DL News Staff
In a season where lots of history could potentially be made by the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, some was already created in the Lakers' first meet of the season. For many years, the Lakers have opened their schedule at the Perham Invite and for many years, they have never finished on top. This season was much different, as DL won its season opener for the first time ever by shooting a combined 348 in some gusty conditions at the Lakeside Country Club Monday. "We've played in that meet forever, but never won it," said DL head coach Jim Buchholz.
Sure, the Crosby-Ironton softball players packed their bats for their road trip to Detroit Lakes Tuesday, but they really didn't use them as bats were meant to be used. Instead of striking the leather of a softball, the Ranger batters were catching a lot of air. DL senior pitcher Steph Wilson dominated the C-I lineup with a combined 22 strikeouts in the Lakers' doubleheader sweep by the scores of 12-0 and 4-0. Wilson, who has a total of 42 strikeouts in four games this season, allowed just one hit in each of the two games and walked a total of three.
The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team improved to 2-1 in Mid-State Conference play with its second win over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday in the Laker triangular. Crookston was much too strong for the Laker squad in its second match, as DL lost 7-0, but a 6-1 victory over the Wolverines lessened the sting from the Pirate beating. "Crookston simply overpowered us," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "They were very good and experienced at every position.
Sophomore Josh Herzog is already raising the bar for the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team. The brother of University of Minnesota Golden Gopher women's golf recruit -- and DLHS senior -- Christine Herzog, Josh has already hit the fast track on the 2006 Laker boys' season. Herzog finished second overall in the prestigious U of M boys' golf tournament over the weekend, shooting a 75-69-144, one stroke behind medalist Cameron White of Wayzata. "Josh just played fantastic," said DL head coach Bob Gorden.
Frazee pitcher Dylan Savary went the distance for the second consecutive game, giving up three hits, striking out six and walking none in the Hornets' 7-0 shutout of Hawley Tuesday. Andrew Van Havermaat took the loss after going the first four innings for Hawley, giving up three runs and striking out three.
The momentum for the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' track teams just picked up a few paces after the Lakers had more than a solid day Tuesday in Park Rapids. Each of the squads finished well, with the girls taking first and the boys second -- their best finish of the season. The two teams combined to win 11 events -- seven for the girls and four for the boys. "It was a great day, just solid," said DL head girls' coach Mike Labine of both teams' performances. Senior Shane Wyborny broke through to the winner's circle in a big way after not taking one event yet this season.
My stern but wonderful third-grade teacher, Mrs. Corrine Hermanson, spent a lot of time teaching us to hear. As her pet, I once was selected to be her accomplice in a hearing exercise which stretched over an entire week. After I went out into the hall and shut the door, the class quietly picked out an object in the room. Once the object was chosen, I was called back in. Mrs. Hermanson then ran through a long list of objects, and I was to pick out the one the class had chosen. I always picked the right object. The reason? Mrs.
Marcus Percy Fastwolf, 20, of Bemidji, was charged Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court with one felony count of attempted murder in the second-degree for allegedly stabbing another man 31 times with a screwdriver. According to the criminal complaint, Bemidji police officers were dispatched to Ridgeway Apartments in relation to a reported assault. At the scene, two officers witnessed Fastwolf fighting with David Newago Sr., who is approximately 40 years old. Newago received multiple stab wounds to chest, stomach, right arm, face and he also suffered a broken tooth.
Former Big Elbow Lake area resident Elly E. Fitzloff, 93, died at home Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Winona, Minn. Elly Elizabeth Houlberg was born to Jens Peter and Ella (Avolda) Houlberg, immigrants from Denmark, on Oct. 14, 1912, in Chicago, Ill. Elly would live the first nine years of her life in Denmark, after which the family returned to Chicago. Later, Elly met and married Roy Fitzloff from Spencer, Iowa, and they would farm and raise their family there. In 1962, they bought and ran Ox-Bow Resort on Big Elbow Lake in northern Minnesota.