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.
- Member for
- 5 years 1 month
Scott Bergman, far left, a Frazee graduate and head coach of the 2017-18 state champion Sauk Centre Mainstreeters girls basketball team, was inducted into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017 along with Ada-Borup head coach Dave Smart, former Fridley coach and Miss Minnesota Basketball committee member Dave Morgan and St. Michael/Albertville head girls basketball coach Lisa Sukalski.
The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its seventh edition of Baseball Players-of-the-Week honors on Monday, and Mayville State's Mason Swegarden of was chosen as the Pitcher-of-the-Week. Swegarden tossed a complete game, seven-inning 4-0 victory over Presentation on Thursday night. The senior from Lake Park, MN yielded just three hits and struck out nine Saints' batters in the game without issuing a single walk.
Detroit Lakes bantam standout Jens Richards was named to the Section 8, 16’s AA/A CCM High Performance hockey team. Players from both Class A and AA schools in Section 8 competed in tryouts at Bemidji last weekend with 18 skaters and two goalies selected.
Lakes Area Boxing traveled to Grand Forks for matches Saturday, April 7. LAB's Thomas Renney (10) won a three-round decision against Forks fighters Josiah Braton (10). Henry Sharp (10) won a three-round decision against Forks fighters Alex Reynolds (10). Scott Webster (14) lost on a three-round decision to Three Nations boxing club Maronie Hale (14).
St. Catherine University junior and former Laker Sydney Busker placed fifth overall at the Spring Break Triangular against the University of St. Thomas and Luther College in Phoenix, Arizona Thursday, March 29. St. Kate's placed third as a team seven strokes behind St. Thomas and one stroke behind Luther, with a combined score of 326 (+38).
The Frazee girls track team got their season started on the right foot placing first at the 20-team Little Amik track meet at Bemidji State University Tuesday. The Detroit Lakes boys team also got off to strong start placing second behind Wadena-Deer Creek. Frazee’s boys team place fifth, while the Laker girls came in 10th. Sophomore Paige Ziegler picked up a pair of wins taking the 60m hurdles in 9.65 and the triple jump clearing 35-11.
The Lake Park-Audubon track and field teams are going to have a full and new experience this season after the school board approved a new co-op with Hawley high school earlier this year. Ulen-Hitterdal opted out of the co-op with Hawley opening a spot for Lake Park-Audubon to opt in. The new team will be named like the wrestling co-op, the United Clay Becker Badgers.
University of Minnesota sophomore Shay Nielsen of Detroit Lakes placed seventh in the women’s shot put at the Ole Miss Classic Saturday, March 31 at the University of Mississippi. The No. 11 Golden Gophers won six event titles and added eight runner-up finishes at the meet. Nielsen was one of three Gophers to finish in the top half of the shot put field.
The two-time defending Class AA state champion Detroit Lakes girls golf team return four golfers from last year’s state lineup but begin the year with an unexpected absence in senior Lauren Tschider. Tschider has been a consistent three-sport athlete, but has chosen to skip her senior golf season to concentrate on soccer. She is the first Division II scholarship soccer player to come out of DL and will be playing at Augustana in the fall.
The Pine to Prairie Conference boys basketball all-conference teams were announced Tuesday. To no surprise, Lake Park-Audubon senior Grant Pederson was named to the first team along with standout sophomore center from Ada-Borup Mason Miller and Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal senior guard Dawson Fox. Park Christian senior Steele Senske and Fosston junior Karsten Broadley round out the top five. Sense was named the most valuable player.