Running for the Record

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by John Miller photography by Justin Eiler The impressive athletic resume of Barnesville’s Brady Tweeton almost never came to be, but when faced with certain challenges, Tweeton has conquered obstacles to become an elite-level performer. Tweeton began playing sports in preschool when he was only four years old. Despite being young, he still had a […]

Striving for Success

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by Jackie Jenson photography by Jeremy Petrick Photography The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the game of American football as, “an American game that is played between two teams of 11 players each and in which the ball is moved forward by running or passing.” Detroit Lakes High School senior running back Ben Nordmark would sum it […]

Into the Water

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by Angela Garvin photography by Justin Eiler Photography Being a student athlete is no small feat. Between your high school classes, clubs, and athletics, you are always on the move. This is true of Camryn Appert, a student athlete from Fergus Falls. Camryn and her family moved to Fergus Falls from Pelican Rapids, when she […]

A Leader on and Off the Court

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by Alicia Underlee Nelson photography by Kim J Photography Casey Volkmann is a triple threat. The 5-foot-8 senior is a three-sport athlete for the Wadena Deer-Creek Wolverines. She wears number 10 as a point guard on the basketball team, as a fast pitch softball pitcher and as an outside hitter for the school’s close-knit volleyball […]

Heart of a Champion

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by Angela Garvin photography by Jeremy Petrick Photography Most athletes start their athletic careers at a young age, and Brenna Tinjum is no exception. She has always been around sports, including being the manager for a volleyball team coached by her aunt. Like many youngsters, she looked up to her coaches during those early years, […]

Boss of the Backfield

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by John Miller photography by Jeremy Petrick Photrography Rothsay running back Wyatt Curtis knew he loved football since he began playing it with his friends as a child. What Curtis didn’t know was that he would someday rush for over 400 yards in a single game to set a school record. Curtis’ record-setting performance came […]

Going the Distance

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By Jackie Jenson Photography by Janssen Photography In today’s world, the word “phenom” is used to describe everything from an accomplished pianist to an unusually fast mathematician. In the sports realm, however, it is reserved for someone who exhibits ferocious athletic prowess. Whether describing an amazing athlete or academic whiz, though, in most cases the […]

True Grit

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by Angela Garvin Photography by Justin Eiler When you look up the word “grit” in the dictionary, the definition perfectly describes Fergus Falls’ multi-sport standout Anna Norgard: Courage and resolve; strength of character; spirit. These are terms that tell the story of Norgard’s career as an Otter. Anna, a Fergus Falls native, began her athletic […]

Comprehensive Cardinal

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By John Miller Photography by Jeremy Petrick Photography Excellence across the board in the fine arts, academics, and athletics is the name of the game for Alexandria Area High School senior and Triple “A” award winner Will Odland. In his free time, Odland loves the outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, being […]