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Amy Crawford performs her uneven bars routine during Saturday's Perham Invite. Crawford finished fourth with a score of 9.5. (John George/East Otter Tail Focus)

Lakers topple Perham in gymnastics

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The date was March, 2002, and the Detroit Lakes gymnastics team had just defeated the up-and-coming Perham Yellowjackets for the Section 8-1A championship.


That was the last time the Lakers claimed a victory over Perham, which moved on to win the last six Class 1A state championships and seven Section 8-1A banners.

But Saturday, the cycle came full circle, as the Lakers topped the Yellowjackets for the first time in seven years at the Perham Invite.

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