Cardinal Connection

News from the Activities Office

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

EVENTS TODAY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th

BOYS SOCCER - SECTION 8A SEMI FINAL vs Bemidji @ BSU at 7:00 pm

  • dismiss at 2:45 pm
  • bus departs @ 3:00 pm
JV Football at Becker CANCELLED

GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING at Willmar HS at 6:00 pm

  • bus departs at 3:30 pm
CROSS COUNTRY CLC CHAMPIONSHIP at Arrowwood

Time Schedule:

  • 3:00 Boys Junior Varsity
  • 3:30 Girls Junior Varsity
  • 4:00 Boys Varsity
  • 4:30 Girls Varsity
  • 5:00 Boys Jr High
  • 5:20 Girls Jr High

JV FOOTBALL - GAME CANCELLED TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 15th - JV Football at Becker HAS BEEN CANCELLED

RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY

GIRLS SOCCER

Girls Soccer - Section Playoffs Bemidji 2 / Alex 1 (Shootout)

#2 seed Cards were hosting #3 seed Bemidji in the semis of the north sub section. Bemidji came in as two time section champs ready to battle. In the second minute of the game, Bemidji had a long throw in deep in the offensive end. The throw was heaved all the way into the penalty area and Bemidji’s Lindsey Hildenbrandt ran in unmarked to score from 6 yards out on the ball that wasn’t cleared. Alex GK Sophia Vinje held the lumberjacks scoreless the rest of the half, with her best save of the half coming off a Bemidji free kick, which required a diving save to Sophia’s right. With less than two minutes remaining in the half, Shea Issendorf took a free kick from midfield. Anna Zwilling put a head on it to knock it past the Bemidji defenders. Emma Reineke ran onto the ball and tied the game up with her shot from 8 yards out.

After the second half and two 10 minute sudden death periods, the game was still tied at one each. Bemidji pressured offensively through most of the game. Defenders Myah Kremer and Allie Randazzo never left the game – including 20 minutes of OT, and along with Sophia’s efforts in goal, were a big part of keeping Bemidji from scoring more.

Shoot out: Bemidji 4 / Alex 3. Molly Panther, Kylee James, and Myah Kremer were successful in their shoot out attempts, but still the team came up short in a heart breaking finish.

GK saves on the night: Sophia Vinje 20 / Bemidji’s Abby Keison 9

This season players and coaches alike approached the season with the goal to do it right – whether it was how we practiced, how we came to games, or how we worked and grew together as a team. Our seniors were leaders in this effort. They were instrumental in our ability to create a climate of respect and appreciation for teammates and brought intensity, a competitive spirit, and fun to the field every day. We knew if we did everything right to the best of our ability, we would have a chance to win in playoffs. We also knew if we did everything right and our season should painfully come to an end sooner than we would want, we could walk from the season proud of our efforts. Unfortunately, 8 seniors are feeling pain and hopefully a sense of pride. I know the underclassman have learned a lot from them, but personally, at this time, I cannot imagine a Cardinal Team without them on it. Those seniors are: Camille Hegstad, Shea Issendorf, Anna Zwilling, Hallee Anderson, Sidney Drew, Hailey Eggebraaten, Hadlee Hanson, and Summer Gerhardt.



BOYS SOCCER

Alexandria 3 - 2 Pelican Rapids

The Cardinal Boys' Soccer team travelled to Fergus Falls on Monday evening to take on the #2 seed Pelican Rapids Vikings in an 8A North Quarterfinal match. The Cardinals knew this was a game we've been looking for the entire season, not so much the opponent, but the focus on getting past the quarter-final round. The last time this was accomplished was in 2015. On Monday night, they did it.


