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WDAY TV interviews Laker senior Joe Mollberg before the boys' basketball team left for the state tournament Tuesday morning. Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

'Underdog' tag suits Lakers just fine

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Every morning since his seventh grade year, Detroit Lakes senior Joe Mollberg woke up to a site reminding him of the ultimate goal he wanted to obtain during his prep basketball career.


You see, during his seventh grade year, the Mollberg family attended the State boys' basketball tournament in which he left with a simple ticket stub.

It was that ticket in which he awoke to every morning, after he pinned up to his bedroom ceiling directly over his bed.

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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.