Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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Cold Spring scored early and kept Detroit Lakes batters in check in an 8-2 opening round victory at the 14-15 Babe Ruth Baseball state tournament in New York Mills Thursday. Cold Spring started a hard-throwing lefty in Brady Linn who quieted Detroit Lakes bats through most of four innings. Linn earned the victory allowing only one run on three hits and he stranded four DL runners. He struck out five.
University of Nebraska sophomore and five-time state champion from Detroit Lakes Kate Smith claimed victory on the 53rd hole and sank a par putt on the final hole to capture the 75th Minnesota Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship at Northland Country Club in Duluth Wednesday. Smith led by three shots at the turn but battled her putter during the final round of play.
Detroit Lakes All-City Golf Tournament participants completed round three Thursday in the second appearance at Lakeview Golf Course. Current leaders heading into the final round of play at Detroit Country Club are: Wyatt Blomseth in the 11th grade division; Logan Burhans in 10th grade boys, Reed Benson - freshmen, Lukas Justesen eighth grade, Tommy Suckert 4-6 grade, McKenna Burhans in eighth grade girls and Mati Gerdes in seventh grade girls.
Natalie Roth alone in fourth place
The Detroit Lakes 14-15-year old Babe Ruth baseball team went 6-2 at the Lake Region Babe Ruth North District tournament finishing runners-up to Barnesville and qualifying for the State Tournament July 27-30 in New York Mills with a victory over Parkers Prairie Monday. DL is a young squad with only one 15-year-old player on the roster. By comparison, the team they faced in the district championship final, Barnesville, has a vast majority of 15-year-olds playing.
The 17th annual Memorial Shorty wrestling camp will be held in Frazee July 31-Aug. 2. Registration for the camp is Monday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m., at Frazee high school. The camp is set up for experienced wrestlers and beginners. The beginners session is from 6-7 p.m. each day. Cost is $30 and $15 for each additional sibling.
The Detroit Lakes Angels outlasted the Bertha Blazers in a 20-12 shootout to cap regular season play Saturday at Washington Park. The Blazers had two big innings taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning and scored six runs in the fourth. Detroit Lakes answered in the second to cut the lead in half on the first of two home runs by Kyle Singer. Connor Johnson doubled ahead of Singer’s dinger and scored the first of his four runs in the game.
Beau Hanson carded an opening round, four-under, 68 to finishing the first day of play tied for third place and two strokes behind defending champion and University of Minnesota Gopher Benjamin Greve at the Minnesota State Open Championship being played at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater. Greve went on to win by five strokes shooting -15 over three rounds of play with fellow Gophers in the top five: runner-up Jon DuToit at -10 and Justin Doeden at -5 in tied for fifth place.
Top seeds Bemidji and Moorhead square off in championship game Monday afternoon
Reigning Pine to Palm champion Beau Hanson shot four-under in his first competitive golf since a rib injury during the opening round of play Friday at the Minnesota State Open Championship being played at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater. Hanson missed eight weeks recovering from an upper rib muscle injury and has been back in full swing only a fortnight but got off to a hot start in his return to grab the early lead.