DL News Staff
The key to the Detroit Lakes girls' golf season will be gaining consistency in each meet from throughout the lineup. Well, for the start of the season at least, the Lakers are consistently getting their consistency. For the fourth-straight meet, senior Christine Herzog won medalist honors -- taking all three meets Thursday through Saturday in Brainerd and Staples-Motley. And her teammates are following suit, as the Lakers won the two-day meet at Brainerd's Preserve and Pines golf courses, finishing with a tournament-best 682.
By BRIAN WIERIMA firstname.lastname@example.org Is it a case of being hot at the right time or just being good? Detroit Lakes head boys' golf coach Bob Gorden believes it's the latter when describing his team. The Lakers put together their best effort of the season Saturday in Perham, scoring an all-time low DLHS mark with a three-under par (counting the team's top four scores) 289 to win the meet held on the Perham Lakeside links. "Some people have come up to me and said how hot our team is. I just think we are a good golf team," Gorden said.
There are several routes to go when trying to build a Super Bowl champion in the NFL. One way is to gobble up big-named free agents every offseason -- ala the Washington Redskins. In most cases -- ala the Redskins -- this proves to be expensive and just leaves a big pricetag and future salary cap misgivings for the future. Another way are trades, which are really far and few between in this day and age of the NFL.
A big hit by Menahga's Kyle Dormanen was enough to spark the Braves to a big nine-run rally in the sixth inning to key a 15-14 victory over the Frazee Hornets Friday in the first round of the Park Rapids Tournament. Due to a scheduling conflict with Frazee's prom, the Hornets' second round game Saturday was cancelled, with Perham taking the slot. Dormanen's grand slam in the sixth brought Menahga to within one, and as the Braves went on to score a total of nine runs in the inning on five hits, three walks, and two Hornet errors. Frazee came back with a single run in the sixth.
The bar is being set, and it's getting loftier and loftier after each meet for the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' track teams. Each of the Laker squads nabbed silver-place finishes in the Bemidji Relays Friday out of a field of nine teams. For the girls, the team was made up of mostly underclassmen, with many of the seniors and juniors staying back to gain a much needed rest. "It was a great opportunity to look at our younger athletes and help us determine to fill holes for the upcoming section True Team meet (May 9 in DL)," said Laker head girls' coach Mike Labine.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton pitcher Stacy Drechsel kept the Frazee bats silent for most of the game Tuesday night, as a spirited comeback by the Hornets kept fans excited until the end in a 6-4 loss at Frazee. Hornet pitcher April Wendt settled down nicely after falling behind early in the game, as DGF was able to cash in on an errant play at home plate and scored twice in the top of the fifth inning. The scores proved to be vital, because Frazee started their charge in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Frazee boys' track and field team had an outstanding day, breaking a couple of records and placing first in the Pelican Rapids meet Thursday. The Hornets took their first meet of the season by scoring 153 points, ahead of second-place Morris Area, which had 142. "We had some very good performances and are very pleased with where we are at this point of the season," said Frazee head boys' coach Brian Tangen. Senior Forrest Sauer set the bar a little higher in the pole vault, after he broke the FHS record with a height of 12-0 Thursday, for first place.
Freshman Ashley Tingelstad is finding quite the success at an early age. Tingelstad won the Outstanding Sprinter Award during the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton meet Friday, while eclipsing the Lake Park-Audubon 200-meter dash mark with a 26.03. The time was good enough for first, joining her gold-like performance in the 100 dash with a time of 12.56. The Raider freshman also landed a bronze in the long jump with a mark of 15-02.5. Teammate Toni Tollefson -- a sophomore -- also won her event by take a high jump of 5-0.
Michael A. Clark, 3-months-old, Ponsford, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Michael Allen Clark was born Jan. 10, 2006, in Park Rapids to Clarence Clark and Gina Tiokasin, Ponsford. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Brianna Clark, Detroit Lakes; grandparents, Kileen Weise, Minneapolis, and Debra Warren, White Earth; great-grandparents, Clarence and Bernice Bailey, Hot Springs, Ark., and Pat Warren, White Earth. Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Tiokasin. Funeral services are Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
Minnesota Blue Star Mothers of America - a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of mothers whose children are currently serving or have served in the armed forces -- will host a state convention this Saturday in Brainerd. The highlight of the event will be a keynote address given by Merrilee Carlson, chairwoman of Minnesota Families United for Troops and Their Mission. "I will do anything I can to support soldiers and their families across Minnesota," Carlson explained, "That includes sharing my experience and letting them know that they are not alone.