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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No. 3 Pelican Rapids drove the field out of the halftime break to take a three-score lead en route to a 35-6 victory over No. 6 New York Mills in the opening round of the Section 6A football playoffs in Pelican Rapids Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Hunter Crompton’s extra point kick with 17 seconds remaining on the clock was the difference in a 21-20 victory for the Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans at home over Goodridge/Grygla Thursday, Oct. 18 to preserve a perfect regular season. Trailing 20-14 with three minutes to play, quarterback Tate Maesse and the Titan offense engineered a 12-play, 60-yard drive culminating in a Noah Klemetson six-yard scoring pass from Maesse to set up Crompton’s game-winning kick.
Dragons’ sophomore and former Laker Jake Richter was held to two catches for 33 yards in a 55-21 Sioux Falls victory over Minnesota State University-Moorhead football at Scheels Field in Moorhead Saturday, Oct. 20.
The Detroit Lakes volleyball team won three of four matches and wrapped up the regular season with a runner-up finish at the Fergus Falls tournament Thursday, Oct. 18. DL defeated Pelican Rapids 2-0 in the first round by set scores of 25-22 and 25-17. The Lakers followed up with a 2-0 sweep over Win-E-Mac (25-6, 25-16) and a tight three-set victory over Fosston 14-25, 25-21, 17-15 to advance to the title game.
Frazee posts first win in two years
On paper, No. 10A Fertile-Beltrami presented a challenge for undefeated No. 2A Mahnomen-Waubun, but the Falcons left Waubun soundly defeated by a shutout 40-0. The Thunderbirds have not allowed a score of any kind the last five straight games - a streak that extends two more quarters of of the week three victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
Junior standout running back Isaiah Thompson set a new single-season rushing record and No. 4AAAA Detroit Lakes demolished winless Thief River Falls 55-0 to complete an undefeated regular season Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Mollberg Field. “I was just thinking about my line and how they contribute to me,” said Thompson. “I couldn’t have done it without my front five, fullback Gabe Hanninen, the wideouts and most of all, my quarterback Max Gunderson for leading our team and leading us to victory.”
The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team made a habit this season of finding open space in their opponents’ penalty area but the top seeds from the south subsection Sartell-St. Stephen limited the Laker attack in a 3-0 shutout victory at Sartell to advance to the Section 8A championship game.
The Moorhead Spuds picked up a sweep of Detroit Lakes in three decisive set victories 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Teeya Doppler led the Lakers with seven kills, six digs and a block. Courtnee Ziegler had nine digs and seven assists. The Spuds improved to 13-9 overall. DL dropped to 10-12 and wrap up the regular season at the Fergus Falls Invite Thursday, Oct. 16.
Natalie Roth is in the hunt after the first round of stage two of the Symetra Tour qualifying tournament being played at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida. Roth shot an opening round of 1-under par 71 to land in an 11-way tie for 28th place. The former Laker and Bison standout had a pair of birdies on the par-4, 10th hole and the par-5 16th, with a lone bogey on the par-3 sixth hole.