Maria Hauer has been there before.
If she makes it again, she's got bigger and better on her mind.
The Little Falls Flyers junior has already competed in four state Nordic ski meets. Her top finish came last year as she placed 42nd.
Drey Loge is pinning down a memorable season.
The senior for the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestling team is 17-0 this season with three individual championships. The three-year varsity captain isn't just winning.
ack-to-back and short-handed isn't a good combination.
Add inexperienced and that's what the Brainerd Warriors faced even before tip-off with Section 8-4A opponent Buffalo Friday night at Brainerd High School.
Jordan Redmond is a big guy.
At 6-foot-4, Redmond is the tallest player on the Pequot Lakes Patriots boys basketball team. He's also the most experienced.
Redmond is using his size and experience to pace Pequot in both statistics and leadership.
Vanessa Lane is one of the area's fastest prep athletes.
How does that translate onto a basketball court?
Pretty well if you ask Pequot Lakes Patriots head coach Jon Dale.
"She is just so athletic," he said.
Jackie Caughey knows what needs to be done.
Caughey is the captain and emotional leader of a young Brainerd Warriors team. Just how young?
Three eighth-graders and one seventh-grader competed for the Warriors during Thursday's 137.85-133.