Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports columnist and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Injured Kessel expected to be healthy when Olympics begin

Gophers star Amanda Kessel, who is on the U.S. women's national hockey team, is continuing her rehabilitation from a lower-body injury.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 08:18 AM

Minnesota-based men's curling team qualifies for Olympics

Skip John Shuster and crew beat the Czech Republic 8-5 in the last game of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Fuessen, Germany, to claim the final spot in the Sochi Olympics.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 08:18 AM

Bloomington's Herman in fourth place of freeskiing event

The Dew Tour, which concludes Sunday, is the first of five Olympic selection events for the halfpipe and slopestyle in freeskiing and snowboarding.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 12:49 AM

Freeskiing set to make Olympic Games debut

Many of freeskiing’s top athletes, including Keri Herman of Bloomington, will start the race to Sochi at this weekend’s Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 01:17 AM

Late goal gives Wild 4-3 victory over defending champions

The Wild showed resilience against the Blackhawks after giving up a two-goal lead at home.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:44 AM

One final speedskating lap for Plymouth's Dyrud

After retiring in 2010, Paul Dyrud decided to make a last run at the Olympic speedskating team.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Wild goalie Backstrom is relaxed, ready

The veteran is likely to start in the net Friday night.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 12:06 AM

Backstrom steps up in Wild shootout victory

A surprise starter, he fended off Winnipeg until his team could win in a shootout.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 10:50 PM

Wild goaltender follows his orders, doesn't leave town

Darcy Kuemper was sitting at a gate at the Winnipeg airport Saturday afternoon, waiting to board a flight back to the Twin Cities, when he got a call to return.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Backstrom, Ballard practice but not expected to play Saturday

Coach Mike Yeo said Niklas Backstrom looked quick, slick and “really good’’ in his first practice since his injury on Nov. 13, and he added that Keith Ballard is “not far off’’

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 12:33 AM

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