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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Fresh from winning a team state championship last week, Shelby Busker and Maddie Herzog got into the summer tour swing placing in the top five at the Junior PGA Players Tour Series A at Northland Country Club in Duluth Tuesday. Busker carded a two-round score of 157, while Herzog held sole possession of fifth place with a 165 in a field of 19 golfers.
Detroit Lakes’ Ben Unruh placed third overall after sharing the opening round lead at the Junior PGA Players Tour Series "A" at Northland Country Club in Duluth Tuesday. Austin Janski of Annandale shot an opening round of 37-36 matched by Unruh’s 35-38 (73). The duo held a one-shot lead over Jack Evans of East Gull Lake, who shot 37-37 (74). Laker teammates Wyatt Blomseth and Ryan Paskey shot opening rounds of 77 and 78, respectively.
The Frazee 14U softball team placed third at 11th annual West Fargo United softball tournament Saturday. Frazee opened the tournament with an 8-3 victory over Warroad in a game the was weather-suspended over two days. Abby Wothe got the win in the circle and the team was led offensively by Clara Scolley and Dani Piche, both going 2-3 with a single and double at the dish.
The Detroit Lakes Post 15 Legion team continued a stretch of four games against the top two teams from spring baseball in a doubleheader sweep by Alexandria Tuesday at Washington Park. Alexandria defeated Detroit Lakes won the two games by scores of 9-0 and 7-1. Post 15 entered the game with a record of 1-5 coming off being swept at Bemidji on Monday.
The Detroit Lakes Legion Post 15 baseball team needed last inning dramatics to defeat the Moorhead Blues and snap a three-game losing streak to open the season Friday night at Washington Park. The Blues broke a tie game tied in the seventh scoring an unearned run to take a 5-4 lead. In the bottom of the seventh Tristan Wimmer walked with one out to put the tying run aboard.
Detroit Lakes placed 14th at the Trapshooting Championship at the Alexandria Shooting Park Thursday, June 15. DL was led by Aaron Conklin with a high gun score of 90. Kade Ramsey and Terron Gettel each finished with 88 targets. Ray Greggersen had 87. Ramsey recorded an all-state performance during the regular season finishing in the top 100 shooters with an average of 23.5 and will represent Detroit Lakes individually at the state tournament.
The New York Mills Millers jumped on Detroit Lakes early with a big second inning to defeat the Angels 13-7 in New York Mills Wednesday night. The Millers scored six earned runs off four hits, two walks and hit batsmen by DL starter Jackson Nelson in the second inning. New York Mills opened a 10-2 lead before DL added runs late in the game in the eighth and ninth innings.
The Detroit Lakes girls golf team recorded their best team score of the season at the perfect time to erase a five-shot deficit to Lake City and win by four strokes for a fifth Minnesota Class AA state championship in the past six seasons Wednesday in Jordan. "It's so cool, your last time being a Laker, being able to accomplish winning a state championship, especially under the conditions we had this year," said senior Abby Schramel.
After finishing the opening day of the Minnesota Class AA state golf tournament, the Detroit Lakes boys golf team finished in third place Wednesday at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. First round leaders and defending champions from The Blake School held the lead and won by 13 strokes over Holy Family with a winning score of 587.