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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Crosby-Ironton 58, Mesabi East 18 Key: Jake Larson rushed for 222 yards and four TDs Overall: CI 9-0, ME 6-4 Next: Crosby-Ironton vs. Moose Lake-Willow River in Section 7-2A championship at Duluth Public Stadium 7 p.m. Thursday CROSBY - Jake Larson was a man of few words Saturday. The Crosby-Ironton sophomore may have been tired. Or he may have decided his legs did all the talking needed as he became the school's all-time single season rushing leader as well as single game record holder. Larson's 223 yards and four scores on 24 carries helped the No.
Makyla Klever is making a name for herself under water. The Little Falls Flyers swimmer does her best - read fastest - work under the water level leading to a string of multiple-victory duals. "Her strength in the pool is her streamline starts and turns," said Flyers head swimming and diving coach Tim Corbett. "She can beat people in the 50 free who are swimming faster than her just because of her starts and turns. She ends up getting to the finish first because of them. She's really good at both of those portions of the event.
Clicking. Everything is clicking for the Pine River-Backus Tigers running game. The loss of starting quarterback Zach Struss forced the hands of the Tigers to become more of a power running team instead of the balanced offensive attack it deployed during most of the regular season.
Little Falls 20, Thief River Falls 14 Key: A fumbled snap on a punt gave Flyers prime field position Overall: LF 6-3, TRF 4-5 Next: Little Falls at No. 1-seeded Detroit Lakes in Section 8-4A semifinals 7 p.m. Saturday LITTLE FALLS - Like the regular season started, so does the playoffs for the Little Falls Flyers. Little Falls needed a 36-point second half to come back and beat the Thief River Falls Prowlers 43-40 to open the season. While it wasn't the same large margin, Little Falls led for just nine seconds over the Prowlers in Tuesday's Section 8-4A quarterfinal match up.
Girls Tennis What: Class 1A state tennis tournament When: Team: Oct. 21-22; Individual Oct. 23-24 Who: Staples-Motley team, Nikki Edin-Grace Wolhowe in doubles, Izabella Edin in singles Where: Reed-Sweat Family Tennis Center, Minneapolis For 10 straight seasons the Staples-Motley Cardinals have represented their community at the Class 1A state girls tennis tournament. For 10 straight seasons they have shown they belonged. This year, however, will be a challenge. Despite the long running tenure, the Cardinals are a young, state inexperienced team.
Dillon Card Year: Senior School: Verndale Sport: Football Position: Quarterback, defensive end Highlights: Rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 95 yards and another score against Brandon-Evansville Dillon Card. Those are the first words out of every Pheasant Conference coach's mouth when talking about the Verndale Pirates. Card is the main focus of every defense attempting to stop the Pirates as the three-year starting quarterback has dissected teams over the course of his career. This year, despite the added attention, has not been different.
Grace Wolhowe Year: Senior School: Staples-Motley Sport: Tennis Position: No. 2 singles, doubles Highlights: Picked up career win 100 and advanced to Class 1A state team and individual tournaments It's back to the beginning for Grace Wolhowe. When Wolhowe started playing tennis, one of her first doubles partners was a nice young girl named Nikki Edin. Now the two are seniors and are headed to the Class 1A state doubles tournament as partners. It's a new, old coupling, however, as Wolhowe played No. 2 singles for the state-bound Staples-Motley Cardinals team all season.
Crosby-Ironton 14, Aitkin 12 Key: A two-point conversion Conf: A 3-2, CI 5-0 Overall: A 5-3, CI 8-0 Next: Aitkin in Section 6-3A quarterfinals vs. TBA 7 p.m. Tuesday ; Crosby-Ironton in Section 7-2A semifinals TBA Saturday CROSBY - A stump. The Crosby-Ironton Rangers capped off a perfect regular season. They won the Great Polar Alliance outright and earned a first-round bye in the upcoming Section 7-2A playoffs. What does Class 2A's third-ranked team get for its troubles?
Warriors 103, Willmar 79 Key: Brainerd won 7 of the 9 individual events and 3 relays Conf: Brd 7-1, Will 6-2 Overall: Brd 8-2, Will 6-3 Next: Brainerd in Central Lakes Conference championship at Sartell noon Oct.
PILLAGER — Kick team get ready. That was the most used phrase on the Pillager sidelines Friday. Including the second half kickoff, the Pillager Huskies kicked off to the Red...