The determined Cardinals accomplished their first objective, allowing zero goals against in the first 10 minutes of play. Objective one was completed. Good play balanced most of the first half. The Cardinals kept focus while the Pelican Rapids team maintain most of the possession during the first half. In the 30th minute of play off an incredible volley, Captain Jacob Partington crushed a goal assist coming from Thomas Klecker. In the 38th minute, the Vikings were able to score a nice cross ball. This left the half at 1-1. Not looking to back down, the Cardinals went into the second half focused on possession and shots! The team's focus and determination paid off. In the 56th minute, Captain Joshua Kietzmann was able to score on a near post poke coming from a nice cross ball from Graham Peterson. Again in the 59th minute, Captain Joshua Kietzmann secured his second goal while beating two Viking defenders with the assist from Lucas Harstad. This had the Cardinals up 3-1 and only 21 minutes left. In the 61st minute of play a penalty kick was awarded to Pelican Rapids for a supposed push in the penalty area. The Vikings were able to convert, putting the score at 3-2. The final 19 minutes had the Cardinals on good possession and smart play to control the game clock and lead the Cardinals to victory and accomplishing another team goal of going beyond the Section Quarterfinals.


Cardinal Possession: 44.0%

Cardinal Shots on Goal: 14

Cardinal Keepers: Ryan Meuwissen took 16 shots in 76 minutes of play. Jackson Jahnke took 1 shots in the final 4 minutes of play.


The Cardinal Boys' Soccer team is currently 9-8-1 on the season. We will travel to Bemidji tomorrow for the 8A Sub-Section Final. Kick off is scheduled for 7pm at Bemidji State University.


FOOTBALL -

here is the link to the stats for the Sartell football game

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=24c46997cc&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1647468718076477798&th=16dcfc1207844166&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=f_k1rx985a0

PERFORMER OF THE WEEK

NOLAN MORICAL has been named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in Football. In the game Friday night, Nolan rushed 31 times for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns!

JACOB KLEVEN has been named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in Boys Cross Country. Jacob placed 15th in the Lion's Meet of Champions at Arrowwood on Saturday with a time of (16:40.6)

MIA MCGRANE has been named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in Volleyball. In six matches, Mia had 74 kills and 7 aces.

CONGRATULATIONS Nolan, Jacob, and Mia!!

COACHES HONORED

Tom Roos has been named Section 8A Girls Soccer Head Coach of the Year.

Tom Smith has been named Section 8A Girls Soccer Assistant Coach of the Year

Sean Foster has been named Section 8A Boys Soccer Assistant Coach of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS coaches!

AAHS Theatre Department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

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TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 29

Come enjoy an evening of magical entertainment for the whole family at AAHS Theatre Department's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical! Audiences of all ages will be swept away in the magic of the most familiar fairy tale of all time. Starring senior Isabella Greathouse (Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for Legally Blonde) as Ella and junior Nick Nelson as Prince Topher and featuring a District 206 children's choir and AAHS Rainbow Strings in the orchestra, Cinderella is sure to be a community event! The fall musical runs November 21-23 at 7:30pm and November 23 and 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available at www.alexschools.org October 29.

DID YOU KNOW?

Alexandria Public Schools is asking residents to consider approving a school funding request. If voters approve the request on November 5, the additional funding would help the district:

  • Maintain or reduce class sizes

  • Continue with specialist teachers in elementary, such as music, art and science

  • Expand mental health support

  • Maintain or expand real world work experiences at middle and/or high school


Watch this short video to learn more - and remember to vote on November 5th!

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GIRLS TENNIS AWARD BANQUET

The girls tennis award banquet will be Tuesday Oct. 22nd at the Discovery school cafeteria starting at 6 pm.

GIRLS BASKETBALL PARENT/PLAYER INFORMATIONAL MEETING

GIRLS BASKETBALL PARENT/PLAYER INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30 in room B181

Schedules as well as other important items will be on the agenda.

DANCE TEAM MEETING

DANCE TEAM Parent/Dancer Informational Meeting:

Mandatory Dancer and Parent Informational Meeting will take place Monday, October 21st, 6:15PM at AAHS in Room B251.


Every dancer trying out for the team should attend as well as one parent/guardian. If your dancer/parent cannot attend, please notify coach Gibbons as soon as possible at kgibbons@alexschools.org.

BOYS HOCKEY PARENT PLAYER MEETING

The boys hockey player/parent meeting will be held on Monday, October 21st at 6:30 pm in AAHS Room B182/B183

NORDIC SKI MEETING

NORDIC SKI MEETING

The Nordic skiing informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6pm in the DMS media center.

