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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Pierz vs. DGF What: Class 3A state quarterfinal Who: Pierz (10-0) vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (8-2) When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Adamson Field, Brainerd High School Good things happened the last time the Pierz Pioneers played the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. The last matchup happened in 2004 in the Section 8-2A final at Fargodome. Pierz topped the Rebels 20-10 and went on to win the 2004 Class 2A state title. The same teams meet again, this time in the Class 3A state quarterfinal 6 p.m.
ST. CLOUD - Kolton Eischens said he won't mind missing deer hunting this year. Eischens won't be wearing blaze orange, but instead red and black as he helped the Pierz Pioneers blank St. Cloud Cathedral 48-0 Saturday in the Section 5-3A final at St. Cloud State University. Pierz now will play Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the Class 3A state quarterfinals at Brainerd Nov. 8.
Offensive line Year: Seniors, juniors and a sophomore School: Pierz Sport: Football Position: Offensive line and tight ends Highlights: Blocked Pierz into the Section 5-3A final They are the true trailblazers. Or more appropriately, the Pioneers. Each week opposing defenses try and beat up, push around and get past the nameless, faceless student-athletes.
Izabella Edin Year: Sophomore School: Verndale Sport: Tennis Position: No. 1 singles Highlights: Finished third in Class 1A state singles tournament Izabella Edin didn't win the tournament, but she certainly made a name for herself. Edin, a sophomore from Verndale playing for the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls tennis team, was the only competitor at the Class 1A state tournament to take a set off of top-ranked and eventual state champion Danielle Gannon of Holy Family Catholic. That feat came during the state singles semifinals Oct.
Underwood 30, Verndale 12 Key: Underwood rushed for 413 yards Overall: Vern 9-2, U 10-1 Next: Underwood vs. Section 1 winner in Nine Man state quarterfinal at Irondale High School 1 p.m. Nov. 8 FARGO - Where's the beef? It's in the Underwood Rocket's offensive and defensive lines. The No.
FARGO - Anthony Soderberg didn't sleep Wednesday night. The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton head coach was up thinking of ways to stop the Pequot Lakes Patriots offense. He probably slept well Thursday night after the top-seeded Rebels bounced No. 2 Pequot Lakes 6-0 in the Section 8-3A finals at the Fargodome to advance to the 3A state tournament.
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.