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The North Star

Nick Kelly
Nick is the head beat reporter at Lakeville North and is the Editor-in-Chief of the North Star. He is also a freelance reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His work has also appeared in Minnesota Score Magazine, Legion Baseball Hub and on the MSHSL website. Nick co-hosts Minnesota's Real Sports Show on 1500 ESPN radio. He has also appeared on the Twin Cities CBS Radio affiliate, WCCO-830 AM, MSBN Sports Network, among other stations. Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickKellyLNHS Email: [email protected]

Nick Kelly, Editor-In-Chief/Beat Reporter

Jun 29, 2016
Farewell LNHS: My thanks from outside the line (Story)
Jun 18, 2016
Kelly: Max Johnson shows staying in high school isn’t so bad (Story)
Jun 07, 2016
Triumphant Tuesday (Story/Photo)
May 28, 2016
Rain gives life to Lakeville North bats in section opener (Story)
Apr 09, 2016
State Supreme Court hears oral arguments at Lakeville North (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Kelly: Lakeville North now a basketball school (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Oxton builds program into perennial contender, growing basketball in Lakeville (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Manes ends Ames Arena career with double OT goal (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Students, driver unharmed in Lakeville bus fire (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
Carda joins elite LNHS 1,000 point club (Story/Photo)
Jan 08, 2016
No. 2 Sabers outlast No. 5 Panthers 68-62 (Story)
Dec 23, 2015
Schneider brothers propel Lakeville North to victory over South (Story/Photo)
Dec 12, 2015
Brandt scores first varsity goal to give Lakeville North an overtime victory (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Dean of Missouri School of Journalism speaks to LNHS students on trust (Story/Photo)
Dec 09, 2015
Kelly: Basketball again unites community following tragedy (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Reuvers as-advertised in victory over Wayzata (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
North with Nick: No clear answer at goaltender (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Blake routs Lakeville North in season-opener (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
North with Nick: Fall season ending, but Winter season already here (Story/Video)
Nov 02, 2015
Lakeville North falls to Eden Prairie in state semifinals for second consecutive year (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Hatt’s heroics not enough in loss to Osseo (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
North with Nick 10/28 (Story)
Oct 17, 2015
Sullivan throws and runs for scores in playoff opener (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Lakeville North can’t overcome mistakes in loss to Rosemount (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Bellefeuille scores first varsity goal in his last regular season game (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Stewart surmounts struggles to become one of state’s best (Story)
Sep 26, 2015
Lakeville North defeats Eastview despite defensive woes (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Strommer grows apples and Applejack meet (Story/Photo)
Sep 19, 2015
Gallery: 50th Apple Jack cross country meet (Story/Photo)
Sep 12, 2015
Vossen notches 50th victory in 49-14 rout of Farmington (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Lakeville North not intimidated by Eagan’s No. 1 status (Story)
Sep 05, 2015
Sullivan, Lakeville North run past Burnsville (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
Cutshall hired as girls’ lacrosse coach (Story)
Aug 22, 2015
Hatt holds on (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Nick’s Notebook: Offensive depth chart features talented wide receiver group (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Nick’s Notebook: Depth at defensive back highlights defensive depth chart (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Defensive overhaul (Story)
Aug 14, 2015
Inaugural ‘Stuff the Bus’ a success (Story)
Jul 29, 2015
State championship rematch highlights Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 (Story)
Jul 06, 2015
State of the LNHS North Star (Story)
Jun 17, 2015
Angelo brings an end to the Altavilla era (Story)
Jun 15, 2015
A decade later: new roles, same destination for Market and Zeise (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Riach’s chocolate milk and bananas play key role in state quarterfinal victory over Anoka (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
First Report: No. 5 Lakeville North defeats No. 4 Anoka 3-0 in 3A state quarterfinals (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
Grant Gunderson: Infielder, pitcher and Panther baseball’s biggest fan (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Anderson’s impeccably timed goals lead to quarterfinal victory (Story)
May 28, 2015
Riach, Altavilla lead Panthers to shutout in Class 3A, Section 3 semifinal (Story)
May 28, 2015
First Report: No. 3 Lakeville North moves past No. 2 Eastview in Class 3A, Section 3 semifinal (Story)
May 25, 2015
Panthers striving for more than moral victories in postseason (Story)
May 06, 2015
Q&A: Kyle Stokes, NPR reporter (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Brett Carlson set to be named Lakeville North Activities Director (Story)
Apr 11, 2015
Nick’s Notebook: Altavilla continues first-week success (Story)
Apr 04, 2015
Panthers look to replace Ace (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
State tournament provides preview of what’s to come for Lakeville North (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Flack absent for state quarterfinal vs. Hopkins (Story)
Feb 28, 2015
Lakeville North boys’ basketball to call on prior experience in section championship (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
High school students unprepared for emotional transition of college (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Lakeville North boys’ basketball falls to Eastview 78-71 (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Carda leads Lakeville North to upset of No. 9 Shakopee (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Flack leads way to 64-50 North victory over Bloomington Jefferson (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
Lakeville North girls hockey ‘sneaks out’ 4-1 win over Farmington (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
First Report: Lakeville North girls hockey defeats Farmington 4-1 (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
No. 2 Lakeville North tops No. 1 Edina 3-1 (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
First Report: Lakeville North boys hockey defeats Edina 3-1 (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
No. 2 Lakeville North won’t let state final emotions distract vs. No. 1 Edina (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Lakeville North boys hockey escapes Farmington 6-5 (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
First Report: North boys hockey escapes Farmington 6-5 in season opener (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Ryan Edquist fills void for Lakeville North boys hockey (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
