Fergus Falls, in Otter Tail County, will host next year's Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener from Nov. 7-10, 2019, announced DNR Commissioner, Tom Landwehr. It will be the second time this 17-year-old event has stopped in the Fergus Falls area. The area offers an abundance of agricultural lands adjacent to wooded areas and wetlands and lakes.
Reese Hernandez of Thief River Falls, MN (14 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw) has recovered from what was potentially a career-ending injury and will headline No Mercy 9 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. 35-year-old Hernandez will square off with well-rounded striker Matt Lagou (6-4) in the night's main event on Saturday, October 20.
The Northwest Composite Wolves, a sixth through 12th grade boys and girls club mountain biking team with riders from Wadena to Detroit Lakes and Fargo/Moorhead, will host the third leg of their Minnesota High School Cycling League schedule at Detroit Mountain Sunday, Sept. 30. Bikers race for individual points as well as both middle school and high school team points. Teams compete in seven races throughout the state with each team getting two bye weeks.
Former Vikings Ted Brown and Leo Lewis making appearances in DL Sept. 14-15.
Detroit Lakes repeated as the champions of the upper division of the Seniors Softball Tournament held at Snappy Park, August 20-21. Twelve teams from Manitoba, St Paul, Detroit Lakes, Bemidji, and Callaway participated for two days, each playing three games Monday and two playoff games each on Tuesday. Detroit Lakes went undefeated and took the title with a hard earned win over Canada’s 55 FlashBacks team.
The Zorbaz women’s softball team completed an undefeated regular season and advanced to through the playoffs to a finalist appearance in the state softball tournament.
Six-year-old Grayson Wirth of Frazee placed 19th overall at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee Friday, Aug. 3. Wirth was the lone entrant from Minnesota in the race and nabbed a top 20 spot with finishes of 18th, 19th and 21st in the three motos. Check out the Tribune's feature on Wirth prior to Nationals here.
For the third year in a row, Tucker Hibbert’s Team 68 was honored for its fundraising efforts at Make-A-Wish® Minnesota’s Walk for Wishes® Twin Cities event. Despite cloudy skies and the threat of thunderstorms, nearly 100 people joined Hibbert Saturday morning at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis to take part in a 5K walk / run and support the wish granting mission of Make-A-Wish Minnesota.
The Midway Snurdbirds and New York Mills Millers received the top seeds for the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament .
2018 All-City Youth Golf Tournament standings (1st=15 pts, 2nd=10, 3rd=9…)