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Detroit Lakes junior Bre Halbur has done it again. For the third time this school year, Halbur has qualified for a state meet, this time the Class 2A state long jump event. Halbur qualified Wednesday in Sauk Rapids during the Section 8-2A long jump finals with a mark of 17-07.25 for second place, behind Alexandria's Rosey Erickson's 17-08. "She looks to be all the way back after her injury from last year," said DL head girls' track and field coach Mike Labine. "She has worked so hard getting back to this point.
SAUK RAPIDS - Detroit Lakes junior Bre Halbur has done it again. For the third time this school year, Halbur has qualified for a state meet, this time the Class 2A state long jump event. Halbur qualified Wednesday in Sauk Rapids during the Section 8-2A long jump finals with a mark of 17-07 for second place, behind Alexandria's Rosey Erickson's 17-08. "She looks to be all the way back after her injury from last year," said DL head girls' track and field coach Mike Labine. "She has worked so hard getting back to this point.
Over the course of the 2010 regular season, the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team proved over and over how much quality depth they had, with eight different players gaining medalist laurels in meets. Well, make that nine -- as not one, but two, Lakers shared medalist honors, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Eighth grader Michael Herzog and junior Connor Hedstrom each fired a one-over par 73 during the Section 8-2A meet at the Longbow Golf Course in Walker Tuesday, which spurred DL's second trip to the state meet.
One hole at a time. Although it was a philosophy which took some patience to follow through on, it worked splendidly for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, which played each hole with those five words in mind all season long. In the end, it led all the way up to a Class 2A state berth. The Lakers shot near a season-low 335 to win the Section 8-2A meet at Longbow Golf Course in Walker Tuesday and qualify as a team for the Class 2A state meet, June 16-17.
With all four defensive linemen absent from the Lakes Area football lineup Saturday in Brainerd, the Screaming Eagles were forced to implement their ironman scheme. The Eagles' offensive line ended up playing both ways, resulting in each line battle being won decisively in a 24-10 victory over the Lumberjacks. The line play was anchored by such players as John Lubitz, Mark Racine and Robbie Bohn, who opened big rushing lanes for Eagles' running backs, while closing them down on the Lumberjack rushers.
The Detroit Lakes baseball team earned the North Sub-Section 8-2A No. 2 seed and will open the playoffs Thursday at home against No. 7 Park Rapids at 5 p.m. The No. 1 seed belongs to Warroad, which will play the winner of No. 8 Crookston and No. 9 Thief River Falls. The quarterfinals will be at the high seed Saturday at 4 p.m. Lakers have way with Hornets The Detroit Lakes seniors went out in grand style to close out the 2010 regular season, as an all-senior lineup crushed visiting Frazee 14-2 Friday at Washington Ballpark.
This year's Sub-Section 6-1A playoff run by the Lake Park-Audubon softball team is a good sign that the building process the Raiders have been under since starting the varsity program three years ago, is starting to produce some prime results. Entering the Sub-Section playoffs as the No. 7 seed, the Raiders promptly downed No. 8 Cass Lake-Bena in the play-in game, then proceeded to upset the No. 2 seeded Walker/Hackensack-Akeley to advance to the semifinals and one game away from the double-elimination portion of the tournament.
The Detroit Lakes tennis duo of Isaac Fondrick and Jake Hartman played to the Section 8-1A semifinals, territory in which no Laker has advanced to in quite some time. Unfortunately, the path to a Section finals bid ended one match short Thursday in Thief River Falls, after TRF's Engelstad and Rodahl downed the DL pair in straight sets by scores of 6-1. "Jake and Isaac played well, getting to the semifinals was a good accomplishment," said DL head coach Wade Johnson.
The mental approach of taking one hole at a time has been a successful one for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, which added another meet win to its growing list of accomplishments. Thursday's meet at Wildflower, though, was for keeps, as the Lakers won the South Sub-Section 8-2A side with a team score of 347. The next step, the pressure only grows as DL will prepare for the Section 8-2A meet at Longbow Golf Course in Walker and the right to move on to the Class 2A state meet, which is in Jordan June 10-11.
After a full 2010 season of high-level competition -- both against opposing teams and in-team competition -- the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team has finalized its Section 8-2A roster. The final meet of the season saw a host of Lakers shooting in the 70's during the DL Invite at the Detroit Country Club Tuesday, as the first Laker team won with a score of 305. But the medalist of the meet came from the DL second team in senior Ross Mickelson, who carded a three-over par 74.