My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University.
My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
Central Lakes Conference Team: Brainerd Warriors placed fifth; Sartell wins Individual: David Supinski racked up three firsts Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A meet at Alexandria 3 p.m. Wednesday Luke West didn't want to let his friend down. When the baton reached the Brainerd junior's hand during Thursday's Central Lakes Conference championship at Adamson Field in Brainerd, the Warriors' 4x400-meter relay team was in third place with a large gap between them and the lead runner.
Warrior Invite Team: Chaska shot 301 Individual: Brainerd's Jack Evans shot even-par 72 for third Next: Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley in Warrior Invite at Grand View Lodge's The Pines 8:30 a.m. Thursday. EAST GULL LAKE - On a day the Brainerd Warriors recorded its worst place finish, they posted their best team score Thursday at Cragun's Legacy Courses. The level of competition playing the Dutch Legacy in the 25-team invite was evident as 42 players shot 79 or better, including Chaska's Clay Kucera, who fired a 3-under-par 69 for medalist honors.
Andrew Israelson Year: Junior School: Staples-Motley Sport: Golf Highlights: Won Bemidji invite and Mid-State Conference titles Despite what many may think, Andrew Israelson isn't always hitting out of the woods. In fact, the Staples-Motley Cardinals junior is capable of going an entire round without having to push away the brush to get to an errant tee shot. The five-year varsity player hit driver off tee box during the May 4 Bemidji Invite at Bemidji Town and Country.
Megan Moore Year: Senior School: Crosby-Ironton Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Highlights: Threw a no-hitter against McGregor Megan Moore is the definition of student-athlete. She is a John Phillip Sousa Award winner for achievement in instrumental music. She is a National Honor Society member and finished in the top 15 of her graduating class.
Terry Kincaid's story is getting harder and harder to believe. In parts, the 64-year-old's story is believable. Piece this week's long story together and Kincaid has a golf tale worth retelling. Emily Greens Golf Course is the site of Kincaid's great beginning to the 2015 golf season. The Crosslake Parks and Recreation employee suffered through an unforgettable round Aug. 28 with playing partners Chris Olander and Scott Myogeto. That was until he got to the 132-yard, par 3 second hole. The 12-handicapper had never enjoyed a hole-in-one in his 34 years of golfing.
Junior Golf Kickoff When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17 Where: Cragun's Legacy Courses What: An introduction to junior golf options provided by Cragun's staff Who: Players ages 5 to 18 Saturday will be all about juniors at Cragun's Legacy Courses. Junior golfers and their parents can learn about all the different programs and opportunities to improve, play and compete in golf this summer during Cragun's Junior Golf Kickoff Day. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Legacy staff members will be available to talk about Cragun's four level program, the U.S.
Deacon's Invite Team: Warriors win by one stroke Individual: Pete Dahl leads area players, but falls in scorecard playoff Next: Brainerd, Pequot Lakes at St. Cloud Invite at St. Cloud Country Club 1:30 p.m. Thursday; Crosby-Ironton Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Mid-Minn Conf. champion at Cragun's Legacy Courses 4 p.m. Monday BREEZY POINT - His legs were shot, but Pete Dahl's confidence was racing. The Brainerd Warriors senior fired a 74 Tuesday at Deacon's Lodge to tie for medalist honors.
Brainerd Invite Team: Pequot landed five in top 10 Individual: Maggie Heggerston shot 80 to win Next: Brained at St. Cloud Invite at St. Cloud Country Club Thursday; Crosby-Ironton, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek at Detroit Lakes Invite 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. EAST GULL LAKE - Maggie Heggerston called it ironic. The rest of the field at Wednesday's Brainerd Invite at The Classic at Madden's called it difficult and the scores indicated it. Heggerston collected her first medalist honor of the season despite shooting one of her highest scores in more than two years.
Noah Boser Year: Junior. School: Pierz. Sport: Baseball. Position: Center fielder. Highlights: Finished 6-10 with double, two triples, 8 RBIs and two runs in two wins last week. In one week last summer, Noah Boser played 23 baseball games. And the Pierz Pioneers' junior loved it. Baseball is Boser's passion and for all the right reasons. "Going out to the field on a beautiful, sunny day in 75-degree weather and going out to play baseball, oh man, it's just the best. I love it," said Boser. The three-year varsity veteran is hitting .452 in the Pioneers' first 13 games.
Megan Porta Year: Senior. School: PIne River-Backus. Sport: Track and field. Position: discus, long jump. Highlights: Won five events last week and three this week. Four years ago, Megan Porta made a decision. It appears to be the right one. Sidelined during her freshman seasons of volleyball and basketball with a tumor on her femur, Porta felt adding a spring sport to her resume might help. Despite all of her friends being out for the successful Pine River-Backus softball team, Porta choice track and field.