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The Mahnomen Indians football captains hoist the Minnestoa Class 1A championship trophy high after their 20-14 win over Bethlehem Academy Nov. 23 in the H.H.H. Metrodome. Photo by - Brian Basham

A look back on the year's best

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It was a golden year for local sports in many ways: The Detroit Lakes boys and girls golf teams brought home double gold from their respective state tournaments, and Laker senior Quillan Oak also made headlines by capturing an individual state title in swimming.


Meanwhile, the Laker boys basketball, girls hockey and football teams all made it to their respective state tournaments as well -- and in the case of girls hockey, it was the team's first state berth ever.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454