Standing by in sports, Wed. May 20

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Tanner Schnathorst tees off on the second hole of the 2019 Pine to Palm golf tournament during match play Thursday, Aug. 8 at Detroit Country Club. Robert Williams / Tribune

Tanner Schnathorst, a 2015 DLHS graduate, finished his college career at Valley City State University this spring. In his shortened senior season, he played in five events with a scoring average of 76. His best round was 72 at M-State Invite where he captured individual medalist honors. He was medalist at his home VCSU Invite also. Schnathorst recorded three top five finishes and four top 10.

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Tanner Schnathorst

Schnathorst golfed at VCSU the past two seasons after beginning his golf career at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

He has accepted a full-time position as an assistant golf pro at Madden's Classic Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd.


Area teams in Breakdown tourney

The matchups for the third annual Breakdown USA Crossover Classic basketball event have been announced. This year's event features five boys' games and two girls' games. The slate of games will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at The Hive gymnasium at Perham High School.

The Detroit Lakes (11-16) boys open play against Section 8AAA rivals Sartell-St. Stephen (16-10). Fergus Falls (25-4) and Perham’s (28-0) matchup would have been the Section 8AA final this year before COVID-19 halted the section tournament.

Cass Lake-Bena (22-7) faces Breckenridge (13-14); Pelican Rapids (19-9) takes on East Grand Forks (26-3); Parkers Prairie (21-7) and Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal (19-9) wrap up the boys schedule.

While there are only two girls games scheduled, both are outstanding matchups. Perham (17-11) faces Section 8AA runners-up Fergus Falls (25-5). The teams combined for 42 wins in 2019.

The other game is even bigger. Pelican Rapids, the two-time defending Section 8AA champions, will be coming off a school record 30-1 season and take on Section 6A champions, the Henning Hornets, fresh off a 29-2 campaign.

Ticket information and the exact game times will be announced at a later date.


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Brenna Mahoney

Mahoney to UM-Morris softball

Frazee’s Brenna Mahoney has announced she will continue her education and softball career at the University of Minnesota – Morris next fall, according to a report from

She joins former Hornet teammates Carly Mahoney and Abby Wothe on the Cougars’ roster, along with Matteya Borah of Detroit Lakes and Shelby Schermerhorn of Pelican Rapids.

Mahoney plans to major in Exercise Science and Human Biology.

MSHSL introduces nickname challenge

At a time when people are thirsting for sports, the Minnesota State High School League has come up with a unique little challenge on John Millea’s Twitter Account for 2020.

It’s a 64 team/nickname bracket of unique mascots in the state of Minnesota. Perham, which earned the No. 3 seed in the Pork Chop Region has a tough opening round match up. The Yellowjackets will face off against the Cloquet/Bemidji Lumberjacks.


Voting for the unique event takes place on Twitter on @MSHSLjohn and voting began on Wednesday for this region. Earlier matchups took place on Monday and Tuesday as well. - Jason Groth, Forum News Service

Matthew Wood (@coachmwood2), a football coach from Spring Lake Park, has a challenge of his own going with team football helmets. Detroit Lakes has a comfortable lead on Pierz in the first round with voting ending Wednesday.

Hanna Knoop tees off at the 2019 Class AA state tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek golf course in Jordan Wednesday, June 12. Robert Williams / Tribune


Ace: Hanna Knoop, a member of the Detroit Lakes girls golf team, recorded a hole-in-one at Headwaters Golf Course in Park Rapids Sunday, May 17 on the par 3, 121-yard eighth hole. Witnessed by Mike Knoop. Hanna will be a freshman at DLHS this fall.

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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