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Reader Opinion: Take a bow

A letter writer recently highlighted and commended the Warrior adaptive floor hockey, Minnesota state champions, and went on to commend the coaches and parents as true representatives of Brainerd athletics. I thank the writer and I have an inspir...

A letter writer recently highlighted and commended the Warrior adaptive floor hockey, Minnesota state champions, and went on to commend the coaches and parents as true representatives of Brainerd athletics. I thank the writer and I have an inspirational back story readers may enjoy. The acknowledgement of these kids, coaches, and parents is just the tip of the iceberg as it relates to this team's success.

Throughout the season, the Warrior girls hockey team, a group of Warrior boy athletes (many of them from the Warrior baseball team), and a couple of BAHA teams scrimmaged the floor hockey team as they usually do. I believe the girls hockey team and baseball team scrimmaged the floor hockey team at least three times for a total of six scrimmages (several over spring break), which really helped the floor hockey team to improve and best prepare for the state tournament.

I'm sure the whole community is aware of the amazing season the BHS girls hockey team put together as student athletes and the season's emotional end. Inspiring is the emotion that comes to mind when I share that these girls were then contacted to scrimmage the adapted floor hockey team, after that dramatic season ending loss, and the Warrior girls hockey players once again showed up to support their classmates who were in pursuit of a state championship. As one of their captains, Ally Smith shared, "This is great Mr. Ed. We're glad to do it. ...We hope they go down there and bring the state championship home. That would be awesome!"

Take a bow Warrior girls hockey players, Warrior baseball players, BAHA hockey teams, their coaches, and their parents. We have a lot to be proud of in Brainerd and one thing is the character our children exhibited in this sense of "Team."

Tim Edinger

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