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Deitz in All-Star

football game

Alexandria's Ted Deitz has been selected to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star football game June 29 at St. Cloud State University's Husky Stadium.

CLC performers

of the week

Alexandria senior Kris Aaseng and sophomore Hannah Wendel were named Central Lakes Conference performers of the week in their respective sports.

Aaseng won the 200 and 500 free events at the Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving championships.

Wendell was second on the beam, floor and in the all-around at the Central Lakes Conference gymnastics championships.

Runestone Spiel

March 1-3

The 7th annual authentic Runestone Spiel will be held at the Runestone Communty Center Friday-Sunday, March 1-3.

For more information, visit or e-mail

WCA elementary

basketball tournament

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. Scholastica 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 jstigman@osakis., or contact Jen Walter at (218) 723-6422 or e-mail

YMCA classes

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 older.

Participants can register online by visiting or by calling (320) 834-9622.

The YMCA is also offering winter youth baseball and softball activities including an indoor hitting league beginning on 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 opened on January 24, with the U11-U19 registration deadline March 1 and the U10 registration deadline April 1.

For more information or to register, visit or call Diann Drew at 320-762-4074 with questions.

Polar Plunge


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 or e-mail

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 or call (320) 269-5026, extension 3262.