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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A clutch three pointer hit by point guard Courtney Hedstrom was the deciding factor in the Detroit Lakes girls' basketball team's big 46-45 win in Moorhead Saturday. After a close affair throughout the two halves, the Lakers finally made the big play they've been waiting for all season, as Hedstrom sunk her third trey of the evening. DL was paced by junior post Jen Matter's 17 points, while guard Kayli Muckenhirn added 12. "It was a super effort by the girls," said DL head coach Mike Hoganson.
It was the perfect game for sophomore forward Brianna Seebold to have her best performance of the season. The No. 4 Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team rode Seebold's four goals to a 5-4 victory over No. 5 Wadena-Deer Creek/Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Section 6-1A playoffs. Despite building a one-time 5-1 lead early in the third period, the Lakers needed every single goal, as the Blue Devils scored all four of their tallies in the final frame. But DL survived the furious rally by W-DC to move onto the semifinals (which was played Tuesday against No.
The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team gave up some easy points due to turnovers in a 72-63 home loss versus Bemidji Tuesday. The Lumberjacks did their best impression of a bunch of savvy thieves, as they pick-pocketed the Lakers for the ball on more than a few occasions, resulting in open-floor layups to key a couple of big runs. "Bemidji did a good job converting on our mistakes," said DL head coach Robb Flint.
After hanging with the Section 6-1A top seeded Alexandria, the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team's season came to an end in the playoff semifinals with an 8-2 loss Tuesday. The Lakers dueled to a 1-1 first-period tie, but an early goal to start the second, proceeded by two back-to-back power play scores propelled Alexandria out front for a 4-1 advantage, where the Cards would ride it out for the victory. But DL made another push in the second period, when forward Callie Johnson notched her second goal of the game to pull the Lakers to within two at 4-2.
The Paranormal Files, in conjunction with Fargo-Moorhead Paranormal, will be live Sunday, Feb. 14, from one of the most haunted locations in Minnesota -- The Palmer House in Sauk Centre. Detroit Lakes Newspapers reporter Brian Wierima will be with FMP, investigating what is known as one of the most busiest locations for paranormal activity.
(This is the first of two installments of "The Palmer House" investigation, which is a part of the "Paranormal Files" series, which started last April. Fargo-Moorhead Paranormal and Detroit Lakes Newspaper reporter Brian Wierima will be conducting an investigation of The Palmer House Sunday, Feb. 14, which will be webcast live, starting at 7 p.m.
The matchups were not kind for the Detroit Lakes wrestling team against the Class 1A's No. 2 Frazee Hornets Thursday. The Hornets had their way with the Lakers in a 60-6 victory, as Frazee recorded six pins on the night. "That was one aspect I was very disappointment in, the amount of pins we gave up," said DL head coach Rob Ullyott. "Obviously, Frazee is a good team and we didn't match up well at all with them.
Three Detroit Lakes Nordic skiers capped what is now known as the best Laker season ever, after doing well in the state meet at Giant's Ridge Thursday. Sophomore Jake Richards finished just outside of the top 20 with a 21st place finish in the pursuit, while his teammate, junior Dylan Ramstad-Skoyles placed well above his desired top 80 goal with a 59th place ranking. In the girls' state meet, eighth grader Berit Ramstad-Skoyles broke the ice on her hopeful state career with a 106th place finish overall. "This was the best DL season ever," said Laker head coach Dan Josephson.
Six Detroit Lakes boys' basketball players hit double digits in the scoring column as the Lakers pulled away from visiting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday for a 73-56 victory. The Lakers were able to work the inside early, as junior post Josh Stalberger knocked down five shots from inside the paint to help open up the perimeter later. It didn't matter where the Rebels focused their defense, it wasn't enough, as Stalberger found open shooters who sunk their shots home.
The final tune-ups are being made by the Detroit Lakes boys' swimming and diving team, as they prepare for the Section 3-1A meet. The Lakers are coming off a 109-75 win in Morris Tuesday, as they were victorious in nine events. DL head coach Rian Heimark mixed up his lineup versus the Stingrays, with favorable results. Brandon Olson won the 200 freestyle with a 2:02.59 mark, while Jared Olson followed up with a win in the 200 individual medley at 2:34.95 and the 100 butterfly with a 1:12.73.