Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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It was a rough night for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team in West Fargo Tuesday, as the Packers shut out the Lakers while generating their own offensive onslaught to take the 9-0 victory. "It was kind of a tough one for us," said Laker head coach Gretchen Norby. "We came out flat, and West Fargo scored on us right away, and we were unable to fight back. "It was just one of those nights when everyone was off and we couldn't get anything going," she continued.
It wasn't quite the result the Detroit Lakes gymnastics team was hoping for when they took on reigning state champs Perham Tuesday night, as the Yellowjackets made use of their home floor advantage in a 142.0-136.15 victory over the Lakers. "It didn't go as well as I would have liked," said Detroit Lakes head coach Steve Zamzo.
After giving up three weights by forfeit and losing their first three matches on pins, the Crookston Pirates wrestling team fell to the Detroit Lakes Lakers 42-33 Tuesday night on the Pirates' home floor. "You have to wrestle really well to overcome 18 free points," Pirate Head Coach Chad Hitchen told the Crookston Times, in reference to the three forfeits.
The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday night against Alexandria, and this time, they were unable to overcome it, as they fell to the visitors 60-48 inside Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. After scoring his 1,000th career point on Saturday, Laker senior forward/guard Joe Mollberg continued to top the Laker scoreboard with 19 points, to go with 8 rebounds. Senior forward Brian Labat also scored in double digits, contributing 15 points and 9 rebounds, while senior guard Rick Hutchinson hauled in 10 rebounds. "We got off to a slow start, which has kind of been our t
Though they battled through the first half and pulled to within 6 points early in the second, the Frazee boys' basketball team was unable to prevent the visiting Battle Lake Battlers from pulling away for a 56-32 victory Monday night on the Hornets' home court. "The game stalled out at 9-17 for over five minutes, and we could not take advantage of our good defensive positions," said Frazee head coach Jason Reierson. "We did not rebound the ball well in the second half, and gave up many points off those extra possessions," he added.
With such a dearth of snow to be found on area slopes this year, the Detroit Lakes Invitational Nordic ski meet that was set for this Tuesday has been postponed until later in the season. But the Laker skiers did find a way to get in some skiing Tuesday, as they traveled to Mount Itasca in Coleraine for the Ely Timberwolves Invite. "We've only skied twice this year, and that was at both of our races," said Laker head coach Dan Josephson. "It was kind of a learning experience for a lot of the kids this year.
For the past eight years, members of the Lakes Area Parrot Heads have spent each Christmas Day distributing teddy bears to hospital patients and nursing home residents in Detroit Lakes. "We meet at 11 a.m. at the west entrance of the Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital," said Parrot Heads president Jim Brogren.
There wasn't much for the hometown fans to cheer about Friday night at Kent Freeman Arena, as the Detroit Lakes boys' hockey team managed just one goal in a 6-1 loss to the visiting Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. That lone score came from first-line forward Austin Rusness late in the third period, with the assist going to Alex Mason.
A slow start didn't prevent the Lake Park-Audubon girls' basketball team from finding their groove in a 48-30 victory over Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday night. Sophomore Bailee Bartunek continues to lead the team on the boards, after grabbing 18 rebounds in the game to go along with 14 points and five blocked shots for the Raiders. "We dominated the offensive boards," said LP-A head coach Anthony Bryant. Senior guard Andi Knudsvig once again paced the Raiders offensively, topping the scoreboard with 17 points.
Detroit Lakes placed 10th out of 32 teams at the Big Bear Invitational wrestling tournament this past Friday and Saturday at Cass Lake-Bena High School. No. 6-ranked Gabe Foltz continued to impress in the 106-pound division, going undefeated in four earlier matches before claiming the championship with a fall against Anthony Phlipson of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus at 3:04.