After graduating their top nine players from a magical run to the state tournament, some people may expect the Brainerd Warriors to return to earth in 2013-14.
Warriors coach Scott Stanfield isn't one of them.
Quality left-handed pitching is at a premium at any level of baseball.
Brainerd's TJ Graumann happens to be a quality left-hander, a fact that didn't go unnoticed by Division I University of Nebraska-Omaha where Graumann has decided to pitch in 2014-15.
MINNEAPOLIS - Brainerd's Beth Etterman turned in another steady performance and sits in fifth place after the prelims in the Class 2A diving meet Monday night at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The Warrior senior scored 189.
MINNEAPOLIS - It was an epic duel, deserving of a state championship game, but it was the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament Saturday night at the Metrodome.
Unbeaten Brainerd and undefeated Chaska rammed into each other for 48 minutes.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Brainerd Warriors shut down Chaska on fourth down three
times in the final 12 minutes and held on to beat the Hawks 20-19 in the
semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament Saturday night at the Metrodome.
Conor Gessell scored what proved to be the game-winning TD with 7:10 left in...