Several former Brainerd High School skiers competed in the Lake Superior Division qualifying event last weekend.
In women's slalom, Heather Ziebell of Minnesota-Duluth was sixth and Lexy Zarling of St. Olaf was 18th.
In men's slalom, Kyle Goochey of UMD was 44th and Chris Ziebell of UMD was 61st.
In women's giant slalom, Zarling was 18th and Heather Ziebell 30th.
In men's giant slalom, Eric Charpentier of Wisconsin-Madison was 43rd and Goochey 44th and Chris Ziebell 53rd.
The next event is the Midwest Collegiate Skiing Association's Regionals Feb. 23-24 at Marquette, Mich. Twenty-five colleges will be represented, with more than 200 total racers competing.
Randy Tomberlin, Karen Grunewald, Jess Eckland and Keith Borg came away with the top spot in their respective races at the Northstar Iceway races last Sunday.
Racing will resume this Sunday at 1 p.m.
Front-wheel drive super studs -- 1-Jess Eckland, 2-George Mattson, 3-Randy Tomberlin.
Front-wheel drive hard rubber -- 1-Keith Borg, 2-Chad Erlandson, 3-Mike Borg.
Rear-wheel drive front studs -- 1-Randy Tomberlin, 2-George Morcomb, 3-Doug Miller.
Powder puff -- 1-Karen Grunewald, 2-Linda Tomberlin, 3-Patty Morcomb.
Sophomore girls lose
to Flyers in overtime
Little Falls defeated the Brainerd Warriors 52-47 in overtime in sophomore girls' basketball Tuesday.
Haley Bower had 12 points and five steals for the Warriors. Breanna Olson had 10 points and five rebounds and Lauren Kirkpatrick had nine points and five steals.
Conference honors Ebnet, two Flyers
Joan Ebnet of Brainerd and Paul Herman and Beth Prokott of Little Falls have been named Central Lakes Conference performers of the week ending Feb. 9.
Ebnet, a senior guard, scored 34 points and had eight rebounds, nine assists and eight steals in two basketball games.
Herman, a senior left wing, had three goals and three asssists in victories over Sartell and Brianerd.
Prokott, an eighth-grade gymnast, was the Flyers' top performer in the conference meet, placing 10th on uneven bars and 18th on beam.
Clough to speak
Cindy Clough, coach of the Brainerd Warriors Dance Team, the Kixters, will be the speaker at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins noon Thursday at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen.
The soup kitchen is located at 923 Oak St. between the Triangle Store and Temple Baptist Church. Parking is available behind the church or on 10th Street..
Nordic skiers Christina Roberts and Chris Woodard, the Warrior Athletes of the Week, will be honored.
Fine for block on Vikings' Howard rescinded
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The NFL has rescinded a fine against Tennessee Titans tackle Brad Hopkins, who ended the season -- and possibly the career -- of Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Willie Howard with a cut block.
Hopkins was originally fined $15,000 after blocking Howard from behind Dec. 9. Howard suffered a colossal injury on the play, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and spraining the medial collateral ligament in his right knee and breaking his right leg.
Howard had surgery in December, but doctors have told him he might not play again if his injuries don't heal.
"It's sad," Howard told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "A defensive player can hit a guy on the helmet on accident and get fined. Randy Moss can wear the wrong hat and get fined. And I get hit from behind and may not be able to play this year and the next year, and nothing happens."
"There was no malice intended," Hopkins said. "I'm sorry he got injured, but it's part of the game, and the league saw it my way."
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