Cardinal Connection

News from the Activities Office

Friday, January 18, 2019

EVENTS TODAY

BOYS HOCKEY at MANKATO IS POSTPONED TODAY

Friday, January 18th

Boys Hockey at Mankato West @ Mankato All Seasons Arena

  • POSTONED. NO MAKE UP DATE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME

Dance Team at Melrose

  • bus departs at 4:15 pm
  • Jazz @ halftime of JV game - approximately 6:30 pm
  • Kick @ halftime of Varsity game - approximately 8:15 pm
Boys Basketball vs St Cloud Tech
  • 9th grade @ 5:45 pm
  • B Team @5:45 pm
  • JV @ 5:45 pm
  • Varsity @ 7:15 pm

Saturday, January 19th

Speech Home Invite @ AAHS at 9:00 am

Alpine Ski @ Giants Ridge - Biwabik @ 8:00 am

Wrestling at Howard Lake Waverly Winsted @ 9:30 am

  • bus departs from AAHS at 5:45 am

Boys Basketball vs Bemidji

  • 9th grade @ 2:30 pm
  • B Team @ 2:30 pm
  • JV @ 2:30 pm
  • Varsity @ 4:00 pm

Boys Swimming and Diving Section true team at Sartell

  • divers depart at 7:00 am
  • bus departs at 10:30 am

Midwinter Dance at AAHS

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY

WRESTLING

Alexandria 27 St. Cloud Tech/Apollo 43

The Alexandria Wrestling team had their home opener against St. Cloud Tech/Apollo last night falling 27-43. This was our "Parents Night" event and we had a packed house. A special thank you to everyone that came out to support the team this was really an electric event. The varsity followed a fantastic JV performance that came down to the last match. Mason Teaser sealed the JV dual meet pinning his opponent in a tight cradle to steal the JV victory. The varsity boys carried that momentum in their matches battling from the get-go. We had a few matches where we had great starts scoring the first takedown, but the opponents were able to turn the tables and recover. We also spotted them 12 team points in forfeits on the night due to not having a wrestler at 2 weight classes. Picking up wins for the Cards on the night were: Blaze Nelson decision at 113, Ryan Borris by pin at 120, AJ Sparr by pin at 126, Tyler Kleindl by pin at 152, and Trappier Botz by pin at 160. We are excited to get back on the mat Saturday when we travel to Howard Lake for an their invitational. Go Cards!


GIRLS BASKETBALL - VARSITY

Alexandria 47 Brainerd 54

Poor shooting, turnovers and tough calls doomed the Cards on the road as they capped off a tough week on the road falling to the Warriors 47-54. Scoring for the Cardinals were Kaye Paschka 14, 12 Jones, McGrane 8, Grove 6, Mac Duwenhoegger 5, Cate Bloom 5. We hammered the Warriors on the boards 42-22 but didn’t convert led by Mac Duwenhoegger with 12. KP led in assists with 7 while steals were led by KP with 7. Cards will Rebound on Tuesday as they host the Willmar Cards at home for youth night.

Go Cards!

Top 20 thinkers and teams know how to shift paradigms And stay on track!

GIRLS BASKETBALL - JV

Alexandria 52 Brainerd 44

The girls JV Basketball team traveled to Brainerd Thursday night to take on the Warriors. Alexandria's JV did a great job hounding the Warriors defensively forcing Brainerd to never really settle in offensively. Alayna Strand, Myah Kremer, Cate Bloom, and several other Cardinals pounced on many steals and ran the floor well in transition. At the half the Cardinals would lead 32-13. The 2nd half was a different tale as Brainerd was able to hit a lot of the shots they threw up. The Warriors would also throw a zone at Alexandria which gave the Cardinals troubles. Brainerd would close the gap but a couple big threes by Lexi Berger and Sadie Boraas would hold and extend the lead for the Cards. In the end Alexandria would hold off Brainerd for a 52-44 victory. The win puts the JV at 12-1 on the year. Alexandria looks forward to hosting Willmar Tuesday night at home.



BOYS HOCKEY - VARSITY

Alexandria 9 Sauk Rapids 2

The Alexandria Cardinals Varsity Boys hockey team traveled to Sauk Rapids Thursday night in a Central Lakes Conference tilt.

Sauk Rapids wasted no time on the scoreboard getting a goal 18 seconds into the 1st period. They would find the back of the net one more time, 12:48 into the second period for the 2nd and last goal of the night for the Storm.

The Cardinals scored 5 unanswered goals after the 1st Sauk Rapids goal and 4 more after the 2nd period goal.

Goal scorers Thursday night were:

  • Caleb Strong, 2
  • Zach Woesepka 1
  • Derek Pesta 1
  • Sr Wyatt Blahosky 1st Varsity Goal
  • Ben Doherty 1
  • Sophomore Jacob Partington 1st Varsity Goal
  • Alex Jost 1
  • Mathew Carlsen 1

Apples or Assists tonight went to:

  • Shane Birkeland 2
  • Alex Jost 2
  • Ben Doherty, Evan Lattimer, Josiah Gronholz, Joe Bigger, Wyatt Blahosky, Joe Westlund each had an assist and Cole Walters had his 1st Varsity assist.

