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Alexandria’s Larry Novotny (third from left) gets a smile out of the kids as he talks to them about the team after Aces tryouts on October 7.

Awesome Aces: The start of something special

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This is part one of a two-part series on how the Alexandria Aces have turned into one of the best halftime basketball shows of any group in the country. See Friday’s issue of the Echo Press for part two of the series.


Alexandria’s Larry Novotny was a star-struck 18-year-old at Golden Valley Lutheran College with a pretty good handle on the basketball court when Flip Saunders first approached him.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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