of the week
Jordan Frederick of Osakis was named the Prairie Conference athlete of the week in baseball after posting a 2-1 record in league play.
Frederick pitched 21 innings, giving up 22 hits, six runs, four earned, walking five and striking out 16 for an ERA of 1.33.
of the week
Alexandria freshman Natalie Amundson was named the Central Lakes Conference performer of the week in girls' golf after placing second at the Alexandria Invitational with a personal best 73.
Wrestling booster meeting
The Alexandria Wrestling Booster Club will hold its final meeting of this season on Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson High School teachers' lounge.
Important issues of fundraising, summer wrestling camps and officers for next year will be discussed.
Anyone interested in helping to develop the kindergarten through 12th grade wrestling program is encouraged to attend.
Go-Kart rookie day
The Runestone Go-Kart Association will hold its go-kart rookie day on Saturday, May 5 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Sign-in and tech opens at 10 a.m., and all karts must be inspected prior to running on the track.
There is an informational pit meeting at 10:45 a.m. for all rookies and parents. From 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., there will be rookies-only hot laps.
Cost is $10 per driver and a $6 pit pass is necessary for anyone in the pit area.
RGKA memberships will be on sale.
Test and tune will also be held May 5, with hot laps from 1-3 p.m.
Osakis ladies golf spring meeting
The Osakis ladies golf league spring meeting will be Tuesday, May 8 at the Osakis Country Club.
There will be a shotgun start at 4 p.m. Supper will be furnished.
If you cannot golf that day, the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Osakis Country Club at (320)_859-2140 or Kolleen at (320) 762-1017.
Jaycees Pitch, Hit and Run
The annual Alexandria Jaycees Pitch, Hit and Run competition will be held Sunday, May 13 at the Knute Nelson Memorial Park with registration beginning at 1 p.m. and competition beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The competition is for boys and girls ages 7-14 as of July 17, 2012.
Participants will pitch at a target, hit off a batting tee and have a timed run on bases.
The competition is sponsored by the Alexandria Jaycees, Major League Baseball, LEJ Sports Group, Aquafina and the Alexandria Beetles.
For more information, contact the Alexandria Jaycees at (320) 834-3030 or Jeff at (320) 766-3164, or visit www.alexjaycees.com.
Lake Miltona Wednesday evening ladies golf
The Wednesday evening ladies golf league at the Lake Miltona Golf Club will have a new format for 2012.
It will be individual play only - no partner needed.
Social time begins at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start from the tees at 5:30 p.m.
Cost is $30.
For more information, call Deb Rogers at (320) 762-2044.
Spaghetti feed fundraiser
The Alexandria 16s Red volleyball team will hold a fundraising spaghetti feed on Monday, May 21 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria to help cover the cost of a trip to the 2012 girls' Junior National Championships July 3-7 in Columbus, Ohio.
The spaghetti feed will run from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $7.
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.
There will be 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.
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.
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.
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.
More details on this event can be found at www.minnewaskawarmup.org and online registration is available at www.pickleevents.com or zapevent.com.
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.