Shane Kitzman

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Beyond Bounds: My 5 Favorite People Of 2012

From an octogenarian who’s tallied a hole-in-one more often than Tiger Woods, to a college football star who speaks Latin – yes, Latin – I’ve relished getting to know some of Minnesota’s most intriguing sports stories in 2012.

12/22/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 6 With D’Aundre Reed – Christmas Edition

He stands 6-foot-4-inches tall and weighs 261 pounds, but 24-year-old D’Aundre Reed is a boy at heart.

12/15/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 5 With D’Aundre Reed

Dropping his head, fixating on a random spot on the locker room carpet, you can’t ignore the visible frustration D’Aundre Reed exudes.

12/02/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 4 With D’Aundre Reed

It’s fitting D’Aundre Reed was on a roller coaster last week, taking in the thrills of ValleySCARE via the Wild Thing and Renegade. Because the second-year defensive lineman’s experiencing some sizable highs and lows with the Vikings this season.

11/03/2012

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Beyond Bounds: Minn. Squad Nets National Football Title – Australian Style

The Minnesota Freeze – the state’s Australian Rules Football Club (or footy, for those in the know) – dominated the country’s top opposition recently in Mason, Ohio, outscoring opponents 143-20 en route to its first national title since 2007.

10/26/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 3 With D’Aundre Reed

Vikings game days have been tough for D’Aundre Reed as of late.

10/20/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 2 With D’Aundre Reed

I got a wee bit nervous. All 261 pounds of Vikings’ second-year defensive end/tackle D’Aundre Reed was not happy with my seemingly harmless inquiry – “How does it feel to be the surprise of the league at 3-1?”

10/05/2012

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Beyond Bounds: NFL Journal Entry No. 1 With D’Aundre Reed

For the inaugural journal entry, let’s just start with “Who is D’Aundre Reed?” That is, let’s learn more about the soft-spoken giant who can make backflips look this easy.

09/21/2012

Brandon Morgan would rather use his 4.55 40-yard-dash time as a center-fielder than as a running back. (credit: Rick Orndorf/SunThisweek Newspapers)

Beyond Bounds: Lakeville North’s Brandon Morgan Is Faster Than You

Brandon Morgan’s game revolves around his swift feet – he clocks a 4.55 time in the 40-yard dash.

09/20/2012

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