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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- 4 years 2 months
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
Jordan Riewer Year: Senior School: Minnesota State University Moorhead Sport: Men's Basketball Position: Point guard Highlights: Two-time Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week Tis the season for giving, but Jordan Riewer has made a career out of it. The Former Staples-Motley Cardinal and current Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon leads his team in assists with 79 total or 5.3 per game during the Dragons' 14-1 start to the season. The fifth-year senior also leads MSUM with 16.4 points per game, a .925 free throw percentage and minutes at 30.
Rogers 75, Warriors 61 Key: Rogers shot 51 percent from the field Overall: Brd 1-5, R 3-4 Next: Brainerd hosts St. Cloud Tech 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 Brainerd ran out of defenders Monday night. For one half, the Warriors' defense fortified the paint and held Rogers Royals' shooters to 41 percent from the field. Then the second half came and Rogers got hot from everywhere en route to a 75-61 Section 8-4A victory at Brainerd High School. Rogers hit on 51.8 percent of its shots as senior post Hannah Sjerven scored eight of her 10 points in the second half.
On top is just where Kolton Eischens wants to be - at the end of the year. The Pierz Pioneers' junior is Class 1A's top-ranked 152 pounder and after an individual championship at Brainerd's Paul Bunyan tournament Dec. 13, that shouldn't change. Eischens captured the 160-pound bracket with a pin over Justin Jenks of Little Falls in 2:18 of the championship match.
Marlee Moore's list of goals are almost as long as her 6-foot-2 frame. Moore is a towering presence on the Lake Region Christian Hornets girls basketball team. The senior center is dominating opponents on both sides of the court this season as she's averaging 17.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocks through six games and Lake Region is 6-0. "I really want us to jell as a team," said Moore. "I think that if we work together it's going to be a great season."
Hunter Larson is on the prowl. After a year of feeling his way through a new offense and the pace of varsity basketball, Larson is finding his opportunities and making them count. The junior guard downed 26 points in helping Pequot to a 63-32 Mid-State Conference win over Wadena-Deer Creek Dec. 5 at Wadena. The Patriots improved to 4-0 after Larson scored 14 points in their 63-49 win over Pelican Rapids Dec. 9.