Detroit Lakes area Pickleball players recently welcomed the Chamber Ambassadors and the DL Street Department to help break ground for the new Pickleball courts in Peoples Park on Tuesday, June 12. After the DLPA fundraised $200,000, the courts are currently under construction by the City of DL Park Board. The six additional new courts will be available for play about mid-August.
The Detroit Lakes 15U baseball team defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 15-8 in the opener of a doubleheader with the Rebels Monday June 18. The Lakers got strong pitching efforts from Blaine Henderson, Logan Lund, and Dylan Strawsell. A balanced offensive attack was the difference with hits from all 10 Laker hitters led by Lund with two hits, four RBI and two runs scored.
The Detroit Lakes sixth grade boys basketball team captured the championship of the Pacesetter MIT (Minnesota Invitational Tournament) in Maple Grove Saturday, June 16. In the opening game of the tournament the Lakers took an 18-0 lead over Paynesville and never looked back, winning 36-19. DL defeated Pelican Rapids 35-14 in the semifinal round and were victorious over Owatonna 36-25 in the championship game.
A celebration of the retirement of Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Executive Directors John and Mary Erickson will be held Sunday, June 24 from 1-4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. The ceremony will be in recognition of 18 years of leadership and dedication by the Ericksons.There will be appetizers and a cash bar. The program is scheduled to begin at at 2:30 p.m.
The Detroit Lakes sixth-grade girls basketball team qualified for the Pacesetter Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships. The sixth-grade girls state tournament will be held June 17 in Maple Grove. The teams are:Plainview-Elgin-Millvillle, Sleepy Eye, Cloquet, Eden Valley-Watkins, Perham, Detroit Lakes, Mountain Iron-Buhl, and Cass Lake-Bena. All teams play three games in one day in an eight-team format.
Here are athletes from area high schools who have qualified for the Minnesota state track and field meets that will be held at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday through Saturday: CLASS 2A BOYS 3200 meter run: Zach Johnson, Moorhead 400-meter dash: Cole Crompton, Moorhead, No. 5 seed 1600-meter relay: Moorhead's Noah Melton, Hunter Wollschlager, Seth Lawrence and Cole Crompton, No. 5 seed Triple jump: Otis Weah, Moorhead, No. 1 seed Long jump: Otis Weah, Moorhead High jump: Sutter Colborn, Moorhead
Registration is available for the Laker Softball Summer Camp for girls ages 9-15. The camp will be held June 20-21 at Snappy Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days. Cost is $30; a T-Shirt and snack will be provided. Players will work on pitching, base running, hitting, bunting, defensive skills and other fundamentals.
Driller Promotions brought No Mercy VIII to the and once again was a resounding success. Over 1,100 fans packed into the Event Center at Shooting Star Casino Saturday, May 19 in Mahnomen to see Frazee’s Brian Heden thrill the local fans with a victory in the main event.
The Little Laker volleyball camp will be held June 11-13 at the Detroit Lakes Middle School gymnasium. The camp has two sessions, one for third through fifth graders and one for sixth through eighth grade players. Grades are based on the 2018 school year.
The DL Waves Ocean 15’s Junior Olympic (JO) volleyball team won the Minnesota Sports Federation championship in Monticello Sunday, May 6. Front row: Rebecca Melby, Porsha Hermanson. Back row: Falyn DeBoer, Tahlia Haas, Madison Foster, Alexis Lundeen, Autumn Kulik, Coach Kelly Soyring.