■ Inside the Warriors to
meet Thursday at Bonanza
The weekly Inside the Warriors luncheon, hosted by the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club, is scheduled Thursday at Bonanza.
Lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. with the program beginning about 12:20 p.m. Join the group for lunch ($10) and the program or just the program.
This week’s program will be a state sendoff for cross country running and a recap of the state girls tennis tournament.
Athlete of the Week is cross country runner Sarah Yeh. Tennis players Sara Wennerstrand and Megan Hintz, who were athletes of the week Oct. 21, will also be honored.
Luncheons are open to anyone. Attendees do not have to be a boosters member.
For more information about the boosters and upcoming events visit www.brainerdsportsboosters.org.
■ St. Cloud hockey team
finally returning home
ST. CLOUD (AP) — The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team is finally returning home after getting stranded on the East Coast because of superstorm Sandy.
The Huskies played a pair of games at Providence College in Rhode Island last weekend, and then got stuck there as they waited for the storm to pass.
Huskies coach Jeff Giesen tells KNSI radio (http://tinyurl.com/c8rw2p3 ) they experienced very windy conditions with torrential rain, much like a thunderstorm that lasted eight hours.
The 22 players and five staff members boarded a flight at Logan Airport in Boston Wednesday morning for their flight to Minneapolis, and then the bus trip back to St. Cloud.
Giesen says it’ll be good to get home, especially since his team has opened the season with eight straight road games. They host Ohio State this weekend.
■ Mickelson calls Ryder Cup defeat ‘low’ of career
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Phil Mickelson has spent the past month trying to get over the Americans’ shocking defeat in the Ryder Cup, calling it “one of the biggest lows of my career.”
Playing for the first time since the Ryder Cup at the HSBC Champions starting Thursday at Mission Hills, Mickelson says it will likely take him awhile to forget what happened in Medinah.
He says, “I think the first two weeks following the Ryder Cup was a really tough low, one of the biggest lows of my career. I think that disappointment will last a lot longer than a month.”
Mickelson lost to Justin Rose in the turning point of the competition on the last day, as Europe overcame a 10-4 deficit to win by a point.
■ Langer, Lehman top
Champions Tour finale
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman are too busy trying to win the Champions Tour finale to get caught up in points title scenarios.
They do know that if they win the tournament, they will win the Charles Schwab Cup.
Langer leads the standings for the $1 million annuity, 211 points ahead of Lehman. Roger Chapman is third, 657 behind Langer. The winner of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, set to open Thursday at Desert Mountain, will get 880 points.
Fred Couples is making his first start since a back injury forced him to withdraw during the first round of the Boeing Classic in August.