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 9 months
State Golf What: Class 2A state tournament Who: Pequot Lakes girls team, Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson Little Falls' Kyler Erdman, Pierz's Jessica Hawks Where: Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan When: Tuesday-Wednesday Maggie Heggerston and Andrew Israelson enter this year's state golf tournament in similar situations, but have very different game plans. Staples-Motley's Israelson is Class 2A co-defending state champion for the boys. Heggerston of Pequot Lakes is the co-defending state champion for the Class 2A girls.
Class 2A Track and Field Final highlights: Brainerd's Sophie Balster finished ninth in discus Prelims: Brainerd's David Supinski advanced to Saturday's 400-meter dash finals Next: Brainerd, Little Falls in Class 2A state track and field meet at Hamline University, St. Paul, 9 a.m. Saturday ST.
Class 1A state meet Finals highlights: Pine River-Backus's Megan Porta finishes second in discus Prelim highlights: Pequot Lakes girls score top times in two relays Next: Class 1A state track and field finals, Hamline University, St. Paul 3:30 p.m.
State track and field What: Class 1A state track and field meet Who: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek When: Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 Where: Hamline University, St.
Class 2A state meet What: Class 2A state track and field meet Who: Brainerd Warriors, Little Falls Flyers When: June 5-6 Where: Hamline University, St. Paul Sophie Balster and David Supinski have been here before. That could make a big difference for all five Brainerd Warriors when the Class 2A state track and field meet begins Friday at Hamline University in St. Paul. Balster returns to state in discus where last year as a sophomore she struggled to a 100-foot-6 effort.
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.