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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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.
Detroit Lakes led for the opening two minutes of play but the Crookston Pirates took control early in the game en route to a 6-3 Section 8A boys hockey victory and a split in the season series Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Kent Freeman Arena. Drew Schwan and Reed Benson set up Will Stowman driving to the left post and Stowman stuffed the puck past Pirate goalie Jack Ricord for early momentum and 1-0 lead two minutes into the game.
Leading scorer Jacob Bettcher continued to pace Laker shooters scoring a team-high 27 points in an 86-69 road victory at Thief River Falls to sweep the season series from the Prowlers Tuesday, Jan. 15. Detroit Lakes never trailed in the game. The Lakers built an 11-point lead 33-22 on a Drew Markuson field goal in the first half and stretched it to as much as 17 points on a Gabe Hanninen three-pointer to put DL up 46-29 late in the half.
Senior Tucker Strawsell had a pair of freestyle victories and anchored a winning 200-free relay team in a 116-64 loss in Mid-State Conference boys swimming and diving at Park Rapids Tuesday, Jan. 15. Strawsell swam 1:58.12 to place first in the 200-freestyle and won the 500-free 5:18.31. The 200-free team of John Gulon, Micah Solberg, Elijah Kitzmann and Strawsell picked up the only other Laker event victory with a winning time of 1:41.48.
Alexandria put 70 shots on the Laker net and lit the lamp a dozen times in a 12-0 girls hockey victory over visiting Detroit Lakes Tuesday, Dec. 15. Hanley Block scored 20 seconds into the game and the Cardinals were in control early thanks to a five-goal first period. Mayson Toft led the Cardinals with a six-point evening scoring twice and dishing out four assists.
Immediately following the DLHS varsity boys basketball game Friday, Jan. 18 against Park Rapids, the Detroit Lakes High School boys basketball program is hosting its inaugural Autograph Night. The general public and especially all elementary and middle school students are invited to pick up a free Laker boys basketball photo and walk through the varsity autograph line to get their photos autographed or even take a picture with their favorite Laker.
Sophomore Jon Richards (Callaway, MN/DLHS) scored his sixth goal of the season for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's hockey team in a non-conference victory over St. Olaf College Saturday, Jan. 12. This game was the 29th meeting between these teams dating back to 1979 with the Blugolds leading the series with a record of 17-9-2. With a win the previous night, the Blugolds kept the momentum with a 3-2 win.