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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PERHAM — The Perham Buzz and East Grand Forks split a doubleheader Monday in a pair of one-run affairs. Perham took the opener 5-4, while East Grand Forks answered with a 12-11 come-from-behind win in the last inning to earn the split. Buzz starter Jack Stigman controlled six innings allowing only two hits, while Perham’s offense staked out a 5-0 lead heading to the final inning of game one.
PERHAM — Grand Rapids swept four games to claim the third annual Highway 10 Classic baseball title defeating Fargo 21-5 in Sunday’s title game. Grand Rapids opened the tournament defeating the Perham Stingers 11-1.
PERHAM — Last year’s runner-up Casey Miller, of Baxter, returned to win the 11th annual Average Jo Triathlon in a time of 1:03.40. Miller finished the 0.3-mile swim in 8:02, the 12-mile bike ride in 30:24 and the four-mile run in 23.58. Fargo's Brandon Scheel placed second two minutes behind Miller in 1:05.41. Cheryl Rosentreter of Geneval, Ill., was the top female finishers placing 13th overall in a time of 1:17.09. She was the top female last year in a time of 1:13.08. Perham's Ben Olson was the top local male finisher placing 23rd in 1:23.00.
COLOGNE — The 2014 Highway 10 Classic baseball tournament will be played in New York Mills and Perham this weekend June 27-29. The tournament is more than baseball games; the goal of the tournament is eliminating youth suicide by providing suicide education, awareness and prevention grants to schools, and by using the tournament to provide that education in a fun venue. Last year’s tournament was taken by storm by Team Andy from Norwood Young America. After hearing about the Classic, a group of Andy Hendel’s friends, 16-17 years of age, formed a team with little adult assistance and m
New York Mills' seniors Brandon Kupfer and Tyler Patron were named to the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team. Logan Sandgren of BOLD was named the Class A player of the year. 2014 Class A MSHSBCA All-State Team First Name, Last Name, Year, High School
MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Mills Eagles came up 90-feet short from tying the state championship game in their final at-bat to finish the season with their only loss - a 5-4 heartbreaker to New Life Academy of Woodbury (25-4) at Target Field Saturday.
CHASKA — The New York Mills Eagles (25-0) made it two walk-off wins in a row advancing to the Minnesota Class A state baseball championship game and keeping a perfect record intact with a 6-5 last inning victory over Chatfield (22-4) at Chaska Athletic Park Friday afternoon. With the game tied at five in the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles loaded the bases started by a leadoff base hit by Brandon Kupfer.
CHASKA — The New York Mills Eagles (24-0) rallied with four runs in the final two innings to advance to the Minnesota Class A state baseball semifinals defeating Ely 4-3 on a walk-off liner by Damon Tumberg to score Nick Kupfer with the game-winner at Chaska Athletic Park Thursday evening. “It was crazy,” said Tumberg. “I was just thinking hit the ball, put it in play and was just praying and praying I could get the job done.”
ST. CLOUD — The Hawley Nuggets (18-7) stranded the tying run in scoring position with the bases loaded in their final at-bats dropping a 5-3 loss in the Minnesota Class 2A quarterfinals to the defending state champions Kasson-Mantorville (22-4) Thursday. Hawley built a 3-2 lead scoring once in the second inning and twice in the fourth. Kody Crabtree had all three RBIs for the Nuggets. The KoMets tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a base hit by Kyle Nichols scoring Nic Bauer.