Brian Stensaas

Digital copy editor, reporter | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4127
Brian Stensaas is a general assignment sports reporter. He writes most often on Timberwolves basketball and Wild hockey in addition to West metro high school sports teams.

Recent content from Brian Stensaas

After 94 years, it s a return of state fever for Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes played in the sixth boys' basketball state tournament in 1918. This week, the Lakers make their second trip.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 11:15 PM

Fighting spirit lifts Maranatha Christian

The Mustangs wore signs of wear and tear with pride as they claimed their second title in a row.

Updated: March 17, 2012, - 11:50 PM

Class 2A: Senior bows out with big prize

Foul trouble didn't keep AnnMarie Healy from staying aggressive and lifting the Lions to the title.

Updated: March 17, 2012, - 10:44 PM

Sauk Centre, Providence Academy will play for 2A title

With a 56-39 victory, Sauk Centre is on its way to the state finals for the first time.

Updated: March 16, 2012, - 11:53 PM

A Dahlman family tradition

Braham's Rebekah Dahlman, on the cusp of a state scoring record, is the latest of her clan driven to succeed.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 11:33 PM

Besse has glove affair with his new mitts

Poke around any NHL locker room and underneath the freshly-stitched game sweaters you'll find some of the game's premier players looking like a tattered extra from "Slap Shot."

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 10:16 PM

Lakeville's hockey resilience shines through in the end

From the days of drawing up plays in the dirt, coaches and players have used letters and symbols to motivate and teach.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 05:50 PM

Repeat is sweet for Cadets

Once the Cadets' Alex Johnson and Peter Krieger scored in quick succession, Hermantown was relegated to runner-up for the third year in a row.

Updated: March 10, 2012, - 10:57 PM

St. Thomas Academy repeats as Class 1A hockey champs

One year and 30 victories over other teams might have passed, but Hermantown has yet to figure out St. Thomas...

Updated: March 10, 2012, - 06:09 PM

High-powered offense can't break St. Thomas

Lone goal holds up in showdown of explosive teams.

Updated: March 10, 2012, - 01:22 AM

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