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It's not every day that you get the opportunity to compete against an NCAA Division I recruit, but I got the chance to go head-to-head with one Friday afternoon right here in Superior. I bet some of you are thinking I played a little hoops with Superior High School's Joel Lindberg, who is headed to North Dakota State University. That's a good guess, but I went head-to-head with the newest Division I recruit from Superior, Sharita Turner. Turner signed her letter of intent to join the bowling team at Prairie View A&M University on Thursday afternoon at Landmark Lanes.
More than 75 kids had a chance to share the pool at Superior High School with a couple of Olympic swimmers Sunday afternoon. Josh Davis, a two-time Olympian and winner of five Olympic medals, and Josh Schneider, United States National Team member and current United States record holder in the 50 meter freestyle, joined swimmers from the Superior YMCA and the area during a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic at SHS. The clinic was developed by Davis and Mutual of Omaha to inspire and motivate a new generation of swim stars.
With only a one day before Christmas, I hope you didn't forget about your favorite Superior Telegram photographer. If I did slip your mind here is my Christmas list for our area. Of course, I would certainly take a new Nikon and 70-200 mm F2.8 lens. New lights for Ole Haugsrud Field. I talked to a person from a magazine somewhere in Wisconsin who informed me that Superior was nominated for the worst football field in the state, mostly because of the lighting. I've been spoiled by the great lights at Northwestern's field, and I would love to get that light in Superior.
The Great Northern Classic Rodeo wraped up three action packed days in Superior on Sunday afternoon. Fans that came out witnessed bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and much more. It was the 19th year of the Great Northern Classic Rodeo.
It's just a simple bus ride, right? I rode in a yellow school bus with the Solon Springs baseball team to the Metrodome in Minneapolis a couple of years ago. I figured it was time to take another ride, so this time I joined the Superior High School girls basketball team on their trip to Marshfield for a second-round playoff game on Saturday. I'd forgotten what its like to ride with a team of young women. 8:01 a.m. -- My fiancé, Jenny Carlson, who is the "C" team coach for the Spartans, and I walk into the school to pick up any last minute things that need to be brought out to the bus.
Snow and sun combined for great outing during the 14th Annual Winter Fun Fest at Pattison Park on Sunday afternoon. Fest goers enjoyed sleding, skating, crafts and even snowshoeing. The sunny weather encouraged many to take advantage of free admission to the park for the fun fest.
The shortcut across Lake St. Croix in Solon Springs is open creating a winter road cutting a lot of time off of the commute from one side of the lake to the other. Always be careful when driving across ice. (Jed Carlson/ firstname.lastname@example.org )
Isaiah Ahlberg, 2, tries to catch snowflakes on his tongue at his daycare in Solon Springs on Monday afternoon. Temperatures are rumored to reach the mid 30's this week. (Jed Carlson/ email@example.com )
Scout, a four year old yellow lab, and mascot for Boy Scout Troop 213 helps pull a Christmas Tree during the tree recycling event in the Target parking lot on Saturday morning in Superior. The Boy Scouts also collected food that will be dropped off at the Superior Salvation Army. (Jed Carlson/ firstname.lastname@example.org )
Three Superior police officers help a suspect down from the roof of Frankie's Tavern in Superior on Saturday afternoon. The suspect was originally pulled over for a traffic violation by a Wisconsin State Trooper, then he jumped out of his car and fled by foot and ended up climbing up the fire escape and tried to hide on top of a second roof of Frankie's Tavern. Once the suspect was apprehended, the Fire Department was called to the scene to supply a ladder to get down from the higher roof above Frankie's.