Sports Briefs, Feb. 22

Pierz state wrestling tickets available in district office

Tickets for the state team wrestling tournament are on sale in the Pierz district office. The tournament take place Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Tickets are for the first session only and will be on sale through 10 a.m., Wednesday. The cost is $14 for adults and $9 for students.


Registration open for LAYSA Brainerd soccer

Registration is now open for Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association (LAYSA) Brainerd Blast summer competitive soccer. Teams will begin practicing in April and compete in soccer tournaments in the Lakes Area, the Twin Cities and other locations into early July.

Registration is also open for the Icebreaker Indoor Soccer Tournament at Forestview Middle School gym, April 6. The tournament is open to ages 7 – 18 and draws nearly 40 teams from across the state.

For more details or to register, visit www.Brainerd or contact Donna Palm at (218) 838-4166.


Ice fishing shelter removal

dates approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.

Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 4 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 18 in the northern third. Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadlines.

The March 4 removal deadline applies to waters south of a line starting at the Minnesota-North Dakota border near Moorhead along U.S. Highway 10, then east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border near Duluth. The March 18 deadline applies to waters north of that line.

“A line runs down Highway 10 from Fargo/Moorhead to Detroit Lakes; then it’s Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes,” said Conservation Officer Chris Vinton of Detroit Lakes. “Fish shelters located north of that line have to be off the ice no later than midnight, March 18.”

Those not removing shelters will be prosecuted. Conservation officers may remove the structure and confiscate or destroy it. It is also unlawful to store or leave a shelter at a public access.

After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.


Sports teams sought in Gilman

The Gilman Ballpark is under new management. The new manager is looking for residents interested in getting involved in a number of sports including kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, horseshoe and more.

To sign up, or for more information, contact Brad Ott at (320) 250-1672 or Joanne Vanderbeek at (320) 237-5565.