20 years ago (1992)
Horrendous outside shooting, a 15-day layoff and tournament jitters led the top-seeded Warrior boys to a 66-64 loss to St. Cloud Tech in the South Subsection 8AA semis. Brainerd couldn’t throw a ball in the ocean from outside, going 1-of-24 from 3-point range.
30 years ago (1982)
Howard Lambert probably figured he’d never see a face-to-face gun showdown outside of the movies. Sunday night it became reality, as Lambert and his .357 magnum squared off with a state hospital patient who said he’d taken Lambert’s daughter’s family hostage.
40 years ago (1972)
A defense which has limited 13 foes to 50 or fewer points this season, and the continued outcourt artistry of center John Straka, carried Brainerd to a 59-48 win over Alexandria in the Region C Class AA semis. Straka hit for 22, Mike Morgan 13 and Rick Borders 12.
60 years ago (1952)
Sparked by 15 points from little Earl Maghan, a sophomore forward, the C-I team staged a brilliant rally in the waning minutes to beat Breckenridge 45-44 for a trip to the state tourney. With 50 seconds left, Maghan stole the ball and scored the winning basket.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Today! He’s Here . . . America’s Ambassador of Good Times. He sets out to sell razor blades to a sultan, and gets into a close shave with a siren. See Will Rogers in “Business and Pleasure,” with Joel McCrea. At the Paramount Theatre – Brainerd.
100 years ago (1912)
Leslie Bush, Brainerd’s former star pitcher, will play with Missoula, Montana, in the Union Association league this summer. Bush reports to Missoula in early April and will receive a thorough tryout. His friends in Brainerd are certain he will make good.