First Report: Lakeville North football falls short in state semifinal (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
‘Kyle Football’ leads way to 14-13 upset of Rosemount (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
North FCA grows stronger through trip to Dominican Republic (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
North football headed to state for fourth consecutive season (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
First Report: Lakeville North football headed back to state (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
North girls soccer routes St. Michael-Albertville 3-1 in state quarterfinal (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
North closes out regular season with 31-0 win over Eagan (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Lakeville North offense hits stride just in time for playoffs (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
North boys soccer falls to John Marshall in overtime (Story)
Oct 03, 2014
Lakeville North football tops Lakeville South for fifth consecutive time (Story)
Sep 27, 2014
Cardenas brothers pave way to victory over Eastview (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Tousignant leads way to 3-0 victory over Rosemount in girls soccer (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Soccer Upsets Prior Lake 1-0 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Volleyball Routes Burnsville 3-0 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Defensive Discipline Leads Way to Shutout of Apple Valley (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Football Welcomes Shakopee to SSC with 24-7 Victory (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North girls tennis begins new era with new courts (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North boys soccer shuts out Farmington 3-0 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Defense dominates as Lakeville North football defeats Hopkins 39-13 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Defeats Rochester Century 2-1 in Boys Soccer (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North falls to Minneapolis Washburn 1-0 in Girls Soccer (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Defensive Practice Notebook: LB Jesse Cardenas Leading by Example (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Morning Practice Notebook: Offensive line experiencing big learning curve (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Alyssa Ettl’s legacy lives on through memorial kickball tournament (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Coach Vossen sends letter to Lakeville families (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North boys lacrosse finishes fourth in state (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North baseball defeats Brainerd 10-0 in state quarterfinal (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North’s success in other state tournaments translates to boys lacrosse (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Lacrosse to Make First State Appearance After Defeating Lakeville South 8-6 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Baseball Ends Eastview’s Season With 9-2 Victory (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Baseball Defeats Burnsville 7-3 in Comeback Victory (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Boys Lacrosse Steam Rolls Rochester John-Marshall 23-0 in First Round of Sections (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Lacrosse Falls to Rosemount 19-5 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Track Returns To True Team State After Four Years (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lehnen Leads the Way to 7-1 Victory Over Lakeville South (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Softball Wins 10-0 Twice in Dominant Fashion Over Bloomington Kennedy (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Pitcher Nick Dorfman Leads Lakeville North to 10-0 Defeat of the Rosemount Irish (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
From Hardships to Hardwood⎯North’s Jonathan Laing’s Journey to the NWBA Championship (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Lacrosse Dominates Stillwater 15-3 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Lacrosse Upsets Apple Valley 6-5 In Overtime (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Baseball Dominates Apple Valley 16-1 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Baseball Finishes Off Prior Lake 4-0 In South Suburban Conference Clash (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North speech wins nine medals at state (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
A “New Day” For Lakeville North Boys Lacrosse (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Basketball Hangs on to Pull off 69-52 Upset Over Centennial In State Quarterfinal (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Basketball Is Headed Back to the State Tournament, Following A 73-57 Defeat of the Owatonna Huskies (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boy’s Basketball Defeats Cretin-Durham Hall in State Semifinal 55-52 with Buzzer-Beater From Macura (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Hockey Takes Second Place In State Tournament, Falling to Edina 8-2 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Hockey Wins First Quarterfinal Victory In School History With 2-1 OT Win Over Roseau (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Earns Bid to Third Consecutive Section Championship With 65-43 Win Over Owatonna (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Boys Basketball Sends Rochester Mayo Packing Following a 79-50 Section Quarterfinal Victory (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Coming Off Of Large Success In Florida, It’s Show Business As Usual For Earp and the Lakeville North Marching Band (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Hockey Moves On To State Semifinal, Following Three Overtime Win Over Mounds View (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
State Preview: No Longer the Underdog, Lakeville North Girls Hockey Feels Good About Its Chances (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Hockey Knocks Lakeville South Out of the Playoffs, Winning 2-0 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Sweeps Cross-Town Rival Lakeville South In Girls and Boys Basketball (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Boys Basketball Finishes Off Prior Lake 78-64 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Girls Basketball Defeats Rosemount In A Dominating Fashion, 58-38 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Girls Hockey Loses Heartbreaker in Overtime to Achiever Academy (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Boys Basketball Takes Down Bloomington Jefferson 61-51 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Lakeville North Girls Hockey Defeats Lakeville South 3-0 (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
North Boys Basketball Takes Down South 82-62, In Honor Of Alyssa Ettl (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
For North’s Football Program, Success is Achieved Through the Little Things (Story)
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