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Pequot Lakes rallied from a 2-1 deficit taking the fourth and fifth sets in a 3-2 Mid-State Conference volleyball victory over the Lakers in Pequot Lakes Tuesday, Oct. 2. DL came out strong taking the first set 25-16, but the Patriots answered 25-20 to even the match. The Lakers rallied after trailing 20-12 in the third going on a 13-3 run to take the third set 25-23.
The Laker tennis team was swept for the first time this season falling 7-0 at Moorhead Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the regular season finale. “It's not a great way to end the season, but Moorhead deserves a lot of credit,” DL head coach Tanner Beauchman said. “They have really grown as a team during the season and they came ready to play today. We played them tough at a few spots but fell short.”
The St. Catherine University Wildcat golf team concluded the 2018 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in fourth place overall for 54-hole team score of 985, nineteen strokes ahead of the fifth place team, St. Olaf College. The 54-hole three day championship was held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, Minnesota. Each of the St. Kate's golfers finished the 54-hole tournament in top-25 individually with Olivia Matzke leading the way finishing in 10th place.
The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team was victorious for a fourth consecutive game and have lost only once in the past 10 games after a 7-3 victory over Princeton Saturday, Sept. 29 at Rotary Soccer Park. The Lakers broke open a close game that was tied 1-1 at halftime played in wet conditions. Anna Jones gave DL a 2-1 lead early in the second half and Nicole Swanson set up a header goal by Madilyn Kirchner for a 3-1 advantage midway through the half.
No. 2A Mahnomen-Waubun continued its dismantling of opponents this year defeating Lake Park-Audubon 53-0 in the first game of the year played in Waubun Friday night. “We got off to a fast start and kind of rode that momentum the rest of the night,” head coach John Clark, Jr. said. “Our first group played very well in all three phases of the game. The younger kids played very well also which was fun to see. Lots of kids made plays throughout the game.”
Gunderson nine kills for Cobbers; Herzog top 10 in Iowa; Kahlbaugh leads Cobbers to third at SJU; Richter, Woods-Steichen star in Dragon win
Detroit Lakes scored 532 points to defeat host Fergus Falls by 100 at the three-team Otter Invitational Saturday, Sept. Sept. 29. According to head coach Carol Fischer, the coaching staff was watching splits intently for creating relays for next weekend and the Section True Team meet in Warroad. The coaches have also been keeping an eye on injuries as well. “Staying healthy prior to True Team is feeling like a challenge right now,” Fischer said.
No. 5-4A Detroit Lakes scored on their opening drive of the game and piled on Pequot Lakes to a 47-0 victory to spoil the Patriots' Homecoming Friday night. The Lakers improved to 5-0 on the season and are outscoring their opponents 214-70 through five contests. "We have to look past that right now," said running back Reed Mace. "We're just focused on the next target and getting our heads right for the next week."
Frazee’s Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was a special one for me as a childhood friend, John Kostynick, was inducted last weekend. “My kids give me a hard time about it,” Kostynick said. “I didn’t tell them for a while. I think Frazee does a great job with their hall of fame. I really do. Obviously, you’re honored to be considered for it.”
Despite back-to-back team losses for the Vikings, Adam Thielen continues to put up big numbers and break records. Last week, he was setting new personal marks. Thursday night, he took down a record held by Vikings’ hall of famer Randy Moss. Thielen set a new team record for most receiving yards through the first four games of the season with 473. Moss’ previous record was 434 set in 2003.