‘Tis a New Season

November 11

In school one learns to ask stupid questions of life. ~ Marty Rubin

As the fall sports programs wrap up their state championships, the winter sports seasons begin. First up, girls hockey with our Cardinals coming off last year’s state tournament appearance. A home game at the RCC against the St. Cloud Crush (a combination team of Tech and Apollo). The Cards lost some key seniors but introduced a new group of freshmen and sophomores . . .

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog. ~ Mark Twain

St. Cloud – 5, Alexandria – 3

[First up, the JV team (in home white) looking good in their opening game . . . ]

[Another new addition this year is assistant coach McKenzie Revering (center), a former Cardinal all-stater and last year’s captain of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Huskies . . . ]

[As the JV game winds down, the varsity is anxious to hit the ice . . . ]

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

In 300 BC Euclid invented geometry, and the grade F. ~ Unknown

[Post-game handshakes, a 1 – 0 win, with 46 shots-on-goal vs. 13?]

The science fair has long been a favorite educational tool in the American school system, and for a good reason: Your teachers hate you. ~ Dave Barry

[The varsity warms up . . . ]

[Returnees from last year, Ella Westlund (19), junior forward, and Jordan O’Kane (1), senior goalie, and Youth Hockey Hub Goalie of the Year for the 2020-2021 season . . . ]

Are you looking forward to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, too?

[McKenzie Revering, Jeff Doherty, and Head Coach Molly Arola . . . ]

Every class is drama class when you’re in high school. ~ Timothy Bird

[Alexandria won the toss and elected to take the wind in the 3rd period . . . ]

[Ron Rebrovich at the PA mic, with daughter Lauren on the team and also a member of the state champion girls golf team . . . ]

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~ Oscar Wilde

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. ~ Woody Allen.

[Hanley Block (28), senior, takes the opening face-off with Peyton Boesl (6), senior, and Kennedy Ellingson (3), freshman . . . ]

It’s easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson.

[Game 1 of the season was a learning process. We were way to sloppy in our own end leading to easy goals for the Crush . . . ]

November 19

Mound Westonka – 4, Alexandria – 2

[The JV had another stellar performance. Here Cadence Ellingson (14), freshman, rushes by . . . ]

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~ Will Durant

[Aubrie Porter (23), junior . . . ]

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. ~ Claus Moser

[An oncoming rush by the Cards . . . ]

[Led to a goal . . . ]

School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside. ~ Lon Watters

[Coach Revering advises the team on the best taco salad and queso place in town . . . ]

If you think your teachers are tough, wait ‘til you get a boss. ~ Bill Gates

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~ Lily Tomlin

[Great game by the JV . . . ]

. . . if you want to know what society’s going to be like in 20 years, ask a kindergarten teacher. ~ Clifford Stoll

[The varsity game captains meet at center ice to find out where exactly is Mound Westonka?]

[Roger Riley reprises his longtime role singing the National Anthem at girls hockey games . . . ]

There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly. ~ Lola May

All for one and one for all . . .

[And away we go . . . ]

A teacher’s job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. ~ Darwin D. Martin

November 23

Alexandria – 2, Moorhead – 1

[DMac (left) on the air for KXRA radio . . . ]

[The Amazing Mark Ripley back at his post as the official Cardinal photographer . . . ]

[The pre-game captains’ meeting but everybody already knew the way to Moorhead . . . ]

[The long white line . . . ]

[It was get a photo with your parents night. Here Makenna Aure (17), senior, with Hunter Sellnow (31), freshman, on deck . . . ]

[Ron, Lauren (15), senior, and Jana Rebrovich . . . ]

[The Anthem line up, played on this evening by the high school band . . . ]

Sunday is a teacher’s day of rest: the rest of the laundry, the rest of the housework, and grade the rest of the papers. ~ Heidi McDonald

As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools. ~ Anonymous

In the school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity and he threw the teacher out of the window. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. ~ Colleen Wilcox

[The Cub Reporter, on the job (photo taken by the Amazing Mr. Ripley) . . . ]

[GOOOAAAALLLL! I believe this was the 2nd of the game for the Cards . . . ]

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~ Hector Berlioz

[The view from the Cub Reporter seat. Kaci Trosvig (25), senior, is back after missing all of last year with an injury . . . ]

[Makenna Aure (17), senior, was one of 28 players in Minnesota’s CCM High Performance program . . . ]

Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting. ~ Frank McCourt

I never did very well in math—I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. ~  Calvin Trillin

[Coach Arola gave advice to inspire . . . ]

[At first glance, a goal by Ella Westlund (19) . . . ]

[But the refs didn’t think so . . . ]

[We (the fans) didn’t receive an explanation . . . ]

[The Cards had questions . . . ]

[Ms. Trosvig all by herself . . . ]

[A Spud break out . . . ]

Clean-up on Aisle 3 . . .

[Kennedy Ellingson (3) is a blur . . . ]

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. ~  Gracie Allen

She used to be a teacher but she has no class now. ~ Fred Allen

There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July and August. ~ Unknown

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~ Edgar W. Howe

[And we’re in the win column . . . ]

[Something to do with events of today . . . ]

No school without spectacular eccentrics and crazy hearts is worth attending. ~ Saul Bellow

School means work and work means death. Let’s all go take a nap. ~ Emma Shannon

Up Next: Stuff(ing?) . . .

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