Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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No. 5AAAA Detroit Lakes scored 42 consecutive points to blowout Park Rapids 42-14 Friday night at Mollberg Field to improve to 4-0 on the season after a rocky start. Park Rapids came ready to play and socked the Lakers in the mouth in the first four minutes. DL was flagged for a block in the back on the opening kickoff. Max Gunderson was sacked for a loss of 14 yards by Jerry Engst and two plays later DL punted from their own 13-yard line.
Scott Piepkorn has been named the new varsity head girls hockey coach at Detroit Lakes, according to a release by Activities Director Rob Nielsen. He replaces Gretchen Norby, who resigned after last season. Piepkorn is a Moorhead high school and a Moorhead State University graduate with a coaching history in Moorhead, Apple Valley and Detroit Lakes in both hockey and soccer.
A late second half goal by senior co-captain Cole Metelak gave Detroit Lakes a first-ever victory over the Moorhead Spuds 1-0 at Moorhead high school Thursday, Sept. 20 in a rainy game with multiple downpours. Prior to this season, Detroit Lakes boys soccer teams have managed two ties against their Class AA rivals since 2002, both by scores of 2-2 in 2004 and 2007.
Detroit Lakes evened their season record at 6-6 overall after a 3-0 road victory in Crosby over the Rangers Thursday, Sept. 20 in a Mid-State Conference match. The Lakers dominated Crosby-Ironton in all three sets winning by double figures in each 25-9, 25-15, 25-10. Bre Price led the Lakers with 11 kills; Anna Cihak added nine. Teeya Doppler, Jocelyn Patnaude, Laura Prussia and Annie Campbell each had three.
The Moorhead Spuds managed wet conditions after a full day of rain Thursday, Sept. 20 handing the Lakers a loss for the first time in six games by a score of 4-1 at Rotary Soccer Park. DL had not lost a game since August 30. Sophomore Olivia Watson gave Moorhead the early lead shooting low to the left side past Laker keeper Payton Carlblom for a 1-0 advantage 15 minutes into the game.
Jordan Priem shot a 2-under-par 68 to claim medalist honors at the Maple Hills Men’s Club tournament Saturday, Sept. 8. Despite a scratch handicap, Priem’s score of 68 was also the low round of the championship. Lee Seim was the runner-up in medalist play with a 79. He also recorded a hole-in-one on hole No. 3 making his one from 154 yards with a six-iron witnessed by Mark Greenig.
Detroit Lakes (3-0) dropped one spot to No. 5 in the Minnesota Class 4A football state rankings Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Lakers are averaging 41.7 points per game while allowing 18.7 in three games. Perham (2-1) and East Grand Forks (3-0) are both ranked in Class 3A. DL defeated Perham 36-30 in week two and will face East Grand Forks at home Friday, Oct. 12.
Nebraska's Kate Smith put together her best round of the tournament with a two-under-par 70 to finish at an even-par 216 over 54 holes as the Cornhuskers’ golf team capped a strong opening tournament with a final-round 293 to finish in third place at the 13-team Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team continued an unbeaten streak of five games (3-0-2) with a 7-0 victory over Crookston to complete a season sweep of the Pirates in a Lakes to Prairie Conference and Section 8A game Tuesday night at Rotary Soccer Park. The Lakers scored five first half goals to put the game away by the halftime horn. Madilyn Kirchner opened the scoring off an Emily Larson assist in the 10th minute.
The Crookston Pirates defended their home turf in a physical 2-1 victory over Detroit Lakes in a Section 8A rematch played at the Crookston High School Soccer Field. Crookston avenged a 2-0 defeat in DL earlier this season. The Lakers had plenty of offensive chances with 14 shots but got a lone goal from Cole Metelak on a feed from Kale Omang to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 68th minute.