Central Lakes College baseball coach Pat Held and his wife, Carolyn, leaned on the dugout railing at Hammond Stadium at Fort Meyers, Fla., during the pro-am game that was part of the Twins Fantasy Baseball Camp Jan. 8-16. More than 100 campers along with ex-Twins players and current Twins coaches participated. The Helds each got hits off Juan Berenguer in the pro-am game and had an opportunity to golf with Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. Carolyn received the Kirby Puckett Award for her enthusiasm and love of the game.
The Brainerd eighth-grade girls basketball team won the Alexandria tournament Jan. 3 and finished second at the Coon Rapids A tournament Jan. 29-30. Brainerd’s record is 17-3. Front row: Abby Clanton (left), Amy Southard, Katy Johnson, Ariana Huber. Back row: Jenna Degen (left), Abby Quincer, Heather Fletcher, Tedi Ramberg, Mikinze Boeder, Mikayla Boeder, coach Greg Ramberg.
The Brainerd Pee Wee C hockey team finished second at the Buffalo tournament Jan. 21-23. Front: Alex Haapajoki. Middle row: Jack Quaal (left), Noah Anderson, Nick Bisek, Zach Posch, Matt Patrick, Logen Anderson. Back: Tyler Smith (left), coach Mark Olson, Jake Franzen, Braedon Metz, Brenden Stay, Brendan Brown, Ian Murrey, coach Mike Patrick, Austin Domino, River Ellstrom.
The Brainerd Bantam C Essentia team won the Super Rink Spectacular Winter Thaw tournament in Blaine in January. Brainerd beat the Des Moines Chops 6-1, Omaha Lancers 1-0 and Edina Hornets 4-2 for the championship. Front: JJ Raboin. Second row: Matt Blanch (left), Tanner Schmidt, Isaiah Gilderman, Harvey Chamblerlain, Taylor Schloemer, Riley Silvernail. Back: Kyle Colson (left), Jayke Olson, Mitchell Rahn, Zach Mohrfeld, Kyle Wyatt, Andrew Ebinger.