Athlete of the Week | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Emily Israelson is a nice, friendly girl. She just hates to lose. At anything. Lately, the Staples-Motley freshman hasn’t been on the winning side of things. Israelson fired an 81 to win the Park Rapids Invite May 2 at Headwaters Golf Club. On May 9 at the Presection 6-2A tournament at The Territo...

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 9:03pm

Wesley DeLong feels no pain. At least that’s the way it would seem during a track and field meet. The Pillager Huskies junior usually opens his competitive list of events with a quick 4x800 relay. After a short rest, he runs the grueling 400-meter dash. With barely a chance to catch his breath dur...

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 9:01pm

On a team loaded with potent hitters, Ashley Tibbetts is one of the big boppers the Brainerd Warriors softball team can count on. In a doubleheader against St. Cloud Tech on Tuesday, the senior second baseman went 6-for-7 with two home runs and three RBIs. Last week, she was 9-for-16 with three doub...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 10:04pm

  Josh Wenzel broadened his resume last week. The sophomore helped Little Falls to a 3-1 record at the plate and on the mound. The Flyers week began with a non-conference split with Perham April 25. In Game One, Wenzel finished 2-3 with a double and RBI....

Fri, 05/06/2011 - 5:03pm

Whether it’s basketball or track and field, Sienna Miller knows how to score points. Miller scored enough points individually to finish better than two teams April 7 at the C-I Anniversary Invitational. Her three first-place finishes helped C-I to the team victory. The C-I junior won the long jump...

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 6:20pm

It was a bittersweet night for Jordan Reed. The Wadena-Deer Creek senior center surpassed 1,000 career points, but his season ended as the Wolverines lost to the Pequot Lakes Patriots 65-41 in the South Subsection 8-2A quarterfinals March 10. Reed needed 18 points to reach the milestone. He almost s...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:36pm

One of the things you notice when you catch a glimpse of Britton Murrey is the chiseled physique and the tattoo situated high on his chest. “It means love,” Murrey said of his body art....

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 6:14pm

In the age of Kevin Love’s double-double phenomenon, Caleb Janson fits in nicely. The 6-foot-3 junior has been lighting the scoreboard with points and filling the stat sheet with rebounds this season. His rebounding prowess helped him shatter the Pierz Pioneers’ single season rebounding record w...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:14pm

In her final regular-season home game, Hannah Lemberg made her mark. The Pine River-Backus senior became the sixth Tigers girl to surpass 1,000 career points Feb. 24 during the Tigers’ 65-32 Northwoods Conference victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves. Lemberg finished with 20 points and...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:12pm

Tyler Kohlmeier was one of the most visible wrestlers at the Section 8-3A tournament last weekend at St. Cloud Apollo High School. His sister made T-shirts for family members, with “Brainerd Warrior Wrestling” and his picture on the front, his last name and weight on the back....

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 7:16pm