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High School Athletics: Warriors to induct 5 Hall of Famers

The Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame will induct five individuals at the April 24 all-sports banquet in the Brainerd High School gym. Christina Roberts, Sarah (Houle) Oehrlein, Kurt King, Tom Lyscio and broadcaster Colin MacDonald will be inducted....

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The Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame will induct five individuals at the April 24 all-sports banquet in the Brainerd High School gym. (l to r) Christina Roberts, broadcaster Colin MacDonald, Kurt King, Sarah (Houle) Oehrlein and Tom Lyscio will be inducted.

The Brainerd Warriors Hall of Fame will induct five individuals at the April 24 all-sports banquet in the Brainerd High School gym.

Christina Roberts, Sarah (Houle) Oehrlein, Kurt King, Tom Lyscio and broadcaster Colin MacDonald will be inducted.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale in the Brainerd High School Activities Office from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kurt King

BHS class of 1992

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1992 graduate

Hockey: Lettered in 1990-91, 1991-92

Football: Lettered In 1989, 1990, 1991; all-conference 1991, all-state 1991, played in in 1992 All-Star Game, captain of the Outstate team

College:

University of Minnesota Duluth, lettered 1993-96, first-team All-Northern Sun Conference three times, won Duce Rasmussen Outstanding Lineman award three times, won 1995 Offensive Star award, captain of 1996 Bulldogs, at the time he finished playing he held the record for consecutive starts by a Bulldog, was the 1997 male senior athlete of the year at UMD.

After college:

Spent four years working for the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Department before transferring to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department. Remained with Crow Wing County until purchasing Tutt's Bait and Tackle in 2009 which he currently operates with his wife of 20 years, Sarah. The Kings have three children-Nate, Olivia and Chad. Coaches seventh grade football in Brainerd and is an assistant coach for the boys hockey program.

Tom Lyscio

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BHS class of 2008

Football: All-conference, academic all-conference, all-state honorable mention, academic all-state, Sean Andrew Award winner

Alpine skiing: Two-time team MVP, three-time academic all-state, received all-state honorable mention (16th place at state meet-highest finish in boys program history.

Track and field: MVP, Two-time academic all-state, three-time all-conference, academic all-conference, three-time all-state, fourth in BHS history in shot put, fourth in BHS history in discus

Additional BHS accomplishments: 2008 Male Athlete of Year, three-time Brainerd Dispatch Athlete of Week, top 10 in combined weight total for bench, squat, and clean in Warrior Liftathon, top 10 in Liftathon power clean

College of Saint Scholastica:

Football: 2008 season, all-conference honorable mention tight end, academic all-conference

Track and field: (2008-2012; indoor and outdoor)

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Freshman: All-UMAC, academic All-UMAC, conference champion in hammer throw and shot put; broke conference records; broke school records in shot put, discus, hammer throw

Sophomore: Indoor and outdoor All-UMAC, academic All-UMAC, broke school records in shot put, weight throw and hammer throw, conference champion in shot put and weight throw

Junior: Indoor and outdoor All-UMAC, academic All-UMAC, named to USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team, broke school records in shot put, weight throw and hammer throw; conference champion in shot put; three-time UMAC Player of Week

Senior: Indoor and outdoor All-UMAC, Academic All-UMAC, named to USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team, finished 14th at NCAA Outdoor Championships in hammer throw, broke conference record in hammer throw, conference champion in hammer throw and shot put; remains in top 10 in UMAC for shot put, weight throw, discus and hammer throw; three-time UMAC Player of Week

Current athletic endeavors

An avid bicyclist, skier, rock climber and runner. Has run six marathons in past two years.

Academics and career: Earned Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Sciences from Saint Scholastica in 2012; earned Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Scholastica in 2014; works at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale as physical therapist in acute care and acute inpatient rehab programs.

Colin MacDonald

Graduated from high school in Libby, MT, in 1975

A 4-sport athlete in high school lettering in football, basketball, golf. All-state selection in American Legion Baseball.

Graduated from Washington State University in 1981 with a BA in Broadcast Communications.

Worked in Sales for Calgon-Merck Inc. in Spokane, Wash., from 1984-1992.

