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The Lake Park-Audubon girls’ basketball team fell to 0-2 overall after a 61-21 defeat to the host Greyhounds in the opening round of the Fosston Classic tournament Thursday night. Abby Swanson and Tess Hubbard each scored 11 points to lead Fosston. The Greyhounds built a big lead by halftime up 34-8. Sam Dahlgren scored seven points to lead the Raiders. The Raiders (0-3) struggled in the consolation game falling to Fertile-Beltrami 52-11 Friday. Raider Results
Veronica Badurek recorded her second shutout in four games and Jamie Bollig scored the game-winner in a 2-0 Laker victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek in girls' hockey action at Wadena Thursday night. “Veronica had a great shutout,” Laker Head Coach Gretchen Norby said. “She faced some open breaks and some scrums in front of the net and stayed strong.
Natalie Steichen scored a team-high 10 points to lead the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels over Frazee 52-47 in Heart O’ Lakes girls basketball Thursday evening in Frazee. Hornet senior Kennedy Barlund led all scorers with 13 points. "We simply turned the ball over too much to be able to beat a good DGF team," said Frazee Head Coach Dave Conzemius. "We had a good effort on the defensive end but we couldn't overcome the 32 turnovers that we had.
Sophomore Mitchell Hall hit the game-winning shot with seven seconds remaining in double overtime to lift the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders to an exciting 59-57 season-opening victory over Blackduck at the Fosston tournament. “It was a blast,” Head Coach Kyle Haberman said.
The Detroit Lakes wrestling team won their opening dual of the season on the road 49-29 over Mahnomen/Waubun in Waubun Thursday night. The Lakers got up on the scoreboard early as DL’s lightweights staked a 16-0 lead beginning with a fall at 1:13 by senior Tyler Bellefeuille in the opening 106-pound match over freshman Sam Olson. Fabyon Greer at 113-pounds and Braydon Ortloff at 120 each recorded major decisions. “We identified a lot of things we’ve got to work on, of course,” Laker Head Coach Rob Ullyott said. “Our lighter weights went out and did a good job and got us going.
Sophomore Dayton Makey scored a game-high 31 points and the Waubun Bombers snapped a 10-game losing streak to Highway 59 rivals Mahnomen with a 77-71 victory Thursday night in Pine to Prairie Conference boys basketball and did so in the Indians’ gymnasium in front of a standing room only crowd. “Dayton, he’s a shooter,” Waubun Head Coach Jon Syverson said. “Good shooters shoot whether they’ve been missing or making a few. When he gets hot, he’s tough to stop. Only being a sophomore, I couldn’t be more proud of him.
Head Coach Nick Paur is in his third year of coaching and leads the United Clay Becker Badgers into Section 8AA wrestling this season. The Badgers are coming off a tough 2013-14 season where UCB went 3-19 in duals and return starters Sanden O’Connel, Brayden Boe, Riley Byklum, Alec Korby, Jarrett Lange, Trent Rosing, and Nick Wamre looking to improve on that record.
While the majority of boys basketball teams have gotten their seasons underway, the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders are one of the last teams to get going after having to wait until tonight to start this year’s campaign at a four-team tournament in Fosston. The wait does give extra practice time for first-year head coach Kyle Haberman and a core group of six seniors: Sam Whitehead, Tim Brekken, Justin Hanson, Roman Frederick, Tory Haglund and Chase Johnson on this year’s squad. “I hope our seniors can help us in some ways,” Haberman said.
Pelican Rapids defeated United Clay Becker 51-21 in the season-opening wrestling dual for both teams Tuesday night in Hawley. Sander O’Connell got the Badgers off to a 3-0 lead winning his 106-pound match 3-1 over the Vikings’ Austin Simpson. Pelican Rapids took the next nine consecutive matches, including two UCB forfeits at 120 and 138, to build an insurmountable lead with four matches remaining. The Badgers got strong outings late in the match from Nick Wamre (182 pounds), Isac Coufal (195) and Sam Wamre (220). All three won by fall. Wamre pinned Nick Thompson at 3:20.
The Laker Park-Audubon Raiders had their hands full in a season-opening loss at Hawley to the Nuggets 59-14 in girls basketball Tuesday night. The Nuggets (1-0) held the Raiders (0-1) to nine points in the first half and just five in the second half. Hawley’s Mira Ellefson and Olivia Olson led all scorers with 13 points each. Laina Nelson led the Raiders with five points. Raider results