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It was only a year ago Detroit Lakes senior Michael Richter wasn’t even a state swimming consideration, but what a difference an offseason and 12 months can make. Richter made sure his final year in swimming and diving was going to be his best, as he put in endless yards in the pool and worked himself up to one of DL’s best competitors of the 2013-14 season. Those dividends paid off Saturday, after Richter was able to place in the Class 1A state swimming and diving meet, by making the podium with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke
Alexandria’s Karly Betterman had just two points at the end of regulation on Tuesday night, but they proved to be the two most important points of the game. Without them, the Alexandria girls’ basketball team would have seen its season end in heartbreak. Instead, the Cardinals will advance to the Section 8-3A semifinals against Fergus Falls on Saturday after Betterman’s rebound and putback at the buzzer forced overtime in a game Alexandria eventually won 51-46 against Detroit Lakes. “I couldn’t even believe it,” Betterman said. “I didn’t want the game to be over.
When the Detroit Lakes wrestling team qualified an all-time Laker high six wrestlers for the Class 2A state individual tournament, expectations of doing well when they competed inside the Xcel...
Stingy defense and free throws were a perfect combination for the Detroit Lakes boys’ basketball team, as they went into Alexandria and took an impressive 52-40 victory in the regular season finale. The win avenges an earlier loss to the Cardinals Dec.
The final wrappings of an apparent home win had to be delayed for a little while longer for the Detroit Lakes girls’ basketball team, but in the end, they were able to tie that final bow on in their 77-75 overtime win over visiting Moorhead Thursday. A win seemed inevitable late in the second half, with the Lakers comfortably in the lead 67-57 with under two minutes to go in regulation. But a mad scramble by the Spuds and a f
There is just one window of opportunity to make a splash and make all the hard work through a swimming and diving season all worth it. For the Detroit Lakes boys’ swimming and diving team, their timing was more than perfect, as the Lakers qualified a total of six competitors for the Class 1A state meet in a half a dozen events. “The guys did it when it counted,” said DL head coach Rian Heimark.
The 2013-14 Detroit Lakes wrestling team entered some unchartered territory by qualifying six for the Class 2A state individual tournament, which is Friday and Saturday inside the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The half dozen of Lakers who survived the Section 8-2A tournament last Friday and Saturday in Perham, is the most for a DLHS team since they qualified five in the mid-2000’s, when they made a couple of trips to state as a team, as well. “These guys have been working hard in the wrestling room and they showed improvement throughout the season,” said DL head coach Rob Ullyott.
United Clay Becker senior Mason Swegarden appreciates the his recent Class 2A state berth, after winning the 145-pound division Section 8-2A championship in Perham Saturday. That appreciation emanates from the...
The Section 8-1A top-seeded East Grand Forks boys’ hockey team controlled puck and play in a convincing 8-1 victory over No.
BY BRIAN WIERIMA email@example.com