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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The Detroit Lakes one-two punch of Tanner Olson and Peyton Nordby had top 10 finishes to lead the boys cross country team to a runner-up finish at the John Hermes Invite in Fergus Falls Thursday, Sept. 27. Olson placed fourth overall with Nordby in sixth place. Tucker Strawsell finished in 12th, followed by Grant Fritch-Gallatin with a top 20 mark in 16th position. Blake Weber rounded out the scoring quintet with a finish of 23rd place.
Nebraska junior Kate Smith (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) carded her best round of the tournament with a one-over 73 to tie for 54th overall with a three-round score of 230 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Wolcott, Colo., Wednesday. Haley Thiele and Vanessa Bouvet each fired 18-hole scores of three-under-par 69 to lead Nebraska to its best team round of the tournament on the final day.
The undefeated Laker football team remained at No. 5 in Class 4A state rankings after blowing out Park Rapids 42-14 in week four. The Lakers look to remain unblemished on the road Friday against the former No. 5, 3A-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots (2-2). The Patriots have dropped two straight games by two points losing to the No. 7AAA Yellowjackets 34-32 in Perham and at home to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 20-18.
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Charlie Johnson of Hitterdal is one of 19 individuals in the player, manager, umpire, sponsor, promoter, administrator, organizer, volunteer or media categories to be selected for induction to this year’s class of the Minnesota Softball hall of fame. Johnson has umpired all levels of softball in his career from kids to the national championship level and got his start locally.
Both Laker soccer teams picked up victories sweeping a doubleheader over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Cass Lake-Bena Monday, Sept. 24 in Walker. The DL girls opened the twin bill with a 9-1 victory. Ava Steinmetz score twice in the game and the Lakers led 4-0 at the break getting goals from Sidney Lundberg, Anna Jones and Karrigan Hallisey.
Junior Halle Jordan of Detroit Lakes scored the game-winning goal in the Cobbers' 3-0 win against Hamline in women’s soccer Saturday in Moorhead. Jordan was one of three Cobbers to score their second goal of the season. Jordan’s winner came at 42:08. Abby Westbee doubled the lead at 49:10 before Klara Beinhorn finished off the score sheet at 66:55.
Mahnomen-Waubun moved to 5-0 after a 34-0 shutout victory over Polk County West Friday night posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season. “They really tried to load up to stop our run game so we were able to hit some things in the passing game in the first half and that was nice to see,” head coach John Clark, Jr. said. “The offensive line did a great job of adjusting at halftime and really dominated the second half.”
Senior Ava Steinmetz scored in the final minute of overtime to lift Detroit Lakes to a 3-2 Section 8A North victory over Fergus Falls Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rotary Soccer Park. After a scoreless nine minutes of the extra session, senior tri-captain Sidney Lundberg sent a through ball into the Otters’ penalty area with a left-footed kick and found Steinmetz and Karrigan Hallisey alone with a breakaway getting behind the Fergus keeper Svea Smedstad and three Otter defenders.
The Detroit Lakes boys cross country team placed in the top half of the division two race at the Milaca Mega meet Saturday, Sept. 22 in Milaca. The Lakers placed ninth out of 23 teams led by Peyton Nordby with a top 20 finish running a time of 17:11.6 in the 5K race to place 20th overall in a field of 167 racers.