Track & CC

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, […]

Set for Success

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 […]

Jumping In

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by Jackie Jenson Photos by Janssen Photography Shattering records as he goes, Eric VanErp is enjoying a solid senior year in all his sporting endeavors. A three-sport athlete, the Battle Lake High School football and basketball phenom is now setting his sights on track and field, working hard to make a return trip to the […]

Making the Right Choices

Back on Track

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by Jackie Jenson Photography by Kim J Photography For Detroit Lakes High School senior Brady Labine, sports have been an opportunity to try new things and test his physical limits. Last year at the Craig Fredrickson Invitational track meet held annually in Detroit Lakes, the Laker sprinter broke the 400m boys track record, a very […]

Pushing to the Finish Line

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Pushing to the Finish Line by Kayley Erlandson Photos by Thru Him Photography Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: Jennifer Dufner was born to run. Since she began running competitively in 7th grade, the West Fargo senior has enjoyed a successful career as both a cross country runner, taking 4th place at state during her […]

Animals, BBQ & Quick Feet

The Mental Game

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The Mental Game WCA’s Ryley Nelson Dominates with Precision and Passion by Alicia Underlee Nelson Photography by Janssen Photography Ryley Nelson runs the gravel roads of rural Grant County with passion and precision, even through the blazing heat of a Minnesota summer. The rhythm of his breath and the muted patter of his running shoes […]

Always Pushing

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By Tomi Thompson Photography by Justin Eiler Some people know they were born with certain abilities, and are destined to participate in a specific craft. Mallori Johnson wasn’t necessarily one of those people. Her interest in cross-country started with a quick trip to the mailbox. “We got something in the mail with the sports at […]

Standing Up – Lifting Himself & Others

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My Merrie Sue Holtan Photography by Thru Him Photography He sings. He dances. He acts. He runs. He shoots. He kicks. He jumps. And he studies – for hours. Tony Ukkelberg, 17, a junior from Battle Lake High School is 6’1” all-around talented Renaissance man, 4.0 GPA student and three-sport athlete. Taking flight Come spring […]