Peterka leads Battle Lake to state
Former Osakis athlete and graduate Dan Peterka will be taking his Battle Lake Battlers boys’ basketball team to the state tournament after defeating Ada-Borup in the Section 6A championship. This will be the first time since 2005 that the Battlers have advance to state.
Peterka has been the head coach since 2000 and has had just two losing seasons in his career there.
The Alexandria Area YMCA is offering winter youth baseball and softball activities including an indoor hitting league beginning on March 21 for youth in grades 3-9. Teams of four will compete against each other.
There is a youth indoor pitching clinic on Sunday, March 10, at 6 p.m. for youth in grades 3-6 and includes four sessions to focus on the fundamentals of pitching.
For more information or to register, visit www.alexandriaymca.com or call (320) 834-9622.
FCA Easter breakfast
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its Easter breakfast on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Broadway Ballroom.
Bill Vogeler of Investment Centers of America in Alexandria will be the guest speaker.
The Eagles Horseshoe League will hold its first meeting Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Eagles Club in Alexandria at 3063 Highway 29 North.
Both men and women are welcome.
Clean-up is set for April 15 at 6 p.m. with the start of league play tentatively set for April 22 at 6:30 p.m. depending on weather.
For more information, contact Dan Larson (320) 762-9030, Bruce Noetzelman (320) 762-1678, Jeff Thompson (320) 766-1543 or the Eagles Club at (320) 763-3063.
Go-Kart spaghetti fundraiser
The Runestone Raceway Go-Kart Association is holding a spaghetti supper fundraiser Friday, April 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Elks Club in Alexandria.
Cost is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Tickets are available from any board member or by calling (320) 808-0501.
Go-Karts will be on display April 12-14 at the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria.
Junior Golf Academy registration
There will be a Junior Golf Academy for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. April 15 through May 24 sponsored by Scott Dirck’s Golf Academy and Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, at the Geneva Golf Club.
Group size is limited. To register, call (320) 335-6067 or visit www.heartlandorthopedics.com.
Icebreaker at Viking
The 2013 Central Minnesota Icebreaker scheduled for April 25-27 at the Viking Speedway will be changing formats.
Two complete WISSOTA national points shows will be held for five divisions to give drivers a jump on the national points chase.
An open practice session will be held Thursday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. and the grandstands will be open for fans free of charge.
Racing will begin at 6 p.m. Friday night with heats, b-mains and features for all five divisions. On Saturday, racing begins at 3 p.m. with the same schedule of races.
Basketball programs raise money for oncology department
The Alexandria girls’ and boys’ basketball programs raised more than $1,000 for the local oncology unit at the Douglas County Hospital through the “Take Flight for the Fight” event February 9.
Soccer Association deadlines approaching
The Alexandria Area Soccer Association Summer Soccer U10 registration deadline is April 1.
See www.alexandriasoccer.org for forms and online registration.
Lakes Area Recreation is holding an introductory lacrosse clinic on Saturday, April 6 at the Runestone Community Center.
The clinic will be led by Justin Gervais, coach at Mahtomedi High School and director of Minnesota Lacrosse Skills Clinics, LLC, and Kevin Whiteis, head coach at Robbinsdale-Cooper High School and defensive coordinator for Team Minnesota U13.
For more information, call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868 or visit www.lakesarearecreation.com.
Deadline for registration is March 29.
Boys’ basketball tournament in Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Family YMCA is holding its 42nd annual boys’ basketball tournament April 5-6 for grades 3-9, with a 9th grade girls division as well.
There are different competitive levels for each grade.
For more information, contact Dan at (605) 225-4910, extension 13 or visit www.aberdeenymca.org.
Cage fighting event at Shooting Star in Mahnomen
There will be a cage fighting event at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen March 15, featuring two pro fights – Brent Puffe, Bemidji, vs. Chad Vaundrin, Wisconsin and Bruce Nelson, Ada vs. William Brownotter, South Dakota.
Fighters from Alexandria, Brainerd, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bemidji, Fosston and Wisconsin will also be on the card.
Action begins at 8 p.m.
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.
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.