BAXTER - David Supinski missed all of last year's track and field season.
You wouldn't have known that by watching the Brainerd Warriors' junior Tuesday at Forestview Middle School during a Central Lakes Conference dual with Sartell.
BAXTER - Sophie Balster has great expectations this season.
It's a change from last year's season where as a freshman she was just finding her way.
Balster's way this year could lead to the state meet.
Cassie Carey sat nervous and excited.
It was her first recruiting visit as the head women's basketball coach for the Central Lakes College Raiders. She recalled being in the opposite chair 15 years ago.
Sneaky good may be the best way to describe this year's Brainerd Warriors.
Here's why. Last season the Brainerd Warriors finished sixth in the Section 8-3A finals, but five of the six players from that team return.
Mike Snow counted the hours.
He watched the tally rise as he sat stuck. Two hours a day wasted. Ten hours a week gone forever. Around 500 hours a year spent sitting in a car driving to and from a factory job that left him unfulfilled.
Snow had enough.
Only three players return from the Brainerd Warriors' Section 8-2A qualifying team.
Add another uncooperative spring weather-wise and head coach Bruce Thompson still isn't sure what he has for a lineup.