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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Staples-Motley 38, Crookston 6 Highlight: S-M scored on its first three possessions and recovered two fumbles Overall: SM 5-3, Crok 2-6 Next: Staples-Motley in opening round of Section 6-2A playoffs TBA STAPLES - Hunter Berggren gave all the credit to the offensive line. And why not, as the Staples-Motley Cardinals pushed the Crookston Pirates up and down the field Wednesday to the tune of a 38-6 victory. "Our gameplan was basically the same as always - run on them," said Berggren. "We wanted to get it done up front.
PINE RIVER - Ridge Hunstad enjoyed a career game just in the first half Friday. The Pillager Huskies' junior rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. He caught two passes for 49 yards and more importantly picked off two passes at the goal line helping Pillager to a 24-13 Northwest Subdistrict White victory over the previously unbeaten Pine River-Backus Tigers.
Morgan Lohmiller Year: Senior School: Pequot Lakes Sport: Volleyball Position: Setter Highlights: Finished with 63 set assists, 15 digs, 10 ace serves, nine kills and five blocks at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley tournament. The multi-dimensional Morgan Lohmiller on which is better setting or hitting: "I really don't have a preference because I love setting and watching the other girls get their kills and at the same time I really love being the attacker, too." Pequot Lakes head volleyball coach Kate Dale has asked a lot of Morgan Lohmiller this season. The senior has answered. In the
Tyler Moore Year: Junior School: Little Falls Sport: Cross country Highlights: Won the Rocori Invite, his third win of the season, in 16:51 Little Falls junior Tyler Moore on being short: "It's funny looking up and down the line, especially at the award ceremony at the end, everybody has about seven or eight inches on me - maybe even a foot in some situations. "You have to think about how many more steps I'm taking compared to others, but then again that helps me at the end because I can get my leg turnover going faster in the final sprints, which is why I love kicking at the end of rac
Sartell 107.5, Warriors 78.5 Highlight: Allison Crum won a loud 500-yard freestyle Conf: Brd 5-1, Sar 6-0 Overall: Brd 6-1, Sar 6-0 Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A True Team meet at Elk River 10 .m.
Pequot Lakes 43, Park Rapids 28 Highlight: Two punt returns for scores and a blocked punt Subdistrict: PL 3-2, PR 1-4 Overall: PL 4-2, PR 1-5 Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Thief River Falls 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 PEQUOT LAKES - C.J. Borleis didn't return a kickoff for a score or one of his two interceptions. The Pequot Lakes senior quarterback almost scored about every other way, though, as he helped the Patriots to a 43-28 win over the Park Rapids Panthers Friday. Borleis opened the scoring with a 65-yard punt return and then kicked the extra point.
Jordyn Glenz Year: Senior School: Verndale Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter Highlights: Finished with 18 kills, 8 digs and 1.5 blocks against Swanville and 18 kills, 13 digs, five blocks and one set assist against Wadena-Deer Creek Jordyn Glenz is playing less and it might be making her better. The senior middle hitter isn't playing throughout the Verndale Pirates' volleyball rotation. She's being taken out of the back row for libero Alexis Steege. That's not to say Glenz isn't one of Verndale's better defenders.
Chris Ramsey Year: Senior School: Pillager Sport: Football Position: Safety, Running back Highlights: Rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns against Lake Park-Audubon Chris Ramsey was forced to increase his to-do list this season. One of just three seniors on the Pillager Huskies football team, Ramsey knew a strong leadership presence was essential to the development of his younger teammates. He did, however, have one personal goal he wanted to obtain this year. "Right away, and it was kind of a joke, but I wanted to get 100 yards in one game," said Ramsey.
Warriors 3, Fergus Falls 1 Highlight: Ally Smith scored two overtime goals Conf: Brd 7-0, FF 1-4-1 Overall: Brd 8-1, FF 4-6-2 Next: Brainerd at Bemidji 2 p.m. Saturday It sounded like Homer Simpson was on the Brainerd Warrior sidelines Thursday. A consistent stream of 'oh' 'ah' 'duh' and 'ugh' flowed from coaches and players as they watched shot after shot hit a bar, missed just wide or get corralled by Fergus Falls Otters keeper Alicia Niblock. Brainerd attempted 33 shots on the Otters' goal, a handful from point-blank range.
Golf outing. Road Trip. Mancation. Call it what you would like, but at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 I boarded a bus with around 30 other adult men who traveled from various distances to Motley. Our destination was Morton. More specifically Dacotah Ridge Golf Club and Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel. For the past week I've been working this column in my head trying to pinpoint the hilarious happenstances, the witty back-and-forths and the unbelievable anecdotes. The problem that keeps arising is the Brainerd Dispatch is a family newspaper and so 80 percent of my material is being censored. No one died.