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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Clint Poster's name is associated with one. He'd like to get two more. This week's Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week helped the St. Cloud State University Huskies wrestling team to a NCAA Division II national championship last season.
St. Cloud State University senior Clint Poster was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week Monday. Poster, of Pierz, won his fourth tournament championship of the season at the Viking-Warrior Open Saturday at Fremont, Neb. He claimed the top spot in the 165-pound bracket with a 4-0 record.
About the only thing that hasn't gone Hayden Zillmer's way is the weather. Zillmer, an avid outdoorsman, missed out on his traditional ice fishing excursions this holiday season because of the lack of ice. The North Dakota State University senior took it out on his wrestling opponents as the NCAA's 12th-ranked 184-pounder competed in the Midlands Championships at Evanston, Ill., Tuesday and Wednesday.
Peder Smith feels redeemed. As a junior, Smith and his teammates watched as someone other than the Brainerd Warriors won the Warrior invite for the first time in more than 30 years. That wasn't the case Tuesday as Smith swam to two individual firsts and helped two relays win helping the Warriors reclaim their invite dominance at Brainerd High School.
Hunter Larson was not a great cross country runner. He's the first to admit that. But the work he put in during the fall season is paying dividends this basketball season and that was the goal all along. The senior guard for the Pequot Lakes Patriots has improved all of his shooting percentages, which has translated into a better winning percentage for Pequot. The Patriots were 5-1 heading into Friday night's Mid-State Conference matchup with unbeaten Detroit Lakes.
Gabby Martin is getting it done on both ends of the floor this season. The Pillager junior guard has always been a force on the offensive end. This season, she's carrying her talents over to the defensive side where she's become a disruptive force for the Huskies. During Pillager's 51-33 season-opening victory over Onamia Dec. 3, Martin tallied 16 points and five steals.
Brainerd went big points hunting Thursday. With eight pins, two forfeits and a technical fall, the Brainerd Warriors slapped the Sauk Rapids Storm with a 69-8 Central Lakes Conference loss at Brainerd High School. Brad and Kyle Patnode opened the dual with back-to-back pins followed by Cole Kubesh's technical fall and a Drew Breun pin to open a 23-0 lead.
There's a youth movement in the Brainerd High School swimming pool. With just five seniors, and only five juniors, the Warriors will rely heavily on a large sophomore and freshmen class to fill in the roster this season.
Warriors 63, Sartell 47 Key: Three Warriors reached double figures in scoring Conf: Brd 3-0, Sar 1-1 Overall: Brd 4-2, Sar 1-4 Next: Brainerd hosts Grand Rapids 7:30 p.m. Friday With no one taller than 5-foot-10, the Brainerd Warriors were looking up to the Sartell Sabres Tuesday. That was until the diminutive Warriors outworked the Sabres to the tune of a 63-47 Central Lakes Conference victory at Brainerd High School. Brainerd outrebounded Sartell 37-32 with Cara Helgeson grabbing 10 boards to go with a game-high 14 points.
Brooke Miller Year: Senior School: Aitkin Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Highlights: Finished with 58 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and five steals last week Brooke Miller isn't concerned with headlines or praise. The Aitkin Gobblers forward doesn't care about how many shots she's getting or her points-per-game average. She sets modest goals for herself, but monumental ones for her basketball team. Surrounded by talent, Miller knows this has the makings of a special season for Aitkin. "We have so much potential," said Miller.