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The Detroit Lakes girls’ golf team had a shot fly across their bow Tuesday, after the Lakers’ closest win in quite some time. The Class 2A top-ranked Lakers earned a nice victory – their 29th in a row – in the Red Wing Invite, beating New Prague by two strokes and host Red Wing by four. Red Wing has been bumped back down to Class 2A, so they are a team to keep close tabs on as the Lakers are heavy favorites to three-peat as state champions. “It was an eye opener for the team,” said DL head coach Cali Harrier.
Patience and aggression each paid off for the Detroit Lakes Angels amateur baseball team in its season-opening win in Wolf Lake Saturday, winning 13-6. The Angels drew 13 walks, but...
After doubling its participation numbers from last season, the Detroit Lakes adapted bowling team is polishing up for its second-consecutive state meet May 16, at the Brunswick Zone in Brooklyn...
The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton boys’ and girls’ track and field teams swept through the Section 6-1A True Team meet by winning both titles on their home course. The Frazee boys’ team finished fifth overall with 699.5 points, while the girls were sixth with a score of 677. The Lady Hornets had one win as Ellie Morgan won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:48.00, while the 4x800 squad won with a mark of 10:42.82. Grant Jepson was runner-up in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.22 for the highest finish for the Frazee boys’ team. Section 6-1A True Team meet at D
The perfect combination of elite talent and depth was the formula for the Detroit Lakes girls’ track and field team, which clinched its third-consecutive Section 8 True Team title Tuesday at Mollberg Field. The section title is the Laker’s 10th overall and on Tuesday, it was over early, as DL racked up a total of seven first-place finishes en route to a score of 572.5 points, far outdistancing second place finisher Pequot Lakes, which had 408 points. But it wasn’t just the top finishes which rolled the Lakers through the competition, it was also the depth, which recorded 12 ev
The Detroit Lakes boys’ golf team is still working some kinks out of the gears, with the schedule picking up after losing several meets due to inclement weather. The Lakers finished in 11th place out of 16 teams at the Nelson Invite at the Sand of Ridges Creek Golf Course in Jordan, the site of the Class 2A state meet. “Not a super day for the Lakers,” said DL head coach Bob Gorden.
Pequot Lakes’ pitching was to the Detroit Lakes baseball team’s liking, as the Lakers pulled off a Mid-State sweep Tuesday by the scores of 5-2 and 12-5. DL junior pitcher Connor Johnson continued his assault on opposing batters after striking out eight Patriots in game one, while the Lakers picked up 14 hits in the nightcap for the 12-5 win. Defensively, DL played well, committing just one error in each game. “We played good defense and it’s something we’ve worked on a lot in practice,” said DL head coach Steve Fuhs.
The grip on the Mid-State Conference was lost by the Detroit Lakes softball team, after suffering a home sweep at the hands of Pequot Lakes Tuesday by the scores of 9-5 and 6-2. The two victories almost ensured a Patriot conference championship with an 8-0 Mid-State record, while the Lakers fell to 5-3. “We knew we were going to have to play our best against a team like Pequot Lakes,” said DL head coach Phil Kirchner.
Although it took a while to get back on the course for the Detroit Lakes girls’ golf team, the same result happened. For the 23rd and 24th consecutive time, the Lakers won a pair of meets, starting with the Minnewaska Invite last Friday after shooting a 332, with Alexandria a distant second with a 351. Co-state champion senior Natalie Roth won top honors after shooting a five-over par 77, which was tied with Minnewaska’s Jena Janu. Considering the gusty conditions, shooting under 80 was more than a solid score, with Roth’s teammate and fellow co-state champion sophomore Kat
Errors and walks took their toll on the visiting Detroit Lakes baseball team, as they dropped both games in their Mid-State Conference doubleheader in Perham Thursday, losing by the scores of 9-1 and 14-4. In the 9-1 opening loss, the Lakers committed four costly errors, while in game two, 13 free bases by either walks or hits by pitch, enabled the Yellowjackets to comfortably win 14-4 despite only collecting seven hits. “We’ve just been inconsistent this season and we just have to starting working more in practice on defense,” said DL head coach Steve Fuhs.