Stenzel at Kansas
Alexandria’s Scott Stenzel, in his first NASCAR start, made it through the qualifying heats in 32nd place at the SFP 250 at the Kansas Speedway last week in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Stenzel then drove his way through the field to finish 23rd.
The Alexandria Golf Club will hold specialized golf clinics beginning May 9 and a ladies spring clinic on May 10 for beginners to advanced players.
For more information, call (320) 763-3605 or visit www.alexandriagolfclub.com.
AGC’s Junior Golf Academy will begin June 14 under the guidance of pro Lisa Grimes.
Crouse honored by MIAC
Alexandria native and Bethel College junior Jon Crouse was honored by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), being named to the MIAC All-Conference team in hockey.
Crouse finished the season with 15 points on two goals and 13 assists, ranking him No. 33 in points scored among all MIAC opponents. His total assists ranked him No. 14 among all MIAC opponents, and saw Crouse finish as the No. 5 defenseman in the league.
Warnes sets new personal best
Jefferson High School grad Jolynn Warnes, a freshman at Jamestown College in North Dakota, set a new personal best in the high jump during the Morris Open at MSU-Morris Saturday.
Warnes used a 5’1” jump to capture fourth place.
CLC performers of the week
Alexandria’s Jordan Domine and Amanda Bigger were selected as Central Lakes Conference performers of the week in their respective sports.
Domine went 3-for-5 in two baseball games, including a three-run home run.
Bigger earned medalist honors in the first Central Lakes Conference girls’ golf meet, posting an 85.
Diekman, Huskies win at Invitational
Gordy Diekman of Alexandria and his St. Cloud State men’s golf team won the Winona State Cedar Creek Spring Invitational by 17 strokes Monday.
Diekman tied for fourth with rounds of 75-78—152, while his teammate Charlie West earned medalist honors.
Bartholomew named assistant coach at UW-GB
Former Cardinal swimmer Amber Bartholomew was recently named the assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay swimming team for the 2012-2013 season.
AASA accepting registrations
The Alexandria Area Soccer Association is accepting registrations for U10 boys’ and U10 girls’ players through Monday, April 30.
Information and the registration form can be found at alexandriasoccer.org.
Completed forms can dropped off at the UPS Store Box #145.
Contact Chris Lamb at (320) 766-0321 with questions.
Rich Nodland of Alexandria had a hole-in-one at the PGA West Palmer Course in LaQuinta, CA on April 16. He used a 9-iron on the 145-yard third hole.
Scott Dirck’s Golf Academy holding sessions
Scott Dirck’s Golf Academy at the Geneva Golf Club will be holding two junior golf sessions on Thursday June 21 from 9-11 a.m. for ages 3-9 and Friday, June 22 from 9-11 a.m. for ages 10-13.
Several stations for teaching etiquette, long game, short game and putting in a safe and fun environment.
Each session will run for six consecutive weeks.
Call the academy at (320) 219-7677 to get signed up. Space is limited.
Pine Ridge golf meetings
The Pine Ridge Golf Club will hold its organizational meeting for the men’s league on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse.
The women’s league meeting will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse.
Tipsinah Mounds Early Bird 4-Man Scramble
The Tipsinah Mounds Golf Club in Elbow Lake will hold its Early Bird 4-Man Scramble on Saturday, May 12.
To register, call (218) 685-4271.
Nordic Trails women’s golf meet
The Nordic Trails women’s Wednesday morning golf league will hold its organizational meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 9 a.m. in the clubhouse.
New members are welcome.
For more information, call Scott Manthei at (320) 762-5420.
AGC junior golf academy
The Alexandria Golf Club’s Junior Golf Academy will start June 14 and run through August 24.
Lisa Grimes, AGC’s director of instruction, will work with kids ages 5-10 on Thursday mornings and ages 11-15 on Friday mornings. The program is open to all kids in the area.
Registration and information sheets will be available at the Alexandria Golf Club or online at www.alexandriagolfclub.com. For more information, call Grimes at (320) 815-9098 or AGC at (320) 763-3605.
Kyle’s Lakes Area Classic
The 23rd annual Kyle’s Lakes Area Classic men’s golf tournament is set for Saturday, May 19 at the Alexandria Golf Club.
Registration begins at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. There is a maximum of 128 spots available.
Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, brats on the course and a buffet dinner following play.
Early registration date is May 12, with the cost of entry increasing after that date.
For more information, or to register, visit Diekman’s Jewelry or call (320) 762-0309 or 1-800-568-5336.
Annual United Way Golf Classic
The 12th annual United Way Golf Classic will be Monday, June 11 at the Geneva Golf Club.
Proceeds from the classic support United Way programs in Douglas and Pope counties.
Several events are planned for the course, along with raffle prizes and a registration prize.
Register by May 11 to be entered twice for the registration prize.
To register, call United Way at (320) 834-7800 or visit www.uwdp.org.
Awake the Grapes runs
The Alexandria Figure Skating Club and the Alexandria Kiwanis will host the second annual Awake the Grapes 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run at the Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria on May 27 at 10 a.m.
Proceeds from the runs will benefit the Alexandria Figure Skating club.
