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
- 3 years 11 months
Dillon Card Year: Senior School: Verndale Sport: Football Position: Quarterback, defensive end Highlights: Rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 95 yards and another score against Brandon-Evansville Dillon Card. Those are the first words out of every Pheasant Conference coach's mouth when talking about the Verndale Pirates. Card is the main focus of every defense attempting to stop the Pirates as the three-year starting quarterback has dissected teams over the course of his career. This year, despite the added attention, has not been different.
Grace Wolhowe Year: Senior School: Staples-Motley Sport: Tennis Position: No. 2 singles, doubles Highlights: Picked up career win 100 and advanced to Class 1A state team and individual tournaments It's back to the beginning for Grace Wolhowe. When Wolhowe started playing tennis, one of her first doubles partners was a nice young girl named Nikki Edin. Now the two are seniors and are headed to the Class 1A state doubles tournament as partners. It's a new, old coupling, however, as Wolhowe played No. 2 singles for the state-bound Staples-Motley Cardinals team all season.
Crosby-Ironton 14, Aitkin 12 Key: A two-point conversion Conf: A 3-2, CI 5-0 Overall: A 5-3, CI 8-0 Next: Aitkin in Section 6-3A quarterfinals vs. TBA 7 p.m. Tuesday ; Crosby-Ironton in Section 7-2A semifinals TBA Saturday CROSBY - A stump. The Crosby-Ironton Rangers capped off a perfect regular season. They won the Great Polar Alliance outright and earned a first-round bye in the upcoming Section 7-2A playoffs. What does Class 2A's third-ranked team get for its troubles?
Warriors 103, Willmar 79 Key: Brainerd won 7 of the 9 individual events and 3 relays Conf: Brd 7-1, Will 6-2 Overall: Brd 8-2, Will 6-3 Next: Brainerd in Central Lakes Conference championship at Sartell noon Oct.
PILLAGER — Kick team get ready. That was the most used phrase on the Pillager sidelines Friday. Including the second half kickoff, the Pillager Huskies kicked off to the Red...
Thankfully it was homecoming. Robbie Skiba carried the ball 30 times in cold, windy, wet conditions Oct. 5. The senior running back said he was tired and sore, but it was homecoming and he had just helped the Pierz Pioneers to a 21-7 victory over rival Eden Valley-Watkins. "It was pretty cold and windy and it snowed," Skiba said with a hint of downplaying the poor conditions. "We pretty much stuck with our game plan throughout the game, though.
Margaret Stokman is running without a care. She doesn't care if she wins. She doesn't care how she does and it's because she doesn't care she's having another successful year of cross country running. The Crosby-Ironton Ranger calls it running free and it's this philosophy that has allowed her to stay loose, stay focused and stay in the front of the pack.
Jerod Novak Year: Junior School: Aitkin Sport: Football Position: Running back, linebacker Highlights: Rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns against Rush City Jerod Novak was tired, beat up and sore. Chances are the Rush City Tigers who attempted to tackle the junior running back for the Aitkin Gobblers were worse off. They certainly were after the conclusion of the Sept.
Gina Garai Year: Junior School: Pequot Lakes Sport: Cross country Highlights: Won back-to-back races Gina Garai is a quick learner. The foreign exchange student from Hungary struggled to understand her coach and the concept of cross country running. Now she's one of the area's top runners. Garai captured her first individual title at the Pillager Invite Sept. 18 at Madden's Pine Beach West Course.
Warroad 21, Staples-Motley 14 Key: Warroad raced out to a 14-0 halftime lead Conf: SM 0-4, W 1-3 Overall: SM 0-5, W 1-4 Next: Staples-Motley vs. Hawley at Concordia College Moorhead 4 p.m. Friday STAPLES - Jacob Swendsrud to Brady Becker. It worked early in the third quarter to put the Staples-Motley Cardinals on the board for the first time in Friday's Heart O'Lakes Classic Conference contest. The combination worked four more times in the second half for 103 yards. It worked on fourth and 12 on the Warroad 40 with time slipping away in the fourth quarter.