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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Class 2A Golf Team: Pequot Lakes Girls placed third Boys Individual: Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson tied for fourth; Little Falls' Kyler Erdman tied for 33rd Girls Individual: Pierz's Jessica Hawks tied for 31st It's all about attitude for Andrew Israelson. The Staples-Motley Cardinals junior gutted through the worst six holes of his Class 2A state tournament career to play the best 12 holes of the two-day tournament Wednesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Israelson shot 3-under on his last 12 holes to finish with a 73 and a two-day 146, which landed him in a tie for fourth pla
Class 3A Golf Boys individual: Jack Evans tied for 69th Girls individual: Moen carded two-day 179 In a 36-hole tournament, Jack Evans had 33 pretty good holes. It was the last three Wednesday during the final round of the Class 3A state tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids that will likely be on the Brainerd Warrior freshman's mind for a while. Evans matched his front nine 38, but again struggled on the back, this time posting a 46 for an 84 and a two-day 166 that placed him in a tie for 69th. "Today was a better day through 15 holes," said Warrior boys coach Brian Wallace.
Class 1A golf Individual: Logan Jackson shot two-day 163 Logan Jackson is content with his state experience. The Pillager Huskies' senior shaved nine strokes off his first-round 86 to finish in a tie for 24th with a two-day 163 Wednesday at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker. Jackson said it was a great Class 1A state experience leading into college golf in the fall. "It was a great opportunity to play in a two-day tournament and get a feel for that," said Jackson. "I haven't played in a lot of two-day tournaments.
Class 3A Golf Boys individual: Brainerd's Jack Evans shot 63rd-place 82 Girls individual: Brainerd's Hannah Moen shot 27th-place 83 Wednesday tee times: Evans 7:30 a.m. Wednesday; Moen 12:18 a.m. Wednesday at Bunker Hills golf Club, Coon Rapids Hannah Moen battled Tuesday. The Brainerd Warriors senior rebounded from nerves on the first hole of the Class 3A state tournament at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, which resulted in a double bogey. She battled the 90-degree heat as she shot a second nine 40 compared to an opening nine of 43.
Class 1A Golf Who: Pillager's Logan Jackson shot 52nd-place 86 Wednesday tee time: 7:39 a.m. at Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker Logan Jackson knows his golf game. The Pillager Huskies' senior knew the back nine of Pebble Creek Golf Club would give him trouble and it did Tuesday during the first round of the Class 1A state tournament. Jackson fired a back nine 46, which he started on, but rallied for a 40 on the front for an 86.
Class 2A Golf Team: Pequot girls tied for third; 13 back of Detroit Lakes Boys individual: Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson shot 15th-place 73; Little Falls' Kyler Erdman shot 25th-place 75 Girls individual: Pierz's Jessica Hawks is tied for 17th with an 82 Next: Final round Class 2A state tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday Hole No. 9 was not kind to the Pequot Lakes girls. The Patriots opened their quest for a Class 2A state title Tuesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan teeing off on the 10th hole.
State Golf What: Class 2A state tournament Who: Pequot Lakes girls team, Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson Little Falls' Kyler Erdman, Pierz's Jessica Hawks Where: Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan When: Tuesday-Wednesday Maggie Heggerston and Andrew Israelson enter this year's state golf tournament in similar situations, but have very different game plans. Staples-Motley's Israelson is Class 2A co-defending state champion for the boys. Heggerston of Pequot Lakes is the co-defending state champion for the Class 2A girls.
Class 2A Track and Field Final highlights: Brainerd's Sophie Balster finished ninth in discus Prelims: Brainerd's David Supinski advanced to Saturday's 400-meter dash finals Next: Brainerd, Little Falls in Class 2A state track and field meet at Hamline University, St. Paul, 9 a.m. Saturday ST.
Class 1A state meet Finals highlights: Pine River-Backus's Megan Porta finishes second in discus Prelim highlights: Pequot Lakes girls score top times in two relays Next: Class 1A state track and field finals, Hamline University, St. Paul 3:30 p.m.
State track and field What: Class 1A state track and field meet Who: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek When: Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6 Where: Hamline University, St.