Even though Outstate athletes usually don't seem to have a chance they still get nominated for statewide player of the year honors.
As well as being exceptional, Brainerd's Nikki Anderson was an exception to the above statement.
JORDAN - Just three shots off the pace, and in second place, the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys team were heartened by their first round in the Class 2A state tournament Tuesday at the Ridges at Sand Creek.
COON RAPIDS - Brainerd's Jenny Muesing was one of three golfers tied for 17th place following the opening round of the Class 3A girls state tournament Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
The sophomore shot an 83 (41 on the front, 42 on the back).
All three Brainerd Warrior qualifiers for the state tournament are first-time participants when the 2-day event opens Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
The similarities pretty much end there for Michael Foley, Tommy Olson and Jenny Muesing.