ONAMIA - Former Minnesota Vikings players will be among the participants in the Arctic Blast celebrity poker tournament at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events and Convention Center.
Celebrity poker players include former Vikings Carl Eller, Paul Krause, Jim Marshall, Dave Osborn, Doug Sutherland and Stu Voigt; Mike Lynch, meteorologist for WCCO Radio; Crisco from 101.3 KDWB; former NHL player Paul Broten; and morning show radio host Mike Senne of Wild Country 99.
Up to 160 poker players may participate in the Texas hold'em tournament. Each player who eliminates a celebrity participant from the tournament will receive $100. The prize pool for the tournament is estimated at $16,000.
Entry fee is $110 per player. Registration begins at 4 p.m.
The celebrity poker tournament is part of the 13th annual Arctic Blast snowmobile rally, which features current and former Vikings players, coaches and cheerleaders raising money for the Viking Children's Fund.
For more information contact (800) 626-5825, extension 8456, or ask for the River's Edge Poker Room.
Brainerd fighters on card
Jeremy Lang and Kyle Jensen, who train at Koumei Dojo Martial Arts Academy in Brainerd, will be featured on a mixed martial arts card 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Grand Casino Hinckley.
Brainerd fighter Brock Larson will be a guest referee.
The main event will feature Mitch Bandiera and Mark Streater.
Tickets are $55 for ringside, $40 for VIP and $25 general admission.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster (651) 989-5151 and Grand Casino Hinckley (800) 472-6321.
For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to fight diabetes.
Parsons runs career best
Brainerd High School graduate Ali Parsons ran a career-best time of 2:34.14 for Concordia College in the Cobber Duals women's indoor track and field meet last weekend.
Parsons finished second in the event and helped the Cobbers to second place.
Freeman wins twice
Staples-Motley graduate Amy Freeman won two matches as the Concordia College women's tennis opened its season with a 5-4 loss to Northwestern last weekend.
Freeman, a sophomore, teamed with Val Bostrom to win her No. 3 doubles match 9-8 (7-2) and was victorious in her No. 4 singles match (6-4, 6-1).
Sophomore girls win
The Brainerd sophomore girls' basketball team defeated St. Cloud Apollo 55-30 on Monday.
Alex Sauer scored 14 points, KB Capers 11 and Tess Rahto 10 for Brainerd (16-1).
JV, sophomores win
Brainerd junior varsity and sophomore boys' basketball teams defeated Alexandria on Friday.
The JV won 67-59 as Dan Bendzick scored 16 points, Mike Gervenak 13 and Devin Larson 10.
Brainerd won the sophomore game 51-37 with Joel Martin scoring 11 points, Karl Freudenberg 10 and Tom Fairbanks nine.
On Tuesday, the Brainerd sophomores beat St. Cloud Tech 82-55 as Freudenberg scored 17 and Carsten Nelson 13.
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