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Correction on Brandon-Evansville basketball

A story on senior guard Megan Kokett in Wednesday’s issue of the Echo Press incorrectly stated that the Brandon-Evansville girls’ basketball team have just two seniors on the roster in Kokett and guard Kinsley Randt.

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Center Kristine Bettermann is also a senior for the Chargers this season.

CLC Performer of the Week

Alexandria’s Brooke Heggie was named the Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week on January 27 in girls’ basketball.

Heggie earned the honor after she accumulated 15 rebounds and 13 blocked shots in conference wins over Sartell-St. Stephen and Sauk Rapids-Rice.

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