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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Frazee’s Jake Nagel and Christian Carlson got Frazee off to a 7-0 start but the No. 13AAA Bemidji Lumberjacks won nine of the remaining 12 matches to defeat the No. 5A Hornets 39-19 Thursday, Jan. 17 at Frazee high school. Nagel defeated Coy Olsen 4-0 to open the match at 106-pounds. Carlson won by major decision 14-1 over Logan Willard to put the Hornets up seven points after 113.
Three players scored their first varsity goals and No. 20A Detroit Lakes used three goals in a 90-second span midway through the second period to cruise to a 6-3 victory over West Fargo at Kent Freeman Arena Thursday, Jan. 17. The game was make up contest from a weather-canceled day one of the Fergus Falls holiday tournament in late December.
No. 9AA Detroit Lakes lost a wrestling dual for only the second time this season to the same team that got them last weekend - the No. 3AA Perham Yellowjackets. Perham improved to an impressive 23-1 overall record in a 39-18 victory at The Hive gymnasium at Perham high school Thursday, Jan. 17. The Jackets opened with a 9-0 lead taking the 106-pound match by way of a quick Aaron Lorentz pin and Blaze Brady followed up with an 8-5 decision over Cade Jackson.
Detroit Lakes snapped Perham’s three-game winning streak in the Lakers' first home game in over a month downing the Yellowjackets 56-46 Thursday, Jan. 17 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. The Lakers took a three-point lead into halftime up 28-25 and took control of the game in the second half.
Colton Davis, a 21-year-old racer out of Rochert, will be making his Winter X Games debut in Snow BikeCross later this month in Aspen, Colorado, along with three members of his team. Davis punched his ticket to Aspen in December at the Snow BikeCross X Games Dual Qualifier event at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, but he got his start in the sport at Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes.
The Detroit Mountain alpine ski team picked up a victory Saturday, Jan. 12 in the first slalom home race of the season with a total of 186 skiers. The Detroit Mountain team scored 119 total points in 10 age groups from six-and-under to 15-and-over split by gender. TR2, a team from Hyland Hills Ski area in Bloomington, placed second with 94 points. Andes Tower Hills skiers scored 49 points for third place. Ten local racers came away with first place runs.
John Bergum, Ryan Bergum and Aaron Oakes recorded top 20 finishes to lead the Laker boys Nordic Ski team to a fifth place finish at the Alexandria Invitational at Andes Tower Hills in Kensington Tuesday, Jan. 15. DL’s scoring pack of the top four skiers was led by John Bergum in 15th place (25:47) overall in a field of 59 skiers. Ryan Bergum (26:14) and Aaron Oakes (26:37) crossed in 18th and 19th place, respectively. Jacob Trout was 29th with a time of 28:12.
The Laker Jazz dance team captured the Mid-State Conference championship for the first time in school history Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. To do so, the Lakers needed to defeat the defending champions and perennial favorites Aitkin All Starz.
The Detroit Lakes girls basketball team completed an eight-game road trip, having spent more than a month away from their home gymnasium, with 51-46 loss to Crosby-Ironton in Mid-State Conference action at Crosby Tuesday, Jan. 15. Trailing 49-46, a Laker three-point shot with 23 seconds remaining in the game would not fall and the Rangers’ Lily Peterson sank a pair of free throws to seal the victory. Detroit Lakes trailed 25-21 at halftime.
Detroit Lakes alum and Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore receiver Jake Richter was named to the Super Region 4 second-team offense earning postseason honors announced Tuesday, Jan. 15 with fellow teammates Andrew Erickson and Michael Strand, both third team nominees. Richter had a big season for the Dragons, catching 68 passes for 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns.