DL News Staff
There's a new type of Raider walking the Lake Park-Audubon school hallways. For the first time in the school's history, the Raiders are fielding both a baseball and softball team for the 2006 season. The two squads started out as developing entities and played junior varsity schedules. The two teams will ease into the varsity competition, with an estimated time of two more years to make the jump from JV to the next level. With both seasons now completed, both Raider teams enjoyed new energy from the players, coaches and fans alike.
There are not many hurdlers in the state of Minnesota who are on Frazee junior Drew Daggett's level. But it just so happens the one who is -- Eric Asfeld -- lives just a half hour away on Highway 10 in Wadena, and that has made for quite the rivalry this season. Their latest duel came Thursday at the Daggett Invitational in the 110-meter high hurdles. Daggett would take the early lead, leading through the first 50-plus meters, but Asfeld would pull away with about 40-meters to go and win the event with a time of 14.70 -- or .20 of a second ahead of Daggett.
Win No. 5 was marked in the books for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team Thursday, as the Lakers won the Menahga/Sebeka Invite at Blueberry Pines for the first time ever. Senior Christine Herzog also jumped back on the medal stand, sharing medalist honors with Fosston's Kristi Lucken at 78. The medalist performance was Herzog's seventh of the season. More importantly, the Lakers bested Section 8-2A top contenders Bemidji, by one stroke, and Moorhead, which finished third with a 360.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Detroit Lakes baseball team started off a bit sluggishly while hosting the Staple-Motley Cardinals Thursday, but the Lakers made up for their slow start with a much improved game two of the double-header, taking it by the score of 12-5 after losing the opener 7-4. "Give credit to Staples, they came out in the first game an played well," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs. "They made the plays when they had to and got a few big hits. We did not do the same." Staples-Motley scored two runs in the second inning off pitcher Matt Huberty.
By BRIAN WIERIMA email@example.com Over the course of the 2006 season, the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team has had its share of narrow defeats, but Thursday in Park Rapids, that narrow loss turned into a close win at the end. The Lakers outlasted their Mid-State Conference counterpart Panthers 4-3, which included a trio of three-set matches in singles play alone -- with DL winning two of them to tip the scales their way. "The guys have worked long and hard, but have come up short in most of their matches," said DL head coach Jim Hinson.
The Detroit Lakes softball team held a share of the Mid-State Conference lead Thursday in Staples, but unfortunately, it was short-lived. After making a 5-3 comeback victory in game one against the Cardinals, the Lakers lost 11-1 in the nightcap to slip back into second place in the conference with a Mid-State record of 8-2. The first-game win over the Cardinals was Staples-Motley's first loss of the season, as DL rallied in the top of the seventh inning for three runs to nab a 5-3 lead. DL pitcher Steph Wilson put the Cardinals down in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.
Dylan Savary tossed a four-inning shutout, while Josh Hoskins picked up where his Frazee teammate ended by shutting out visiting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton for a 4-0 Hornet victory Thursday. Savary and Hoskins combined for the HOL win, putting Frazee's record at 6-2 in the conference and 8-4 overall and dropping the Rebels' record to 6-3 in the HOL and 7-6 overall. Frazee picked an unearned run in the first when Jesse Oelfke reached on an error to lead off the game.
DL Boosters to meet Monday The Detroit Lakes Sports Boosters Club will meet Monday at noon inside the Eagles Club in DL. The Boosters will be recognizing the two and three-sport athletes who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher. Tappe earns scholarship at SCSU DLHS graduate Shane Tappe was honored with the Olga B. Satre Hart Memorial Scholarship For Athletics in the College of Education at St. Cloud State University. Tappe is a senior wrestler at SCSU majoring in industrial technology in Education. The scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 and Tappe carries a GPA of 3.45.
April 9, 1935-April 21, 2006 Alice was born to Adolph and Bertha Ratz on April 9, 1935 in Hobart Township, Otter Tail County. She graduated from Frazee High School. After graduation, she married Marlyn Sheldrup, whom she later divorced. Alice lived in several Minnesota communities, including Brooklyn Center, Marshall, and Mankato. After leaving Minnesota, she lived in California, Arkansas, and Montana. After living in many places, and gathering many friends, Alice finally found her true calling as an artist, specializing in watercolors.
It was a sweet idea few lawmakers could oppose. Minnesota senators set aside politically charged topics Wednesday to consider what some called an issue of "core" importance. They voted 53-4 to designate the Honeycrisp apple as the official state fruit. Sen. Brian LeClair, R-Woodbury, introduced the apple bill last year at the request of students from a Bayport school in his legislative district.