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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In just four years, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking Team has doubled in size. It's developed a state championship team, a third-place team and an individual state champion. This season, talk has concentrated on creating three teams within the club and the coaching staff believes the numbers and talent matches those goals. Head coach Shaun Anderson, who is a project coordinator for Wes Hanson Construction, volunteers his time as do his two assistant coaches Kate Swanson and Brandt Elson.
Emerging from the steam of a fast-boiling batch of penne could be the next crop of recognizable chefs in the Brainerd lakes area. The vessel for these masters of merriment and marinade to elevate into the spotlight could be the same venue that produced arguably the two most identifiable faces on the lakes area food scene—Prairie Bay.
Crosby-Ironton 58, East Central 12 Key: Jake Larson rushed for 141 yards and 4 C-I touchdowns Overall: CI 1-0, EC 0-1 Next: Crosby-Ironton vs. Braham at Brainerd 7 p.m. Friday The best play Friday may have been a 40-yard connection between two freshmen. But that was well after the Crosby-Ironton Rangers built a 52-point lead en route to a 58-12 season-opening victory over the East Central Eagles at Brainerd High School.
Girls cross country Head coach: Dave Herath, 24th season 2015 girls finish: Fifth in CLC, sixth in Section 8-2A Girls captains: Ali Crochet, Meritt Miller, Molly Selisker, Isabel Thompson Assistant coaches: Carl Schirmer, Owen Trout For the first time in her four-year varsity career, Meritt Miller will not be seeing double.
Cross country running Head coach: Dave Herath, 24th season 2015 boys finish: Fifth in CLC, ninth in Section 8-2A Boys captains: Mac Brink, Matt Cherne, Travis Goeden, Zach Herrlich Assistant coaches: Carl Schirmer, Owen Trout Warrior schedule Sept. 2: Run for the Melon, Forestview Middle School, Baxter, 10 a.m. Sept. 15: Lucky Lindy at Little Falls Golf Course, 3:50 p.m. Sept. 19: Pierz Stampede at Pierz Golf Course 4:15 p.m. Sept. 24: University of Minnesota Maroon and Gold at Les Bolstad Golf Course, Minneapolis, 9 a.m.
Brainerd 113, Bemidji 73 Key: Julia Wallace collected two individual firsts and was on two winning relays Overall: Brd 1-0 Next: Brainerd hosts Willmar 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday was the last opening swim meet of the season for senior Julia Wallace. She and the rest of the Brainerd Warrior seniors made it one to remember. Wallace won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke and was on two winning relays to lead the Warriors to a 113-73 victory over Bemidji at Brainerd High School.
Jason Line is hoping a week of family, friends and relaxing racing will rejuvenate him for the NHRA's stretch run. The Wright native and driver of the Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro is likely worn out from winning so much in this year's campaign of the Pro Stock division. Line and teammate Greg Anderson have won 14 of the 16 events so far and Line has led the class every week except the first when he was second to Anderson. The Summit Racing team owns a 510-point lead over the rest of the class heading into this weekend's Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
In pre-Countdown to the Championship days, NHRA's Pro Stock division would be a foregone conclusion. The Summit Racing Equipment team of Greg Anderson and Jason Line have dominated the class with Line leading Anderson by 30 points and Anderson leading the rest of the field by 510. Anderson has seven victories this season and a 47-9 round record. He's enjoyed five No. 1 qualifying spots and four second-place finishes. Of Anderson's nine losses, five have been to Line.
Antron Brown Hometown: Chesterfield, N.J. Sponsor/car: Matco Tools Dragster Crew chief: Brian Corradi/Mark Oswald Last year: Won the Top Fuel division This year: Leads Top Fuel class by 100 points over Doug Kalitta Twitter: @AntronBrown As a former 100-meter dash sprinter, Antron Brown knows all about strides. The Matco Tools Dragster team with Brown driving will be working to hit their stride this weekend at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International raceway.
Ron Capps Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif. Sponsor/car: NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger Crew Chief: Rahn Tobler Last year's finish: Finished fourth in Funny Car Current standings: Leads Funny Car division Twitter: @NapaRonCapps Ron Capps is hoping for a rare weekend double. Because of bad weather, the nitro finals for the 29th annual Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle were postponed to the Saturday of this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.