Maria Hauer is no stranger to big meets.
The four-year varsity Nordic skier for the Little Falls Flyers had competed in three state meets prior to Thursday's state finale.
What had eluded Hauer was success in those big meets.
Nathan Holm went from not on the list to the top of the list this season
The list was Pine River-Backus' list of 1,000-point scorers for the Tigers boys basketball program.
Holm entered the season needing 210 points to crack 1,000 career points.
Riley Nelsen and Zean Baker have been there before.
Not like this, though.
The two Brainerd Warriors will return to the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Giants Ridge Resort in Biwabik. This time they're bringing friends.
By his own admission Brandon Myers doesn't like to work.
Yet, the 2006 Staples-Motley graduate, spent eight hours on the practice range Wednesday in preparation for his first season on the Golfweek National Pro Tour.
What little motivation Lindsay Monson needs she gets from her brothers.
It's not the brotherly love one would expect.
Monson says her family is very sarcastic and so it goes with three older brothers, who enjoyed success in three sports.
Austin Annable felt like Patrick Kane.
The Brainerd Warriors senior defenseman mimicked the NHL star Monday as Annable ended a 3-3 overtime thriller with his second goal of the Northern Division game against Mounds View.
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.