After spending the last few years chasing his brother, Zean Baker, and teammate Gerrit Garberich, Noah Baker skied into the No. 1 position for the Brainerd Warriors Nordic team this winter.
The younger Baker was the one that teammates chased this year.
If Hannah Moen, Ashley Fitterer, Grace McGuire, Emily Aga and Payge Fitterer were going to state, Brainerd coach Jim Ruttger thought they probably would have qualified along with the entire Warriors team.
From modest beginnings in the 1970s, the Lumberjack Jaunt Nordic Ski Race has evolved into one of the longest-running winter traditions in the Brainerd lakes area.
The event will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sunday, Feb.
When you make only 29 percent of your shots, and grab only six offensive rebounds, it limits your productivity.
That was the scenario for the Brainerd Warriors in a Section 8-4A game Thursday night against the Moorhead Spuds at Brainerd High School.