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Dance: Detroit Lakes jazz team posts one of the best scores in program history

Results from Detroit Lakes dance at Foley.

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Marit Engum and the Detroit Lakes jazz team competes at their home meet on Dec. 11, 2021. The Lakers took first in jazz at the Foley invite on Saturday and posted one of the highest scores in program history. Jared Rubado / Detroit Lakes Tribune file photo
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After another impressive showing at Saturday's Foley invite, this winter is shaping up to be a special one for the Detroit Lakes jazz team.

The Lakers took first place in the jazz competition among the 10 teams competing. They turned in the best score in head coach Britton Ramsey's 12 years with the program with 336 points out of 500 possible. Alexandria took second, while Crosby-Ironton took third.

In high kick, Detroit Lakes took fifth place. Alexandria took first, followed by Crosby-Ironton, Holdingford and Albany.

The last time Detroit Lakes dance went to state was in 2010. Last season, the Lakers finished sixth at the Section 4AA championships. Of the five teams that finished better than Detroit Lakes, only two of them are left in the 4AA field. Rocori aims to get back to the state tournament, while Detroit Lakes hopes to claim one of the three qualifying spots.

JAZZ TEAM SCORES- 1st- Detroit Lakes, 2nd- Alexandria, 3rd- Crosby-Ironton, 4th- Holdingford, 5th- Pequot Lakes 15.5, 6th- Albany, 7th- Little Falls, 8th- Pierz, 9th- Rock Ridge, 10th- Foley

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HIGH KICK TEAM SCORES- 1st- Alexandria, 2nd- Crosby-Ironton, 3rd- Holdingford, 4th- Albany, 5th- Detroit Lakes 15, 6th- Little Falls, 7th-, 8th- Pequot Lakes, 8th- Pierz, 9th- Foley, 10th- Rock Ridge

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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