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 Detroit Lakes Adaptive Bowling team may be small in numbers this season, but they brought the heat to the Minnesota State High School League Adaptive Bowling Tournament that took place on Friday, May 19 in Brooklyn Park. Returning to the tournament were Clay King, Matthew Branch, and Darby Johnson. Newcomer, Stephine Lemon, who was a steady bowler throughout the season, brought her game to state and bowled well.
Laker alum Karter Smith aced the sixth hole at Lakeview Golf Course Friday, May 19 with a nine-iron. The shot was witnessed by Nate Bausman. It was Smith’s sixth career hole-in-one.
The Detroit Lakes boys track and field team scored 325 points to place sixth in the nine-team State Class AA True Team Track meet at Stillwater high school on a rainy Saturday. Willmar scored 440.5 points to claim the state championships. The Lakers finished above Stewartville (254.5), Totino-Grace (231.5) and St. Croix Lutheran (197). DL placed sixth at last year’s state meet.
The Laker tennis team dropped the final meet of the regular season at Alexandria by a score of 5-2. “We went into this match looking at it as a scrimmage,” DL head coach Tanner Beauchman said. “Our individual and team seeds are set for our section tournament and the outcome of the match wouldn't affect our standing. It was an opportunity for us to compete against some good competition before the section tournament. I was happy with how we played.”
The Frazee girls placed fourth overall and the boys team fifth at the Heart O’ Lakes Conference track and field championships Tuesday in Barnesville. The Hornet girls were led by a pair of freshman, each capturing a conference individual title in hurdles. Paige Ziegler won the 100m hurdles (16.08) and was the runner-up in the triple jump (34-10). Jaryn Johannsen placed first in the 300m hurdles with a time of 49.56.
Caleb Fagerlie shot a team-low 87 and Jacob Walther shot 90 for the top Detroit Lakes junior varsity scores at the Detroit Lakes boys JV Invitational at Detroit Country Club Monday. Sheyenne’s Casey Krank was the tournament medalist with a 77. Fagerlie led one of three DL teams, Detroit Lakes White, to an eighth place finish. Walther paced the Detroit Lakes Red team to a sixth place finish.
DL girls runners-up to Patriots
Skate Like a Girl Day in Detroit Lakes will be held Friday, June 16 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Association sponsors this introductory session for elementary and middle school girls interested in trying the sport of hockey. Skates and equipment will be available during the one-time session from 6-8 p.m.
Camp coaching staff finalized
University of North Dakota sophomore Kyley Foster was one of three Fighting Hawks’ track and field members who qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championships scheduled for May 25-27 in Austin, Texas. Foster will be joined by teammates and junior throwers Molli Detloff and Katelyn Weber.