Baseball tryout April 8
Tryouts for the 13-year-old Brainerd traveling baseball team are scheduled 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Bane Park.
Anyone interested in trying out may call Mark Germain at (218) 765-4258.
Five area players on section team
Five Brainerd area players have been named to the All-Section 4A boys' hockey team.
Landon Heins and Dan Simmonds of Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin made the team along with Rusty Deters and Chris Dobis of Little Falls and Jason Merickel, Josh Schumacher and Andrew Stearns of Wadena-Deer Creek.
Honorable mention went to Calvin Draheim, Pat McKenzie, Nick Stueven and Andy Wieland, C-I-A; Eric Rakow and Isaac Smieja, Little Falls; Kyle Hardie and Chase Nelson, Pequot Lakes; and Kyle Davis, Tyler Nelson and Eric Voge, W-DC.
Brad Shelstad of W-DC was named section coach of the year.
Sarner finishes season at Army
Brainerd High School graduate Brian Sarner completed his first season as a freshman on the Army men's hockey team with six goals and three assists.
Sarner played in 20 of the Cadets' 33 games. He had a 4-game goal-scoring streak, the longest by a Cadet all season. His first collegiate goal was Nov. 27 against fifth-ranked RPI. Sarner had two goals in a 10-1 rout of Scranton on Jan. 28.
Brainerd wrestlers advance to region
Two Brainerd youth wrestlers qualified for the Northland Youth Wrestling Association Regional Tournament.
Desmond and Devin Janousek participated in the Pierz Open on March 18. Desmond, a third-grade student at Lincoln Elementary, finished first in the 75-pound weight class. He won his first two matches by pin and third by decision. Devin, a second-grader at Lincoln, finished first in the 55-pound weight class. He won his first match by decision and second by pin.
The two advance to the regional tournament April 1 at Alexandria.
LaVallee points champion
Levi LaVallee of Longville captured the Semi-Pro Fan points title in the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide Championship series.
LaVallee, on a Polaris, finished eighth in Semi-Pro Stock points. He trailed Josh Goble of Baxter who finished seventh on his Arctic Cat in this class and in the Semi-Pro Open class. Goble's finish in Semi Stock was the highest for an Arctic Cat racer in addition to points champion Tucker Hibbert.
In her first year of racing the circuit full-time, Amanda Johnson of Aitkin on a Polaris finished second in the Pro Women's class. She trailed leader Julie Thul by only eight points.
Johnson second in season finale
LAKE GENEVA, Wis., -- Amanda Johnson of Aitkin raced a Polaris to a second-place finish in the Pro Women's final at the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide finale March 12.
Johnson lost to Nichole Nicholas on a Ski-Doo. Johnson also placed fifth in the Sport 500 final.
Other area racers competing were Trevor John of Crosslake and Josh Goble of Baxter. John raced his Polaris to an 11th-place finish in the Pro Open. Goble raced his Arctic Cat to sixth place in the Semi-Pro Open.
A week before at Gaylord, Mich., Johnson won her first Pro Women's final.
John placed seventh in the Pro Open, Goble placed fifth in the Semi-Pro Stock final and eighth in the Semi-Pro Open final and LaVallee placed seventh in the Semi-Pro Fan final on a Polaris.
Due to misinformation supplied to The Dispatch, the medals won by Thomas Thurstin in the state Tae Kwon Do championships were incorrectly reported in Sunday's sports section. Thurstin won gold medals in forms and sparring. The Dispatch regrets the error.
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