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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Senior Isaac Cihak fired a one-under score of 71 to lead the Detroit Lakes boys golf team to second place after day one of the Minnesota Class AA state golf tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan Tuesday. Cihak finished the front nine at one-under and shot even par on the final nine holes to post the lone red number for the Lakers.
Four Frazee runners compete in Class A
Registration for the fall Detroit Lakes full-contact football league for 4th – 6th graders is Tuesday, June 20. The league is organized through FM Athletics Youth Football. Practices are held in Detroit Lakes with games at the Detroit Lakes High School and nearby communities.
Perham’s penchant for comeback victories was thwarted by Warroad in a 4-3 come-from-behind Section 8AA clinching win for the Warriors in Perham Friday afternoon at Krueger Field. The Yellowjackets forced a second and deciding game with an extra-inning victory over Warroad Thursday night.
The Pro Resources Growth of the Game at Lakeview is hosting a tournament and clinic to provide opportunities for youth and adults to play golf and learn the game. The tournament replaces the former first of two Laker Opens that have been on the summer schedule for years. The Growth of the Game Open is scheduled for Friday, June 16 at Lakeview Golf Course with a 5 p.m. shotgun start.
The Lake Park-Audubon track and field team sent seven individuals to compete at the Section 8A Track and Field Meet on Saturday, June 3 in Bagley. The hot temperatures did not lend well to fast distance times, but the student-athletes finished the season with good results.
First round leader Ben Unruh continued a consistent two-day performance shooting two-over to capture medalist honors by five strokes and led the Detroit Lakes boys golf team to a second straight Section 8AA team championship in Bemidji Tuesday. “I was pretty confident and hitting the ball right yesterday,” said Unruh. “I wanted to play better and I definitely hit the ball a lot better today.”
Junior Maddie Herzog birdied two of her final three holes, including a chip-in on the 18th green to secure co-medalist honors and pace the Laker girls golf team, winners of eight consecutive Section 8AA championships, to a tournament victory by a 20-stroke margin Tuesday at Bemidji Town and Country Club. “I just didn’t give up,” Herzog said. “I kept playing strongly and stayed positive, tried to think happy thoughts.”
Detroit Lakes senior Sydney Prussia was named to the All-Section 8AAA softball team. Prussia led the offensive charge for the 18-6 Lakers. She hit 14 home runs this season and 26 for her career, both third best all-time in Minnesota. She batted .519 with a slugging percentage of 1.152 in the heart of the Laker lineup and was a multi-year starter at first base.
Detroit Lakes junior Ben Unruh fired an even par 72 Monday to lead the field by three strokes and pace the defending section champions to a nine stroke lead over Fergus Falls and Crookston after day one of play at the Section 8AA boys golf championships at Town & Country Club in Bemidji. The Lakers are seeking back-to-back section titles after unseating Crookston last year.