The west central sporting world was an exciting one with many angles to follow over the past year, and our sportscasts wouldn’t be the same without the people that make those stories.

Check out some of the top local sports stories of 2021, and the amazing athletes behind them:

Dakota Buttar

Buttar Looks to Continue Strong Season At PBR Saskatoon Classic

Injury Forces Buttar Out on Final Day of Competition

Joel McGrath

West Central Talent Ready to Take the Mound in Kansas

Joel McGrath Getting Used to Kansas Launching Pad

Justen Close

#1? Close; UM Golden Gophers Update

Close Navigating Back Home After Fun Season in Minnesota

Logan Ferland

Special Debut Set For Mosaic Stadium

One-on-One With Saskatchewan Roughriders Logan Ferland

Family Night a Huge Catch in Riderville

Ferland, Roughriders Ready to Move Past Tough Stretch vs Winnipeg

Roughriders Motivated Entering Western Semi-Final

Roughriders Ferland Reflects as First CFL Season Intensifies

Logan Linklater

Linklater Excited to Keep Going After WHL Debut

WATCH: Logan Linklater Scores First WHL Goal

Kindersley's Conn Smythes*: Linklater Brings Another Virtual Award to Town

Jr. Klippers Linklater Shares Thoughts On Former Teammate Turned Team Canada Captain

(BONUS) Teammate Tylin Hilbig

Tylin Hilbig Named SJHL Rookie of the Week

Sherry Anderson

Sherry Anderson Ready to Skip Team Saskatchewan Once Again

"Oh I’ll Remember It" - Sherry Anderson Recounts Unique Scotties

(BONUS) Teams: Eatonia Wheat Kings

New Ball Diamond In the Works For Eatonia Wheat Kings

Baseball Returns to Eatonia

Delisle Chiefs

Delisle Chiefs President a Recent Guest on Popular Saskatchewan Hockey Podcast

Delisle Chiefs to Host PJHL All Star Game