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Hole-in-one at AGC

Alexandria’s Sandy Larson got a hole-in-one at the Alexandria Golf Club on May 24 to get her spring season off to a good start.

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Larson used an eight iron on the 99-yard par three seventh to record the ace. She was golfing with Joe and Matt Potocnik and Danny Willar.

LPGA-USGA girls golf of Alexandria

The LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf of Alexandria kickoff clinic and fun day is set for this Saturday, May 31 from 3-5 p.m. at the Alexandria Golf Club driving range.

The event is for girls ages 7-17 and all are invited. The day will feature an afternoon of instruction, games, snacks and prizes. Call AGC at (320) 763-3605 for more information or just show up the day of the event.

CLC Performer of the Week

Alexandria was well represented in the Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week honors handed out on Monday.

Taylor Ellingson earned the honor in softball by going 2-1 to help keep the Cardinals’ season alive in the 8AAA playoffs. Mitch Peck won the award in boys track after placing second in the 110-meter hurdles and first in the 300-hurdles and the 200-meter dash at the CLC meet.

Emily Thul made it three Alexandria representatives in the awards after she won the girls’ golf Performer of the Week honor. She shot a 74 at Rocori and a 73 at the CLC championship in Willmar.

Former Beetle traded to Orioles

Former Alexandria Beetles player Nick Hundley was traded from the San Diego Padres on Saturday to the Baltimore Orioles in an exchange for left-handed reliever Troy Patton.

Hundley, a 30-year-old catcher, hit .271 with a home run in 33 games with the Padres this season. In seven seasons with San Diego, he hit .238 with 47 homers and 195 RBIs in 510 games. He is also solid defensively with a .990 fielding percentage and a 28 percent success rate at throwing out attempted base stealers.

AATA tennis outing

The Alexandria Area Tennis Association is having its first summer tennis outing on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School courts where they will be discussing an adult summer league.

Those who are unable to attend but would like to be a part of a league can e-mail

LAR tennis lessons

Lakes Area Recreation is offering tennis lessons for all levels with two sessions of lessons planned.

The first session will run from June 9-25 and the second one will run from July 7-30. Eight lessons are scheduled for each session. Visit the LAR website or call (320) 762-2868 to sign up or for more information.

Cardinal boys’ basketball camp

The Alexandria boys’ basketball program will host a basketball camp from June 16-19 at the Discovery Middle School Gym for those in grades kindergarten through seventh.

Camp directors will be Alexandria head coach Forrest Witt, along with assistant coaches Tom Miller and Ty Granning. Former and current Alexandria boys’ basketball players will also help out.

The camp will focus on fundamental and skill development, defensive, offensive and transition play, intangible keys and concepts to success, along with goal setting and teamwork philosophies.

Kindergarten through first graders ($30 fee) will run from 8-9 a.m. Second and third graders ($45 fee) from 9-10:30 a.m. Fourth and fifth graders ($60) are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and sixth and seventh graders ($60 fee) will run from 1-3 p.m.

Call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868 with any questions or to register.

Alexandria boys’ basketball youth league

The Alexandria boys’ basketball program is hosting a youth basketball league for grades four through seven that starts on June 23 and runs on Mondays and Wednesdays through July 16.

The cost is $50. Fourth and fifth grade boys will go from 8-9:30 a.m. with sixth and seventh graders going from 9:30-11. Each league day will consist of one hour of instruction and skill development work, followed by 30 minutes of pick-up games of three-on-three and five-on-five.

Calla Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868 to register or with any questions.

Shalom Runs

The Shalom Lutheran Church runs are scheduled for Saturday, July 5, with a 5K, 10K, one-mile walk and 1K kids run taking place that day.

Registration for the races starts at 7 a.m. with the 5K and 10K beginning at 8. The one-mile walk will start at 8:05 and the kids’ run will take place at 9:10 with all of them taking off from the Shalom Lutheran Church at 681 Voyager Drive.

Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and younger. All proceeds to toward Shalom’s Good Samaritan/Benevolent Fund.

Registration is available at by searching “shalom run.”

CLC Performer of the Week

Alexandria’s Emily Kuennen was named the Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in softball on Monday.

Kuennen, a senior catcher for the Cardinals, went 7-for-12 with two home runs last week to help Alexandria finish off the regular season with a 12-8 record.

PEAK Performance programs

Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, a service of Douglas County Hospital, is offering Peak Performance programs this summer.

These programs are designed to help athletes reach their potential and achieve greater health and high achievement in their sport.

There are several Peak Performance programs. Visit to view program descriptions, day and time and registration options.

Kyle’s Lakes Area Classic

Registrations are being accepted for the 25th annual Kyle’s Lakes Area Classic men’s golf tournament, which will be held on May 31 at the Alexandria Golf Club.

The tournament is $100 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, endless brats on the course and a prime rib buffet after the tournament. The first 80 golfers to sign up will be entered into a raffle to win two rounds of golf with a cart at the Alexandria Golf Club.

Register by May 28 at Diekman’s Jewelry or call (320) 762-0309 or 1-800-568-5336.

Special Olympics bocce ball

The Alexandria Area Special Olympics bocce ball season will start on June 5 at the YMCA in Alexandria.

Those who are interested in playing or volunteering can contact Angie Anderson for more information at (320) 762-1693.

Cap Paciotti Memorial Golf Tournament

The Cardinal Athletic Foundation’s Cap Paciotti Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at the Alexandria Golf Club.

This year’s honoree is former Jefferson High School health and physical education teacher and varsity basketball and baseball coach Roger Johnson.

A shotgun start will begin at 1 p.m. that day with a dinner and awards presentation to follow at 5. The tournament will feature a four-person handicapped scramble, field events, hole-in-one contests and skins and mulligans available at registration.

The entry fee is $500 for a four-person team. That includes green fees, cart, range balls, field events and dinner. Extra dinner tickets are $25. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Cardinal Athletic Foundation, which since its inception has provided more than $125,000 to support Alexandria Cardinals athletics.

For more information or to register, go to

Alex youth soccer registration

The Alexandria Area Soccer Association is accepting registrations for Soccer tots through U8 soccer players.

This programming provides organized soccer for ages three through 8. Visit for complete academy details and to register.

AGC Junior Golf Academy

The Alexandria Golf Club’s Junior Golf Academy is starting June 12 and running through August 21.

Sessions for golfers ages 5-10 will take place on Thursday mornings during that time, while sessions for kids ages 11-15 will take place on Friday mornings. Visit or call (320) 763-3605 for more information.

The Alexandria Golf Club will also host a ladies golf clinic that starts May 8 and runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Call AGC at the number listed above or contact Lisa Grimes at (320) 815-9098.

Scott Dirck Junior Golf

Registration for junior golf lessons at the Scott Dirck Golf Academy is now open.

Sessions run the week of June 16 through August 1 and accommodate golfers ages 4-18. Call (320) 219-7677 to register.

To register, call (320) 763-1153 or e-mail Katie Perry at

United Way golf classic

The United Way’s Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at the Geneva Golf Club.

A shotgun start is scheduled for noon that day with prize drawings and a barbecue following at 5 p.m. Registration is available online at or by calling United Way at (320) 834-7800.