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JORDAN - A crowd was gathered around the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course's holding pond near the 18th green to watch the Class 2A championship Minnewaska girls' team to do the traditional jump into the alga-thick water. Included in that crowd were the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, as they were holding their heads high, as well, after finishing third in the state with a score of 726. Although it's that trip into the Ridges at Sand Creek pond the Lakers want to make one day, but for now, they are more than happy and proud for taking state bronze this year.
There's a big bunch up in the Class 2A boys' team state golf standings after Wednesday's round and Detroit Lakes is right in the middle of it. The Lakers finished in fifth place after the first day of state golf meet at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan with a score of 315. But after first-place Orono's 292, plenty of things can be shaken up in Thursday's final round of play. There are a total of six teams within 14 strokes of each other, as DL occupies the fifth spot, but only three strokes out of fourth and three out of sixth. But the Lakers f
Sometimes luck is better than good -- although Frazee sophomore Beau Hanson has the good part down already. Striking his second tee shot of the day, Hanson's ball started to loft towards the rough and into some trouble. But luckily, the shot was corrected after hitting the cart path, then a tree, which deflected his ball back onto the fairway. Ultimately, it saved par for Hanson -- who was coming off a first hole birdie -- and started off a day which ended with him in first place of the Class 1A state boys' golf field. Hanson stands alone on top after strok
The Detroit Lakes girls' golf team has carved themselves a pretty comfortable groove heading into the second day of the Class 2A state golf meet at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. What is easily the youngest team competing in the Class 2A state meet Wednesday, the Lakers shot a combined 353 to hold third place comfortably, with Albany 17 strokes behind with a 370 and Red Wing far out in second with a 319. Minnewaska leads the meet and is vying for their fifth-consecutive state title after stroking a 305. "We are pretty comfortable going into tomorrow," said sopho
There was a safe approach available for the Detroit Lakes girls 4x100 relay team, almost guaranteeing them a state medal Saturday at Hamline University during the Class 2A state track and field meet. But that approach just wouldn't have been in the four Lakers' nature. The DL relay squad of Natalie Hoffert, Jess Stelter, Bre Halbur and Rose Jackson went all out trying for the best place possible, instead of playing it safe, getting the baton around the track and gaining a medal.
The Detroit Lakes Angels defended their home turf, and they had to earn it in the process. The Angels won their final two games of their annual home tournament by a combined score of 2-0, with a pair of 1-0 victories in the semifinals and championship game.
The development of the Detroit Lakes softball program didn't end with its Section 8-2A first-round loss in the playoffs in May. A host of new players are fine-tuning their softball skills during U-18, U-14 and U-12 summer league play. There are no 2010 seniors out for the U-18 Laker team this year, allowing DL's youth to develop for the 2011 spring high school season. League play got underway last week, as the Lakers split with Perham at Snappy Park Tuesday, June 8. "This is almost an entirely new group of players," said DL head softball coach Phil Kirchner.
For the second time in as many weeks, the Lakes Area Screaming Eagles delivered some payback for one of their two losses on the season with a 42-17 thumping of the Minnesota Sting Saturday in Frazee. After suffering a 21-18 loss in week two to the Sting, the Screaming Eagles have now reeled off four consecutive victories to improve their record to 4-2 overall. The four-game winning streak has also been dominant, with Lakes Area outscoring their last four opponents by a combined score of 130-44.
ST. PAUL - It was an appropriate ending to a great high school career for Frazee senior Hannah Daggett. In each of the last three years Daggett has competed in the Class 1A state high jump event, she has progressed and this time around wasn't any different. Daggett took fourth overall in the high jump Friday at Hamline University in St. Paul with a height of 5-04, the same mark she had in the Section meet. "I took fourth this year and I'm proud of myself because I finished better than last year (seventh)," Daggett said.
Last year during the Class 2A state boys' golf tournament, then Frazee freshman Beau Hanson stormed onto the scene after shooting a two-day score of five-over par 149 to capture a fourth-place overall individually. This time around, though, Hanson won't be flying under the radar, instead he'll be a big blinking blimp on it. Hanson has held the No. 1 ranking in Class 1A for the majority of the spring season, while posting near par or under par scores throughout the year.