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...
Two unbeaten and top-ranked teams. That's the caliber of teams you would expect in the semifinals of the state tournament.
The third-ranked and 11-0 Brainerd Warriors will tackle the second-ranked and 11-0 Chaska Hawks at 7 p.m.
Goals that Brainerd/Little Falls head coach Stephanie Sustercich has set for the Flying Warriors this season include burying the puck in the back of the net more often and climbing out of the cellar in the Central Lakes Conference and Section 8-2A.
Brainerd Warriors offensive line coach Chet Stevenson said offensive tackle Alex DeRosier can return kickoffs "only in his dreams."
Well, sure enough, twice this season the 6-foot-2, 265-pound senior captain realized those dreams.