Began broadcasting career in 1993 with KLIZ when he moved his family to the Brainerd lakes area.

Current co-host of the "Morning Show" on 107.5-FM KLIZ-The Power Loon-from 6 to 9 a.m.

Mac began calling Warrior sports on radio in 1994. In the last 23 years, he has broadcast more than 1,200 football, basketball, baseball and softball games.

In addition, for 10 years, he coached his four children in Nisswa/Baxter softball and baseball. From 2005-2011, he coached the Nisswa Legion Baseball team.

Sarah S. (Houle) Oehrlein

BHS class of 1996

Freshman 1993: Softball starting pitcher

Sophomore 1994: Varsity volleyball; in basketball was Warrior Athlete of Week; softball all-conference and all-region and Warrior Athlete of the Week

Junior 1995: Volleyball starter; basketball starter, all-conference in basketball, team MVP, Warrior Athlete of the Week, Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Basketball Team; in softball was all-conference, MVP, All-Region, Warrior Athlete of the Week

Senior 1996: Basketball all-conference, Warrior Athlete of the Week, Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Basketball Team, Associated Press All-State honorable mention, scholar athlete; in softball all-conference, MVP, All-Region, Warrior Athlete of the Week; member of Outstate All-Star Team, all-section team, scholar athlete, member of National Honor Society, honor graduate.

Central Lakes College:

Freshman: Basketball 1997 and 1998 all-conference; softball 1997 All-American, all-conference

Member of Honors Society Phi Kappa Phi, Associate of Arts degree and Practical Nursing Degree 1998; Associate of Science in Nursing 2001; graduated from Saint Scholastica with Bachelor of Science Nursing 2014

Employment: Cuyuna Regional Medical Center since 2001 as a registered nurse,

Currently works in surgery as the operating room in charge nurse at CRMC. Married to Josh Oehrlein (BHS graduate 1997) for 18 years, children Jordan, 13, and Tori, 9.

Christina Roberts

BHS class of 2004

Academics: National Honor Society, graduated sixth in her class, AP scholar with distinction, BHS scholar athlete

Swimming: Competed in 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and relays, 4-year letterwinner, school record holder in 200 free for 10 years, all-conference all 4 years, conference and section champion multiple events, 3-time state competitor (top 16 finisher senior year), scholar all-conference

Nordic skiing: 4-year letterwinner, 4-time all-conference, conference champion, scholar All-CLC, 4-time state competitor, all-state, all-state academic, 4-time team MVP, placed seventh at state meet as senior in pursuit

Track and field: Competed in 400, 800, 1600 and relays, 4-year letterwinner, former school record holder in 3 relays, all-conference, CLC scholar athlete, state competitor, all-state, academic all-state, winner of Borgwarth Award senior year for perseverance and dedication

Additional honors: 2004 BHS Female Athlete of Year

College: Attended St. Olaf College and majored in Spanish and math. Competed in swimming and outdoor track and field.

Swimming: Raced the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, and relays, honorable mention NCAA Division III All-American, All-MIAC 4 times

Track and field: Raced the 1500, 800 and relays

After college athletics: Triathlons and cross country skiing, competes in running, duathlon and open water swim races.

Triathlon: Currently racing from sprint to one-half Ironman distances as an Elite Amateur Triathlete for the Gear West Bike and Triathlon race team. Currently holds 2 course records (in Olympic distance triathlon); 10 career multi-sport victories; top 3 overall female in 17 of 20 races in last 3 years; clocked fastest overall swim multiple times (male or female); clocked fastest female run split numerous times; placed ninth for Team USA at 2015 ITU Age Group World Championships for Olympic distance triathlon; ranked No. 3 on Team Minnesota for elite amateur triathletes in state.

Nordic skiing: Races in the elite wave for American Birkebeiner (North America's largest Nordic race) as well as the City of Lakes Loppet (largest ski race in Minneapolis); placed as high as 28th at the Birkebeiner in freestyle among more than 700 women.

Running: Currently racing for Gear West Ski and Run elite race team, competing from 5K distance to half marathons

Employment: Works as a catastrophe modeling analyst for Validus Reinsurance.

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