It wasn’t a pretty game to watch but Alexandria was the work hard team tonight and for the most part and a good effort for the Cards. A quick turnaround for the Varsity team as they play a makeup game from earlier in the season with Mankato West in Mankato at 5:30 tonight. The Cardinals next home game is Friday night against River Lakes. The Cardinals are now 12 -4 -0 on the season. Final Score Thursday night Alexandria 9 Sauk Rapids 2.

BOYS HOCKEY - JV

Alexandria 5 Sauk Rapids-Rice 0

Alexandria Cardinals Junior Varsity boys hockey team blanked the Sauk Rapids Storm 5-

0 on thursday night. Grant Rebrovich opened the scoring with an assist from Jacob

Partington with 7:34 left in the first period. Nick Huss was the next to score at 2:52 of the

second period assisted by Nathanial Mulder. In the third period the cardinals opened it

up by bending the net 3 times. The first came from Logan Croonquist assisted by

Nathanial Mulder, Nick Huss notched another goal with Grant Rebrovich providing the

helper at 10:23 and Logan Croonquist finished the scoring with an assist from Kaden

Johnson. Landon James and Chris Lokken combined for a 14 shot shutout. The Cardinals

Junior Varsity again plays on Tuesday January 22 against River Lakes at the RCC

beginning at 5:30 pm. Followed by the Varsity game at 7:00 pm.


GIRLS HOCKEY - VARSITY

Alex 7 River Lakes 4

The Lady Cards hit the road for re final regular season section game and came out with a much needed win and another confidence booster. The Lady Cards were able to keep finding the back of the net with some pretty hockey plays in the mix. The Cards would put up 4 goals in the 3rd period, which showed to be the highest goal scoring 3rd period of the season. Scoring for the Cards were Mayson Toft(2), Alexis Heckert(2), Kenna Ellingson, Hanley Block, and Kaci Trosvig. Girls getting the apples (assists) were, MaKenna Aure, Erin O’Kane, Olivia Kopp, Anna Doherty, Micah Summer, Block, Ellingson, and Toft. Jordan O’Kane got the with the win between the pipes. The Lady Cards hit the road next weekend against 2 top teams in the state with AA GRG and A Hibbing. Go Cards!

GIRLS HOCKEY - JV

Alexandria 7 River Lakes 4

The Lady Cards hit the road for re final regular season section game and came out with a much needed win and another confidence booster. The Lady Cards were able to keep finding the back of the net with some pretty hockey plays in the mix. The Cards would put up 4 goals in the 3rd period, which showed to be the highest goal scoring 3rd period of the season. Scoring for the Cards were Mayson Toft(2), Alexis Heckert(2), Kenna Ellingson, Hanley Block, and Kaci Trosvig. Girls getting the apples (assists) were, MaKenna Aure, Erin O’Kane, Olivia Kopp, Anna Doherty, Micah Summer, Block, Ellingson, and Toft. Jordan O’Kane got the with the win between the pipes. The Lady Cards hit the road next weekend against 2 top teams in the state with AA GRG and A Hibbing. Go Cards!

PERFORMER OF THE WEEK

Mayson Toft has been named Central Lakes Conference Performer of the Week in Girls Hockey. In 2 wins, Mayson scored three assists.

Congratulations Mayson!

BASEBALL MEETING

There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in playing baseball this spring on March 5th at 3:30 pm in AAHS room B182/183.

Archery

For those who were unable to attend the Archery Team registration meeting do the following

  • Go to the Alexandria Area High School web page.
  • Go to Activities
  • Go to Winter Sports
  • Go to Archery

and down load the Archery Information Packet and print it.

Read the packet and pay the Archery activity fee online.

See you at the first day of practice.

ADVERTISING SCAM TARGETING LOCAL BUSINESSES

Local businesses are being notified to be aware of a possible scam.

Alexandria Public Schools recently learned of area businesses receiving an invoice titled “Alexandria Area High School Winter Sports Poster”. At first glance, the bill appeared to have come from Alexandria Area High School. The invoice had instructions to make checks payable to “Sports Media 1490 Union Ave #401 Memphis TN 38104. They are asking for $189.00 in exchange for an advertisement on the AAHS 2018-19 Winter Sports Poster. Fortunately, the local business owner contacted the school before issuing payment.

AAHS attempted to contact Sports Media at the contact number given (888-441-9584) but was not able to speak to anyone and Sports Media did not return calls as promised on their voice message.

An Internet search of this company showed multiple warnings issued by police agencies in the past.

The Better Business Bureau has issued this alert

Better Business Bureau has received a pattern of complaints against Sports Media concerning sales issues. The complainants are primarily business owners who say that a salesperson for the company contacted them by phone and asked if they would like to renew their advertising and place an ad in a calendar or on a poster for a local high school. More than one complainant decided to purchase an ad, but later learned that the high school in question had no affiliation with Sports Media. All complainants, whether they placed an ad or not, received invoices for as much as $189. According to the complaints, calls to Sports Media to rectify the situation were unsuccessful.
Better Business Bureau has verified through its investigation that the address this company is using is a UPS Store and has no reason to believe that the company is actually located in the Memphis area.

Business owners are advised to be aware of this scam.

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.