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YMCA youth winter basketball league

The Alexandria Area YMCA will offer winter youth basketball for boys and girls ages 4 through kindergarten. The program begins on Saturday, February 8, and ends on Saturday, March 15. YMCA youth basketball is held at the YMCA Gymnasium.

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This program stresses the basic fundamentals of basketball, passing, shooting and dribbling, and applies them in game situations. All basketball participants will receive a T-shirt. Parent volunteer coaches are needed. See times and registration information online at www.alexandria

ymca.com.

Participants may register online by visiting, www.alexandriaymca.com, or calling (320) 834-9622. Financial assistance for YMCA youth basketball and other programming is available to both members and non-members.

Prairie Conference AOW

West Central Area’s Abby VanKempen and Osakis’ Annalise Savageau were named the female athletes of the week for the Prairie Conference recently.

VanKempen earned the award for the week of January 6-11. She scored 21 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, four assists and had one steal in a win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on January 10.

Savageau earned the honor for the week of January 13-18. The senior guard had 19 points and became the Osakis girls’ basketball program’s all-time leading scorer in a win over Minnewaska on January 14.

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 www.minnewaska.k12.mn.us and clicking on the Athletic Hall of Fame tab near the top of the homepage.

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 www.plungemn.org.

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

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.

E-mail photos to Eric Morken at emorken

@echopress.com.

YMCA youth winter basketball league

The Alexandria Area YMCA will offer winter youth basketball for boys and girls ages 4 through kindergarten. The program begins on Saturday, February 8, and ends on Saturday, March 15. YMCA youth basketball is held at the YMCA Gymnasium.

This program stresses the basic fundamentals of basketball, passing, shooting and dribbling, and applies them in game situations. All basketball participants will receive a T-shirt. Parent volunteer coaches are needed. See times and registration information online at www.alexandriaymca.com.

Participants may register online by visiting, www.alexandriaymca.com, or calling (320) 834-9622. Financial assistance for YMCA youth basketball and other programming is available to both members and non-members.

Prairie Conference AOW

West Central Area’s Abby VanKempen and Osakis’ Annalise Savageau were named the female athletes of the week for the Prairie Conference recently.

VanKempen earned the award for the week of January 6-11. She scored 21 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, four assists and had one steal in a win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on January 10.

Savageau earned the honor for the week of January 13-18. The senior guard had 19 points and became the Osakis girls’ basketball program’s all-time leading scorer in a win over Minnewaska on January 14.

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 www.minnewaska.k12.mn.us and clicking on the Athletic Hall of Fame tab near the top of the homepage.

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 www.plungemn.org.

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

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.

E-mail photos to Eric Morken at emorken@echopress.com.

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