Northern Star

Rapids' Italian Import

Grand Rapids track coach Darrin Hofstad heard the stories."You hear a lot of stories," he said. "You never believe anything until you see it with your own eyes.For Hofstad, seeing was believing when it came to Andrea Contu.

Watson Aims for National Title

Duluth's Ryan Watson is one of the top amateur heavyweight boxers in the country, even though he hasn't fought in what Watson describes as "in forever." Watson's coach Aaron Resberg believes Ryan's reputation is a big reason why.

Ashley Taipale's Arm Powering Denfeld

Like many high school athletes, Denfeld's Ashely Taipale plays three sports. But her favorite is softball. And her favorite part of the game is swinging the bat.

Bjorn Broman Leaving Behind Legacy

"Just knowing that I made division one basketball makes me feel so good because that was always my goal," said Lakeview Christian senior Bjorn Broman.

DeWall Breaks Proctor Scoring Mark

"Great basketball players are not made between November and March, they're made between March and November. Lexie is that kind of player," said Proctor girl's basketball coach Chad Brenna.

Sally the Skijoring Dog

Full of energy, and with a love for the outdoors, Sally, a 4–year–old German Shorthaired Pointer, loves to play in the snow.

The Year of Northern Stars

"They always say the most competitive games draw the most competitive kind of people and I think that's it right there," said Two Harbors football coach Tom Nelson.

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