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Wrestlers will host Takedown Cancer Night The Alexandria wrestling team will host a Takedown Cancer event during its dual meet with Moorhead on Thursday night.

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Those in attendance will have a chance to donate to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research Foundation with a free-will donation box at the ticket gate. Randy Shaver is a KARE 11 News anchor that fought his own battle with cancer and has since started his foundation that has provided many cancer fundraising events across several high school activities. His program has been successful in providing important support for those that are dealing with cancer.

The match against the Spuds is scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m.

Minnewaska to start athletic hall of fame The Minnewaska Area High School (MAHS) is beginning an athletic hall of fame with the first induction ceremony set to take place this coming fall on September 18 at the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood.

The hall of fame will recognize athletic excellence from those who participated at the current Minnewaska High School, as well as the former individual high schools in Glenwood, Starbuck and Villard that currently make up MAHS.

More information regarding criteria and nomination forms are available by visiting and clicking on the Athletic Hall of Fame tab near the top of the homepage.

Boys’ basketball youth night The Alexandria boys’ basketball team will be hosting a youth night at Jefferson High School during their game against Fergus Falls on January 24.

There will be free admission for youth basketball players wearing their jersey or T-shirt. An autograph session with the junior varsity and varsity players will follow the game that is set to tip at 7:30 p.m.

Help local Special Olympic teams through Polar Plunge registration Those interested in signing up for the Polar Plunge in Alexandria on February 23 can help out the local Special Olympic teams by registering under the team password.

The password to register under the Alexandria Special Olympic team is 04.AAG. Doing this will assure that 50 percent of the money raised by the Alexandria team will stay with the local SO teams. To register, go to

Call Karyn Sportel at (320) 491-8759 with any questions.

Northern Diamonds Academy baseball clinics Alexandria’s Caleb Curry will be hosting a baseball league and camp later this winter for area youths.

Curry, a former draft pick by the San Francisco Giants and now the director of the Northern Diamonds Academy, will have a Lil’ Hammers Baseball League for those in grades 2-6 on the dates of February 22, March 1 and March 8. The Saturday leagues will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Discovery Middle School gymnasium. There will be 45 minutes of construction followed by 60 minutes of life game action. The cost is $75.

Curry will also host an area baseball camp on March 8 at the DMS gym. Grades 6-8 will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. with grades 9-12 going from 3-5:30 p.m. The cost is $30.

To sign up or for more information on either of these events, contact Curry at (320) 491-2460 or by email at

Send us your ice fishing photos The Echo Press is looking for ice fishing photos from readers throughout all of this winter’s ice fishing season.

Send us a photo, along with a detailed story behind your catch, including what lake the fish was caught on and what day. Some photos will go into the Outdoor Section in the print edition of the Echo Press and all of them will be put up online.

Photos can be dropped off at the Echo Press offices at 225 7th Ave. East or sent by e-mail to Eric Morken at