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.
The NFL season is nearing the end, but for a few die-hard fanatics, the football season will be getting under way soon.
The semi-pro football season that is.
And, in the Brainerd lakes area, that distinction belongs to the Brainerd Lumberjacks.
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.