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 10 months
Team: Brainerd won with 53 points Individual: Tyler Moore of Little Falls won in 16:49.3 Next: Brainerd, Little Falls in Monticello Invitational at Vintage Golf Course, Otsego, 4 p.m. Thursday; Pillager, at Wadena-Deer Creek Invite 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Crosby-Ironton, Pillager at Pequot Lakes Invite at Emily Greens Golf Course 4 p.m.
Claire Browning Year: Senior School: Aitkin Sport: Tennis Position: No. 1 singles Highlights: Opened the season 10-0 OPTIONAL Aitkin's Claire Browning on being ranked No. 3 in the Class 1A tennis polls: "It's always nice to hear, but you don't want to base too much on rankings. Rankings are just a number on a sheet of paper. It's really how you handle different players and how they handle themselves against you.
Thomas Miller Year: Senior School: Little Falls Sport: Football Position: Running back, returner, safety Highlights: Rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns against Milaca OPTIONAL Little Falls senior Thomas Miller on new Flyers head coach Joe Bartos: "He's done a great job from the very beginning. He's a younger guy and he's pretty easy to relate to from a player's point of view. He played college football not too long ago. ... Very upbeat. Very energetic.
Depth might be a problem, but talent won't be for the Brainerd Warriors. Faith Watson is still only a junior, but she compiled a number of postseason accolades to warrant captain status for this year's team. Watson was named the team's hardest worker last year, which helped her also land the team's most valuable runner award. She finished 19th in last year's Central Lakes Conference meet to must miss all-conference honors, but claimed honorable mention.
Boys cross country running Head coach: Dave Herath, 23rd season 2014 boys finish: 5th in CLC, 9th in Section 8-2A Boys captains: Peder Smith, Travis Goeden, Luke West, Mac Brink Warriors Schedule Sept. 4, Brainerd Invite at Forestview 10 a.m. Sept. 10, Monticello Invite 4 p.m. Sept. 17, Lucky Lindy Invite at Little Falls 3:50 p.m. Sept. 21, Pierz Stampede 4:15 p.m. Sept. 26, Roy Griak Invite at University of Minnesota 9 a.m. Oct. 8, Ranger Invite at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge 3 p.m. Oct. 13, St. Cloud Tech Invite 4 p.m. Oct.
Alexandria 1, Warriors 0 Key: Kagan Foster scored the lone goal in a defensive battle Conf: Brd 0-1, Alex 1-0 Overall: Brd 0-2, Alex 3-0 Next: Brainerd at Rocori 5 p.m.
Goals have been set to reflect the high expectations of the Brainerd Warriors this season. With five state meet participants and a host of top Central Lakes Conference competitors back, an unblemished season, which would include a conference title, and a high Section 8-2A meet finish are just the beginning of what the Warriors hope to accomplish.
Staples-Motley 24, Frazee 14 Key: Matt Miller returned an interception 80 yards to seal SM's victory. Subdistrict: SM 1-0, F 0-1 Overall: SM 1-1, F 0-2 Next: Staples-Motley at Osakis 7 p.m.
Brittny Bzdok fought back tears Thursday night. The Pequot Lakes senior just smacked down 15 kills to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 25-21, 29-27, 26-24 sweep of the Brainerd Warriors at Brainerd High School to open the season. It was a bittersweet victory for the outside hitter as Pequot head coach Kate Dale was mourning the death of her father. Following the game, a very happy group of Patriots used Facetime to talk to their coach after the win.
Warriors volleyball Head coach: Jared Diem, eighth year 2014 finish: 5-7 CLC, 18-15 overall Career record: 86-120 (.417) Returning starters: Maddy Stall, Kirsten Johnshoy Captain: Maddy Stall Assistant coaches: Dawn Genz, Carla Stall (JV1), Shelley Kennedy (JV2), Anne Nicklaus (9A), Melissa Hagen (9B) Player versatility is the buzzword for this year's Brainerd Warriors. With a number of spots vacated due to last year's large senior class, this year's Warriors will be playing different positions, different roles, while hopefully still maintaining the upward swing in the program. Few