WRESTLING PARENT/PLAYER INFORMATIONAL MEETING

WRESTLING PARENT/PLAYER INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

Mandatory Wrestling Parent/Athlete Informational Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm in room B182-183.

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NEED CARDINAL APPAREL? CHECK OUT THE AAHS SCHOOL STORE - SHOP ONLINE

CHECK OUT ALL THE NEW ITEMS IN THE CARDINAL STORE

LOTS OF NEW ITEMS!!!

  • Baseball caps - JUST ARRIVED
  • Sherpa
  • ALEX Hoodies
  • Love Your Melon hats
  • Youth Sizes Now Available!!


Click here to view the online store https://www.alexandriaschoolspay.org/Cardinal-Clothing-Accessories-C200.aspx

LOVE YOUR MELON CARDINAL HATS ARE HERE!

Check out all the new items in the AAHS Cardinal school store!

We now have Cardinal Love Your Melon cuffed beanies and beanie with poms


MANY NEW ITEMS

  • ALEX Nike Hoodies
  • Sherpa 1/4 Zip
  • Vintage Women's Nike Full Zip
  • Men's and Women's Nike Black Full Zip dri-fit jacket


Click here to view the online store https://www.alexandriaschoolspay.org/Cardinal-Clothing-Accessories-C200.aspx


AAHS SCHOOL STORE YOUTH SIZES NOW AVAILABLE!!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

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DISCOUNT ACTIVITY TICKET PASS OPTIONS

  1. Adults may purchase an ANNUAL pass for $125. This individual photo ID card may be purchased at the District Office in the upper level of Woodland Elementary Building. The ID card will admit the holder to all regular season home events. (excluding the fall musical)
  2. A 10 punch adult activity pass is also available for $50. This 10 punch pass card may be used at any home regular season event. The punch pass is not exclusive to the holder and may be shared with others. The 10 punch pass is available at the AAHS activities office or at any ticket booth or box at all AAHS events.
  3. A 10 punch student activity pass is also available for $30. This 10 punch pass card is available to any student in grades K-12 and may be used at any home regular season event. The punch pass is not exclusive to the holder and may be shared with others. The 10 punch pass is available at the AAHS activities office or at any ticket booth or box at all AAHS events
  4. Senior Citizen - Classic Cardinal Pass is available to anyone 65 years old or older. This pass will sells for $20 and will permit the holder to attend 10 regular season contests of their choice. This is a $40 savings. These passes are available at the ticket booths at any contest, or they may be purchased at the Activities Office at Alexandria Area High School.THEY MAKE GREAT GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS!
  5. Single event tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students

CARDINAL NATION FOR AAHS STUDENTS

Students in grades 9-12 have an opportunity to purchase a Cardinal Nation T-shirt and a photo ID activity pass that will admit them to all regular season home events during the 2019-20 school year for $50.00. This is a significant savings for students over the course of the school year in comparison to paying $4.00 per event for regular student admission fees. The Cardinal Nation activity passes and T-shirts are available in the Alexandria Area High School activities office will be available during open house/orientation and can be purchased any time throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact the activities office at 762-2142 ext 4530.

SPORTS ACTIVITY REGISTRATION

Our new program will allow you to access all registration requirements in one spot. If you have not used the district's online payment module in the past for activities, chrome book insurance, meal payments, or to purchase parking permits, you will need to CREATE AN ACCOUNT prior to registering. Registration needs to be complete prior to student's being able to participate.

· On the AAHS or any district web page, click on the yellow Important Links button

· Select Online Payments

· Click on the Soccer ball icon and choose continue.

· Open your account or create a new account.

· IMPORTANT! If you wish to pay in the office with a check or cash - do not select the sport from the list of activity options. If you want to pay in the office be sure to select the first option from the list "I wish to PAY IN OFFICE".

LOOKING AHEAD

Click this link for upcoming events.
  • Find an activity from the schedule and more details are available. You may view bus departure times, estimated return time, google maps to out of town locations, and much more.

Up to the minute schedule changes are displayed as well.

Home of the Cardinals

Alexandria Area High School offers more than 50 co-curricular programs including the full complement of Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) offerings - featuring varsity sports, fine and performing arts, and numerous school clubs and organizations. These student activities have continually excelled in regional and state competitions.