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.
- Member for
- 5 years 8 months
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.
Pelican Rapids won for the third straight week to improve to 4-3 overall after a 51-14 blowout victory at Crookston Friday, Oct. 12. The Vikings matched their win total from last season in week seven this year and created some comfort on the scoreboard trading scores early in the game with the Pirates.
The Laker swimming and diving team placed 10th at the Class A State True Team Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Oct.13 at the Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. DL’’s finish was a best for the program in five appearances. The Lakers placed 11th in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and 12th in 2014. Jennifer Tracy had DL’s top finish placing second in the 100-butterfly with a time of 59.04. She was the 2017 True Team champion in the event as a freshman.
Two teams with little affinity for each other met for the third time this season but No. 2 Detroit Lakes took much of any pregame tension Laker players might have felt with two first half goals in a 2-0 victory over No. 3 East Grand Forks in the Section 8A quarterfinals at Rotary Soccer Park Saturday night. Just over two minutes into the game, tri-captain Sidney Lundberg booted a corner kick to Anna Jones who buried the eventual game-winner with nearly the entire game still to play.
The No. 4AAAA Detroit Lakes football team continued to put up big numbers in a 42-14 thrashing over East Grand Forks on the road Friday, Oct. 12 to improve to 7-0 on the season. DL has scored at least 36 points in all seven games and are averaging 42.4 while allowing 14.7 points per game. Friday night played out to the average win this year, but each notch in the win column is a big deal to the players compared to what they witnessed last season.
Minnesota State Football rankings, October 10
Frazee senior Megan Danielson and Lake Park-Audubon eighth-grader Taytum Nelson recorded all-conference finishes at the Heart O’ Lakes cross country championships Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Birchwood Golf Course in Pelican Rapids. Danielson placed sixth overall with a time of 20:31.810, while Nelson grabbed the final all-conference spot in 10th place running 20:45.7.
No. 5 Detroit Lakes defeated No. 4 Pelican Rapids 3-2 on a snowy David Brown soccer field in the first round of the Section 8A playoffs Thursday afternoon in Pelican Rapids. “We just came out and played, we were seeded five and they were four but it doesn’t matter in the playoffs; everyone is 0-0,” co-captain Jackson Carlblom said.