By this time the last three years, the Brainerd Warriors had already played at least one game.
This spring, more than 22 inches of March snowfall, combined with unseasonable cold, postponed the Warriors' April 4 opener at Bemidji.
Usually when I write a story about a high school coach's resignation the company line is "I'm resigning to spend more time with my family."
In the last two weeks, there have been four resignation stories by area coaches, each for different reasons.
Ellen Fussy plans to continue coaching tennis, but she has submitted her resignation as head coach of the Brainerd Warriors girls team.
The 1981 Brainerd High School graduate suffered a heart attack during a practice in September 2012.
Several feet of snow remains glued to the ground.
Brainerd High School is one week removed from spring break.
Indoor practice space has been at a premium with the Brainerd Warrior boys basketball team advancing to this week's state tournament.
My Twitter (@bertsballpark) and email accounts have generated a little activity since it was announced the 28-1 Brainerd Warriors were unseeded in this week's Class 4A boys basketball tournament.
"How does Brainerd, with a 28-1 record, draw the No.