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.
- Member for
- 5 years 8 months
Kendal Hendrickson Year: Junior School: Little Falls Sport: Nordic skiing Highlights: Won Section 8 meet It's been a grueling, uncertain season for Kendal Hendrickson. The junior Nordic skier for the Section 8 champion Little Falls Flyer girls barely returned from injury in time to qualify for section and state meets.
Pequot Lakes 54, DGF 50 Key: Olivia Lane and Corina Ruud combined for 29 Pequot Lakes points Overall: PL 17-1, DGF 17-1 Next: Pequot Lakes at Grand Rapids 1:30 p.m. Saturday PEQUOT LAKES—Haley Wiebolt was held to 10 points and Pequot Lakes turned the ball over 27 times. And Class 3A's third-ranked Patriots still beat unbeaten and 10th-ranked Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 54-50 Thursday at Pequot Lakes High School.
CROSBY—With all five starters scoring nine points or more, the Crosby-Ironton Rangers were the definition of steady Friday. The Rangers used their multiple threats along with a defense that forced 17 Staples-Motley turnovers to produce a 75-54 Mid-State Conference victory over the Cardinals.
Crosby-Ironton 75, Staples-Motley 54 Key: Rangers used a 14-0 run early in second half to separate from S-M Conf: CI 5-1, SM 3-3 Overall: CI 16-3, SM 11-7 Next: Crosby-Ironton at Staples-Motley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday CROSBY—With all five starters scoring nine points or more, the Crosby-Ironton Rangers were the definition of steady Friday. The Rangers used their multiple threats along with a defense that forced 17 Staples-Motley turnovers to produce a 75-54 Mid-State Conference victory over the Cardinals.
Katrina Blom Year: Senior School: Crosby-Ironton Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Highlights: Finished with 59 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and nine steals in three games last week Katrina Blom is back. And she's back in a big way. The Crosby-Ironton Rangers' point guard moved back to her hometown this season after spending the last three years in Oklahoma. C-I was were she wanted to cap off her prep career and she's making the most of the opportunity.
Hunter Zupko Year: Sophomore School: Little Falls Sport: Nordic skiing Highlights: Won the Bemidji Invite in 28:35 To listen to Hunter Zupko describe his disaster at the Granite Ridge Conference Nordic ski championship Tuesday, one would have to wonder how he ever finished.
Warriors 63, Moorhead 45 Key: Michael Russell led all scorers with 25 points Overall: Brd 17-4, Moor 2-17 Next: hosts Sartell 7:30 p.m. Thursday It wasn't pretty, but it was a win. After back-to-back losses, the Brainerd Warriors returned to their winning ways with Tuesday's 63-45 Section 8-4A victory over the Moorhead Spuds at Brainerd High School. Brainerd slugged its way to the win despite shooting just 35.3 percent from the field and 61.3 percent from the line.
Molly Lange Year: Freshman School: Little Falls Sport: Nordic skiing Highlights: Won the Detroit Lakes Invite in 31:48 In a perennially powerful program like Little Falls girls Nordic skiing, it's hard to shine brighter than the rest. Freshman Molly Lange is doing her best to make a name for herself. The first-year varsity skier captured the Detroit Lakes invite Jan. 14 when she skied the 8.4-kilometer continuous pursuit at Maplelog Resort in 31:48.
Nate Adkins Year: Senior School: Pine River-Backus Sport: Wrestling Position: 145 pounds Highlights: Finished last week 5-0 and owns a 28-1 season record If Nate Adkins lets out a loud roar during a wrestling match, people need not be worried. The senior for the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew might have a little lion in him. At least his coach thinks so.
With five varsity seasons under her belt, Sarah Moenkedick is the definition of a savvy veteran. Despite not being the Verndale Pirates' top scoring threat, it should be no surprise the senior point guard reached 1,000 career points. Moenkedick, who needed just eight points to reach the milestone, finished with 19 points in Verndale's 64-48 Park Region Conference victory over Pillager Jan. 5.