It's been a strange new world for Mattie Lueck.
Last season, the Pequot Lakes senior averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds to help the Patriots to Mid-State Conference and Section 8-2A titles on the way to a Class 2A state tournament appearance.
Caleb Janson's stat sheet looks like it came from a video game.
The Pierz Pioneers' senior is averaging 17.9 points and 15.6 rebounds a game. He's recorded 12 double-doubles, with two being of the 20-20 variety.
It was Jan. 17 and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers had fallen to 5-7 after a Mid-State Conference loss to Detroit Lakes.
Since then, Chelsey Bonsante has been on a tear and the Rangers have won three straight to even their record at 8-7.
Match No. 254 is why Jordan Chouanard stays after practice.
Medford's Curt Maas is why he trained tirelessly last offseason.
A Class 1A state wrestling championship is what drives the Aitkin Gobblers' senior.
Soft-spoken Teresa Moenkedick said she was just getting open and her shots were going down.
That's a simple way to explain how the junior point guard posted 40 points in the Verndale Pirates' 71-57 Park Region Conference victory over New York Mills Jan.
Josh McKeag is not one to back down from a challenge.
In the 100-yard butterfly in the Bronze Division at the University of Minnesota Invite last weekend, the Brainerd junior was matched in the finals against Joe Kitzman of Fergus Falls, among others.
It wasn't much of a holiday vacation for Joey Hanowski.
But it wasn't all work for the Little Falls senior.
Hanowski tallied five goals and four assists, helping him reach 100 career points, during the Little Falls boys hockey tournament Dec. 27-29.