Leland, Vikings open fall golf
Alexandria’s Maggie Leland and her Augustana women’s golf team opened the fall season with a three-team meet between the Vikings, the University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State, winning the event by 30 strokes.
Leland shot a 4-over-par 75 to win individual honors, while Allie Ostrander of Glenwood was third with a 77.
At the Drury University Fall Shootout in Bolivar, MO, the Vikings finished second to Southwestern Oklahoma State.
Leland was tied for 14th overall, finishing with a pair of 79s for a total 158 in the event.
Ostrander finished tied for sixth after carding rounds of 76-77 for a 153.
excelling at U of M
Alexandria’s Jamie Piepenburg finished fifth in an intrasquad meet for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers recently, finishing in 19:01.84 over the 5K.
On September 7, the Gophers ran to a perfect score at the Oz Memorial in Falcon Heights, sweeping the top 11 spots.
Piepenburg finished sixth with a time of 22:08.81.
There will a meeting for parents of those interested in joining the Alexandria Youth Basketball Club’s traveling basketball program.
The meeting will be Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lakes Area Recreation main gym.
The program is for boys and girls in grades 4-8 and will run from November through February.
For more information, visit www.alexbball.com.
CLC performer of the week
Senior tennis captain Rebecca Lukes was named the Central Lakes Conference performer of the week for winning four matches at her No. 1 singles position.
The Vikingland Curling Club will be holding several events.
On Wednesdays, October 10 and 17, there will be a community education open house from 7-9 p.m., and on October 24, league play will begin.
Contact information and registration forms for those interested can be found at www.vikinglandcurling.org.
United Cerebral Palsy run
The first United Cerebral Palsy “Run for a Reason” 5K and 1K will be Saturday, October 13 at Westwood Church in St. Cloud.
Asics long-sleeved T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants.
For information, call (320) 253-0765 or visit http://RunForAReason.zapevent.com.
Holy Moly Ole races
The last of the Holy Moly Ole Five run series races will be a one-mile sprint/walk Saturday, September 22.
Cost is $10 for walkers and children, $12 for families and $15 for runners.
Register by Monday, September 17 to be guaranteed a race shirt.
All proceeds go directly toward youth programs and scholarships at Lakes Area Recreation.
For more information or to register, visit www.lakesarearecreation.com and click on the “Holy Moly Ole Five” link.
Learn to skate with AFSC
The Alexandria Figure Skating Club will be holding learn to skate classes beginning Monday, October 15.
Registration will be on Monday, September 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center.
Forms can be found online at www.alexandriafigureskating.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Monday evening tennis
The Alexandria Area Tennis Association invites adults of all ages and skill levels to play tennis on Monday evenings from September 17 through the end of October.
Join the group for fun, exercise and socialization at 6:30 p.m. on the Discovery Courts.
There can be doubles, singles and mixed doubles play. Players will pair up when they arrive.
Please bring a can of tennis balls with you.
Humane Society 5K/10K
The Lakes Area Humane Society will hold the “Alexandria 5K/10K Run” Saturday, September 15, at Big Ole Park.
Check-in for the 5K and 10K runs will start at 7 a.m.; the scenic dog walk and kids’ 1K run check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
Both the 5K and 10K runs have been sanctioned by the U.S. Track and Field Association and timing chips will be provided.
In addition, all Kids’ Run participants will receive a participation award.
All proceeds from this event will go to directly support the care of the animals served by the LAHS shelter.
To register online go to: www.alexandria5k10krun.com. For additional information, contact the Lakes Area Humane Society at (320) 759-2260 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandria Grid Club
Those interested in joining the Alexandria Grid Club, which supports the Cardinal football team, have three levels of support to choose from - level 1 at $75, level 2 at $125 and level 3 at $225.
Proceeds from this year’s membership drive will go to replace helmets and shoulder pads for the varsity, and new pants and pads for the junior high program.
For more information, contact Kyle Diekman at (320) 762-0309.
Strike Out Illiteracy
The Echo Press’ annual Strike Out Illiteracy bowling tournament is set for Tuesday, September 18 at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria.
Proceeds will go to the Newspapers in Education program, which provides newspapers and educational activities to area teachers for use in their classrooms.
Cost is $140 per team. There are also lane sponsorships for $100 and classroom sponsorships for $160.
For more information, or to join the effort to promote literacy in schools, contact Lynn or Elaine at (320) 763-3133.