DL News Staff
This is the weekend that many Minnesota open water anglers look forward to. It's the Minnesota Fishing Opener. But sometime between gassing up the boat, replenishing the bait bucket, and grabbing more coffee and sandwiches, anglers will also have to honor the heart and soul of the American fabric: Mom. Beginning at 12:01 a.m.
The Perham Pirate amateur baseball team traveled to Vergas to play the Loons Sunday afternoon, with a strong wind blowing in making both teams think small ball from the start of the game. The small-ball attitude worked in favor of the Pirates, as Perham downed Vergas 3-0. Shawn Ohman and Jake Stoll were tangled in a pitchers' duel through the first five innings, with each tossing a shutout on two hits. The Pirates struck first in the sixth inning against Loon reliever Troy Schrupp. With one out, Phil Kirchner walked, then advanced to second on a Noah Johnson infield single.
It was the battle of the first-timers Friday in Menahga, as Frazee pulled out the 6-3 win over the Braves in non-conference action. Menahga's Dan Towers -- making his first start -- ran into trouble in the third inning as the Frazee Hornet baseball team scored five runs, four being earned, on four hits, a walk, and two Brave errors. Andrew Pederson came on to finish the game, allowing one earned run on five hits. Each pitcher recorded one strikeout. Garrett Dahlgren -- also making his first start -- was solid until Menahga put together four hits and a walk to score two in the fifth.
By BRIAN WIERIMA firstname.lastname@example.org School records have not been safe on the Frazee boys' track and field team, as another one bit the dust Friday during the Detroit Lakes Eagles Invite. The foursome of Drew Daggett, Cory Sandberg, Skyler Jackson and Evan Laine broke the FHS 4x200 relay record with a 1:33.2, topping the old one of 1:34.0 which was set by Josh Nelson, Todd Larsen, Mark Longfors and Nick Corneya in 2000. The record-breaking performance was good enough for first place in the meet, which aided the Hornets' cause of finishing third out of seven teams with 93 points.
The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team found out why Thief River Falls was a state tournament team in 2005 and why Fergus Falls will be considered a top contender to win the Sub-Section 8-2A championship this year. The Lakers lost to both powerhouse teams, falling to the Prowlers of TRF 7-0 and to the Otters 6-1. The losses drop DL's record to 2-8 overall. "Our highlights (against TRF) came in the No. 2 and 3 doubles," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "Matt Branstad and Garret Frank lost a heartbreaking match at two doubles.
Four Lakes Area Boxing fighters left the Junior Olympics State Boxing Tournament as champions, while one gained runner-up honors. Four of the champs went unopposed, but still gained state titles. They were: Casey Holt (11-12 years old, 85 pounds), Erik Moltzan (11-12, 90), Jason Griego (9-10, 115) and Ed Beaulieu (9-10, 185). Mike Lucero lost to two-time Junior Olympic champion Brent Stewart in the championship bout in the 15-16 division in the 112-pound weight class.
We don't very often urge our readers to throw down their newspapers and get out of doors, quickly, unless their house is on fire, or there's a total eclipse of the sun. But that's what we're doing today, for no reason at all. Don't give us that look. Admit it -- "out there" is tugging at the senses pretty hard right now. Look around: The water is warming, the rivers are full of hungry fish, lawns are greening up and the leaves have that yellowish new-green look. Tulips are blooming red and orange and pink.
Everything was left out on Mollberg Field Tuesday by the Detroit Lakes girls' track and field team, but the Lakers still came up short in their quest to advance to the State True Team for the sixth time in seven years. "The better team won," said DL head girls' track coach Mike Labine of East Grand Forks' effort in taking the Section 8-2A title, with 547.5 points to DL's 532. "It came down to a depth thing, and East Grand Forks was the better team.
May 25, 1922-April 20, 2006 Wayne F. Gustafson, 83, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was a resident of Waterford's memory loss facilities in Fargo, because he had been an Alzheimer's victim for the last several years. Wayne Franklin Gustafson, the only child of Ben and Freda Marie (Kleer) Gustafson, was born May 25, 1922 in Orion, Ill. The family moved to Ben's father's ranch near Aberdeen, S.D., while Wayne was still a young boy. When Wayne was 14 years old, the family moved to Fargo.
Conrad Michael Dickerson Sr., 58, of rural Menahga, is in custody in the Hubbard County Jail on a charge of second degree attempted murder. Dickerson was arraigned Monday. Judge Jay D. Mondry set bail at $150,000. According to sheriff Gary Mills, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Saturday the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a transferred 911 call from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reporting a domestic with shots fired at 12120 Hubbard Line Rd. As officers were responding, more information was obtained revealing Dickerson was the individual doing the shooting.