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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Charlie Johnson of Hitterdal is one of 19 individuals in the player, manager, umpire, sponsor, promoter, administrator, organizer, volunteer or media categories to be selected for induction to this year’s class of the Minnesota Softball hall of fame. Johnson has umpired all levels of softball in his career from kids to the national championship level and got his start locally.
Both Laker soccer teams picked up victories sweeping a doubleheader over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Cass Lake-Bena Monday, Sept. 24 in Walker. The DL girls opened the twin bill with a 9-1 victory. Ava Steinmetz score twice in the game and the Lakers led 4-0 at the break getting goals from Sidney Lundberg, Anna Jones and Karrigan Hallisey.
Junior Halle Jordan of Detroit Lakes scored the game-winning goal in the Cobbers' 3-0 win against Hamline in women’s soccer Saturday in Moorhead. Jordan was one of three Cobbers to score their second goal of the season. Jordan’s winner came at 42:08. Abby Westbee doubled the lead at 49:10 before Klara Beinhorn finished off the score sheet at 66:55.
Mahnomen-Waubun moved to 5-0 after a 34-0 shutout victory over Polk County West Friday night posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time this season. “They really tried to load up to stop our run game so we were able to hit some things in the passing game in the first half and that was nice to see,” head coach John Clark, Jr. said. “The offensive line did a great job of adjusting at halftime and really dominated the second half.”
Senior Ava Steinmetz scored in the final minute of overtime to lift Detroit Lakes to a 3-2 Section 8A North victory over Fergus Falls Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rotary Soccer Park. After a scoreless nine minutes of the extra session, senior tri-captain Sidney Lundberg sent a through ball into the Otters’ penalty area with a left-footed kick and found Steinmetz and Karrigan Hallisey alone with a breakaway getting behind the Fergus keeper Svea Smedstad and three Otter defenders.
The Detroit Lakes boys cross country team placed in the top half of the division two race at the Milaca Mega meet Saturday, Sept. 22 in Milaca. The Lakers placed ninth out of 23 teams led by Peyton Nordby with a top 20 finish running a time of 17:11.6 in the 5K race to place 20th overall in a field of 167 racers.
Brina Smith and Grace Kinney picked up singles victories for Detroit Lakes in a 5-2 loss at Thief River Falls Friday, Sept. 21. The Prowlers are on pace to earn the second seed in subsection tournament Brainerd.
Adam Thielen set two new personal marks in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills recording 10 or more catches in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Thielen finished with 14 receptions for 105 yards setting another milestone with three consecutive games gaining 100 yards or more.
No. 5AAAA Detroit Lakes scored 42 consecutive points to blowout Park Rapids 42-14 Friday night at Mollberg Field to improve to 4-0 on the season after a rocky start. Park Rapids came ready to play and socked the Lakers in the mouth in the first four minutes. DL was flagged for a block in the back on the opening kickoff. Max Gunderson was sacked for a loss of 14 yards by Jerry Engst and two plays later DL punted from their own 13-yard line.
Scott Piepkorn has been named the new varsity head girls hockey coach at Detroit Lakes, according to a release by Activities Director Rob Nielsen. He replaces Gretchen Norby, who resigned after last season. Piepkorn is a Moorhead high school and a Moorhead State University graduate with a coaching history in Moorhead, Apple Valley and Detroit Lakes in both hockey and soccer.