SOCHI, RUSSIA - We are continuing our countdown of the Top 10 local news stories of 2014 on WJON. Today (Wednesday) coming-in at #6 is Anne Schleper.

The Winter Olympics were held in February in Sochi, Russia with hundreds of athletes from all around the world. But, all eyes in St. Cloud and central Minnesota were on one local favorite. St. Cloud's own Anne Schleper skated for team USA's women's hockey team.

The American team is one of the top two programs in the world, and they didn't disappoint making it all the way to the gold medal game. Schleper's family and friends gathered for the big game at the Blue Line South, while Cathedral students and staff were on the edge of their seats watching the game in the auditorium. In the end, the Canadians took the gold 3-2 in overtime.

Schleper played well throughout the tournament and brought a very respectable Olympic silver medal home to St. Cloud.

Schleper graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral in 2008, and she also went on to win a national championship with the University of Minnesota women's hockey team.

Coming-up on Friday, we'll continue our countdown of the Top 10 local news stories with a recap of our #5 story of the year.