Brainerd High School boys' hockey coach Ty Eigner received the Dave Peterson Award at last week's state tournament.
The award is given annually to a high school coach who has shown great leadership in developing youth hockey, locally or statewide.
Peterson coached at Minneapolis Southwest High School and was a national coach at many levels as well. He was a leader in the development of youth hockey in Minnesota and across the United States.
Urbanek to speak to boosters club
Brainerd Warrior boys' basketball coach Matt Urbanek will be the speaker at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins at noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge. Emily Thesing, the Warrior Athlete of the Week, will be honored.
The club will not meet March 20 because of spring break. The next meeting will be March 27.
Camp Ripley hosting biathlon
Camp Ripley is hosting the annual Chief National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships this week.
Some of the top biathlon competitors in the country will compete, including former Olympians and current Olympic hopefuls. Most are members of the National Guard, but it's also open to anyone who has qualified at a regional biathlon.
There will be about 100 racers. The event is open to the public and is free.
Racing started Monday with individual sprints. On Friday, there will be team racing, and on Saturday there will be relays.
One of the competitors will be Jacob Beste from the Twin Cities, an alternate on the 2006 Olympic biathlon team.
Jill Krause, formerly of St. Cloud and now living in Minneapolis, is one of the coaches. Krause is a former national champion in the 7.5-kilometer sprint biathlon and was an alternate in the 2002 Olympics.
Paul Peterson of Hastings, who recently returned from Iraq, will be one of the competitors. While in Iraq last year, he and a friend set up a 52km course and roller-skied in the first Iraqi Birkie. He will be competing as well.
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