Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop: Day One–WORKshop

For those that don't know, I am currently in Columbia, Missouri at the University of Missouri for a nine days taking part in the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, which is run through the Dow Jones News Fund. I am one of 18 high school journalists in attendance at the workshop with students from Tennessee to Nebraska to Florida … Continue reading Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop: Day One–WORKshop

The search begins

All good things must come to an end, and sadly, the end is coming into view. Before I know it, I’ll be a 2016 graduate of Lakeville North High School, which means my days as a Panther beat reporter are numbered. While I still have a little less than a year left as a Lakeville … Continue reading The search begins

Basebal Insider: Interest in Lakeville North pitcher Billy Riach increasing as state tournament approaches

Lakeville North junior pitcher Billy Riach has played a key role in the Panthers' path to a third consecutive state appearance and college scouts are taking notice. A source with knowledge of the situation tells me that the right handed pitcher has received significant interest from Minnesota State and Winona State, both Division-II schools. Scouts from each … Continue reading Basebal Insider: Interest in Lakeville North pitcher Billy Riach increasing as state tournament approaches

NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians tender Lakeville North goaltender Ryan Edquist

The Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League tendered Lakeville North goaltender Ryan Edquist on Monday afternoon, the day before the 2015 NAHL draft. The Magicians now hold the rights to Edquist if he decides to head to the NAHL next season. But, if he decides to play somewhere else in 2015-2016, the tender … Continue reading NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians tender Lakeville North goaltender Ryan Edquist

Nick’s Notebook: State lacrosse quarterfinal holds different significance for Lakeville North in 2015

The Lakeville North boys' lacrosse team took the lacrosse world by surprise in 2014. The Panthers won Section One for the first time in the program's history with only two seniors on the roster with the team having little idea what the young talent would develop into. No matter what happened in the state tournament, … Continue reading Nick’s Notebook: State lacrosse quarterfinal holds different significance for Lakeville North in 2015

Lakeville North forward Connor Flack commits to Winona State

With just under two weeks left of high school, Lakeville North's Connor Flack disclosed his next destination on Thursday. The 6 foot-3 forward announced via Twitter his decision to play basketball for Winona State University next year. Excited to announce my commitment to further my education and basketball career at Winona State University #GoWarriors 🏀 — … Continue reading Lakeville North forward Connor Flack commits to Winona State

Hockey Insider: Poehling and Enebak expected back next season

The Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL) drafted Lakeville North sophomores Ryan Poehling and Henry Enebak Monday and Tuesday, respectively. The USHL is considered the top junior ice hockey league in the United States and is often a spring-board to playing at the college level. So would the two skaters really pass … Continue reading Hockey Insider: Poehling and Enebak expected back next season

Interest increasing in Lakeville North attacker Roman Rohrbach

The 2015 boys’ lacrosse season is starting to ramp up and so is the recruiting of senior captain Roman Rohrbach. I’m told that multiple schools have shown significant interest in last season’s fifth leading point scorer in Minnesota, including the Air Force Academy and RIT. From those I’ve spoken with, one of the leaders for … Continue reading Interest increasing in Lakeville North attacker Roman Rohrbach

Goodbye to a mentor, role model, and friend

Earlier this month, the announcement came that current Lakeville North activities director Russ Reetz would resign from his post and accept the same job at Prior Lake, starting 6-30-15. This was something that I figured would happen when current Prior Lake activities director Eric Rodine announced he would resign after the school year. Reetz is … Continue reading Goodbye to a mentor, role model, and friend

Lakeville North defense no stranger to Eden Prairie scoring duo Mittelstadt and Graham

The No. 1 ranked Lakeville North Panthers boys' hockey team never faced the No. 5 ranked Eden Prairie Eagles in the 2014-2015 regular season. But that doesn't mean defenders such as Jack Sadek and Jack McNeely don't know Eden Prairie's Casey Middelstadt and Michael Graham almost as well as teammates. Because they were once teammates. … Continue reading Lakeville North defense no stranger to Eden Prairie scoring duo Mittelstadt and Graham