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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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.
Detroit Lakes junior Peyton Nordby and Alexandria junior Dane Galloway battled to the finish line in a photo finish at the Detroit Lakers Cross Country Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 6. “It was pretty close, but it feels good to get up front,” said Nordby. The duo crossed the line in the same time of 18:02.6 with both runners giving their all to a finish that roused the crowd down the final 100 meters.
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Ava Steinmetz scored twice and the Lakers put seven goals on the board in a 7-1 blowout victory over Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Section 8A girls soccer Tuesday at Rotary Soccer Park. DL scored five goals in 23 minutes in the first half to put the game away. Steinmetz and Anna Jones worked the ball down low for a 1-0 lead. Sidney Lundberg and Abby Larson added unassisted tallies for a 3-0 lead.
Detroit Lakes scored all the goals needed in the first half to defeat Lakes to Prairie Conference and Section 8A North rivals Crookston 2-0 Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Rotary Soccer Park. Both Laker scores came from stout runs into the box. Kale Omang charged deep into Pirates territory attacking the right post and used a sneaky back kick to set up Cole Metelak with a wide open net and a 1-0 lead midway through the half.
The Perham Yellowjackets handed Detroit Lakes its second straight loss capturing Tuesday night’s volleyball match in a lengthy fourth set recording the school’s first varsity victory in the new Perham gymnasium. DL trailed 24-22 in the fourth and fought off five set points before Perham grabbed three straight to win the match 30-28.