Online registration is available through May 16 at www.awakethegrapes.com.
Running of the Red Bulls
A fun run (walk/stroll) to support the Alpha Company 1-194 AR (CAB) “Red Bulls” will be held Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. at the Alexandria YMCA.
All ages are invited to run, walk or stroll a 2.25 mile route to show support for the soldiers.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the YMCA track.
There will also be an obstacle course for children from preschool through 8th grade.
Registration is open until May 4.
For more information, contact ACoRunningoftheBulls@hotmail.com.
Lakes Area Endurance half marathon, 5K
The Alexandria Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lakes Community Church and the Alexandria YMCA will host the annual Lakes Area Endurance half marathon, family fun run and 5K on May 11-12.
The family fun run and 5K will take place on Friday night, with the Half Marathon on Saturday morning at the YMCA.
There will be a free potato bar buffet following the Friday night runs.
All proceeds from the event help send Alexandria students to FCA summer camps.
For more information or to register, visit www.active.com and search for Lakes Area Endurance.
Minnewaska Warm-Up run
The 7th annual Ron Erno Memorial Lake Minnewaska Warm-Up run will be Saturday, May 5 and will include three races: half marathon, 10k and the Sarah Hoidahl 5k.
The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. from the Starbuck Community Center and the 10k and 5k will begin at 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
For more information about the race or sponsorships, contact Steve Hill at (320) 239-1331.
Minnewaska Taste on the Lake fundraiser
The fifth annual Taste on the Lake, a wine and microbrew tasting, a Minnewaska Laker Foundation fundraiser will be Wednesday, May 2 at the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with open tasting and appetizers, along with a silent auction.
There will be a live auction at 8:30 p.m. that will include a trip for two to the California wine valleys, sponsored by AgCode of Glenwood.
In addition, the live auction will feature four Twins Legends Club tickets.
Tickets are available from board members, at the Glenwood Pizza Ranch and at the door for $20.
All proceeds from this fundraiser are used to support activities and keep activity fees for the Minnewaska Laker activities affordable.
More information about the Minnewaska Laker Foundation can be found at www.minnewaskalakerfoundation.org.
Stier third for Dragons
Alexandria’s Mallory Stier finished third in the hammer throw for the MSU-Moorhead Dragons women’s track and field team at the Bison Invitational.
West Central Area’s Derek Bredy won a pair of events, finishing first in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
Knight girls receive honor
West Central Area’s Abby VanKempen and Taylin Schleicher were named the recipients of the 2011-2012 Marcia Phillips basketball scholarship award.
The award is given in memory of Marcia Phillips, a 1972 graduate of Elbow Lake-Wendell High School who was a point guard on the 1972 district championship girls’ basketball team.
The scholarship is to allow two outstanding junior basketball players a chance to attend basketball camp.
Ashby summer volleyball league
There will be a summer volleyball league at the Ashby High School for six-person women’s teams Tuesday evenings from June 12 through July 31.
The league is for volleyball players who have completed 8th grade or competed at a level higher than junior high.
There is an unlimited number of players allowed on each team, but a minimum of five must be on the court per game.
For more information, contact Brenda Johnson, Ashby Public School, 300 Birch Avenue, Ashby, MN 56309.
Card boys’ basketball camp
The Alexandria boys’ basketball program, along with Lakes Area Recreation, will hold its Cardinal boys’ camp June 18-21.
Camp directors include Cardinal head basketball coach Forrest Witt, assistant coaches Josh Dale and Tom Miller, along with former and current varsity players.
The camp focuses on fundamentals and skill development, along with offense, defense and transition play. Players will also work on goal setting, teamwork, reaching potential, mental toughness and confidence.
The camp is open to players in kindergarten through 7th grade, and will be divided into four age groups.
For more information, call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868 or visit www.lakesarearecreation.com.
Alexandria boys’ basketball youth league
The Alexandria boys’ basketball program will hold a youth league to help provide players with the chance to learn and develop.
Led by Cardinal head coach Forrest Witt, the program is for players in 4th-7th grade on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 25 through July 18.
For more information, call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868 or visit www.lakesarearecreation.com.
YMCA batting cage
The YMCA offers batting cages for rent.
Times available for baseball hitting are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m., while softball batting practice is Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6-7 p.m.
For more information, e-mail Jeff Bartholomew at email@example.com or call (320) 834-9622.
Register online at www.alexandriaymca.com.
Star of the North registration open
Team sports registration is now open for the 25th annual Star of the North games in Rochester on June 15-24.
The Star of the North games is Minnesota’s annual Olympic-style amateur sports festival with more than 4,500 athletes from all over the state competing in 17 different sports.
Registration information is available at www.starofthenorthgames.org.
21st Greg Schwartz wrestling camp
The 21st Greg Schwartz Memorial wrestling camp is set for June 18-21 at the Morris Area High School auxiliary gym.
The camp features many collegiate wrestlers and coaches as clinicians.
There are limited entries, so early registration is encouraged.
For more information, call (320) 766-5622, (507) 495-3213, (320) 589-4400, (320) 589-4344, (320) 589-1908, (320) 392-5622 or (320) 392-5621, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.