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Wrestling boosters to meet There will be an Alexandria Wrestling Booster Club Meeting on Tuesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson High School, teachers' lounge. (Note the change to Tuesday this month instead of Monday.) This meeting is open ...

Wrestling boosters to meet

There will be an Alexandria Wrestling Booster Club Meeting on Tuesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson High School, teachers' lounge. (Note the change to Tuesday this month instead of Monday.)

This meeting is open to anyone interested in the Alex wrestling program, elementary through high school.

Elks Hoop Shoot

The annual Elks National "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 8-13 is set for Sunday, January 7, at 1 p.m. in the Jefferson High School gymnasium.


There are three categories in each of the boys' and girls' divisions: ages 8-9, ages 10-11 and ages 12-13.

Local winners advance to the District, State, Regional and National Competition, with the Nationals being held in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The top six national finalists will have their names inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

More than three million kids ages 8-13 participate in the contest each year.

For more information call 763-5670 or 760-1737.

Alex girls BB fundraiser

The Alexandria girls' basketball team is hosting a fundraiser for the basketball program on Saturday, December 30.

The all you can eat serving of waffles, sausages, toppings and beverages is set to begin at 7 am. and runs until 11 a.m. in the Jefferson School cafeteria.


Cost has been set at $6 for adults, children 5 and younger eat free.

Elementary cheerleading

The annual Alexandria Cardinal Elementary Cheerleading Clinic is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 13 from 9 a.m. until noon in the Jefferson High School gymnasium.

The event is for youngsters grades kindergarten through the sixth grade.

Those taking part will perform during halftime of the Alexandria boys' basketball game that night.

Cost is $18, which includes training, a T-shirt, pom poms and a snack.

Registration is due by January 5, 2007.

For more information call Jayne Sahli at 760-6957.


7-8th grade boys' hoops

Any Alexandria seventh and eighth grade boy who plans to play basketball this season should pick up registration forms at the student service window at Discovery Middle School.

These forms plus the $40 registration fee must be completed and turned in at the office at DMS before the first practice that begins on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 3 p.m.

A parent/player meeting will follow practice that same day at 4:45 pm in the media center at Discovery.

Egan top scorer

Brent Egan of Sauk Centre scored 27 points for the Streeters last Thursday night, which made him the Mainstreeters' all-time leading scorer with 1,214 points. He surpassed Aaron Wills' old mark of 1,203 points.

Karlsgodt top rebounder

Kara Karlsgodt, a 2004 graduate of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, leads the Dordt College women's basketball team in Sioux Center, IA in rebounding this season with an average of 7.1 caroms per outing.

A junior, Karlsgodt averages 8.8 points per game and has season highs of 141 points, which she accomplished twice, and 10 rebounds.

She is the daughter of Terry Karlsgodt of Alexandria who is a coach and educator at ACGC.

35 and over open gym

Sunday 35 and Over Open Gym started on December 3 and will run through the middle of April from 7-9 p.m. at the Discovery Middle School Gym.

The cost is $3 per adult.

For more information call Lakes Area Recreation at (320) 762-2868.

Brainerd coach honored

Brainerd girls' tennis coach Marnie Whalen was honored by her peers recently.

This past season, Whalen coached the Brainerd Warrior girls' tennis team to what is believed to be the first unbeaten regular season in program history (13-0) and its first Central Lakes Conference championship.

Brainerd wound up 14-1, losing to Thief River Falls in the semifinals of the Section 8-2A team tournament.

For those accomplishments, and the fact tennis has been part of her life for more than 40 years, the Minnesota State High School Tennis Coaches Association recently selected Whalen the Class 2A coach of the year.

Whalen has been a head girls' tennis coach for 17 years and a head boys' coach for 16 years, starting at Blake in 1974. She moved on to Jamestown, N.D., after getting married before moving to Brainerd in 1987.

TwinsFest scheduled

The Minnesota Twins have announced plans for TwinsFest 2007, scheduled for Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2007, at the Metrodome.

More than 50 current, former and future Twins players will appear throughout the course of the weekend.

Alex Wrestling Boosters

The Alexandria Cardinal Wrestling Booster Club meets monthly on the first Monday of each month during the school year.

All parents who have students involved in K-12 wrestling are encouraged to attend, and anyone with interest in helping the wrestling program is welcome.

Youth basketball

Lakes Area Recreation is now accepting registrations for the Unicel Youth Basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1-6.

The season will run from December 2 until February 24.

Fee is $40.

For more information, contact LAR at 762-2868.

Girls cage tourney

The Spartan Girls Basketball Tournament is slated for January 27 and 28 at North High School in Fargo, ND.

The event is for girls in grades 4-8 with play to begin at 9 a.m.

Entry fee is $125 with three games guaranteed. Officials working the tournament will be certified.

Register at web page - Fargo Public Schools - North High - Athletics - Girls Basketball - Tournament or contact Terry at - 701-446-3629 (a.m. only).

ASC registration set

The Alexandria Swim Club winter season started November 6, 2006.

The club is for all levels of swimming ability, up to age 18.

Any youngster who can swim one length of the pool can join.

Coaches are Mike Wencl and Kelly Peschl.

Fees are $185, including insurance, for returning U.S. Swim Club swimmers. Fees for first time U.S. Swim Club swimmers are $100.

Practices continue through March of 2007.

Contact Wade Crowe at (320) 763-8985 with questions, .

Rink Rookie program

The Alexandria Area Hockey Association (AAHA) is taking registrations for the upcoming season.

AAHA has a special program for beginning hockey players called the Rink Rookie Program, which provides all the equipment necessary to play hockey for boys 8 and younger and girls 10 and younger for a cost of just $25 for the entire year.

Contact Amy Goetsch for more information at (612) 940-5104.

Torrey Line fundraiser

Browerville athlete Torrey Line was diagnosed with cancer in his knee in late August.

He is currently undergoing treatment for this cancer. It is a rare form for someone his age to have.

To help defray his medical expenses, the school is selling helmets that are a copy of the Tigers Riddle football helmet that they wear on Friday nights.

They are five inches high by about five inches wide. It has a black facemask, and the same striping as the Tiger mascot on both sides of the helmet.

They are being sold for $25 and all the profit that is made from them is going to Line and his family to help cover any of the little costs such as meals, gas, hotel stays, etc.

Anyone interested in purchasing one can contact Kris Petermeier at (320) 594-8147 during school hours.

AGC to host MGA event

The Alexandria Golf Club is scheduled to host the MGA Senior Championship August 27-29 of 2007.

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