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Alex wrestlers earn third seed in 8AAA

The Alexandria wrestling team earned the third seed in the Section 8AAA tournament, which will take place this Saturday in Bemidji.

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The Cardinals will face sixth-seeded St. Cloud Tech in their opening match at 1 p.m. The championship match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with the semifinals set for around 3.

Little Falls earned the top seed in the section. Moorhead is seeded second, while Bemidji rounded out the top four.

WC Hunters for Habitat Valentines Party

The West Central Hunters for Habitat are hosting their 16th annual Valentine’s Party this Saturday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kensington Bar and Ballroom.

Admission to the event is free. There will also be raffle tickets available for the chance to win plenty of big prizes, including a Browning Medallion .270 with a Bushmaster scope.

All proceeds from this event will go toward maintaining food plots and winter feeding for wildlife.

Pheasants Forever banquet

The Douglas County Pheasants Forever chapter is holding its annual banquet on February 22 at the Forada Supper Club.

Individual tickets for the banquet are $49. Social hour starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 7. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Douglas County PF president Dean Krebs at (320) 763-4122.

Northern Diamonds Academy baseball clinics

Alexandria’s Caleb Curry will be hosting a baseball league and camp later this winter for area youths.

Curry, a former draft pick by the San Francisco Giants and now the director of the Northern Diamonds Academy, will have a Lil’ Hammers Baseball League for those in grades 2-6 on the dates of February 22, March 1 and March 8. The Saturday leagues will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Discovery Middle School gymnasium. There will be 45 minutes of construction followed by 60 minutes of life game action. The cost is $75.

Curry will also host an area baseball camp on March 8 at the DMS gym. Grades 6-8 will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. with grades 9-12 going from 3-5:30 p.m. The cost is $30.

To sign up or for more information on either of these events, contact Curry at (320) 491-2460 or by email at

Vikingland Curling bean bag tournament

The Vikingland Curling Club will host a bean bag tournament on Sunday, February 23 at noon at the Broadway Ballroom to the first 64 teams to sign up.

Teams are guaranteed five games and cost is $20 per two-person team. The format will be four team pools that will be used to seed four 16-team double elimination tournaments. The event is open to anyone with the first 64 paid entries securing their spot in the tournament.

Registration forms are available at Fat Daddy’s and on the Vikingland Curling Club website at Those with questions can contact Troy at (320) 852-8008 or by e-mail at Checks for registration can also be sent made payable to Vikingland Curling Club to VCC Bean Bag Tourney, 1634 Fairview Beach RD NE, Alexandria, MN, 56308.

Help local Special Olympic teams through Polar Plunge registration

Those interested in signing up for the Polar Plunge in Alexandria on February 23 can help out the local Special Olympic teams by registering under the team password.

The password to register under the Alexandria Special Olympic team is 04.AAG. Doing this will assure that 50 percent of the money raised by the Alexandria team will stay with the local SO teams. To register, go to

Call Karyn Sportel at (320) 491-8759 with any questions.

Send us your ice fishing photos

The Echo Press is looking for ice fishing photos from readers throughout all of this winter’s ice fishing season.

Send us a photo, along with a detailed story behind your catch, including what lake the fish was caught on and what day. Some photos will go into the Outdoor Section in the print edition of the Echo Press and all of them will be put up online.

Photos can be dropped off at the Echo Press offices at 225 7th Ave. East or sent by e-mail to Eric Morken at