The open gym and swim scheduled at Brainerd High School for Sunday, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.. has been canceled.
Open gym and swim, sponsored by Brainerd Community Education, will resume in November.
Garry, Verkennes Alpine MVPs
Mike Garry of the boys' team and Stacey Verkennes of the girls' squad were voted the most valuable members of the Brainerd Warriors Alpine ski team March 11.
Boys' most improved, Tim Nelson; girls' most improved, Chelsea Williams.
Boys' captains for 2004-05, Garry and David Miller; girls' captains for 2004-05, Adrianne McAlpin and Laura Zard.
Softball umpire clinic April 1
ASA/USA Softball and the Minnesota Sports Federation have scheduled an umpire clinic 7:30 p.m. April 1 in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Scott Anderson will be the instructor.
Additional information is available by calling the MSF (763) 241-1789.
Two Pioneers all-conference
Emily Stumpf and Becky Korf of the Pierz Pioneers have been named to the Central Minnesota Conference girls' basketball team.
Pioneers on the second team are Mel Waytashek and Kristin Kapsner.
Most valuable player was Karlee Simonson of Rockford. Marty Johnson of Rockford was coach of the year.
Vikings release Bates, Brewer
The Minnesota Vikings released receiver D'Wayne Bates and backup safety Jack Brewer on Monday.
Bates was signed two seasons ago and became the No. 2 receiver opposite Randy Moss. But injuries kept him from becoming the complement to Moss that the team had envisioned. He played in 10 games last season, finishing with 15 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown.
Brewer, a former Minnesota Gophers standout, was the Vikings' special teams captain last season before a season-ending chest injury in November.
Bucs, Bills sign Steussie, Vincent
Veteran tackle Todd Steussie became the latest addition to an overhauled offensive line when he signed with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers also added backup quarterback Jason Garrett and cornerback Tom Knight.
Pro Bowl cornerback Troy Vincent agreed to terms with Buffalo, ending a stellar eight-year tenure with Philadelphia.
Vincent's agent Linda Bodley told The Associated Press, chose Buffalo ahead of Cincinnati and Kansas City.
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