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From a distance it almost resembles TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota — minus about 45,000 seats. Circle Aug. 22 on a calendar or type that date into your cell phone calendar. That's the day athletics and fitness facilities in Brainerd/Baxter will receive a tremendous boost. The Brainerd Warrior boys soccer team will have the honor of playing the first athletic contest on the newly installed artificial turf at Adamson Field that day. The Warrior boys will square off against Rogers at 1 p.m.
Who: Duke professor Dr. Greg Dale What: "Excellence in Performance" workshop for coaches, athletes, parents Where: Brainerd High School cafeteria When: Aug. 5 Contact: BHS Activities Office (218) 454-6300 Duke University Ph. D Greg Dale will conduct a free "Excellence in Performance" workshop for coaches, athletes and parents Aug. 5 in the Brainerd High School cafeteria. Dale is a Professor of sport psychology and sport ethics at Duke.
One softball player will leave Brainerd $500 richer this weekend. That's the prize that awaits the winner of the popular home run derby that will be conducted at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday during the 35th annual Brainerd Softball Tournament at Memorial Park. "It's one of the highlights of the tournament," tournament director Eryk Haapajoki said. "A lot of people stick around for it.
After five years of coaching soccer at youth levels, Grant Gmeinder believes he's ready to make the leap to the varsity level. On June 23, Gmeinder was hired as head coach of the Brainerd Warrior girls program, replacing Ricky Lacerte, who resigned following the 2013 season after three years as head coach. Gmeinder, 25, was head coach of the Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association (LAYSA) U-18 boys team for three years.
Any boy who has ever laced up a pair of skates has probably dreamed about playing in the National Hockey League. Josh Archibald hopes his dream begins to come true in September when he steps on the ice at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Brainerd High School graduate, who has been invited to training camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be on the ice with superstars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Archibald was drafted by the Penguins in the sixth round (174th overall) in 2011 and followed a stellar 3-year career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha by playing nine games last spring on an amateur tryout with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
When Dave Aus accepted the job as Brainerd Warriors boys hockey coach in May he had no idea that Brainerd Area Civic Center was going to undergo a long-overdue major renovation. Aus, and lakes area residents, will like what they see when construction on the first phase of the newly christened Essentia Health Sports Center (EHSC) is complete in November. The new name was officially announced Tuesday, and the official groundbreaking was conducted.
Nikki Anderson has two years of eligibility remaining but already she has made an impact on the University of Minnesota softball program and has helped the Gophers rise to national prominence. The flame-throwing left-hander from Brainerd finished her sophomore season at Minnesota 3-1 with a sparkling 1.50 ERA. Sixteenth-seeded Minnesota finished its season 44-12 after winning its first Big Ten Tournament title since 1999 and reaching its first-ever super regional. The Gophers haven't had a losing season since Jessica Allister took over as head coach in 2011. Second-team All-Americans Sara Moulton and Kaitlyn Richardson were just two of many talented players on a loaded Gopher roster.
Shane Jordan's objective is to keep the ball rolling. Jordan was hired this week as the new head coach of the Brainerd Warriors softball team. He replaces Mike Zauhar, who resigned after the 2014 season. The 39-year-old Jordan assumes the reigns of a program that attained unprecedented heights during Zauhar's tenure. In Zauhar's 14 seasons, the Warriors won 254 of 331 games (.767), captured six Central Lakes Conference championships and two Section 8-3A titles.
MINNEAPOLIS: Two losses in the Class 3A state tournament shouldn't define the Brainerd Warriors' 2014 season. After a 10-0 loss in six innings to top-ranked and top-seeded Lakeville North in the quarterfinals, the Warriors were eliminated from the tournament by the fifth-seeded Elk River Elks 5-3 in the consolation semifinals Friday at Siebert Field.
ST. PAUL - Dalton Lehnen proved that's he's ready to take the next step in his baseball career at the University of Cincinnati. Lakeville North's exceptional senior left-hander overpowered the Brainerd Warriors on Thursday, striking out 12 in five innings, and elevating the Panthers to a 10-0, 6-inning victory in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament Friday at Midway Stadium. With an overpowering fastball and dipping curve and slider, Lehnen walked just two and allowed only two hits — singles in the first and fourth innings by Warriors' shortstop Tory Miller.