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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St. Catherine University Senior captain Sydney Busker of Detroit Lakes is honored with Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Athlete of the Week for women's golf after her performance at the Cobber Fall Invite finishing second in a field of 46 Division I, II and III golfers. Busker was +13 in the 36-hole tournament shooting 81 in round one and 76 in round two. Busker leads the Wildcats with an average of 80.25 shots over four rounds this fall.
The Laker tennis team picked up one victory in three very tight matches at the Bemidji tennis quadrangular Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Bemidji defeating Staples-Motley 5-2 and dropping matches to Bemidji and East Grand Forks by matching scores of 4-3. DL got a welcome return in senior Grace Kinney after a two-year absence. Kinney suffered a wrist injury two seasons ago and has not been medically cleared to play.
Detroit Lakes volleyball won two straight matches for the first time this season and bumped above the .500 line after quickly dispatching of the Aitkin Gobblers 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-21) Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. It was Aitkin that got off to a better start leading by as many as six points in the first set and holding a 21-17 lead late.
Sophomore wide receiver Jake Richter of Detroit Lakes caught four passes for 77 yards, including the Dragons only touchdown from 30 yards out, for Minnesota State University Moorhead (1-1) in a 60-7 loss to No. 24-ranked Minnesota Duluth in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday night in Duluth, Minn.
No. 5A Mahnomen-Waubun overcame a tough first half and a tied score at halftime to roll Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 42-14 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Former Lakers Maddie Herzog and Sydney Busker recorded the two low rounds at the two-day Wildflower Cobber Invite with Herzog winning by three strokes Sunday, Sept. 9 in her first official appearance for North Dakota State University. Herzog shot rounds of 78 and 76 to claim the title with a score of 154.
Detroit Lakes picked up two victories to improve to 7-2 in duals this season after a 6-1 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek and a 5-2 win over last year’s state qualifiers Crookston 5-2 at home Friday afternoon on Sept. 7. “Crookston was a big win for us,” DL head coach Tanner Beauchman said. “We haven't been able to beat Crookston since I became coach six season ago.”
A first half state-ranked shootout between Detroit Lakes and Perham turned into a slugfest for yardage and one second half score that propelled the Lakers to a 36-30 victory over the Yellowjackets in the home opener at Mollberg Field Friday, September 7. The teams combined for 58 points in the first half before halftime adjustments made the end zone rarified territory as the game waned for the traveling paddle trophy.
Detroit Lakes responded after dropping the first set at Frazee to win 3-1 in the Hornet gymnasium Thursday, Sept. 6 to snap a two-game skid and even their season record at 2-2 overall. “We came out shaky,” DL junior Anna Cihak said. “We came out knowing we lost our last two games and we wanted to come out with a dub. We were kind of nervous for our first set and trying to get back to another win.”
Detroit Lakes picked up back-to-back wins for the second time this season to move to 4-1 on the season behind a hat trick by junior attacker Nicole Swanson at Crookston in a 4-0 shutout of the Pirates in a Section 8A matchup Thursday, Sept. 6. Swanson scored seven minutes into the game on an assist by Emily Larson to get on the board early. Six minutes later Swanson earned a penalty kick that was taken by Larson who scored her first goal since returning from a knee injury early last season.