A meeting of the board of directors of the Brainerd Nordic Ski Club is scheduled 6:30 a.m. Monday at Northwest Bread and Bagel on Washington Street in Brainerd.
Annual elections will be held Monday. The nominating committee has nominated the following people:
President, Chad Turcotte; vice president, Bill Meyer; secretary, Roger Landers; treasurer, Jean Meyer; board members (include the above and) Mary Clair Ryan, Clay Alexson, Dan Cruser, Kim Deihl, Jeff DeVaney, Ray Griffin, Terry Holm, Dave Johnson, Pat Lanin, Al Steiff and Nadine Wittkopp.
Dolphin swim team meeting Sept. 17
An informational meeting for new and returning parents in the Brainerd Family YMCA Dolphin swim program is scheduled Sept. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Horizons cafeteria.
The Dolphin swim team is a competitive program for boys and girls ages 5 and up. Swimmers should be competent in at least two competitive strokes. Practices are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons with meets on Saturdays. The season lasts from October through February.
The team will begin practice for the 2000-2001 season Oct. 8.
For more information, contact Jane at the YMCA at 829-4767.
JV tennis team
loses to Apollo
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity tennis team battled but came up short 4-3 against the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Thursday.
Winners singles matches for the Warriors were Jenny Huseth and Katie Johnson. In doubles, the team of Megan Owens-Erica Ruen triumphed.
JV swimming team rolls past Alexandria
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity swimming and diving team defeated the Alexandria Cardinals 100.5 to 82.5 Thursday.
Tiffany Klang picked up a pair of wins for Brainerd, topping the field in the 100 butterfly (1:14.55) and winning the 100 backstroke (1:12.56).
Jenny Peltoma also earned a pair of wins, capturing the 100 freestyle (1:04.74) and as part of the 200 freestyle relay (1:59.02).
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Heywood Hale "Woodie" Broun, a sports commentator and actor known for his handlebar mustache and loud sportscoats, has died. He was 83.
Broun, a former baseball writer and a CBS sports correspondent for 19 years, died Wednesday at Kingston Hospital. The hospital did not release a cause of death.
Ragin' Cajuns hope to keep Minnesota struggling
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Saturday's game against Louisiana-Lafayette is all about forgetting what happened last week.
For the Ragin' Cajuns, however, memory can be a very motivating factor.
"I know something better than 1-0 ... 2-0," Louisiana-Lafayette coach Jerry Baldwin said after his team beat Nicholls State last week.
The Ragin' Cajuns, who haven't won more than two games in a season since 1996, are hoping to remain perfect in 2001 when they take on Minnesota.
Minnesota men's golf coach resigns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- John Means resigned as the University of Minnesota men's golf coach after an audit found family members billed airline tickets to the school when they made trips with the team.
Means was entering his 12th year as Gophers coach. He will serve as an assistant in the men's athletic department until December. After that, he will no longer be employed by the university.
Former assistant Brad James was named interim head coach. Players learned about Means' resignation Thursday, said men's athletics director Tom Moe.
"The whole situation was extremely difficult," Moe said.
According to a copy of the university audit obtained by the Star Tribune, there were eight instances over the past 18 months where relatives of a coach in the men's athletics department used airline tickets paid for by the university.
While Means is not named, he and his attorney acknowledged he was the coach involved.
Means has repaid the university for the tickets. Seven of which were used by his then fiancee and now wife and another ticket was used by his daughter, in all, the tickets had a value of $2,852.
Means told the university that he assumed the school's travel agent would charge his credit card for personal expenses, saying that happened on 19 other occasions.
During Means' tenure, the Gophers made eight straight appearances in the NCAA golf tournament. In the past six seasons, Minnesota has played in five NCAA finals.
The audit also found that the golf program may have committed another NCAA violation for having too many coaches. Lee Deitrick is listed as a volunteer assistant coach, but the audit found that the university made five payments to Deitrick since February 1998. The university has made a self-report to the NCAA.
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