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The Detroit Lakes U-18 softball team finished as runners-up in the region tournament. The team includes (L to R) front row: Kennedy Erickson, Macy Kirchner, Rachael Ianiro, Carolyn Kinney, Emma Maguire, Betty Schouviller and Maddie Ramsey. Back row: Asst. Coach Kelly Leitheiser, Emily Schiltz, Allison Dahring, Emily Seebold, Chaz Butz, Kyra Vagle, McKenna Krengel, Sydney Prussia and Coach Tom Vagle. SUBMITTED PHOTO

U-18 squad finish in 2nd place

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The U-18 Detroit Lakes softball team finished as runner-up in the regional tournament in Hawley, missing a state berth by one game.

The No. 4 seeded Lakers upset No. 1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the semifinals 5-2, but fell to Hawley in nine innings 5-4 in the championship game.


They opened with a convincing 4-1 victory over Norman County East.

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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.