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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Gabe Hanninen’s three-point basket in double overtime gave Detroit Lakes a 66-64 victory over Crosby-Ironton in a Mid-State Conference boys basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24. The Rangers’ Johnathan Jacobson and Cayden Turk scored the final two baskets of regulation to force overtime tied at 58. The teams scored only two points each in the first extra session, a Jacobson field goal and two free throws by DL’s Max Gunderson.
Moorhead sophomore Ava Kistner had a hat trick and three assists to lead Moorhead to a 6-1 victory over Detroit Lakes at Kent Freeman Arena Thursday, Jan. 24. The Lakers played from behind the entire game allowing two goals in each period with Kistner burying the first score of each frame. DL senior Karrigan Hallisey scored unassisted with less than two minutes to play to avoid the shutout.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots kept pace in the conference standings behind a 24-point effort by senior Olivia Lane and a 67-42 victory in Detroit Lakes Thursday, Jan. 24. The Patriots swept the season series from the Lakers and moved to 4-2 in the Mid-State and 7-8 overall. Detroit Lakes held a lead early in the game but were forced to play without Breanna Price for a portion of the first half due to a couple early fouls.
The Detroit Lakes boys Nordic Ski team placed ninth and the girls 10th at the Little Falls 5k pursuit Invitational at Camp Ripley, the scheduled home for this year’s Section 8A championship Wednesday, Jan. 23. Freshmen Ryan Bergum (39:15.4) and John Bergum (39:27.8) paced the Laker boys in both the classical and freestyle races with overall finishes of 34th and 36th place, respectively.
Detroit Lakes showed an improvement on the scoreboard from the first meeting with Alexandria but the Cardinals were too much for the Lakers in a 70-66 victory Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Alex defeated DL by 29 points at home in mid-December. The Cardinals had a distinct advantage in the paint in the likes of six-foot, 10-inch sophomore Treyton Thompson. The Lakers have no players taller than six-four.
Tucker Strawsell and John Gulon picked up individual victories in a home triangular with Moorhead and Fergus Falls Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Laker duo took the top two spots in the 200-free with Strawsell winning in 1:56.10 to Gulon’s runner-up time of 1:59.68, a personal best. Gulon continued to excel at his top event winning the 100 Backstroke in just over one-minute (1:00.73).
Thief River Falls lost by 20 points to Detroit Lakes in the first meeting between the two teams but earned a split in the season series with a 48-40 victory over the Lakers at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Lakers led 20-17 at halftime and held the advantage to the midway point of the second half.
The No. 9AA Detroit Lakes wrestling team picked up three big victories in sweeping a quadrangular at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Lakers defeated a team from each Class including nearly maxing out their points scored in an 81-0 victory over section rivals Fergus Falls.
Trey Seebold recorded a hat trick to lead Detroit Lakes to its 12th victory of the season in a 6-1 win over Jamestown Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Lakers scored four unanswered goals in the third period to break open a tight game on the scoreboard at 2-1 but not in the shot department. Jamestown’s freshman goalie Brode Hillstrom made 51 saves in the game and kept his team in the contest despite being outshot 46-12 after two periods of play.
Detroit Lakes got rid of two unwanted streaks in a 5-3 victory over Class AA Bemidji Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Bemidji Community Arena. Head coach Scott Piepkorn shuffled DL’s lines around and the Lakers snapped a three-game goalless drought and a seven-game losing skid with the victory. After falling behind on an early second period unassisted goal by Bemidji’s Maggie Marcotte, the Lakers took command with three straight goals.