DL News Staff
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The Frazee Hornets used an affective arsenal of consistent scoring and good pitching to defeat The West Central Area Knights 11-1 Tuesday. Frazee scored in every inning, and pitcher April Wendt was too much for West Central. "We played well in most aspects of the game, it was not our best game but it was up their," said Frazee head coach Dave Trautman. The Hornets kicked things off in the bottom of the first inning with Jessica King leading off the game with a base hit.
Five Lakes Area Boxing Club youth fighters will be taking part in the last competitive tournament of the season when they box in the Minnesota State Junior Olympic Tournament, which is Saturday and Sunday at the Naytawash Sports Complex. The tournament is staged for 16 years old and under boxers in several different age categories and weight divisions. Representing LAB will be Jason Griego (9-10 years old, 110 pounds), Erik Moltzan (11-12, 90), Casey Holt (11-12, 85), Ed Beaulieu (11-12, 180) and Michael Lucero (15-16, 112).
Daggett does well in 'Elite' meet Frazee junior trackster Drew Daggett finished with a pair of third-place and a seventh in the Hamline Elite Meet Friday in St. Paul. The new meet was developed this year where coaches had to submit entries and only the top nine entries in the state (each Class 1A and 2A) would be accepted. Daggett ran a 15.4 in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing third. He ran a personal best time of 41.06 in the 300 hurdles to tie for a bronze. The Hornet wrapped up the meet with a seventh-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.
The Detroit Lakes Middle School boys' golf team hosted a meet with Moorhead Tuesday, April 25. Gaining medalist honors was Tanner Lane of DL with a 33. Trevor Murphy was second with a 35, followed by a pair of 36s by Charlie Smith and Joe Thompson. The Lakers took part in the Blueberry Pines meet Friday, finishing first with a score of 349 and were led by Tanner Lane with an 83 -- good for medalist honors. Joe Hanson of DL was third overall with an 84.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers Frazee pitcher Josh Hoskins did just what he had to do in a 17-0 victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings Thursday. "I just had to go out there and throw strikes after we got the lead," Hoskins said. The Hornets received a lot of help in the top of the first inning as control trouble and errant fielding led to nine runs for Frazee. Scoring for the Hornets in the first came on seven walks, three errors and two hits.
The Lake Park-Audubon boys' and girls' track teams took to the Valley Plains Conference meet April 18, with several Raiders placing with top six finishes. Freshman phenom Ashley Tingelstad remained on a searing pace, winning two events and finishing second in a third. Tingelstad -- who set a new LP-A record in the 400-meter dash at 60.63 in Barnesville Tuesday -- won the long jump with a mark of 15-0 and the 200 dash with a time of 27.26. The Raider finished with a silver in the 100 dash at 13.04, behind sophomore Laura Ciernia of Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal, who had a 12.94.
Three errors in the bottom of the seventh inning scratched the Detroit Lakes softball team's perfect Mid-State Conference record, but the Lakers didn't leave Pequot Lakes without a victory in the double header. The fallible seventh inning for the Lakers forced a split Tuesday against the Patriots, as DL fell into second place in the conference with a record of 5-1. The team did rebound, erasing any doubt there would be a split by taking the nightcap by the score of 13-3.
Even the slick, cold and windy conditions in Thief River Falls couldn't stop a handful of Detroit Lakes tracksters from accomplishing personal bests Friday. There also was a shot fired over the Laker girls' team's bow by East Grand Forks, after the Green Wave won the meet with an impressive 145. "I know the (weather) conditions affects everyone there, but I think it got to us," said DL head coach Mike Labine. "We didn't compete the way we've competed all season.
Funeral protests are one step away from being banned in Minnesota. The House and Senate on Monday passed a conference committee compromise that bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral. The vote was 121-2 in the House and 66-1 in the Senate. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the measure, making it law. The American Civil Liberties Union and others concerned about limiting protests are the only ones opposed to the measure. The argument is based on the U.S. Constitution's freedom of speech provision. "I voted for this bill earlier, but I made a mistake," Rep.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is encouraging Minnesotans to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy website established for citizens to report any suspected instances of price gouging or price fixing. The complaints are registered for investigation where appropriate.