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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.
The Norman County East/Ulen Hitterdal Titans are eager to get back to the state tournament under 2017 District 9 West coach of the year Dustin Flaten after suffering season-ending losses the past two seasons to section rivals Nevis. “Team goals are set high; the last five years we’ve been in three section championships and it’s no different,” Flaten said. “They want a chance to go to state and show what we can do.”
Scoring goals against senior keeper Payton Carlblom and her defensive unit has been impossible over the course of two games as Detroit Lakes moved to 2-0 on the season after defeating Alexandria 3-0 at Rotary Soccer Park Saturday, Aug. 27. The Lakers opened the season on the road last week defeating Little Falls 6-0.
Senior Parker Syverson and the Mahnomen-Waubun Thunderbirds kicked their first co-op season off in a big way downing last season’s Class A state semifinalists Ada/Borup-Norman County West 30-14 in Ada, Friday, Aug. 24. “Everyone was looking forward to that first win and it’s nice to get that one out of the way and hope we can make it two in a row,” Syverson said.
The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team repeated the opening day feat of last year’s squad by blanking Little Falls 6-0 and won convincingly against a section opponent to start this season’s campaign on Flyer turf Thursday, Aug. 23. Junior Anna Jones scored four-minutes, 28-seconds into the game on a one-touch feed from sophomore Madison Bowers.
Junior Max Gunderson has been tabbed the starter at quarterback for Detroit Lakes this season. He and the Lakers got a first look at game conditions at the annual team scrimmage at Mollberg Field Thursday, Aug. 23. The Red White scrimmage was also an official welcome back to Hall of Famer Flint Motschenbacher who has returned to the Laker sideline to coach defense under Josh Omang.
The Laker girls opened the home schedule with a dual victory over Fergus Falls 5-2 in Section 8AA matchup Thursday, Aug. 23.
Senior attacker Cole Metelak broke open a 75-minute scoreless drought for both Detroit Lakes and the Fergus Falls Otters getting loose on a through ball with five minutes to play and scoring to give the Lakers a 1-0 victory over their rivals in the boys soccer home opener Thursday, Aug. 23 at Rotary Soccer Park. “I was really hoping I could put a ball in the net,” said Metelak. “It’s really great. Last year, we lost in overtime our first game of the season. It’s nice we came out on top this time.”
The Detroit Lakes girls tennis team opened the season at the Highway 10 tournament played in Staples Wednesday, Aug. 22. Josey Allen won two of three matches to lead the four Lakers singles players with a second place finish. Allen typically plays doubles but stepped into the No. 4 position.
The Hawley Nuggets football team has the preseason sense of urgency but are dealing with a key injury under center as they head into the 2018-19 season. “Our seniors and upperclassmen know there’s a sense of urgency and they’ve been doing a pretty good job of keeping that mindset going and having it permeate through the ranks,” head coach Peder Naatz said.