Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning 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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The No. 3-seeded Central Minnesota Christian Bluejays finished the first half on an 18-2 run and eliminated the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders 68-49 in the Class A consolation semifinals Friday afternoon at Concordia University in St. Paul. The Raiders led only once on the first LP-A bucket of the game, a three-pointer by Grant Pederson for a 3-2 lead.
No. 2-seeded Goodhue came out on fire from downtown and built a first half lead the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders could not erase in a 57-37 Wildcats’ victory in the Class A state quarterfinals at Williams Arena in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. The Raiders never led in the game and were behind quickly 13-4 five minutes into play on three-point baskets by Nicholas Thomforde, Taylor Buck and a pair by Ben Opsahl.
James Amdal, 97, played basketball and graduated from Lake Park high school in 1938. He was seated courtside at Williams Arena for Lake Park-Audubon’s state quarterfinal game against Goodhue Thursday.
Lakes Area Boxing's Leslie Styles throws a right at Elijah Rowan of St. Cloud during a 120-pound Golden Gloves fight Saturday night at the Detroit Lakes high school. The fight card was the first time Golden Gloves boxing has been held in Detroit Lakes in five years.
Lake Park-Audubon center Jesse Bergh will join a group of 40 of state’s outstanding basketball players in the 35th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series. Bergh, a Minnesota State University-Moorhead commit, will play on the Green team and will be joined by Noah Gindorff of Crosby-Ironton playing under Watertown-Mayer Head Coach Bob Hennen.
Lake Park-Audubon got the start every coach dreams of firing on all cylinders en route to defeating the Ortonville Trojans 86-75 to claim the Raiders’ second straight Section 6A championship Friday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris. “Sometimes that can be devil’s advocate when you make that big run; you’re not playing a .500 team,” said LP-A head coach Kyle Haberman. “They’ve only lost five games. They could care less how many shots you’re knocking down, but it certainly helps.”
Detroit Lakes' seniors Abby Schramel and Mikayla Markuson were named to the Mid-State Conference girls basketball all-conference team. Staples-Motley junior Claire Wolhowe was selected as the most valuable player. Wolhowe helped the Cardinals to the conference championship with a 7-1 conference mark. She was joined by senior teammates Kelsi Weite and Amber Robben on the all-conference team.
No. 2-seeded Lake Park-Audubon held off a Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal final possession for a 52-50 victory in the Minnesota Section 6A North Subsection championship Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris. The Raiders led 52-45 on a pair of Jesse Bergh free throws with one-minute, 23-seconds to play and would not score again in the game.
Lakes Area Boxing is bringing boxing back to the area after a five-year absence by hosting Golden Gloves Boxing at the Detroit Lakes High school Saturday, March 18. "We (LAB) are excited to bring golden boxing back to Detroit Lakes and give some kids a chance to compete in their hometown," LAB coach Chris Holt said.
No. 5 Detroit Lakes got the start they wanted but top-seeded Fergus Falls came on quickly and strong to the finish in a 79-55 Section 8AAA semifinal victory Saturday night at Moorhead high school.