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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Thief River Falls won three consecutive midweight matches to take its only lead as 160-pounder Brennen Sather and No. 8AA Detroit Lakes shut the door on the way to sweeping a home triangular from the Prowlers and Bagley-Fosston Thursday, Jan. 31 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. “There are some things we have to work on but given our circumstances the last week, I thought we did a good job tonight,” DL head coach Rob Ullyott said.
No. 1A Detroit Lakes continued to dominate opponents scoring 20 more points than Class AA Moorhead in a gymnastics dual victory at the Minnesota Flyers Gymnasium Thursday, Jan. 31. Cora Okeson scored 38.1 to win the all around. Teammate Ellie Hultin was the runner-up with a score of 35.7. The Lakers recorded the top five scores in three events to solidify the win.
Minnesota Class A Gymnastics Rankings, Jan. 28
The Detroit Lakes dance teams completed the regular season with a third place jazz and fourth place high kick routines at the Mid-State Conference meet in Pequot Lakes Saturday, Jan. 26. The Laker jazz team was awarded 315 points from the judges earning 8.5 rank points in a tight finish between the top three teams. Crosby-Ironton were separated by only one point. The Rangers won with 322 and six rank points to 321 and seven rank points for Aitkin.
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Will Green scored twice to lead Detroit Lakes to an important 3-1 Section 8A victory over Kittson Central Saturday, Jan. 26 at Kent Freeman Arena. The victory over the Bears (12-5, 5-3) snapped a four-game losing streak to section opponents. The Lakers never trailed in the game. Green had the lone tally of the first period on the power play. Assists were credited to Braeden Wimmer and Roland Cormier.
An 18-0 second half run by Bemidji sparked the Lumberjacks to a 71-44 Section 8AAA boys basketball victory over visiting Detroit Lakes Saturday, Jan. 26. Silas Hess sparked the run, first hitting an and-one layup and then finding Colten Jensen and Ben Hess with crafty assists in transition that turned a a six-point game into a 58-34 cushion.
The top-ranked Detroit Lakes gymnastics team completed the first of two runs at five consecutive state titles this year with a convincing 8.4-point victory over the other top nine teams in Minnesota Class A at the State True Team championship Saturday, Jan. 26 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.
No. 8AA Detroit Lakes dominated all five matches defending their Mid-State Conference wrestling team championship Friday, Jan. 25 in Park Rapids. The Lakers are undefeated in their last nine Mid-State title matches after sweeping all four last season. The Aitkin Gobblers returned to conference action this year providing the fifth match.
Detroit Lakes Trey Seebold recorded a hat trick for the second straight game but Prairie Centre’s power play goal in the final 90 seconds of regulation by Eli Fletcher forced a scoreless overtime and a 5-5 Mid-State Conference boys hockey tie Thursday, Jan. 24 in Long Prairie. The teams combined for five first period tallies.