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 first half state-ranked shootout between Detroit Lakes and Perham turned into a slugfest for yardage and one second half score that propelled the Lakers to a 36-30 victory over the Yellowjackets in the home opener at Mollberg Field Friday, September 7. The teams combined for 58 points in the first half before halftime adjustments made the end zone rarified territory as the game waned for the traveling paddle trophy.
Gretchen Norby has been the embodiment of Detroit Lakes girls hockey as a player, assistant and head coach the entirety of the 21st century and the history of the program. Recently, Norby resigned from the position opening up a job that has only been held by only two people since the program was created.
Chip Lohmiller said the "timing was right" to step down as head coach of the Pequot Lakes Patriots football team, which advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals last November for the first time in program history.
Payton Madison recorded a hat trick to lead the River Lakes Stars to a 4-1 victory over Detroit Lakes in non-conference boys hockey action at Kent Freeman Arena Saturday afternoon. Despite being outshot 31-10 and outscored by two goals through two periods of the play, the Lakers could not contain Madison, who scored twice in the third period to ice the game.
Perham took control of a wild, back-and-forth match with Frazee in the upper middleweights and held on for a tight 36-30 victory in front of a raucous, standing-room-only gymnasium at Frazee high school Friday night. “We end up relying on 170, 182 and 195 quite a bit and it was no different tonight,” said Perham head coach Robb Moser.
Detroit Lakes and Wadena-Deer Creek combined to commit 13 penalties in a testy renewal of the Mid-State Conference rivalry Thursday night. The Lakers swept the season series after an 8-3 victory at Kent Freeman Arena. “That’s a rivalry game right there,” said Head Coach Todd Dwyer. “It’s good for us to have a game like that. Obviously, we don’t want that many penalties, but you have to stand up for each other.”
Cynthia Loven recorded a hat trick to lead East Grand Forks to a 6-1 victory over Detroit Lakes in East Grand Thursday night. Detroit Lakes trailed 3-0 after a period of play. Emma Coley had the lone Laker goal midway through the second period to pull within two goals. Annie Campbell and Abagail King assisted on the play. DL was outshot 42-26 and East Grand Forks capitalized on three of five power play opportunities.
Detroit Lakes used a seven-goal second period to defeat Crookston 9-1 in a Section 8A girls hockey matchup Tuesday night at Kent Freeman Arena. Karrigan Hallisey had a five-point night scoring two goals and adding three assists. Her first tally was the lone goal of the first period. Madyson Melgard had a pair of goals and two assists. Her first goal became the eventual game-winner a minute into the second period and began the DL scoring barrage.
Detroit Lakes picked up a key Section 8A boys hockey victory on the road 2-1 over Kittson Central Saturday afternoon in Hallock. The Lakers opened a 2-0 lead after two periods of play which was enough for goaltender Blake Itzen to keep the Bearcats at bay in the third. Carson Reep got the lone first period goal tipping a Jace Kovash shot from the point. Jackson Carlblom assisted on the play.
The Detroit Lakes Bantam A hockey team placed first in the 10-team Northern Miracle Classic tournament with teams from all over Minnesota Sunday at Kent Freeman Arena. Jens Richards scored four goals in a 6-2 championship game victory over Eveleth-Gilbert. Lucas Schwan picked up the victory in net. DL defeated Bismarck 5-1 in the semifinals, Rochester 2-1 in a shootout, Hopkins 6-4 and Grafton 7-1 in the opener.