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LOCAL SHORTS: Wernberg hits NCAA automatic throw


Brainerd High School graduate Robyn Wernberg hit an NCAA automatic mark in the discus as the Hamline University Pipers competed in the Drake Alternative at Gustavus Adolphus on April 30.


Wernberg placed second in the discus with an NCAA automatic throw of 150-11. She finished third in the hammer throw at 152-04.

Girls 4x800 relay 

honored by conference

Brainerd’s 4x800 relay was honored by the Central Lakes Conference as its girls track and field performers of the week ending May 7.

Anna Gessell, Megan Holmes, Allison Kosobud and Sarah Yeh combined to set a meet record at the Wayzata Relays with a time of 9:36.60.

JV tennis wins

Brainerd defeated Alexandria 6-0 in junior varsity boys tennis Monday.

Singles winners were Jared Stearns, Jeff Grimsley and Ben Hermerding.

Doubles winners were the teams of Kyle Johnson-Joey Houston, Eric Holub-Adam Dirks and Jack Eggen-Jared Stearns.

JV golf team sixth

Brainerd’s junior varsity girls golf team finished sixth in a conference meet Monday at Territory Golf Course in St. Cloud.

Brainerd shot 236 as a team. Top four scores were by Katelyn Jindra 53, Rachel Cleveland 59, Emily Aga 62 and Karlee Winkelman 62.

Inside the Warriors 

to meet at Bonanza

The Inside the Warriors weekly luncheon, hosted by the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club, is scheduled Thursday at Bonanza.

Lunch costs $10, begins at noon and will be served until everyone has eaten. This week’s program, which begins at 12:15 p.m., will be coach Brian Wallace and the boys golf team.

Warrior Athlete of the Week Ashley Tibbetts will be honored.

For more information about the boosters and upcoming events, including golf tournaments, visit

The final program of the school year will be coach Lowell Scearcy and the baseball team May 19 at Bonanza.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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