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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549

Spaghetti dinner

The Alexandria Boys' Hoops Booster invites everyone to a spaghetti dinner on Monday, November 30 from 5-7 p.m., hosted by the Elks Lodge.

A free will offering will benefit the Alexandria boys' basketball program.

Basketball enthusiasts and player families who would like to participate in the Hoops Booster activities are encouraged to contact Becky Galligan at (320) 763-6226 for more information.

Edwards MIAC Athlete of the Week

Former Alexandria swimmer Brock Edwards was recently named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) athlete of the week.

Edwards paced St. Olaf with four first-place finishes in helping the Oles to a team win over Gustavus on November 14. The senior anchored St. Olaf 200 medley relay team with a split of 21.13, led off the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 47.90 and won the 50 freestyle (22.14) and the 100 freestyle (48.07).

Discovery FCA event

The Discovery Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet on Sunday, November 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the LAR gymnasium.

Those attending will be playing human foosball and hear a short message from former Cardinal athlete Brandon Smith.

Subway subs and drinks will be served for dinner. All 7-9th graders are welcome to attend at no cost. Call Lucas at (320) 762-4069 or Tim at (320) 846-5303 with any questions.

Open gym and swim

Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) will be holding open gym and open swim for both youth and adults on November 27 from 1-5 p.m.

Monthly schedules are posted at Discovery and are available at the LAR office. For more information visit or call (320) 762-2868.


Alexandria's Dale Serum recorded a hole-in-one at the Atikwa Country Club at Arrowwood on November 14.

Serum aced the par-three 13th with a six iron from 173 yards.

Indoor soccer

The Alexandria YMCA is offering indoor soccer for pre-kindergarten through kindergarten and 1st through 2nd graders on Saturday mornings beginning November 21 at Luther Crest Bible Camp.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten players will meet from 9:30-10:15 a.m., while the 1st and 2nd grade players will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost for the younger players is $25.50 and for the older players is $33.

The registration also includes a T-shirt and medals.

Registration forms can be found at or you can call program director Kate Heydt at (320) 763-9621.

First Pitch banquet at SCSU

Former Alexandrian Denny Lorsung will be honored by St. Cloud State University at the third annual First Pitch Baseball banquet Saturday, January 16 at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud

Lorsung, a Jefferson High School graduate, is the former SCSU head baseball coach. He will be honored for his contributions to the program.

Lorsung played college baseball for the Huskies and later served as head coach from 1979 to 2006.

He owns the school record for the most career wins at 546.

Williams on BSU hockey team

Alexandria graduate Abby Williams has transferred from Minnesota State University-Mankato to Bemidji State University and will sit out the 2009-2010 hockey season as a redshirt transfer.

She is majoring in Spanish education.

Kandiyohi 3-on-3 tourney

The annual Kandiyohi County YMCA 3-on-3 Holiday Basketball Tourney for boys and girls will be held on the following dates:

December 28 - 8th grade boys and girls.

December 29 - 7th grade boys and girls.

December 30 - 6th grade boys and girls.

Entry fee includes T-shirts, awards, special contests and at least three games.

Contact Troy Pederson at (320) 222-9622 or Jeff Filipek at (320) 979-0703 for details.

Registration forms are available at the YMCA or online at

Youth baseball clinic at SCSU

The St. Cloud State University baseball coaching staff and other area coaches are sponsoring the 3rd annual "Starz of Tomorrow" holiday baseball camp for players in grades 8-12.

The camp will run Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30. Cost is $100 for commuter camp and $125 for overnight campers. The camp will be at the SCSU Husky Dome with overnight campers staying at the Grandstay Residential Suites.

Camp enrollment is limited. Deadline is December 15 or when filled.

For more information or to register, visit, call (320) 333-3336 or e-mail

New Skater program at RCC

The Alexandria Figure Skating Club is holding a new skater program November 14, 21, and December 12 and 19 from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Runestone Community Center West rink.

This program is for new skaters only. There are no fees or forms, just come and skate.

Boys' swimming practice

Cardinal boys' varsity and junior varsity swimming and diving practice will begin Monday, November 30, running from 3-6 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School pool.

The parent/player meeting is the same day at 6:30 p.m. in the DMS choir room.

Before being able to practice, athletes must pick up eligibility forms from their respective school, complete them and return them with a paid participation fee.

Fargo South girls' basketball tourney

The 18th annual Fargo South Basketball Tournament for girls in grades 4-8 will be held March 20-21, 2010.

There will be two divisions, A and B, with a three-game guarantee.

Entry fee is $135. Certified officials will be used.

Entry deadline is March 12.

For more information, call Craig Flaagan at (701) 466-1773 or e-mail

Basketball tourney in Montevideo

Montevideo will host a 5th-8th grade girls' and boys' basketball tournament on Saturday, March 10. Entry fee is $125 per team.

There will also be a 4th grade girls' and boys' basketball jamboree on Friday, March 19. Entry fee is $60 per team.

Contact the Montevideo Community Education Department for more information at (320) 269-5026 or email

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