Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.
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The Detroit Lakes girls' swimming and diving program has grown into a consistent contender since the 2006 season, and there has been one -- or actually four constant factors since that impact of a year. The names of Libby Larson, Melissa Paakh, Andi Weiss and Ashtin Spies have been tied to the Laker girls' swimming and diving team for six years now -- and it's no coincidence the DL program has grown up along with them. "They have been the heart and soul of this team for the last six years," said DL head coach Carol McCarthy, who is in her seventh season in that capacity.
DETROIT LAKES - One could say the No. 3 Alexandria football team was living on the edge in the Section 8-4A semifinal tilt at No. 2 Detroit Lakes Saturday evening. The Cardinals' shifty senior running back Parker Giroux made his living on the edge against the Laker defense, compiling a total of 245 rushing yards to lead Alexandria to a convincing 34-13 victory. The majority of Giroux's 30 carries on the night went around either left or right end, as he struck over and over for big chunks of yardage on the Laker's perimeter defense.
The thrill of being scared is an attraction of listening to stories about spooky things going bump in the night, but the comfort comes to people after the fact because the story's origin usually isn't in their backyard. But what if that safety net is yanked away and these hauntings and paranormal activity are closer than one thinks? That insulation of comfort was nowhere to be found at Chad Lewis' "Haunted in Detroit Lakes" presentation Monday at the Historic Holmes Theater. Lewis' presentation consisted of legends and facts about various haunted locations in Minnesota.
The key stats in the Section 8-4A opening quarterfinal playoff game in Detroit Lakes Tuesday were 30 mile per hour winds, 35-degree temperatures and enough rain and sleet to anger even Old Man Winter. The inclement weather conditions dictated each team's game plans -- which was run left, run right and run up the middle. For the No. 2 Detroit Lakes Lakers, throw in a couple of early turnovers and it ended up being a well-earned 37-0 trouncing of the No. 7 St. Cloud Apollo Eagles.
Everyone is thought to be gifted or talented in at least one aspect of life and if they are lucky, they recognize it, harness it and make good use of it for a better life. For Tiffany Johnson of Sartell, her gift was recognized at an early age -- and it's a gift some individuals don't recognize as one. But Johnson perseveres with her gift, touching many peoples' lives along the way as one of the nation's most renowned psychics and metaphysical teachers in the field. And it all started in a child's bed.
Halloween isn't just about costumes and candy -- it's a time when people like to explore their inner fears through spooks, hauntings and the unknown. Today (Monday), you can find all these things right in your backyard. Renowned paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will be in Detroit Lakes Monday at the Historic Holmes Theater, starting at 7 p.m., for a free presentation on haunted locations in the Detroit Lakes and Minnesota area.
Halloween isn't just about costumes and candy -- it's a time when people like to explore their inner fears through spooks, hauntings and the unknown. Monday, you can find all these things right in your backyard. Renowned paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will be in Detroit Lakes Monday at the Historic Holmes Theater, starting at 7 p.m., for a free presentation on haunted locations in the Detroit Lakes and Minnesota area.
The brackets are filled and the season starts over for area football teams, as they enter into section playoff action, which starts Tuesday. A six-game winning streak has propelled the Detroit Lakes Lakers into a No. 2 seed in the Section 8-4A playoffs, which ensures them two home playoff games. DL will host No. 7 St. Cloud Apollo (1-7) Tuesday, on Mollberg Field, starting at 7 p.m. The Lakers (6-2) have discovered an explosive offense, which has racked up over 1,000 yards the last two games. Sartell gained the top seed and will face Fergus Falls (0-8) in the bottom bracket.
If there was such a play to prove a team is out to exert their will against another, the Detroit Lakes offense had that play. On the very first snap of Wednesday's regular season finale against visiting Duluth East, junior bulldozing fullback Alex Mason kicked it into high gear after running through a huge hole between the tackles and rambling 65 yards to paydirt, which was the start of a 55-32 lambasting of the Greyhounds. The play took 10 seconds and the Lakers were out to a quick 7-0 lead after Steven Labine's point-after kick, as the rout continued the rest of the 47:50.
This time, there wasn't any second-half comeback. The Detroit Lakes girls' soccer team battled through two playoff shootouts to gain entry into their third Section 8-1A championship game, but the Lakers couldn't overcome a potent East Grand Forks attack in a 5-1 loss Thursday. The Lakers were able to survive the Green Wave's first-half onslaught on their net, keeping it scoreless heading into halftime. But it took only under a minute before EGF took a 1-0 lead after a hard charge on net by senior midfielder Brooke Greenwood, on a rebound goal off the shot of Teresa Adamson.