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The Laker girls swimming and diving team lost a tight meet to Mid-State Conference foes Park Rapids 95-91 in a showdown that came down to the last race. “The girls swam hard and the intensity of that meet was priceless,” DL Head Coach Carol McCarthy said. “Lots of learning experiences for the youngsters.” The meets between the Lakers and the Panthers have the intensity fans would often see at a big meet. Both teams have been in consistently close battles in recent years. “It's a healthy rivalry and really, really fun to watch.
Brianna Carney compiled eight kills and five blocks for the Spuds in a 3-0 volleyball victory at Detroit Lakes Thursday evening at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Bailee Gulseth had 21 digs to lead Moorhead in the back row. The teams played a close first set final won by the Spuds 25-22. Moorhead kicked into gear in the remaining sets winning 25-16 and 25-14 for the sweep. Shay Nielsen led the Lakers with eight kills on a night
The Laker girls’ soccer team trailed Bemidji in the Lakes to Prairie Conference standings all season but caught the Lumberjacks Thursday night with a 3-0 shutout victory to stake claim to their second straight conference championship. Detroit Lakes finished in a three-way tie with East Grand Forks and Bemidji atop the conference but a pair of strong games late in the season keeps the conference championship in DL by goal differential. “It’s so awesome,” senior Lindsey Heinecke said. “We played as a team so well.
The No. 4-4A Lakers face a similar game as last week in facing a struggling team. DL brings an undefeated record to Park Rapids to face the Panthers at Vern Weekley Field Friday night. Since renewing the rivalry in 2011, the Lakers are 3-0 versus Park Rapids outscoring the Panthers 90-36. Last year’s game was close and both teams were ranked. Two straight drives resulting in touchdowns to start the third quarter provided enough cushion for the Detroit Lakes’ defense, as the Lakers (No. 6-4A) escaped with a 14-7 win on the road against the No. 9-3A ranked Panthers.
The Lakers spoiled Parent’s Night for the Yellowjackets in a 120-65 girls’ swimming victory Thursday Night at the Detroit Lakes Community Center pool. The Lakers won 10 of 12 events including a sweep of diving in the second win over Perham in a dual this season. Thia Olds scored 250.95 points to win the 1-meter diving competition, followed by four other Lakers: Emma Disse (248.75), Lexy Yliniemi (224.80), Jackson Hegg (212.70) and Kennedy Hegg (189.70). Grace Livermore won the 100-backstroke and the 100-butterfly. Syd Gulon won the 50-freestyle and the 100-breaststroke. Jo
DETROIT LAKES — With two wins in four days, the Detroit Lakes girls soccer team is poised for their biggest test of the season Thursday night at Rotary Fields versus division leading Bemidji. The Lakers defeated Becker Saturday by a score of 2-1 in non-conference action and won Tuesday afternoon 7-0 over West Ottertail United in Fergus Falls.
PEQUOT LAKES — The Laker volleyball team evened their season record at 7-7 with a Mid-State Conference victory on the road over the Patriots 3-0 Tuesday evening. DL cruised in the opening set winning by a dozen points 25-13 and followed it up with a 25-14 set two victory. The Patriots battled in a close third set ultimately won by the Lakers 26-24 for the match sweep. DL has won three of the past four matches with three-set sweeps in each of those wins. The Lakers also evened their Mid-State record.
DETROIT LAKES — The Laker girls’ tennis season started with a 4-3 win over Fergus Falls under the lights, and it ended the same way as DL defeated the Otters 4-3. Dani Unruh picked up the dual-clinching win in the first meeting and she repeated the act Monday night. With the team match tied 3-3, Unruh pulled out a competitive second set to earn the win 6-3, 7-5 over Emma Bjerklie. The rest of the match was even as the Lakers swept all three doubles matches and Fergus Falls took the two through four singles matches. “We picked up convincing wins at No. 2 and No.
Following an impressive win at the Milaca Mega Meet, Detroit Lakes cross country runner Matt Lundstrom moves to his highest position of the year, No. 10, in the Sept. 29 Class 2A Boys XC rankings. Lundstrom entered the poll last week at No. 11. Class AA Boys XC Coach's Rankings For September 29, 2014
FERGUS FALLS — The Detroit Lakes girls swimming had an opportunity to measure themselves with the best in Class A finishing third at the Fergus Falls Girls Invitational Saturday afternoon. The Visitation Blazers won the meet with 522 team points to 360 from the Foley Falcons. DL was third with 244 and the Lakers chalked up another victory over rival Fergus Falls.