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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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.
Friday's Midwest Red Subdistrict game between host Pequot Lakes and Class 3A's seventh-ranked Perham Yellowjackets was officially called at 11:02 p.m. Friday because of lightning. The game will restart at 6 p.m. Monday with Perham in possession of the ball with a fourth down and 2 at the Perham 34. It will be the start of the fourth quarter. The game was postponed because of lighting around 9:30 p.m. and the skies continued to light up until the head official deemed it too unsafe for the players to come back onto a wet field after such a long delay.
Brainerd 97, Tech 89 Key: Brainerd finished 2-3-4 in three events Conf: Brd 3-0, Tech 2-1 Overall: Brd 3-0, Tech 2-1 Next: Brainerd at Alexandria 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday's result rested on the shoulders of Madelynn Gibbons. The junior was the final leg of Brainerd's 400-yard freestyle relay. A first-place finish and the Warriors would rally to defeat the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in a Central Lakes Conference dual meet at Brainerd High School.
PIERZ—This one was worth the billing—for a half. Prior to Friday's Mid-State Subdistrict 1 contest between the Pierz Pioneers and Holdingford Huskers, Great American Rivalry Series named it the best rivalry game of Week Two in the country. For one half it was, but in the second half Class 3A's third-ranked Pioneers pulled away for a 35-14 victory.
BAXTER—When asked what it felt like to be a two-time Run for the Melon champion, Emily Rugloski's face lit up bright. "I kind of liked it," she said with a sneaky giggle. "I'm not going to lie. It feels great." As it should for the Brainerd Warriors senior, who won the race last year in 20:15.63. This year, Rugloski ran a bit slower with a 20:31.9, but she led the entire way.
BAXTER—Before Friday's Run for the Melon, Drew Peterson received a hefty request from a former teammate. Two-time champion Tyler Moore, who is running this season at the University of Mississippi, told Peterson he needed to keep the winning streak going. Peterson tried as he posted a ninth-place 18:30.9 to lead the Little Falls Flyers to third.
Dave Herath described the cross country season as not starting on Day One, but on June 1. The Brainerd Warriors head coach likes the effort his runners put in during the summer. He said it's showing so far in practice, but Herath won't get a complete picture until after the first event, which is Friday at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. What he's looking for is depth, especially at the No. 5 position.