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Sports Columns

Nathan Fenske: Earned, not given

In 2022, the Lakeview football team had one of its most impressive seasons. The Lakers started the season 9-1, reached the 5A Section Championship and defeated Minneota for the first time in program history. The Lakers boys basketball team has continued the theme of Lakeview athletic ...

A purpose bigger than herself

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and Kate Bucher is walking her dog down the street before she has to go in to work. Bucher is now settled back home in Marshall and works two jobs. She finds time to do all this and runs 70-80 miles per week. This is a journey that started long ago to promote good ...

Examining emergency sports medicine at the local level

On Dec. 2, in the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety Damar Hamlin made a routine tackle on Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. Hamlin stood up for a moment after the play before collapsing to the ground. Moments later, the ...

Mallory Evans: Raising the bar

It’s an early Saturday morning in Montgomery when Tri-City United’s Olympic weightlifting competition kicks off. Too early for Mallory Evans’ liking, but still, she shows up looking to compete. One by one, athletes take center stage in front of the black and blue bleachers for their ...

We could do without 3rd-place game, all these bowls

As the World Cup holds a game to decide third place — who cares? — and a tidal wave of unnecessary bowl games gets cranked up — really, who cares? — we’re reminded that sports, as great as it can be, has a few things we could definitely do without. Modern pentathlon, ...

Hawk-Eyed Sniper

With time ticking down on the clock, Southwest Minnesota State trailed No. 13 Augustana in the final minute of regulation. Coming out of the timeout, the Mustangs inbounded the ball to Abuk Akoi in the high post, but she didn’t have the space to go up with the shot. Instead, she found ...