For Jacob Blong, Thursday night almost made up for all last year.
The Brainerd Warriors' senior center suffered through injury and sickness to miss most of his junior season. If Thursday is any indication, Blong will have a successful senior campaign.
Relax will be a commonly used word this winter.
Brainerd Warriors head coach Brian McAllister will be saying it often in the early part of the season as his young and inexperienced squad faces a brutal opening stretch of games.
Beth Hauer just kept getting better.
The 2009 Little Falls High School graduate got so good at running long distances that she led the Gustavus Adolphus women's cross country team to the NCAA Division III national championship meet Nov.
LAKE SHORE - By all accounts, it was a good summer for Bar Harbor.
Everyone knows, however, it's the bank account that matters most. Head chef PJ Severson called it a successful first season for the remodeled Lake Shore supper club in all aspects.
Brainerd nabbed seven spots, with Crosby-Ironton, Pierz and Pillager each collecting three spots to highlight this year's Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Football Team.
The Verndale Pirates and Little Falls Flyers also had multiple selections to the team.
It was a good Wednesday for Emily Miron.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines senior signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball next year at North Dakota State University. She was also selected the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Player of the Year.