Athlete of the Week | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Be patient. Imagine hearing that while holding a football with 11 angry opponents striving to bring you to the ground. Just be patient.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:04pm

The Little Falls Flyers were 0-2 and their senior shortstop wasn't hitting. In fact, Alayna Kabanuk started the year 2-for-23 after missing her whole junior year with a knee injury.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 6:39pm

As freshmen Dan Klucas and Alex Anderson got their "butts handed to them" in the Section 7-1A individual tournament.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 6:39pm

Twice the Little Falls Flyers faced the defending Class 2A state champions St. Cloud Cathedral. Twice Luke Thoma got the call. Twice the senior pitcher helped the Flyers to victory.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:52pm

Emily Israelson is just a sophomore. So it's hard to fathom all the things she's already accomplished in her four-year career as a member of the Staples-Motley Cardinals girls golf team.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:52pm

Brian Huber may never be satisfied. And, that's OK with his track and field coach. Huber is constantly striving for faster, higher and farther in his four events. The approach has led to a lot of success, but still Huber is looking for better.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:03pm

Megan Boser lives for the pressure moment. It's why she plays shortstop and why she enjoys batting third in the Pierz Pioneers' softball lineup. The junior has found success both in the field and at the plate this season.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:03pm

Kayla Miller has always scored points. It's the other statistical categories that separates the Pequot Lakes sophomore from the rest. Miller's line during the Class 2A state quarterfinal victory over Zumbrota-Mezeppa Wednesday is a prime example.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 9:29pm

Caleb Baker plans on playing football next fall. The secondary might be a good fit for this ball hawk. Even on the basketball court, the Crosby-Ironton junior has a knack for the "pick six." His defense is a part of his game that often goes unnoticed.

Fri, 03/16/2012 - 9:29pm

Kelly Pearson could always produce copious amounts of points. The Staples-Motley Cardinals junior just didn't have to. The three-year varsity player led the Cardinals in scoring last season with 340 points (11.3 per game).

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:01pm