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 9 months
Class 1A state tournament Who: No. 4-seeded Pierz Pioneers (26-6) Who: No. 5-seeded Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (16-1) What: Class 1A state team quarterfinals When: 9 a.m. Thursday Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul A football bet has the Pierz Pioneers wrestling team in prime position for a state title.
Warriors 65, St. Michael-Albertville 58 Key: Four Warriors reached double figures Overall: Brd 20-7, STMA 8-19 Next: Brainerd vs.Elk River in Section 8-4A semifinals at St. Cloud State University 7:30 p.m. Saturday Before Tuesday's Section 8-4A quarterfinals at Brainerd High School, Scott Stanfield wrote down the numbers 65-57.
Claire Wolhowe Year: Sophomore School: Staples-Motley Sport: Girls basketball Position: Forward Highlights: Finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Frazee For the second straight season, a Wolhowe has had to redefine herself on the basketball court. Fortunately for sophomore Claire Wolhowe, she's ahead of schedule compared to her older sister Grace, who graduated last spring after collecting Brainerd Dispatch Player of the Year honors.
Ridge Hunstad Year: Junior School: Pillager Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Highlights: Scored 22 points against Bertha-Hewitt Ridge Hunstad carried one athletic season into the next. The Pillager Huskies' point guard has enjoyed a successful junior campaign on the basketball court, but it started during the fall football season.
Whitney Weisz College: San Diego State University Hometown: Little Falls Sport: Swimming and diving Events: 50-, 100-, 200-yard freestyles, relays Whitney Weisz is coming back home. But before she returns to her home town of Little Falls, the former Flyer has unfinished business to attend to out West. Weisz is finishing her senior season at San Diego State University. She'll graduate this spring, but first she and her Aztec swimming and diving teammates have the Mountain West Championships Feb. 17-20 at College Station, Texas.
Konrad Bueckers Year: Senior School: Pine River-Backus Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Highlights: Finished the week with 48 points, 27 rebounds, 20 assists, 11 steals, 3 blocks Konrad Bueckers loves basketball so it's fitting he's been very good during the month that includes Valentine's Day. The Pine River-Backus Tigers senior has filled his stat sheet to help PR-B win four of its last five games.
Taylor Ehnstrom Year: Junior School: Aitkin Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Highlights: Scored 63 points in Aitkin's last four wins Taylor Ehnstrom is great when she allows herself to be. That may sound strange, but for a shooter self-confidence is just as important as technique. When the Aitkin Gobblers' junior is confident in her shot, she's dangerous.
State meet Warrior highlights: Robb Pike earns all-state honors Flyers highlights: Hunter Zupko finished 28th, Kendal Hendrickson 49th Team results: Brainerd boys place 14th; Little Falls girls 13th Robb Pike will go down as one of the best in school history. The Brainerd Warriors' senior finished 12th in Thursday's state Nordic ski meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik to earn all-state recognition and help the Warriors boys team to 14th place.
Few Brainerd Warriors teams have gone to a state meet with more to prove. There is no where to go but up for this season's Brainerd boys Nordic ski team, which left Giants Ridge Resort last year stunned. High expectations heading into last year's state meet turned into a disappointing 16th-place finish. It's been the driving force ever since for the Warriors, who dominated Section 8 to return to Giants Ridge and try to erase last year's bitter finish.
Warriors 73, Tech 62 Key: Kylee Heurung scored 17 second-half points, including 10 straight Conf: Brd 8-4, SCT 6-7 Overall: Brd 12-8, SCT 7-14 Next: Brainerd hosts Monticello 7:30 p.m. Thursday With her team trailing 49-42, Kylee Heurung decided to get hot. The Brainerd Warriors' junior went on a solo 10-2 run and made her last seven field goal attempts. Brainerd then hit the energy button and forced St. Cloud Tech into seven turnovers leading to a 73-62 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Tech Tigers Tuesday at Brainerd High School.