Until Next Year

March 5


No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. ~ Title IX

I do not read this as requiring integration of dormitories between the sexes, nor do I feel it mandates the desegregation of football fields. What we are trying to do is provide equal access for women and men students to the educational process and the extracurricular activities in a school. ~ Birch Bayh

[This year’s senior class (school photo): Carlie Wolf (41), Lilly Thul (35), and Tessa McGrane (5)]

Well, was there not a need to have classes for disadvantaged girls? Couldn’t you have classes and include both boys and girls? ~ Edith Green

Let us not deceive ourselves. Our educational institutions have proven to be no bastions of democracy. ~ Edith Green

I don’t know when I have ever been so pleased, because I had worked so long and it had been such a tough battle. ~ Edith Green

It was perfectly legal to discriminate in any education program against girls or women. ~ Edith Green

[Your ’21-22 Alexandria Cardinals, with Papa Hasz providing 6’5″ perspective from his position on the far upper left . . . ]

[Introduction of starters: Freshman MaCee Linow (21) . . . ]

[Freshman Allie Haabala (33) . . . ]

A girl just can’t do those things and still be a lady. ~ Unknown Sportswriter

[Freshman Hadley Thul (11) . . . ]

[Freshman Chloe Scholl (15), coming up the player aisle . . . ]

[And senior Lilly Thul (35), about to join the team from afar . . . ]

Thanks to the efforts of many women who refused to quit and who stood up for their daughters and mine, the door to opportunity was opened in 1972 for both boys and girls to escape gender stereotypes and to explore areas of interest not available in the past. ~ RuthAnn Lobo

[Hadley prepares for . . . ]

[And wins another center jump . . . ]

First of all, I think my involvement in Title IX is probably the most important contribution I made to the governmental process. ~ Birch Bayh

When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Time flies when you are having fun. ~ Albert Einstein

[And Allie controls the tip . . . ]

[Hadley shooting free throws . . . ]

Rep. Edith Louise Starrett Green (D-OR), a former teacher, birthed Title IX in 1971-1972 as chair of the Subcommittee on Education of the House Education and Labor Committee, giving girls and women equal opportunities in education. ~ Sherry Boschert (and now you know Edith Green)

[Senior Tessa McGrane (5) in hot pursuit of the roundball. The Amazing Mr. Ripley, camera always at the ready, in the background . . . ]

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. ~ Michael Jordan

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. ~ George Orwell

[The game within the game: DL’s point guard junior Abby Larson (1) versus Allie, the Cardinal point guard . . . ]

[Hadley gets fouled a lot and shoots a lot of free throws. When she gets really good at it, she’ll rack up a lot of points . . . ]

I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok. ~ Shaquille O’Neal

[MaCee, with Mr. Ripley in the background again. He’s able to get good photos because he can get down on the floor and still get up again . . . ]

[Where Hadley’s length is a factor – late in the game she picked off an inbounds pass after a Cardinal score and layed it in . . . ]

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. ~ Mike Singletary

[Sooooo lose . . . ]

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. ~ James Naismith

[MaCee is our long rane bomber – she made 7 3’s in one game, 8 in another . . . ]

[Chloe, our 5’8″ power forward, shooting . . . ]

[I believe this was a made 3-pointer from the corner by Kaia Emter (see her further down) . . . ]

[Sophomore Ellie Heydt (3), our designated defensive rabble rouser . . . ]

[Lilly shooting a freebie . . . ]

[The perspective from my box seat . . . ]

[The Larson-Haabala match up again . . . ]

[Allie shooting . . . ]

[Allie on Ms. Larson . . . ]

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. ~ John Wooden

[With about 17 seconds left in the game, Hadley got free at the top of the key, took her only 3-point attempt in the game, and made it! The fans thought that sealed the win for the Cards. With 6 seconds left, sophomore Helena Daggett (3) hit a 3 to tie the game and send it into overtime . . . ]

[And the jump to start the 1st overtime . . . ]

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden

Young people need models, not critics. ~ John Wooden

[The match-up between Allie and Ms. Larson continued all game. Both played well . . . ]

[Allie shooting again . . . ]

[Chloe at the line . . . ]

[If MaCee is our long range bomber, sophomore Kaia Emter (25) is our gunner. Kaia at one point hit three 3’s in a row with her very quick release . . . ]

[And the jump to start the 2nd overtime . . . ]

[I employ] two offenses: the GMA, or “general milling around,” and the Daylight Offense, as in “The first guy who sees daylight after he crosses mid-court shoots.” ~ Abe Lemons

One day of practice is like one day of clean living; it doesn’t do you any good. ~ Abe Lemons

I don’t have any tricky plays, I’d rather have tricky players. ~ Abe Lemons

[The boys team had a game at Fergus Falls earlier in the afternoon. They won to tie for the conference title. Then they dropped by as fan support for the girls. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out . . . ]

[I admittedly thought some time ago the season would end they way it did. The Cards had many games this season when they could not make free throws down the stretch. It happened again in this game when they could have won in regulation and the 1st overtime from the charity stripe. The Cards beat Detroit Lakes 56-21 during the regular, so this was quite unexpected. The Lakers are also young, but a year or two older and taller than the Cards and made the adjustment from the 1st game. They did a box-and-one on Hadley, the Cards leading scorer, so she was constantly double-teamed as teams often did the last half of the season. The Cards will get a year older and stronger and be back to make a run next year . . . ]

In May 1974, on a relatively slow day in the Senate, Mr. Tower [of Texas] quietly proposed changing a pending education bill to insist that Title IX rules couldn’t apply to any sports that brought in money from ticket sales. ~ Let Me Play (By Karen Blumenthal)

Up Next: Alex boys hockey team starts state tournament play this week. I think the boys basketball sections start this week as well . . .

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