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 8 months
Mike Snow is an A-1. That was the goal. It's why he changed careers, transplanted his family from St. Francis to the Brainerd lakes area and invested time and money into earning his PGA of America certification. Now the real work begins.
Robbie Skiba Year: Senior School: Pierz Sport: Track and field Position: Hurdles, discus Highlights: Collected five firsts in last two meets Robbie Skiba has found comfort in realizing he is who he wanted to be. As a young Pierz Pioneers athlete, Skiba looked up the stronger, faster, older athletes that roamed the hallways, courts and fields of Pierz.
Maggie Heggerston Year: Senior School: Pequot Lakes Sport: Golf Highlights: Won the Brainerd Invite and Detroit Lakes invite With an emphatic "absolutely." That's how Maggie Heggerston answered the question, "Would it be fair to say you want a state team title more than to defend your own state title?" Heggerston is Class 2A's co-defending state girls golf champion and is also a member of Class 2A's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots girls golf team.
Central Lakes Conference Team: Brainerd finished third, Rocori wins title Individual: Jenna Degen scored two firsts Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A meet at Alexandria 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.