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The 2013-14 Section 8-1A champion Detroit Lakes gymnastics team. The Lakers ended Perham's 11-year stranglehold on the section Saturday. BRIAN WIERIMA/DETROIT LAKES NEWSPAPERS

Laker gymnasts end Perham's 11-year Section championship reign

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       PERHAM -  This time, the Detroit Lakes gymnastics team was not denied.  

        After 11 years of reigning as the Section 8-1A champions, the No. 5 Perham Yellowjackets’ run in that capacity is over, after the No. 4 Detroit Lakes squad piled on 148.425 points to win the title Saturday in Perham.


        The gorilla on the Laker gymnastics program’s shoulders has finally been pried off.

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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.