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Laker junior Stephen Sinclair (22) battles a Crookston defender for a header during thier game at Rotary Fields Tuesday afternoon.

DL lifts Crookston Curse in 1st round

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The "Crookston Curse" will not be a factor this time around in the Section 8-1A playoffs for the Detroit Lakes boys' soccer team.

After losing to the Pirates in the playoffs the last several seasons -- including last year's upset of the Lakers in round one -- DL tore that monkey off its back with a commanding 4-0 victory Tuesday.


The No. 3 Lakers scored early and often against the defensive-minded No. 6 Pirates, as DL held a sizable 3-0 edge heading into halftime.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.