Reporter/Columnist | Sports

An Iowa native, Blount is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She has won numerous state and national writing awards. Her favorite stories to tell are those that convey the emotion and humanity of sports. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Pat Borzi, who also is a sportswriter.


Olympic medalist Smith from Lakeville leaving Stanford to turn pro

Following last summer's Olympics, Regan Smith had a successful freshman season. She won six medals at the NCAA championships and was named Pac-12 women's swimmer of the year.


Are Minnesota Aurora already up for a bigger soccer challenge?

After finishing second in its debut year, it's fair to wonder about whether the women's pre-professional soccer club would seek a higher profile. Club officials explained what the future will hold.


After bad injury, Canterbury jockey gets leg up from fund to which he's donated

Ruben Fuentes is receiving help from a Canterbury Park charity to which jockeys donate as he heals from a serious accident in June. The fund will raise money from fans during Saturday's races.


Trio of Minnesotans set for World Track & Field Championships

Maggie Ewen, Emma Bates and Joe Klecker will participate in the world championships this weekend, which will be held on American soil for the first time.


Canterbury Park ready to host nine stakes races this week

One highlight will be Danjer, the American Quarter Horse Association world champion in 2021, going for a threepeat in Thursday's $52,360 Canterbury Park Championship Challenge.


Concern mounts as end nears for Canterbury Park's deal with Mdewakanton Sioux

The agreement expanded purses and made the racetrack nationally prominent. Negotiations to extend it are ongoing, but breeding is already impacted.


Canterbury Park purses on the rise since 2012 SMSC deal; Minnesota-bred foal numbers dropping

A look at some of the numbers involved at the longtime Shakopee horse racing track.


Eight Minnesota women on what's next in the fight for gender equality in sports

Title IX's 50th anniversary is an opportunity to challenge current thinking and continue the fight for fairness in sports.


Jockey Fuentes hurt, his horse euthanized at Canterbury Park

Jockey Ruben Fuentes remained hospitalized Friday for injuries sustained when his horse, Malintent, injured a leg in a Thursday race and was euthanized.


Heath inks two-year extension, says Loons must keep building

The Loons reached the playoffs the past three seasons but sit in 11th place in the MLS Western Conference.