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Junior Wyatt Blomseth shot a two-over 66 at Lakeview Golf Course Thursday to claim medalist honors and lead the Detroit Lakes boys golf team to a three-stroke victory over Section 8AA rivals Crookston at the DL Early Bird Invitational Thursday afternoon. The Lakers and Pirates battled at last year’s two-day section championship with the Lakers winning by seven strokes.
Junior Maddie Herzog shot a career-best 72 to win by five strokes and lead the defending Class AA state golf champion Lakers to a big 36-stroke victory at the Bulldog Invitationals in Becker Thursday afternoon. The Lakers were playing shorthanded with junior Lauren Tschider out of state and unable to play, but the remaining state foursome of senior Abby Schramel, and freshmen Shelby Busker and Anna Cihak picked up the slack for a convincing team victory.
Detroit Lakes hockey players Jens Richards and Braeden Wimmer have been selected to participate in the 2017 District 15 Boys' CCM High Performance 15 Skill Development Phase 3. Richards is a forward and Wimmer plays defense. The duo will participate in District 11,12, 15 and 16 seeding games April 14-15 in Grand Rapids.
The Frazee boys track and field team finished fourth in the 11-team field at the Browne Invitational in Wadena Tuesday. “We were very pleased with the performances today,’ head boys coach Brian Tangen said. “We were led by our older guys but many of the young guys took big steps today and did really well. We are looking forward to the rest of the season to see what they can do.”
Seventh-grader Lily Peterson won in her varsity debut for the LP-A Raider Track and Field team as both boys and girls competed Tuesday at the Barnesville Early Bird Invitational. Peterson won the 1,600m run and is currently the fifth fastest 1,600m seventh-grader in the state. She also got the wheels moving with a ninth place finish in the 800m.
The Frazee Hornets won for the third time in four games after a 6-3 Section 8AA victory in Crookston Tuesday. The Hornets pounded out 13 hits and stole six bases. Hunter Suedel nabbed two bags to lead the Frazee baserunners. Jon Hoffman and Thomas Stenger both had three-hit performances. Suedel was 2-4 in the game. Stenger had a team-high two runs batted in.
Red Lake County scored seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break open a close game and send the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders to their first loss of the season 10-3 Tuesday in Section 8A West action at Red Lake Falls. The Rebels capitalized on a pair of wild pitches and errors in the field to rally late in the game.
The Detroit Lakes boys golf team placed fifth at the 17-team Bulldog Invitational at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker Tuesday. Senior Aaron Schnathorst and junior Collin Ginnaty led the Lakers with matching scores of 81. Juniors Ben Unruh and Wyatt Blomseth carded scores of 82 and 83, respectively, for a team score of 327.
Seniors Jack DeConcini, Bailey Tulius and sophomore Trey Seebold accepted Mid-State All-Conference honors at the Detroit Lakes high school hockey end of season banquet Monday night. Sophomore goalie Ben Boomgarden received conference honorable mention. Tulius was also named the team’s most improved player.
The Detroit Lakes junior varsity softball team won all three games over the weekend to capture the championship of the Park Rapids tournament Saturday. The team consists of players from eighth grade to sophomores. The Lakers defeated Pine River-Backus 10-6, Menahga 11-10 and Sebeka in the finals by a score of 15-12. Freshman Jocelyn Patnaude pitched all three games recording 19 strikeouts.