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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Detroit Lakes scored three goals in the third period to finish off the Mid-State Conference schedule with a 4-2 road victory at Park Rapids Tuesday at Ted O’Johnson Ice Arena in Park Rapids. Panther goalie battled a two-to-one Laker shot advantage in the first period keeping a goose egg on the board. Laker netminder Ben Boomgarden made five saves in the scoreless period.
Isaac Cihak scored 32 points to pace the Laker boys basketball team to an 81-75 victory over the Spuds in Moorhead Tuesday night. The teams exchanged the lead until late in the half when the Lakers made a push to an eight-point advantage at halftime 40-32 on a Cihak basket at the horn.
Moorhead senior forward Brooke Tonsfeldt recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Moorhead to a 71-52 victory over Detroit Lakes Tuesday night in Moorhead. Tonsfeldt was hot early pushing the Spuds to a 15-5 advantage. The Lakers stayed within a 10-point margin the remainder of the half.
Six-foot, seven-inch freshman center Mason Miller scored a game-high 30 points and drained the game-winning shot with 3.3 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the No. 10A Ada-Borup Cougars to a thrilling 57-55 victory in Twin Valley Tuesday night snapping an 11-game win streak by the No. 11A Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans.
The top-ranked Laker gymnastics team aims for a fourth straight Section 8A championship Saturday in Perham in pursuit of a third consecutive state Class A title the following weekend in Minneapolis. Individual qualifying for the second day of state is also on the line.
Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids dueled with late scoring runs in a 67-58 Laker victory in Mid-State Conference girls basketball Saturday night in Park Rapids. Kendra Kvebak, Breanna Price and Abby Schramel scored a pair of baskets each and an Emily Larson three-pointer gave DL a 24-9 lead early before Park Rapids responded with an 8-0 to close to 29-17 at the half.
Nielsen, Johnson also in action.
Staples-Motley senior Gavin Smith put on a clinic and wowed the crowd leading a Cardinals’ comeback that fell two points short as the Lakers sealed the game from the charity stripe in an 84-82 Mid-State Conference victory Friday night at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. “The last two minutes, we strictly ran two guys at him the entire time and when he pulls up from, literally, 35-feet, I mean, that’s impressive,” said DL head coach Aaron Swenson.
Jack DeConcini and Bailey Tulius tallied late in the third period to finish off a comeback victory over Northern Lakes 3-2 at Kent Freeman Arena Friday night. The two teams met Tuesday in Pequot Lakes where the Lightning clinched the conference title in a 2-1 victory on two goals by freshman Shane Donovan. That scenario repeated itself in the second period.
Park Rapids captured the Mid-State Conference swimming team championship and a pair of records fell, including the Lakers’ Zane Freeman breaking his own diving mark Friday at the DLCCC pool.