It Was Brainerd – May Day – Brainerd Expedition

MAY 1

20 years ago (2002)

With six games in five days, the Warrior baseball team needed full games from its pitchers. Mike Zauhar responded with a 7-3 Game 1 win over Little Falls, with Drew Boland’s two-run double and Joey Tautge’s two-run homer breaking a 3-3 tie. In the 3-0 Game 2 victory, Kevin Mertens threw one two hits and struck out nine.

30 years ago (1992)

With three starters missing due to a choir trip, the Warrior softball team expected to continue a five-game losing streak. But Kristy Greenwalt, throwing her second career no-hitter, turned the game into a 5-2 win over Little Falls. Coach John Mathews said Greenwalt was mixing his pitches well.

40 years ago (1982)

Bob Larson of Larson Photography in Brainerd recently attended the Northern Lights Photography Convention in St. Paul. Two of his prints received national merit points in a four-state regional competition. The prints will be on display at the national convention in Las Vegas in July.

60 Years Ago (1962)

Coach Paul Vrudny’s Warrior Men’s Athletics Team won 10 first-place finishes in 14 events in a triangle meet against Aitkin and CI. Brainerd won every running event except the hurdles, and Carl Anderson continued his strong performance on the court, winning the discus with a 122-4 throw and the shot put with a 46-2 effort.

80 years ago (1942)

A total of 229 commercial sugar users enrolled at Washington High School and received their ration books. These users include wholesalers, retailers, resorts, churches, and clubs. Individual county residents in the north will enroll at Pequot Lakes High School, and from Brainerd in the south will enroll at Washington High School here.

100 years ago (1922)

Interesting news from Perry Lake mentions that the Little Pine Bridge near the McFarlan Farm was partially destroyed last week when a pulpwood jam was broken by local residents pushing the log drive towards Brainerd. Two piers and an abutment were removed, raising one end of the bridge five feet above the roadway.

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