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 5 months
Dan Nordean Year: Senior School: Aitkin Sport: Wrestling Position: 138 pounds Highlights: Picked up 60th win Thursday Early in Dan Nordean's wrestling career he witnessed his cousin Matt Christensen competing in the Class 1A state tournament. Ever since 2008, the year Christensen podiumed and at the time became the all-time winningest Aitkin wrestler, a state appearance has been Nordean's goal. Now in his senior season, Nordean is doing everything he can to make that goal a reality. "I really looked up to (Christensen) a lot growing up," said Nordean. "I wanted to beat his records.
Grace Wolhowe Year: Senior School: Staples-Motley Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Highlights: Scored 50 points in two wins last week Basketball has always been something more than a sport for the Wolhowe family. Never more so than this year, perhaps, as first-year head coach Craig Wolhowe gets the pleasure of coaching his senior daughter Grace for the Staples-Motley Cardinals. The duo seem to be working well together as the Cardinals sit at 10-2 overall. During two victories last week, Grace Wolhowe posted 27 points and 10 rebounds leading to a 66-41 victory over Fergus Falls Jan
Crosby-Ironton 52, Esko 34 Key: Daniel Hudrlik and Noah Gindorff each finished with 20 and 10 points Overall: CI 9-4; E 9-4 Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Detroit Lakes 7:15 p.m. Friday CROSBY - Two is usually better than one. That was the case Tuesday night as Daniel Hudrlik and Noah Gindorff dominated the paint and led the Crosby-Ironton Rangers to a 52-34 victory over the Esko Eskomos in the Ranger Gym. Hudrlik, a 6-foot-3 senior, finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots. Gindorff, a sophomore, tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Jenna Ruzich of Baxter won the women's division and finished eighth overall during the 17-kilometer Skate Sisu Ski Fest event Saturday in Ironwood, Mich. Ruzich finished in 1:04:19. Cam Christiansen of Nisswa posted the winning time of 39:23 during Saturday's MNCup event at Snowflake Nordic Center in Duluth. Christiansen shot 1,1,0,1 to finish ahead of third-place finisher Zean Baker, Nisswa, who shot 1,0,3,2 and finished in 42:25. The next event will be Jan. 24 in Nisswa.
Trent Petro earned a decision at 178 pounds during the main event of Saturday's Golden Gloves Boxing bout at the Wadena Armory. Petro outlasted Avery Miller of St. Cloud in the four-round match. Rayne Denzel of Wadena decisioned Jackson Knapp of St. Cloud at 135 pounds. Diego Bojoquez lost his first career match at 125 pounds to James Robinson of Leech Lake. Matt Umland of Verndale lost to Ronnie Hulleh of Leech Lake during their 115-pound match. Wadena's next home card will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Wadena Armory.
Joe Haug Year: Junior Team: North Dakota State University Bison Sport: Football Position: Left tackle Measurables: 6-foot-6, 299 pounds Highlights: Helped Bison to fourth-straight National Championship Joe Haeg will not declare for this April's NFL draft - there is still work to be done. Haeg and the North Dakota State University Bison secured their fourth straight FCS national championship Saturday and in turn landed the top spot in final FCS poll after finishing the season 15-1. The redshirt junior, who has played in three of those title games, said this offseason will be all abou
Warriors 62, Willmar 36 Key: Brainerd forced 23 Willmar turnovers Conf: Brd 5-2, Will 0-7 Overall: Brd 7-6, Will 2-10 Next: Brainerd at Sauk Rapids 7:30 p.m. Thursday Chris Pederson was bouncing off the walls before Friday's game. He was close to jumping out of the gym during it. The 6-foot-5 junior forward energized the Brainerd Warriors to a 62-36 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Willmar Cardinals at Brainerd High School. Pederson led all scorers with 15 points, but it's the shots he missed that captured the attention of the crowd.
Warriors split Key: Brainerd won nine matches against Sartell, only four against Bemidji Conf: Brd 4-0, Sar 0-3 Overall: Brd 5-3, Sar 0-8, Bem 10-4 Next: Brainerd at Bemidji tournament 9:30 a.m.
Hayden Zillmer Year: Junior College: North Dakota State University High School: Crosby-Ironton Sport: Wrestling Weight class: 184 pounds Season record: 18-2 Rank: 10th No. 10. Or is it No. 9? Could be No. 7, but most likely 10. Then there is No. 6, too. That's what Hayden Zillmer is ranked - all five of those. Confused? Don't worry about it. Zillmer isn't. The 184-pound wrestler for the North Dakota State University Bison is ranked No. 10 by InterMat.com. He is ranked No. 9 by WIN Wrestling Magazine. Amateur Wrestling has him ranked No. 7. TheOpenMat.com likes him at No.
Brainerd Invite Team winner: Melrose/Sauk Centre Warriors: Second Individual highlights: David Supinski won two individual races for Warriors Next: Brainerd in Minneapolis South Invitational at University of Minnesota Aquatics Center noon Saturday For Matt Majerle it's a love-hate relationship. For the Brainerd Warriors it's big points. The it is the 200-yard individual medley and for Majerle it might be the best way back to the Class 2A state meet. Majerle displayed his talent for the grueling event by posting a winning time of 2:11.97 Tuesday during the Brainerd Invitational at Bra