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First-place in the Mid-State Conference was at stake Thursday, as the visiting Staples-Motley girls’ basketball team stayed a couple of steps ahead of Detroit Lakes in a 55-42 victory. The...
In a match-up between two potent first lines for the quarterfinal round of the Section 8-1A playoffs, it was depth which prevailed for the No. 5 Detroit Lakes boys’ hockey team in its 5-2 victory over No.
For the last 40 years, the Detroit Lakes boys’ basketball program has had one aspect as consistent as their red-and-white jerseys – Bob Gorden. But all good things must come to an end, as Gorden will retire from his basketball coaching duties at the end of this season, a position he has held over the last four decades. “Bob has been such a consistent force in Detroit Lakes for so long and he brought a lot of basketball knowledge to the program,” said Laker head boys’ basketball coach Robb Flint.
Each of the Detroit Lakes and Pequot Lakes girls’ basketball teams took turns making rallies, leading to a 31-31 halftime tie, with the ultimate last run belonging to the Lakers in their 66-61 Mid-State Conference home victory Monday. The win gives the Lakers possession of first place alone in the conference with a 7-1 record, followed by Pequot Lakes and Staples-Motley, each at 7-2. “This was a game of runs and our kids answered with a strong second half,” said DL head coach Mike Hoganson.
The air was released out of the Detroit Lakes boys’ basketball team’s sails around the eight-minute mark of Tuesday’s second half, as the Lakers’ lead deflated and eventually turned into a 65-49 loss to visiting Moorhead. The Spuds (12-11) were able to steal momentum and the lead after a three pointer by junior forward Kennedy Jacobsen near the 8:00 mark, as Moorhead proceeded to go on a 15-3 run to close out DL’s eighth loss of the season. “I don’t know what happened there at the eight-minute mark,” said DL head coach Robb Flint.
Six falls registered by the Detroit Lakes wrestling team over Thief River Falls propelled the Lakers into the Section 8-2A finals, where they ultimately fell to Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus. The section runner-up Lakers did put together their best three duals of the season, with an opening win of 57-18 over Roseau, a 40-28 victory over No. 3 Thief River Falls in the semifinals and a 40-23 loss to the No. 4 Patriots in the finals. “This was the best the team wrestled all season,” said DL head coach Rob Ullyott.
After a good week of practice, the Frazee Lady Hornets hit the road last week for two games and came away with two impressive wins. On Thursday, they exacted some revenge on Perham with a 69-58 over the Yellowjackets. Then on Friday, Frazee built an early big lead over Menahga and cruised to a 53-44 over the Braves. Solid team effort keys win over Perham
The Detroit Lakes boys’ hockey team will have to hit the road for the first round of the Section 8-1A playoffs after being voted as the No. 5 seed. The second season will start for the Lakers (16-7-1) Thursday, when they travel to No. 4 Kittson Central (16-5-2), a team DL split with this season. “It’s a little disappointing we got the fifth seed, but the votes were not there for us,” said DL head coach Chris Denardo. “I do feel we match up well against Kittson Central, though.” The Lakers defeated the Bearcats Dec. 26, in the Eveleth Holiday Tournament 5-2, but lost Jan.
One prep skiing career came to an end and the other added another chapter to, as Detroit Lakes’ senior Zach Foltz and junior Berit Ramstad-Skoyles ended the 2013-14 season in the Nordic ski state meet Thursday at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik. Foltz put the finishing touches on his high school Nordic skiing career by placing 79th overall out of 117 competitors, after he registered a freestyle time of 19:21 and a classic time of 18:30.9 for a final pursuit mark of 37:51.9. Ramstad-Skoyles competed in her fourth state meet and took 68th overall out of 120 skiers with a pur