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LF’s Tabatt assistant coach of year

Randy Tabatt of Little Falls was named the assistant coach of the year by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association.

The award is dedicated to assistant coaches who have had longevity; have assisted coaching successful programs; have performed duties for school and community; have made other contributions to athletics, sports, arts, community; have been recognized for contributions and extraordinary performances; and have received special commendations from the head coach.

Tabatt has coached boys basketball for 26 years.

“He keeps everything moving in the right direction,” Flyers head coach Kevin Jordan said in a news release. “And it is always positive and fun whether we win or lose. 

“His heart bleeds purple and he impacts the players in the program in a positive manner that they will remember the rest of their lives.”

Branum MVP of Warrior girls basketball team

Senior forward Emilee Branum was named most valuable player of the Brained Warriors girls basketball team at its end-of-season banquet.

Branum also picked up the team’s Miss Offense award.

Kayla Kraemer was named Miss Hustle. Ally Mueller was the most improved and Carlie Sweet was Miss Defense.

Captains for next season will be Kraemer and Gretchen Kletscher.

Junior varsity awards went to Taylor Johnshoy and Heather Jaeche (Miss Defense), Elise Carlson (most improved), Erica Trafas (Miss Hustle) and Chloe Miller (Miss Offense).

Brainerd youth baseball coaches to meet

 The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department will host a meeting for Brainerd Mustang, Bronco and Pony league coaches at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Public Utilities building on Highland Scenic Drive.

League rules, draft regulations and other topics will be discussed.

Spots open for softball teams in Brainerd leagues

Openings remain in Women’s, Co-Recreation and Masters leagues in the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department’s softball leagues.

A $300 deposit is required to you register your team. Registration deadline is April 8.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.