DL News Staff
With the infusion of some 19-year-old talent, the Detroit Lakes American Legion Post 15 baseball team has shot out of the gates with a 4-2 record. After an impressive sweep of the traditional District powerhouse, East Grand Forks, to open the season, Post 15 stumbled a bit against Moorhead the next night, losing two. But DL rebounded with some good production from its elder players in a sweep of Wahpeton Tuesday, by the scores of 12-5 and 3-2. "I'm happy with the start," said DL head coach Keith Blattenbauer.
The best way to go out is always on top. That's exactly where longtime Detroit Lakes girls' golf coach Jim Buchholz will end his coaching career -- on top. After his Laker team won the Class 2A state championship, Buchholz is stepping down as head coach after 24 years in the girls' golf program -- 18 of which were as head coach. "I want to thank him for always being there and always being positive for us," said senior and two-time state runner-up Christine Herzog, who has been DL's top golfer since her eighth grade season.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: senior female ivory/yellow lab, on the northwest side of Big Cormorant Lake. female black lab/visla cross, at Mary Yellowhead Road near Ogema. male brown tabby cat, on Carrow Street in Frazee. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 218-847-0511 and leave a message.
No. 1. That was the number the 2006 Detroit Lakes girls' golf team hit -- and hit numerous times. No. 1 in 10 meets this season. No. 1 in the Mid-State Conference. No. 1 Laker team in DLHS girls' golf history. And most importantly, No. 1 in the state. The Lakers won the Class 2A state championship to end a historical run through the 2006 season. It was one which saw five DL golfers average under 90 for their stroke averages. Depth and team chemistry brought the title to Lakerland -- the fifth state team title in DLHS history, including four football championships.
The Detroit Lakes Athletes of the Year were announced this past week, with Brent Eidenschink taking the Laker boys' honor, while the girls' was split between Jordanne Even and Hanna Grinaker. The annual award goes to DLHS seniors who have excelled in their respective sports, as well in the classroom and off the field of play. This year's senior crop at DL was rich. Eidenschink was a starter for the Laker football team at linebacker since his freshman year, and also a major contributor for the DL wrestling team.
The Beautification Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presents residential and commercial Beautification Awards each month during the summer. Residents will be recognized for yard, garden and landscaping which beautifies and enhances our community.
Thank you, Detroit Lakes, and surrounding communities for your support during the "Most Wanted" Lock-Up benefitting the people of North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event, held Wednesday, May 31, at the AmericInn, raised over $12,000 in cash and pledges with more arriving daily!
A Hawley man had his first appearance in Becker County District Court Thursday on three charges stemming from a Detroit Lakes domestic assault. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $15,000 against John Lindgren, 27. His next court appearance is June 19. Lindgren is accused of felony domestic assault by strangulation, gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation and gross misdemeanor failure to provide vehicle insurance. According to the court complaint, Lindgren allegedly confronted a woman at her place of employment in Detroit Lakes Tuesday.
The 2006 softball season followed suit from the last three to four years for the Detroit Lakes Lakers, with defense being the key. The Lakers' (12-10) success or shortcomings were usually dictated how the defense performed that game. For the most part, pitching and the offensive output were consistent. That left defense has a deciding factor in the outcome, said DL head coach Phil Kirchner. "This year, like other years, most of the games relied on our defense," he said. "Usually, if they played defense and did things right in the field, we would win.