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Prairie to Woods Whitetails recognized with awards

The Prairie to Woods Whitetails branch in west central Minnesota hit the ground running in its first year of existence.

The local branch secured the New Branch of the Year Award in 2009. It was a year that included raising more funds than any branch in the country. That fundraising effort won them the Fundraising Branch of the Year Award, as well.

For membership information or other questions about Prairie to Woods Whitetails, contact Steve Martinson or Derek Revering at

Wrestling booster meeting

The Cardinal wrestling boosters will hold their December booster meeting on Monday, November 30.

This is a change to accommodate the members that will attend the Cardinal football awards banquet on December 7. All other booster meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of each month.

The meetings are held in the Jefferson High School teachers' lounge starting at 6 p.m. with the focus on elementary wrestling before shifting to a whole program review at 7 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner

The Alex Boys' Hoops Booster invites everyone to a spaghetti dinner on Monday, November 30 from 5-7 p.m., hosted by the Elks Lodge.

A free will offering will benefit the Alexandria boys' basketball program.

Basketball enthusiasts and player families who would like to participate in the Hoops Booster activities are encouraged to contact Becky Galligan at (320) 763-6226 for more information.

Open gym and swim

Lakes Area Recreation (LAR) will be holding open gym and open swim for both youth and adults on November 27 from 1-5 p.m.

Monthly schedules are posted at Discovery and are available at the LAR office. For more information visit or call (320) 762-2868.

First Pitch banquet at SCSU

Former Alexandrian Denny Lorsung will be honored by St. Cloud State University at the third annual First Pitch Baseball banquet Saturday, January 16 at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud

Lorsung, a Jefferson High School graduate, is the former SCSU head baseball coach. He will be honored for his contributions to the program.

Lorsung played college baseball for the Huskies and later served as head coach from 1979 to 2006.

He owns the school record for the most career wins at 546.

Kandiyohi 3-on-3 tourney

The annual Kandiyohi County YMCA 3-on-3 Holiday Basketball Tourney for boys and girls will be held on the following dates:

December 28 - 8th grade boys and girls.

December 29 - 7th grade boys and girls.

December 30 - 6th grade boys and girls.

Entry fee includes T-shirts, awards, special contests and at least three games.

Contact Troy Pederson at (320) 222-9622 or Jeff Filipek at (320) 979-0703 for details.

Registration forms are available at the YMCA or online at

Youth baseball clinic at SCSU

The St. Cloud State University baseball coaching staff and other area coaches are sponsoring the 3rd annual "Starz of Tomorrow" holiday baseball camp for players in grades 8-12.

The camp will run Monday-Wednesday, December 28-30. Cost is $100 for commuter camp and $125 for overnight campers. The camp will be at the SCSU Husky Dome with overnight campers staying at the Grandstay Residential Suites.

Camp enrollment is limited. Deadline is December 15 or when filled.

For more information or to register, visit, call (320) 333-3336 or e-mail

Boys' swimming practice

Cardinal boys' varsity and junior varsity swimming and diving practice will begin Monday, November 30, running from 3-6 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School pool.

The parent/player meeting is the same day at 6:30 p.m. in the DMS choir room.

Before being able to practice, athletes must pick up eligibility forms from their respective school, complete them and return them with a paid participation fee.

Fargo South girls' basketball tourney

The 18th annual Fargo South Basketball Tournament for girls in grades 4-8 will be held March 20-21, 2010.

There will be two divisions, A and B, with a three-game guarantee.

Entry fee is $135. Certified officials will be used.

Entry deadline is March 12.

For more information, call Craig Flaagan at (701) 466-1773 or e-mail

Basketball tourney in Montevideo

Montevideo will host a 5th-8th grade girls' and boys' basketball tournament on Saturday, March 10. Entry fee is $125 per team.

There will also be a 4th grade girls' and boys' basketball jamboree on Friday, March 19. Entry fee is $60 per team.

Contact the Montevideo Community Education Department for more information at (320) 269-5026 or email