St. Cloud Apollo defeated Brainerd 204-153, 199-183 and 175-167 Saturday at Little Falls Bowling Center to end the Warriors' bid for a state tournament berth.
In the second game, Brainerd set itself up for victory with strikes in the eighth and ninth frames. Senior Abe Kretzman made a great shot in the 10th frame but left a solid 10-pin. In the third game a one-pin count on a spare in the seventh frame and a missed 6-pin in the ninth frame cost the Warriors a victory.
Apollo defeated Sauk Rapids in the championship match to advance to the state tournament Dec. 7 at Flaherty's Bowl in Arden Hills.
Brainerd senior Chris Yde was named to the all-conference team. Kyle Bischoff was named the conference most valuable player.
Reception Tuesday for Grunewald
The Brainerd High School athletic department has announced that Justin Grunewald will sign a national letter of intent to run for the University of Minnesota cross country team.
A signing reception, open to the public, is scheduled 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in the BHS cafeteria.
Volunteers sought for Special Olympics
Special Olympics Minnesota is seeking volunteers in the Brainerd/Baxter area to join the Special Olympics Minnesota Team.
Volunteers will be needed for the following positions: Team managers to oversee operations of the team and facilitate monthly meetings; coaches in basketball, aquatics, volleyball, track and field; chaperones to accompany the team to area and state fund-raising strategies; volunteers to aid in behind the scenes administrative and program planning; public relations coordinator to raise awareness about activities in the Brainerd area; and a registration coordinator to help keep track of registered athletes.
For more information call Betsy Voss, Special Olympics Minnesota, at 1-800-783-7732 ext. 65 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pequot scoreboard to honor Neznik
A scoreboard has been purchased in memory of Joe Neznik for the Pequot Lakes varsity gym and will be dedicated Dec. 2 before the start of the varsity girls' basketball game against Staples-Motley.
The Joe Neznik Memorial Fund, along with the Patriots Athletic Club and Ideal Community Service organization, made this dedication possible.
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