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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Bruce Raboin wrapped up a lifetime of hockey at the end of this year’s girls high school campaign being named the Section 8A assistant coach of the year and announcing his retirement from both teaching and coaching. Raboin was born and raised in International Falls and he and his wife Amy are moving back after the completion of the school year.
Junior Shay Nielsen picked up a third place shot put finish with a throw of 14.24 meters (46-08.75) for the University of Minnesota track & field program during the opening weekend of the outdoor campaign with a total of 10 Gophers winning event titles at the Hurricane Invitational at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Florida. Nielsen found her mark after opening with a 13m throw in between two fouls before hitting 14.24m on her fourth attempt. She finished with throws of 14.14m and 13.93m.
The Detroit Lakes wrestling team set high marks this season winning a program record 27 duals and sending a record seven wrestlers to the individual state tournament culminating in junior Isaiah Thompson’s second consecutive state championship. Thompson’s success has been a highlight for the team the past two seasons and has helped the program gain attention in the community and around the state.
Senior Kyley Foster (Detroit Lakes) got off to a hot start for the University of North Dakota in the opening outdoor meet of the season during day one of competition at the Incarnate Word Spring Break Classic Thursday, March 14.
Registration is open for this summer’s 26th annual Shada 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Pelican Rapids. . Shada (SHA dah) is an Ojibway word for "Pelican." The Shada is moving into its 26th year of being one of the largest and longest running 3-on-3 tournaments in the tri-state region and the tournament provides a fun and competitive basketball experience for those that participate.
The No. 1 Henning Hornets took command from the opening tip-off running away from No. 2 Mahnomen-Waubun to advance to the Section 6A championship game after an 82-52 victory Wednesday, March 13 at The Hive Gymnasium in Perham. The Hornets forced turnovers on the defensive end and turned them into points quickly building a 15-2 lead on the defending champions three minutes into the game on a field goal by Isaac Fisher.
Former head boys hockey coach Todd Dwyer announced season awards for the Lakers at the annual team banquet held Monday, March 11 at the Holiday Inn. Dwyer announced his resignation to the team after the final game of the season in late February.
Hornets hang on against upset-minded Comets
No. 2 Ada-Borup-Norman County West used big scoring runs at the beginning of each half to repeat as Minnesota Section 6A girls basketball champions after a 66-34 blowout victory over No. 1 Parkers Prairie at Concordia College’s Memorial Auditorium Friday, March 8. The Panthers built on a 15-point lead to start the second half with an 11-4 run capped off by an Ivy Johnson cut to the basket for a field goal and a foul off a Mariah McKeever foul to lead 36-14 three minutes into the half.
The north subsection semifinals have been rescheduled for Monday, March 11 at The Hive in Perham. Hillcrest and Henning play at 6 p.m.; NCE/UH and Mahnomen-Waubun follow at 7:45 p.m.