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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The stocky man showed up in a basketball uniform for a game at Century High School in North Dakota. Players and coaches assumed he was a fan who had come with another team, so nobody objected when he began to pitch in around the bench. "He helped lay out uniforms, got water. H...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:09am

The Brainerd Warriors ruled the floor in a 3-1 victory over the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs in a North Division game Wednesday at Riverside Elementary School. Anoka-Hennepin defeated the Warriors 8-1 in Anoka Jan. 30.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:36pm

The Brainerd Warriors are seeded third and will host No. 6 St. Cloud Tech in the quarterfinals of the Section 8-2A tournament at 7p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Area Civic Center. In opening-round games at 7 p.m. Saturday, No. 10 Northern Lakes will play No.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:36pm

A few weeks into his sixth-grade Nordic skiing season Riley Nelsen decided the sport wasn't for him. As a cross country runner he was accustomed to running primarily on flat terrain. "It just wasn't my thing in sixth grade," he said.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:36pm

In a preseason preview story, Brainerd Warriors Alpine skiing coach Jim Ruttger projected that Savannah Stone possessed the potential to be the program's highest girls or boys finisher at state.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:36pm

It's all in the hills. That's what Little Falls Flyers head coach Terry Wasland is most nervous about. That, and a field stacked with the state's best talent.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:35pm

Riley Nelsen and Zean Baker have been there before. Not like this, though. The two Brainerd Warriors will return to the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Giants Ridge Resort in Biwabik. This time they're bringing friends.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 9:54pm

ALPINE SKIING Savannah Stone skis to sixth-place finish at state Savannah Stone skied to the fastest finish in Brainerd Warriors program history Wednesday in the state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 4:46pm

PINE RIVER - Tatum Sheley had a milestone night as she broke the Pine River-Backus Tigers all-time scoring record during Tuesday's 61-12 Northwoods Conference blowout of the Laporte Wildcats. The previous record, set by Sarah Laposky in 2001, was 1,796.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:19am

ALEXANDRIA - Megan Snyder and Kaylyn Eggena each scored goals for the No. 4 seeded Northern Lakes Lightning, but top-seeded Alexandria got the game winner at 1:45 of the overtime period to defeat the Lightning 3-2.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:19am