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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Frazee hosted its annual softball invitational winning one of three games Saturday. Teams from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, East Grand Forks, Pequot Lakes, Sebeka, Staples, Walker, and Warroad participated with Warroad winning the tournament. The Hornets placed sixth.
For the past four seasons, Hawley and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton have held the top spot in the Heart O’ Lakes baseball Conference but Frazee and Barnesville have jumped out as the early leaders this spring. Frazee swept D-G-F in a home doubleheader Friday to join the Trojans atop the HOL at 2-0. The Rebels are in a rebuilding season after a 12-0 run through HOL opponents last year and a trip to the Section 8AA finals.
Two evenly-matched teams squared off at the Perham high school tennis courts Friday with the host Yellowjackets earning a one-point victory over Detroit Lakes in Section 8A boys tennis.
The Lake Park-Audubon baseball team evened their season mark at 2-2 after a 9-1 road victory over Win-E-Mac in Section 8A play Thursday. The Raiders broke open a tight game expanding on a 1-0 lead from the first inning with a five run fifth and three runs in the sixth inning to claim the victory.
The Detroit Lakes School District has selected local candidate Rob Nielsen to serve as the next Activities Director for the Detroit Lakes High School. Nielsen’s hire is contingent upon the successful negotiation of a contract and the approval of the Detroit Lakes School Board.
Updated with state rankings. Detroit Lakes enters the first poll of the season at No. 10.
The Laker girls team shot a 387 to defeat Bemidji and Moorhead at the Detroit Lakes junior varsity golf invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Tuesday. Evan Westrum (94) and Kaitlyn Peterson (96) led the DL girls with a runner-up and third place overall finish, respectively. Westrum finished one stroke behind medalist Kylen Fensen of Bemidji. McKenna Mallow (98) and Shannara Wheeler (99) rounded out the scoring foursome.
The Frazee Hornet softball team got off to a hot start with an 18-1 victory at Bagley Tuesday, April 11. Brenna Mahoney, Carly Mahoney, and Clara Scolley all earned walks load the bases. Aina Olson hit a two-RBI single to bring Brenna Mahoney and Carly Mahoney home. Annie Bachmann, courtesy runner for pitcher Clara Scolley, scored on a passed ball and the Hornets were up 3-0 and never looked back.
The Detroit Lakes boys golf team finished in sixth place in the 25-team field at the Stillwater Invitational Monday afternoon. Ben Unruh (76 +4), Isaac Cihak (77 +5), Aaron Schnathorst (81 +9) and Ryan Paskey (84 +12) had scoring rounds totaling 318 strokes to finish a shot above River Falls (319). Unruh was six shots back of medalist Brady Arnett of St. Thomas who took sole possession of first place with a two-under 70 on the par 72, 6,700-yard course.
The Laker girls golf team finished runners-up to Edina at the Irondale Invitational hosted by TPC Twin Cities in Blaine Monday afternoon. Edina repeated as tournament champions with an overall score of 306, 22 strokes ahead of the Lakers’ 328. The Lakers’ finish is one spot up from a third place result at last year’s tournament when DL finished behind Edina and Forest Lake.