Ice Fishing Challenge February 9
The 13th annual Ice Fishing Challenge, sponsored by the Alexandria Sertoma Club, is set for Saturday, February 9, on Lake L’ Homme Dieu.
Action will begin at noon, and this year, there will again be a top prize of $20,000.
Tickets for the Challenge are $35 and can be purchased online at www.icefishingchallenge.org or at Christopherson Bait, Sunnie’s (formerly Three Havens) and Elden’s Fresh Foods in Alexandria.
The Alexandria Viking Sportsmen received a donation from the Rick Mohawk family in honor of Dick Gustafson of Alexandria.
The Mohawks’ donation will allow four youth from the area an opportunity to spend five days at Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids.
Gustafson was instrumental in teaching Rick Mohawk how to fish and enjoy the outdoors.
Rick is the son of Bob Mohawk of Alexandria.
Golden Gloves boxing
The third Golden Gloves boxing card will be held at the Wadena Armory Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. with 12 bouts scheduled.
Boxers from Wadena, Brainerd, Crosby, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud and Minneapolis will face off.
The 7th annual authentic Runestone Spiel will be held at the Runestone Communty Center Friday-Sunday, March 1-3.
There is a 16 team limit with four games guaranteed. Cost is $160 per team.
There will also be a 2+2 Fun Spiel on Saturday, March 2 for new/novice curlers.
Players may sign up individually and will be placed on a team.
Cost is $20 per person and there is an eight-team limit.
For more information, visit www.vikinglandcurling.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Central Area will host an elementary basketball tournament on Saturday, March 23 for boys and girls in grades 4-6.
Cost is $100 per team.
For more information or to register, contact Sandy Kashmark at (218) 685-5356 or (320) 528-2269.
Youth basketball night rescheduled
The Alexandria Youth Basketball Night has been rescheduled for Friday, March 1 during the Cardinal boys’ basketball game against Rocori at 7:30 p.m.
All youth basketball players wearing their youth basketball T-shirt or jersey will receive free admission to the game.
All players will also receive a team photo and varsity players will be signing autographs after the game. Cookie/coffee social will also follow the game in the hallway outside the gym.
Osakis softball camp
Osakis will host a softball tune-up camp presented by the College of St. Scholastics in Duluth and the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph on Saturday-Sunday, March 2-3 at the Osakis High School.
There will be clinics for pitching, catching and skills as well as a coaches clinic.
The camp is open to girls in grades 7-12.
Deadline for registration is February 28, with registrations before February 20 receiving a camp T-shirt.
Cost for the pitching and catching sessions is $20 each, with the skills session costing $50. All three sessions can be attended for $60, and there is a $10 cost for the coaching session.
For more information, contact John Stigman at (320) 859-2191, ext. 213 or e-mail email@example.com, or contact Jen Walter at (218) 723-6422 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA winter youth basketball events
The Alexandria Area YMC is offering a youth free throw contest on Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m.
The contest is open to boys and girls 5th grade and older.
There will also be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 5 and older on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to sign up as teams of three to five players.
Call (320) 834-9622 for more information.
The Alexandria Area YMCA is offering beginning and advanced gymnastics classes beginning February 26 and running through April 9 for boys and girls ages 18 months and up.
Participants can register online by visiting www.alexandriaymca.com or by calling (320) 834-9622.
The YMCA is also offering winter youth baseball and softball activities including an indoor hitting league beginning on Thursday, March 17 for youth in grades 3-9. Teams of four will compete against each other.
There is a youth indoor pitching clinic on Sunday, March 3, at 6 p.m. for youth in grades 3-6 and includes four sessions to focus on the fundamentals of pitching.
Batting cages are open Fridays and Sundays, with Saturday batting cage times available beginning February 23.
Call (320) 834-9622 for specific times.
There are baseball gym rentals available as well.
Redbird competitive youth summer soccer registration
Registration for players interested in Alexandria Area Soccer Association Summer Youth Soccer opens on January 24, with the U11-U19 registration deadline March 1 and the U10 registration deadline April 1.
There will be an informational meeting on February 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School cafeteria and a player/parent meeting on March 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Discovery Middle School.
For more information or to register, visit www.alexandriasoccer.org or call Diann Drew at 320-762-4074 with questions.
Polar Plunge registration
Registration is now open for the 2013 Alexandria Polar Bear Plunge, presented by Minnesota law enforcement to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.
The funds raised benefit more than 7,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes.
The Alexandria Plunge will be held at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria.
The Plunge begins at 1 p.m. on February 24. Check-in will be at the Plunge site.
For more information or to register, visit plungemn.org or e-mail email@example.com.
LAR 35-older open gym
Lakes Area Recreation holds open gym on Sundays for 35-older from 7-9 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School gym, running to the middle of April.
Cost is $3 for adults.
For more information, call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868.
Montevideo youth basketball tournament
There will be a youth basketball tournament in Montevideo for boys and girls in grades 5-7 on Saturday, March 23.
Entry deadline is March 8.
For further information, contact Amy Reidinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (320) 269-5026, extension 3262.