The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday the team will visit five lakes area communities on its 2008 Winter Caravan, sponsored by Dodge.
Pitchers Jesse Crain and Glen Perkins, outfielder Craig Monroe, Twins alumnus Tony Oliva and Fox Sports Net's Dick Bremer will be in Aitkin on Jan. 28; Wadena, Staples and Brainerd on Jan. 29; and Little Falls on Jan. 30.
Specific times and locations will be announced at www.twinsbaseball.com/wintercaravan.
For more information fans should tune in to their local Twins Radio Network affiliate.
They may also visit the Twins Web site at www.twinsbaseball.com or call (612) 33-TWINS or 1-800-33-TWINS.
Conference honors Flyer
Melissa Kempenich of Little Falls has been named the Central Lakes Conference Nordic skier of the week ending Dec. 15.
Kempenich, a senior captain, placed second at the St. Cloud Apollo and Brainerd invites.
JV swimmers win
Brainerd won all but one event in a 135-16 boys' junior varsity swimming and diving meet Tuesday.
Brainerd individual winners were Will Henningson in the 200 free, Brian Kolbeck in the 200 IM, Pete Jacobsen in the 50 free, Joe Fritscher in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, Trevor Howard in the 100 free and 100 backstroke and Bradyn Watson in the 500 free,
The Warriors also won all three relays.
JV boys fall
The Brainerd Warrior junior varsity boys' basketball team lost to Sauk Rapids 66-53 Tuesday night.
Aaron Pavek had 14 points, Steve Ramerth nine and Dan Bendzik eight for the Warriors, who host Willmar Friday.
Kath, Boran to speak to boosters club
Brainerd Warriors wrestling coaches Jim Kath and Mike Boran will be the speakers at the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting, which begins at noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge.
Jess Bye, the Warrior Athlete of the Week, will be honored.
The club will not meet Dec. 27. Its next meeting will be Jan. 3 when gymnastics coach Dave Maras will be the speaker.
JV girls lose
Willmar defeated the Brainerd Warriors 38-27 in junior varsity girls' basketball Tuesday.
Nikker Graumann had 10 points. Kelly Rosenthal led the team in assists and steals.
Sophomore girls triumph
Brainerd defeated Willmar 38-33 in sophomore girls' basketball Tuesday.
Emilee Branum scored 13 points, KB Capers eight, Tess Rahto seven and Alex Sauer six.
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