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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Laker junior pitcher continued a strong week of pitching slinging a no-hitter at Staples-Motley Wednesday, May 16 in a 19-0 Mid-State Conference victory over the Cardinals. Kirchner recorded double digit strikeout numbers for the second time this week fanning 11 Cardinal batters in a mercy rule shortened game of four innings. Laura Prussia was a single away from hitting for the cycle producing a home run, triple, and a double while knocking in five runs.
After 25 years of chasing checkered flags in snowmobile competition, Tucker Hibbert announced that he has reached the finish line of his remarkable racing career. The 33-year-old from Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, is now officially retired as a professional snocross racer.
Junior Sam Spry picked up his first varsity victory and sealed a 4-3 win over Minnewaska Tuesday, May 15 in boys tennis action. “We were down a couple starters,” head coach Zach Biggar said. “I was impressed with the boys that stepped into the varsity lineup and they played well.” The match was tied 3-3 with only Spry and Sam Peters on court at No. 4 singles to decide the dual.
Frazee split a conference doubleheader with Barnesville and were swept by Hawley, both at home, last week. Barnesville opened with a back-and-forth 9-7 victory Tuesday, May 8. The Trojans scored first in the top of the second inning but the Hornets answered in the home half on a single by Abby Wothe and a run from courtesy runner Lori Glander on a wild pitch.
The United Clay Becker track teams competed at the Section 6A True Team track and field meet last week in Pelican Rapids. The girls team placed seventh and the boys eighth overall. The girls were led by Siri Danielson, who placed third in the 100m dash (12.96). Faith Rustad also placed third in the 800m run (2:33.59). The Badgers had two runners in the top five of the 1,600m run led by Rustad in second place (5:38.06) and Lily Peterson in fourth (5:42.96).
Perham continued to roll through the Heart O’ Lakes girls golf schedule capturing their fourth win in a row at the Barnesville meet at Willow Creek Golf Course Thursday, May 10. Frazee placed sixth led by Isabella Matejka’s 59. The Yellowjackets scored 173 as a team to defeat the host Trojans by 26 strokes. Hawley scored 199, followed by Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 210, Pelican Rapids 214 and the Hornets with 251.
A new rule this season in True Team track and field allowing three more wild card teams has kept a Detroit Lakes boys state streak of four years in tact. The Lakers earned the final wild card edging out Mankato West by one-half point to claim the final spot.
The Detroit Lakes boys golf team completed a quarter century of dominance in the Mid-State Conference winning its 25th consecutive team title in a meet held at The Preserve in Pequot Lakes Monday, May 14. However, the theme for the team from head coach Bob Gorden is to keep improving on the little things and preparing for the upcoming postseason push. “We had an okay day but way too many putts,” Gorden said.
The scoring foursome of Detroit Lakes all finished in the top five to claim a ninth consecutive Mid-State Conference girls golf championship at The Preserve in Pequot Lakes Monday. Maddie Herzog picked up another medalist honor beating the field by four strokes shooting matching 37’s to win with a 74. Teammate Anna Cihak was the runner-up shooting 78 (38-40), followed by Staples-Motley’s Alix Peterson (42-42 84).
The No. 10 Minnesota women's track & field team won the program's third outdoor and seventh overall Big Ten Conference Track & Field Championship on Sunday. The Golden Gophers scored points in 15 of 21 possible events at the B1G Championship hosted by Indiana at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. Contributing to the win was redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) with one of three top 10 Minnesota finishes in the shot put.