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.
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LAKE SHORE - It's been a pack mentality for the Brainerd Warriors girls this season. Brainerd won for the sixth time this season as the Warriors landed six girls in the top seven of Monday's Brainerd Invite at Mount Ski Gull. The Brainerd boys, led by Grant Kosobud's third-place time of 49:01, finished second behind St. Cloud Central. Alex Stone won the girls' division with a time of 48.91. She raced to 24.89 on her first run, with a second-run time of 24.02. Both runs were the fastest of the event. "Coming into today, I knew Nicole Bloch of St.
Thomas Miller Year: Junior School: Little Falls Sport: Hockey Position: Left wing Highlights: Finished the week with five goals and four assists Thomas Miller has been a rarity for the Little Falls Flyers. Last season he became the first sophomore captain in Tony Couture's tenure as head boys hockey coach. Miller's season was interrupted with a torn ACL, but he still managed five goals and six assists. As a freshman, Miller landed a spot on the Flyers' first line. He registered eight goals and 20 points to help Little Falls to the Section 6-1A finals. This season, Miller is back.
Megan Felthous Year: Senior School: Pine River-Backus Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Highlights: Finished with 25 points against Clearbrook-Gonvick. Try as she might, Megan Felthous is not the kid anymore. The Pine River-Backus senior has reluctantly embraced her emergence from the young upstart to the crafty veteran for the Tigers' girls basketball team. Just don't call her old. "When she was coming up I called her the kid," said PR-B head coach Randy Schwegel.
Warriors 106, Fergus Falls 65 Key: Warriors swam 11 first-place times Conf: Brd 5-2, FF 3-3 Overall: Brd 5-2, FF 3-3 Next: Brainerd hosts Sauk Rapids 6 p.m. Feb. 5 Peder Smith is at a slight disadvantage. Don't expect any excuses from the shorter Brainerd Warrior, who continued his onslaught on Central Lakes Conference competition with a sweep of the distance freestyles during Thursday's 106-65 victory over Fergus Falls at Brainerd High School. Smith, who holds the school record in the 500 free, swam a 5:26.25 for first place.
Rocori 68, Warriors 59 Key: Jon Olson scored 18 second-half points for the Spartans Conf: Brd 6-4, R 7-2 Overall: Brd 8-9, R 13-4 Next: Brainerd at Fergus Falls 7:30 p.m. Friday Just a little bit better. That's the best way to describe the Rocori Spartans, who shot a little better, took care of the ball a little better and scored a little more to beat the Brainerd Warriors 68-59 Tuesday night at Brainerd High School. Brainerd shot 50 percent from the field. Rocori shot 55 percent. Brainerd finished with just 13 turnovers.
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.