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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A meeting for Detroit Lakes high school athletes and their parents/guardians has been set for Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. at the high school. The meeting is for all sports in all three seasons. The Fall sports coaches will also hold parent meetings following the general session.
Former Golden Gopher and Pine to Palm tournament golfer Erik Van Rooyen sits in second place at the 2018 Open Championship with a 66 at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland behind American Kevin Kisner.
Shelby Busker of Detroit Lakes shot a career-low score and claimed a commanding victory by nine strokes at the Minnesota Junior PGA Players Tour event held at The Classic at Madden's in Brainerd Tuesday, July 17. Busker was the lone golfer under par after shooting a 68 (-3) to defeat Megan Munneke of Champlin and Leah Skaar of Starbuck, who tied for second place with scored of 78 (+6).
Maplelag Resort in Callaway will be hosting the 28th annual Laddies Loppet, a mountain bike racing event, over Labor Day weekend. The Loppet, named after a beloved family dog, started at Maplelag in 1990, making it one of the oldest mountain bike races in the Midwest. The event has races and age categories for every type of rider, from children to professionals.
The Thief River Falls Bandits swept a home doubleheader from Detroit Lakes Post 15 in Northern Lakes Conference American Legion baseball Tuesday night. The Bandits held the DL offense in check in both games winning by scores of 6-1 and 2-1. Grant Hartman pitched a complete game allowing only five DL hits in the 6-1 opener.
The Detroit Lakes 15U baseball team split four games at the SIoux Falls Summer Classic in preparation for this weekend’s state tournament in Maplewood. DL picked up victories over Winner, South Dakota and Lincoln, Nebraska and lost to Pierre, South Dakota and Brandon Valley South Dakota.
The Detroit Lakes 18U softball team completed the summer season with a third place finish Monday, July 16 in the Prairie Lakes League state qualifying tournament. Detroit Lakes beat Hawley 6-1 to start the day with a strong pitching performance from Madilyn Kirchner and a two-run home run from Mercedez Bellanger. In the semifinals, Detroit Lakes fell 10-6 to eventual league champs from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.
The Detroit Lakes 13U Babe Ruth baseball team placed first this past weekend at the District 6 tournament in Hawley and qualified for the state tournament next weekend in New York Mills. DL was undefeated in the tournament winning all three games. In game one, Detroit Lakes defeated the No. 2 seed Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Silver by a score of 7-2.
The Detroit Lakes 14/15U baseball team finished an undefeated week to head into the postseason on a roll. “The team is peaking at the right time going into tournament time,” head coach Steve Tucker said. DL defeated Pelican Rapids 15-9 Monday, July 9 overcoming numerous errors defensively to break a 9-9 tie going into the seventh inning where the offense came alive for six runs to secure the victory.
Incoming NDSU freshman and 2018 Detroit Lakes high school grad Maddie Herzog holds a one stroke lead after day one of play at the Minnesota State Junior Girls' Championship at Monticello Country Club. Herzog’s low round of two-over 73 was a stroke better than both Janice Kim of Timber Creek Golf Club and Camille Kuznik of Lester Park Golf Course.