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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Skate Like a Girl Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Kent Freeman Arena for elementary and middle school girls interested in joining hockey, along with current team members. The event is free and open to the public. Players with sticks are asked to bring them along, but equipment will be made available to those who need it.
Detroit Lakes built a 20-0 first quarter lead and put a beatdown on nemesis Rocori 40-19 Thursday, Aug. 30 at William J. Virant Memorial Field in Cold Spring. “We did exactly what we wanted to do, as far as the game plan,” DL head coach Josh Omang said. The Lakers rushed for 300 yards in the game getting 211 on 26 carries from junior tailback Isaiah Thompson.
Former Lakers Tanner Schnathorst and Wyatt Blomseth competed Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the season-opening University of Jamestown Invitational in Jamestown, North Dakota. Schnathorst’s Vikings of Valley City State University finished 2-under (286) placing first behind the play of medalist Jared Lentz (-4), a collegiate-best round of 68 during the 18-hole tournament at the Jamestown Country Club.
The Detroit Lakes football team returns key offensive contributors and an experienced junior class to build upon as the Lakers begin the quest to return to the top of Section 8AAAA. The Lakers battled the injury bug early in 2017 and got off to a 1-5 start as an all-sophomore backfield tried to get up to speed.
The Laker girls tennis team split two matches at a home triangular with Moorhead and Staples-Motley Tuesday, Aug. 28. The Spuds defeated DL 6-1, but the Lakers responded with a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals.
Detroit Lakes had defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton only twice in the last 12 meetings dating back to 2007, but the Lakers got their season off to a big start beating the Rebels 3-1 (25-16, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22) Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.
Syd Gulon, Jennifer Tracy and Lucy Steinke swept the top three finishes taking gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, as the individuals scoring the most points at Monday’s Laker Pentathlon swimming meet at the BTD Aquatics Center. Tracy and Gulon swept first place in all five events. Gulon won the 100-yard individual medley, 50-freestyle and 50-breaststroke worth 24 points each.
Former Laker and Bison golfer Natalie Roth finished in a tie for 55th place after four rounds of the first stage of the LPGA/Symetra Tour Qualifying School tournament at Mission Hills Resort on the Dinah Shore Course in Rancho Mirage, California Sunday, Aug. 28. Roth shot a four-round score of 3-over-par, 291 opening with a one-under round on day one, even par in the third round and rounds of 2-over on the second and final day.
Joseph Westlund’s header with 10 minutes to play spoiled a Detroit Lakes comeback in a 3-2 victory for Alexandria at home over the Lakers in a Section 8A boys soccer match played at Alexandria Area high school Saturday, Aug. 27. The Lakers erased an early, two-goal deficit scoring on both sides of the halftime horn. Jackson Carlblom scored his first goal of the season on a header off a an Austin Miller corner kick in the 38th minute to cut the lead in half.
The Detroit Lakes girls tennis team finished fifth out of eight teams at the Crookston Booster tournament Saturday, Aug. 27 in Crookston. “This was the best we have played so far in our short season,” head coach Tanner Beauchman said. Josey Allen has proven she can excel as a doubles partner or on her own and placed first in No. 4 singles to lead the Lakers.