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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No. 8AA Detroit Lakes won 13 of 14 matches and wrapped up a regular season of 25 dual victories after defeating United Clay Becker 66-3 in a Section 8AA dual at Hawley high school Friday, Feb. 8. Cade Okeson and Cade Jackson have been big all season in creating early leads for the Lakers and No. 8AA Okeson did that by fall over Jackson Mikkelson in the first period of the opening match at 106 pounds. Jackson followed suit at 113 pinning Zack Cole in one-minute, 53-seconds.
Head coach Scott Piepkorn stressed to his players the importance of shooting the puck low and looking for rebounds and the No. 4 Lakers combined that with a strong forecheck in a three-goal first period en route to a 6-1 Section 8A playoff victory over No. 5 Crookston Friday, Feb. 8 at Kent Freeman Arena.
No. 8AA Detroit Lakes and No. 7A Frazee held their positions in the penultimate state rankings released by The Guillotine Friday, Feb. 8. The season’s final polls will be released in two weeks after section tournaments and prior to the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Feb. 28-March 2.
Two area football players officially signed with head coach Steve Lacqua and the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons on National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 6. Jake Bettcher of Detroit Lakes committed, along with Mahnomen-Waubun standout Parker Syverson. Both players starred on both sides of the ball and were key playmakers for their teams. Syverson was all-state honorable mention for the Class A state champion Thunderbirds.
Tonight’s girls hockey Section 8A playoff game between Detroit Lakes and Crookston has been postponed until tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 8 with a start time yet to be determined. This evening's Mid-State Conferene boys hockey with Northern Lakes in Crosby will also be postponed. Neither a date nor time has been announced as of 9:30 a.m.
Detroit Lakes has steamrolled toward sections putting up a new high team score at each of the past three competitions and continued their season-long reign atop the rankings in both classes with a new high scoring average of 151.325 points. That number is more than five points higher than the second-ranked Sabres of Sartell-St. Stephen. The Lakers defeated the Sabres by more than six points at the state True Team meet on Jan. 26.
The Detroit Lakes Bantam A hockey team placed third in the Hockey Super Bowl Tournament Sunday, Feb. 3 at Kent Freeman Arena, but what came out of the successful three-day run on the ice meant far more than where the team finished. The DL Bantam team raised $430 that is being donated to two local charities in the community: the Greer family and the Sled Hockey program.
The Detroit Lakes swimming and diving team swept all three relays and added individual victories in five events in an 88-66 win at Morris Area Tuesday, Feb. 5. Tucker Strawsell swept the 200-freestyle and 500-freestyle races. John Gulon led the way in a three-swimmer sweep of the backstroke with teammates Jackson Zurn and Justin Biederman.
No. 8AA Detroit Lakes defeated No. 7A Frazee for the second time this season and recorded a fourth consecutive match victory over the Hornets in the past three seasons winning by a score of 38-17 Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.
The Detroit Lakes boys Nordic Ski team placed eighth and the girls 10th at the Section 8A championships held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. Scoring with top four finishes on the boys team were: freshman Ryan Bergum in 35th place (38:01.2), freshman John Bergum in 37th (38:13.4), sophomore Jacob Trout in 43rd (39:22.2) and senior Aaron Oakes in 44th (39:27.5). Oakes is the only senior on either DL team this season.