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 cross country Male highlight: Tyler Moore finishes all-state Female highlight: Meritt Miller finishes all-state Team: Warrior girls place seventh NORTHFIELD—What a good day to be happy. The Brainerd Warriors girls, led by all-state finisher Meritt Miller, placed seventh in Saturday's Class 2A state girls meet at St. Olaf College, which was painted with warm, sunny fall weather.
Pillager 29, Ottertail Central 6 Key: Two interception returns for TDs, Josh Doss 2 TD passes Overall: P 11-0, OTC 8-3 Next: Pillager vs. Section 8-2A winner Hawley/Barnesville in Class 2A state quarterfinal at Moorhead 7 p.m. Friday FARGO, N.D.—The first time the Pillager Huskies advanced to the state tournament in 2000, Josh Doss was not a fan.
Hillcrest 20, Verndale 14 Key: Hillcrest stopped Verndale on three straight pass plays from their own 5 Overall: V 10-1, H 10-1 Next: Hillcrest vs. Section 2 winner MACCRAY or Cleveland in Nine-Man State Quarterfinal at St. Cloud State University 5 p.m. Friday FARGO—A chance. It's all any team can ask for and the top-seeded Verndale Pirates gave themselves a great chance to win the Section 4, Nine-Man championship Friday at the Fargodome.
FARGO—This year's Pequot Lakes Patriots might go down as one of the most resilient teams in program history. Unfortunately resilience doesn't always translate into championships and Thursday was an example as the fourth-seeded Patriots fell to the No. 2-seeded Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels 31-20 in the Section 8-3A championship game at the Fargodome for the fourth straight year. "It's frustrating this year because the coaching staff and I feel that we should have won this game," said Pequot Lakes head coach Chip Lohmiller. "Yes, in the first half, they had a couple of good drives. But we missed a lot of open passes. There were a couple of times we had wide receivers 20 yards wide open and we missed the pass.
It's been 14 years since the Pillager Huskies played in the state football tournament. On Friday, the top-seeded Huskies will get their second chance in those 14 years to get back to the fall's final tournament when they face No. 2-seeded Ottertail Central in the Section 6-2A championship game 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fargodome. The unbeaten Huskies last played in the dome in 2012 when they fell to Browerville/Eagle Valley 20-7 in the Section 6-1A final. --- --- --- Pillager vs. OTC What: Section 6-2A championship When: 5:30 p.m. Friday
Good teams find ways to win despite difficult circumstances. Enter the seventh-ranked Verndale Pirates, who improved to 10-0 and advanced to the Section 4, Nine-Man championship against Hillcrest Lutheran Academy at noon Friday thanks to the arm and legs of their backup quarterback.
Just when things started to look bright for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, enter Aitkin. While the No. 4-seeded Patriots upset the top-seeded Gobblers 14-0 in the Section 8-3A semifinals Saturday, it wasn't without a price. That price being health.
When it came to selecting a new president, there was only one clear choice—Barb Hanson. The Whitefish Golf Club member and former educator will be named the first female president of the Minnesota Golf Association at the organization's 116th annual meeting and awards dinner today, Nov. 1, at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville. Hanson has served as the MGA's first vice president the past two years and will move up to president, which is the customary progression within the nonprofit.
Pequot Lakes 14, Aitkin 0 Key: A fumble recovery early and Austin Young's punt return led to the Patriots' win Overall: A 7-2, PL 7-3 Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in Section 8-3A final at Fargodome 5:30 p.m. Friday AITKIN—It's a good bet what the topic of conversation will be 20 years from now. Players from Saturday's Section 8-3A semifinal between the No. 4 Pequot Lakes Patriots and top-seeded Aitkin Gobblers will return to their hometowns to celebrate class reunions.
Izabella Edin's goal is to play great tennis and have fun doing it. That's what the Staples-Motley Cardinals' No. 1 singles player has done all season and it's turned into a 33-0 record heading into the Class 1A state singles tournament Thursday at Reed-Sweet Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Edin placed third as a sophomore before taking a year off from Minnesota State High School League competition to play in the United States Tennis Association. She didn't miss a beat in her return as she cruised through the Section 8-1A bracket to earn the No. 2 seed in the 16-player singles bracket. Edin will open at state against junior Cindy Li of Cotter.