Conor Gessell enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, pacing the Brainerd Warriors in rushing with 1,033 yards and in scoring with 13 touchdowns.
BAXTER - It required nearly 89 minutes but it was worth the wait.
Thanks to the vision and determination of community leaders three decades ago, football in Brainerd elementary schools was rescued from the chopping block.
Names like Chris Laber, Alex Mimmack, Anthony Cory, Alex DeRosier and Alex Evanson don't receive recognition very often.
Two unbeaten teams, and a duel between Central Lakes Conference division leaders, make Friday's game between the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles and Brainerd Warriors a compelling matchup.
About the only way Fallon Ryan loses a race is when she beats herself.
Saturday, at the Park Rapids Invitational, the Brainerd junior was disqualified in the 200-yard freestyle, the first time this season she didn't win an individual race.
BAXTER - Falling behind 3-0 in the first 23 minutes wasn't a good omen for the Brainerd Warriors.
Leading by a precarious 11 points the Brainerd Warriors needed a jolt.
BAXTER - Keeper Heather Campbell posted her second clean sheet of the season, a 3-0 win over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers, Thursday at Southdale Field.
Following two road games of 200-plus miles round trip apiece, the Brainerd Warriors finally get to play a home game.
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