’s jump-shooting them?]

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[And sometimes it’s just fun to see what’s going on in the background – see anyone you know?  Hmmm, Mark Ripley, school photographer . . .]

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[“Baby Bruiser” to the fore . . .]

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[Now a good shot of Ralph (actually German) in the background.  Is that Chris Lorsung with him?]    ]

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[Meanwhile Sarah, and Kendall, keep shooting.]

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[Macy and Cheyenne]

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[Macy and Cheyenne, II]

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[Now that Darice is a full-time retiree . . .]

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[She’s polishing her PA skills for . . . ESPNU?]

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[It was honor your mentors night . . .   ]

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[While Darice read the names of the honorees, the team fanned out around the gymnasium delivering their “honors” . . . ]

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[Acckkkk, they’re heading in our direction.]

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[I think Jaylen recognized her “golf caddy”?]

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[And now, the National Anthem.]

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[Students with instruments appear again.]

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[The opening tip . . .]

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[The Cardinals start a center . . . and 4 guards.  That’s because the City of Alexandria has always had a height restriction on its citizens.  Amanda Christianson is one of the 4 guards.  OK, she’s 5’10”, tall for a high school guard . . .   ]

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[The SRR center was listed as 6’1″.  But when she stood next to our  6’2″ Brooke, she appeared to be at least an inch taller.]

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[Amanda has jumped center for us the last two years.  Like the Sam Trumm (6′) era before her, she is always the shorter “center”.  I only recall Sam losing one tip . . . and Amanda doesn’t lose many.  They both played volleyball which undoubtedly improves your hops.]

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[Amanda got it.]

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[The “Karly D.”]

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[This is the one I e-mailed to Kohler right after the game . . . ‘cuz that’s just the kinda guy I am!  😉  ]

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[SRR tries to bring it up court against Karly and Sarah – not an easy task.]

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[Macy tracks her “man.”]

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[Sarah channels her all-state soccer goalie defensive skills.]

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[Karly demonstrates the formal dictionary meaning of: concentration.]

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[No.12, you are under my control from a Vulcan mind meld.]

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[Here, why don’t you just hand me the ball.]

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[Oh, don’t make it any harder than it has to be!]

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[Karly goes into stealth mode.]

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[I’ll sneak up from behind.]

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[Kendall “Bombs Away” Kohler]

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[Where’s the ball?]

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[Amanda C – I think she missed!]

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[But still looks good . . .]

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[Yup]

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[Nothing but net.]

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[As the 2nd tickles the twine.]

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[Karly and Sarah in fullcourt press.]

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[Sarah takes over the point . . . ]

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[It’s a constant run and jump job . . .]

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[Now back the other way . . .]

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[Here I come again . . .]

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[Emily 1]

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[Emily 2]

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[Emily 3 – a good mid-range shooter.]

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[At the half, it was clear everybody was going to get a chance to play in this game.]

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[Karly shoots . . . and the ball disappears?]

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[Oh, there it is.]

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[Karly:  Are you taking my picture?]

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[Cub Reporter:  You betcha!  🙂  ]

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[Karly in the middle of something.]

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[Young Kohler demonstrates proper block-out pre-positioning . . . either that or the control tower has just cleared her for take-off.]

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[Emily chases a loose ball.  Who loosed it, I have no idea.]

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[Emily’s impersonation of a “pumpkin head,” or she recently entered the witness protection program?]

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[Kendall on the line . . .]

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[And then hustling back on defense . . .]

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[Because you are a Kohler.]

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[Macy gets a free one . . .]

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[As a driving point guard, surprised she doesn’t get here more often . . . ]

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[She will, in time.]

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[Call it!]

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[A defense series at the point by Jaylen . . .]

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[Just a little thanks to her . . .]

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[For helping us monitor Kohler’s golf course class last fall.]

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[Jaylen and Amanda G contest the inbounds pass.]

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[Block out, rebounders!]

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[Sarah . .  (My goodness, that looks like our sister-in-law Janet between Sarah and the Sauk Rapids player??)]

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[and again.]

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[Ooops! ]

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[Ooops (continued)!]

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[As the games dwindles down (now on running time), it is basically free throw shooting time.  A chance to feature some of the players who scrimmage the starters all week.  Here’s Emily again . . .    ]

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[ Amanda G . . . ]

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[Karsen Granning (51), I believe, sophomore guard . . . ]

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[and Samantha Frederick, senior center.]

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[Grandson Tom doing actual schoolwork at Purdue!  🙂  ]

Curmudgeon quote:  A woman who strives to be like a man lacks ambition.  ~  Anonymous

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