DL News Staff
Detroit Lakes native Jake Brenk knows firsthand the phrase of chasing one's dream, and he knows it in a literal sense. Brenk's task of chasing his professional hockey dream has taken him on a journey around the world, and eventually landed him on a team which won the Dutch National Championship. His journey to the Dutchland was topsy-turvy, and one which took many detours after he played his final game for the Minnesota State University Mankato Mavericks in the 2005 WCHA Tournament.
The Detroit Lakes boys' golf team shot off to a birdie kind of start to the 2006 season, after winning its own invitational at Wildflower Wednesday. The Lakers shot a combined 309 on the Par 72 course, with Moorhead the closest behind at 312. Sophomore Josh Herzog took medalist honors with a two-over 74, while Ben Bergquist carded a four-over 76 to tie for third, along with Moorhead's Aaron Wheeler. Grand Rapids' Matt Schneider was second at 75. The Lakers had three teams competing in the field, with the other two tying for fourth at 343 apiece.
By BRIAN WIERIMA email@example.com Several of the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team players broke into the varsity lineup Thursday, but under some tough circumstances. The Lakers were facing Mid-State Conference favorite Staples-Motley, and DL's inexperienced showed in a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals. The loss drops DL to 1-1 in the conference and also overall. "Staples-Motley is a young team, but yet were a well coached team," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "They were pretty solid at every spot in the lineup.
March 8, 1920-April 6, 2006 Pearl Pliska, 86, of Lake Park, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Pearl was born March 8, 1920 in Hallock, Minn.; she was raised on a farm and very active in the Catholic church. She truly enjoyed her garden and flowers, as well as her work in the community.
An effort to start a Co-Ed Softball League in Detroit Lakes is underway, with a minimum of eight teams needed and a maximum of 10. The league would play its schedule Monday nights at Snappy Park. Entry fee for each team is $100. The league will have 10 positions in the field (including a rover) and each team will provide umpires when not playing. The age limit is 16 and under with a minimum of four females on the field at all times, and no designated hitter rule. The tentative start date for the league is Monday, June 5, if at least eight teams are signed up.
The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team had two players selected to the Mid-State All-Conference team. Junior Nils Thomsen and sophomore Adam Thielen earned All-Conference honors, with no Lakers selected for Honorable Mention. The Lakers finished the Mid-State season 5-5 and 9-16 overall. The MVP of the Mid-State was Tucker Sheley, a junior from Pequot Lakes. Gary Grewe of Pequot Lakes was also named Coach of the Year.
The Frazee boys' track and field team had a strong showing in the Mahnomen Invite Tuesday, placing second out of 13 teams. The Hornets collected five first-place finishes -- three of them captured by Drew Daggett -- with Evan Laine taking the 200 dash and the 4x200 relay also taking top honors. Daggett dominated the hurdle events, winning the 110-meter event with a 15.55 and the 300 with a mark of 42.12. Laine was a gold-place finisher with a 24.11 time in the 200 dash. Frazee was strong in the relays, placing in all four races, while winning the 4x200 event with a time of 1:35.2.
Walls and a ceiling can't contain the Detroit Lakes girls' track and field team anymore, as they started the outdoor season with a bang. Needing to win the final event of the Bemidji triangular to capture the team title, the foursome of Macey Bentley, Kally Wolf, Jordanne Even and Hallie Hoganson did just that by sprinting for the win in the 4x400 relay race Tuesday. The team finished with a 4:19.74 to seal the triangular meet, with DL coming out on top at 77 points, to Bemidji's 73.5 and Fergus Falls' 35.5.
A White Earth man had his first appearance on a felony charge in Becker County District Court Monday. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $5,000 against Terrance Jackson, 46, for domestic assault by strangulation. His next court appearance is April 24. According to the court complaint, Jackson was arrested Sunday for an incident at a rural White Earth residence. A woman at the residence asked Jackson to leave.
The November elections and trade talks by the World Trade Organization could be deciding factors in what happens with the 2002 Farm Program. That, along with the amount of federal dollars available, may determine the fate of the five-year federal program slated to expire next year, according to U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). The ranking member on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee outlined the political and procedural wrangling occurring in and out of Washington, D.C.