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

The No. 13 isn't unlucky for Connor Chambers. That's how many points the sophomore finished with in four games for the Northern Lakes Lightning last week. Chambers notched 10 goals and three assists as the Lightning finished the week 3-1. His offensive output jumped him from out of the top 10 in the...

Fri, 01/21/2011 - 11:06pm

It’s hard not to notice Kelsey Grider on a basketball court. At 6-feet tall, the Lake Region Christian School center towers over teammates and opponents. But the Hornets’ lone senior isn’t a statue on the hardwood. She comes with an attitude. “My mindset on defense is people don’t shoot th...

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 12:44am

Hayden Zillmer has lost just once this year, but it may have made him even better. The defending Class 1A 112-pound state champion suffered his lone defeat this season to Big Lake’s Matt Nelson in the championship match of the Big Bear tournament Dec. 18 at Cass Lake. The loss set off a string of ...

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 12:38am

Cassie Banick is fearless. The senior wants the ball with the game on the line. She wants to take the shot with time running down. The two-year starter for the Pierz Pioneers didn't need any late-game heroics to lead Pierz to a 74-29 victory over Trinity School Dec. 28 during the Pierz holiday tourn...

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 9:44pm

  Several days a week, for about 10 years, Katy Etterman's parents would drive her to Sauk Rapids to train at North Crest Gymnastics Club. During that time, Etterman developed into a Level 10 gymnast, the highest level a club competitor can attain. In the last few years Etterman also developed ...

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 9:15pm

Jana Anderson has never had trouble scoring points. The Crosby-Ironton senior displayed her penchant for points in three wins last week to help the Rangers to a 5-1 start. Anderson dropped 19 points on Cass Lake-Bena Dec. 11 in C-I's 70-31 victory. She also grabbed eight rebounds. The four-year vars...

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:43pm

While it sounds more like a kitchen utensil, the spladle is why Jordan Chouanard is a Big Bear champion. Chouanard captured the 145-pound Big Bear title Dec. 18 at Cass Lake by using the move to pin Brainerd's Mack Glasby in 2:32 of the championship match. It's the junior's first title at the Big Be...

Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:39pm

Dalton Stevens came into the season needing three wins to reach 100 for his career. It didn't take long for the Aitkin Gobbler to reach that milestone. In the Gobblers' season-opening triangular Dec. 4 at Ashland, Wis., Stevens went 2-0 with two quick pins. Then, on Dec. 7, in an 80-0 domination of ...

Sat, 12/18/2010 - 12:02am

Blame Tatum Sheley for the burnt nylon smell wafting from the Pine River-Backus gym in the early morning hours. That's where the sophomore forward for the PR-B Tigers spends the beginning of her day working on her perimeter shooting....

Sat, 12/18/2010 - 12:01am

Mack Glasby hopes that standing on the podium at the end of a wrestling tournament becomes a habit this season. In the season's first two tournaments, Glasby was on the podium both times, winning the 145-pound title in the Dick Maher Invitational at Blue Earth and finishing second at the Paul Bunyan...

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 10:56pm