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
- 6 years 11 months
Sartell 112, Warriors 72 Key: Sartell won every event but one Conf: Brd 6-1, Sar 7-0 Overall: Brd 6-1, Sar 7-0 Next: Brainerd at Fergus Falls 6 p.m. Thursday Dan Anderson knows his swimmers and divers well. He knew his Brainerd Warriors were going to take a beating Thursday against Class 1A's fifth-ranked Sartell Sabres at Brainerd High School. And they did, 112-72. But he also knows practices will have an urgency leading up to the Section 8-2A meet later this season.
It didn't matter that her oldest sister was one of the best setters Central Minnesota has ever seen. When Casey Volkmann was growing up watching her sister's team win a Class 1A state volleyball title, and advance to state numerous other times, she had different dreams. "When I was younger, I always thought it was so cool to be the person who went up and got the kill every time," Casey Volkmann said. "So it was finally amazing when I was 12 years old and I could go up and hit a ball in bounds."
Emmet Anderson Year: Freshman School: Staples-Motley Sport: Cross country Varsity seasons: Four Highlights: Won the Bagley Invite and Milaca Mega Meet Emmet Anderson knows how good Staples-Motley used to be. He's met members of the Cardinals' elite cross country teams that advanced to state every year from 1995-2009 and won the state title seven times. He knows about individual state champions like Derrick Mattila and two-time state champion Jeff Brever, now the head coach at Pequot Lakes. aEmmet Anderson knows how good Staples-Motley used to be. He's met members of the Cardinals' elite cross country teams that advanced to state every year from 1995-2009 and won the state title seven times. He knows about individual state champions like Derrick Mattila and two-time state champion Jeff Brever, now the head coach at Pequot Lakes. And because he knows he wants a taste.
AITKIN—Alan Hills couldn't bear to watch the last 3.9 seconds. The first-year head football coach for the Aitkin Gobblers had his team sitting with a 20-14 edge late in the fourth quarter, but rival Crosby-Ironton was charging. In one minute and 13 seconds, the Rangers marched from their own 20 to the Gobbler 30 to set up one final play to determine who would claim the Stump Trophy. A big 35-yard reception from Matthew Christopher helped set up the final play.
Sauk Rapids 3, Warriors 2 Key: Storm's Morgan Maselter sealed win with big kill Conf: Brd 3-4, SR 6-1 Overall: Brd 6-10, SR 9-3 Next: Brainerd hosts Willmar 7 p.m. Tuesday It's close. So close that the final play of Thursday's Central Lakes Conference match summed up the difference between the Brainerd Warriors and the Sauk Rapids Storm in Brainerd. In the fifth set, and Brainerd needing a point, the Warriors attempted a timid tip and it didn't work.
Mike Mahlen's words are few. The long-time head football coach for the Verndale Pirates has watched and coached numerous players. So when he says this about his starting quarterback it carries a lot of weight. "He's just a good, hard-nosed, football player."
Pack these girls some energy bars. When Anna Willgohs and Claire Wolhowe play with energy, they dominate like the duo did during the Sept. 16 Mid-State Conference Championships. The Staples-Motley Cardinals' No. 1 doubles team defeated a Perham team to open their play and then knocked off Detroit Lakes to win the title.
Pillager 22, United North Central 14 Key: Pillager scored 22 third-quarter points Conf: Pill 2-1, UNC 2-1 Overall: Pill 3-1, UNC 3-1 Next: Pillager vs. West Central at Barrett 3 p.m. Saturday PILLAGER—Tucker Peterson made a sophomore mistake early Friday night. But by the end of the night, the Pillager Huskies may have wanted to crown him homecoming king.
Warriors 105, Sauk Rapids 81 Key: Warriors scored big points in 50 free and diving to pull away Conf: Brd 5-0, SR 3-1 Overall: Brd 5-0, SR 5-1 Next: Brainerd at Rocori 6 p.m. Dan Anderson was feeling good right from the start Thursday. What was billed as a repeat event of last week's tight Brainerd Warriors dual with St. Cloud Tech, fizzled early as the Warriors took it to previously unbeaten Sauk Rapids 105-81 at Brainerd High School.
Her goal is to leave her footprints at every swimming pool where she competes. On Sept. 7, Alice Foote set the Ogilvie High School pool record with a winning 100-meter freestyle time of 1:03.29. She also won the 50 free in 28.09 and helped Little Falls win the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. The 400 freestyle of Foote, Katie Corbett, Rachel Pusc and Meghan Fritz also set a pool record of 4:27.21. Foote's dominance helped the Little Falls Flyers beat Ogilvie/Mora 91-87.