Andrew Mehr has been named the most valuable member of the Brainerd Warrior boys' swimming and diving team.
Other award winners:
Most improved, Tim Lange; Warrior Award, Nathaniel Tyner; scholar all-conference, Brett Severson, Mehr, Aaron Thelen; rookie of the Year, Michael Ruen; junior varsity most valuable, Chris Dens.
Charity archery shoot at Brainerd Armory
The Brainerd Archery Club is hosting a "Charity Shoot for Shriners" Tuesday night at the Brainerd Armory.
Participants get pledges per point (300-point maximum). The $5 entry fee goes to the Shriners.
The first line of shooting begins at 6:30 p.m. with another line set for 8 p.m. Sixty arrows will be shot by all participants.
Call 824-8913 for more information.
'Contender' party Sunday at Deerwood
Lakes area residents are invited to a "Contender" party 7 p.m. Sunday at the Deerstand in Deerwood.
Crosby-Ironton High School graduate Anthony "The Bullett" Bonsante, a participant in the "Contender" series, will sign autographs.
Bogut to enter NBA draft
Andrew Bogut couldn't pass up the opportunity to be the top pick in the NBA draft.
The Utah center announced Monday that he would forgo his final two years of eligibility to enter the draft, confirming what his coach, teammates and Utes fans have known was coming.
"I have no regrets and full-speed ahead," the 7-footer from Australia said at a news conference Monday.
Bogut, the leading vote-getter on the AP All-America team, averaged 20.4 points and 12.2 rebounds while leading the Utes to a 29-6 season, which ended with a loss to Kentucky in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
"I feel the time is right to move on to the next level of basketball," Bogut said.
Tennessee hires Pearl
Bruce Pearl, who led Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a surprising run through the NCAA tournament, was introduced Monday as Tennessee's new basketball coach.
"This is a dream come true," the 45-year-old Pearl said after becoming Tennessee's sixth coach in 16 years. "I feel like I am prepared."
Pearl took 12th-seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the round of 16 this year for the first time in the program's 109-year history.
Tennessee failed to make the NCAA tournament in four years under coach Buzz Peterson, fired March 13 after a 14-17 season.
Davis won't play for 'U' next season
James Davis will not play for the Minnesota men's basketball team next season, a decision announced Monday by coach Dan Monson.
Davis, a 7-footer from Minneapolis, signed a letter of intent last November. He left his junior college team after an altercation with a teammate and recently was charged with carrying a gun without a permit -- a gross misdemeanor stemming from a traffic stop in the Twin Cities. Police found the gun on the front seat of his car.
Davis, who previously played for North High School and Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan., will find a new junior college. When the fall semester begins without his enrollment, his scholarship becomes void.
"I have met with James and we have concluded that he needs next year to meet his academic requirements and sort through his personal affairs," Monson said in a prepared statement released by the school. "We continue to support James in his endeavors and wish him the best of luck."
The Gophers also announced that Kerry Wooldridge, a 6-foot-8 forward who appeared in only seven games as a redshirt freshman this season, has decided to transfer.
Fans cheer Webber's return
Chris Webber got a royal welcome in his return to Sacramento.
Webber was all smiles and hugs before the Philadelphia 76ers' meeting on Monday night with the Kings, who traded the five-time All-Star in a six-player deal just 33 days earlier.
The early moments of Webber's much-anticipated homecoming went just as expected -- plenty of hellos and handshakes, followed by a deafening ovation for the cornerstone of the Kings' renaissance.
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