Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning 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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The Laker boys hockey team won for the seventh time in eight games and goalie Ben Boomgarden recorded a second straight shutout Saturday in a 6-0 victory over Kittson Central in Section 8A action at Kent Freeman Arena. The victory pushes the Lakers to 3-2 in the section standings, where DL is currently ranked third by QRF points behind East Grand Forks and Northern Lakes. Playoff seeding is done by coaches vote in 8A making head-to-head wins imperative.
Detroit Lakes handed the Perham girls basketball team only its fifth loss of the season and a second in a row for the first time all year Saturday night holding off the Yellowjackets 57-53 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Both teams turned up the offense after a sluggish first half ending in a 21-20 Perham lead at the break.
Laker sophomore Lily Burnside recorded a goal and an assist in Friday night’s 8-2 loss to Moorhead in non-conference girls hockey at Kent Freeman Arena. Burnside’s unassisted power play goal in the first period held up and sent the Lakers to intermission with a 1-0 lead. The Spuds came alive in the second period scoring four times on tallies by Kara Werth, Shelbi Guttormson, Hailey Raskey and Kennedy Czichotzki. Moorhead’s first two goals were scored a minute apart to quickly snap momentum from the Lakers.
Jack DeConcini recorded a hat trick and a fourth goal as the Lakers bombarded Prairie Centre 8-0 in running time at Kent Freeman Arena Thursday night in Mid-State Conference boys hockey action. Nick Lund opened the scoring for the Lakers for the second consecutive game and recorded the game-winner five minutes into play on assists by Ryan Paskey and Will Stowman. DL outshot the North Stars 14-3 in the period but goalie Jesson Gould kept the Stars in the game.
Grand Forks Red River snapped a four-game Detroit Lakes win streak 9-2 Saturday as the Lakers finished a six-game road trip, which included a Friday night 3-2 victory over Lake of the Woods at the VFW Arena in East Grand Forks. Collin Ginnaty and Ryan Paskey gave Detroit Lakes a 2-1 lead in the first period scoring back-to-back after Nathan Poolman of Lake of the Woods tallied the opening goal of the game.
Anna Payne had the lone goal of the second period to pull DL within two scores but the Fergus Falls Otters put the game away early in the third en route to a 7-2 girls hockey victory at Kent Freeman Arena Saturday afternoon. Despite being stuck playing defense in their own zone much of the game, the Lakers held Fergus Falls off the scoreboard for 17 minutes after the Otters staked a 3-0 lead on first period tallies by Abby Hobbs, Sophie Rausch on the power play and Lauren Werner.
Senior captain Jack DeConcini’s lone goal of the third period held up in a 2-1 Detroit Lakes boys hockey victory over Fargo North Saturday at the Fargo Coliseum. It was the first time this season the Lakers have put together consecutive wins and DL is 4-1-1 in their last six games after a tough 0-4 start to the year. After a scoreless first period, DL fell behind on an even strength goal by Fargo’s Caleb Fritel.
Jenson Beachy sank six of Perham's 16 three-pointers to lead the Perham Yellowjackets to an eighth straight victory 82-57 over Detroit Lakes at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Thursday night. "That's kind of our strong suit; it has been all year," said Beachy. The hot shooting from the arc was not Perham's best this year having made 19 threes in the season-opening win at Crookston. "We've just been hitting ever since then," Beachy said. "But, once we started hitting we took it to the hole and gave it to our big men and they started making plays too."
The Warriors handed Detroit Lakes a first loss in four games in a 4-0 Section 8A boys hockey victory Friday at Warroad. The home team capitalized on the first penalty of the game midway through the first period when Max Marvin took a pass from Carter Pelland and one-timed a hard slap from the blue line through traffic and past Laker goalie Ben Boomgarden for a 1-0 lead. Jaron Moyer had the secondary assist.
No. 15A East Grand Forks completed the season sweep of Detroit Lakes in a 9-0 Section 8A girls hockey victory Thursday night at Kent Freeman Arena. Eight of the Wave’s nine goals came at even strength. The Green Wave scored four times in the first period on goals by Nicole Schlenk, Tiffany Hanson, Lexie Estad on the power play and Schlenk with her second of the game.