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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BEMIDJI, Minn. - A teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji has pleaded not guilty to having sex with one of his students. Paul Joseph Johnson, 48, of Backus, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Johnson taught math at the school for five years. He was placed on unpaid leave after the charges were brought against him in January.
PERHAM — Mike Weismann went 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead Moorhead to a 4-1 victory over Perham in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. The teams went to the seventh inning in the opener tied at one run each after scoring in the first inning. Zach Schroeder gave the Blues a 1-0 lead on a two-out RBI base hit by Austin Skjefte. Josh Still led off the game for Perham with a single and tied the score on a one-out RBI single by CJ Mulcahy.
JORDAN — Becca Huus completed a strong finish at the Minnesota Class 2A state golf meet shooting a consistent 40 and 39 to finish in sole possession of 21st place overall with a two-day score of 165. She moved up nine places from her day one finish in a tie for 30th place and shaved seven strokes after a tough opening day front nine score of 49, followed by a back nine rally to card 37 (86). "Shots were great, I was making putts and didn't have to deal with the thick rough, at all," Huus said. "Anyone who plays golf knows you can always do better.
NEW YORK MILLS — The No. 4A Eagles have been making a strong push for the state championship baseball game the past three seasons and with a strong senior core are ready to make that last step to Target Field this week. Pitchers Brandon Kupfer and Tyler Patron and catcher Adam Patron make up one of the strongest batteries in the area as can be seen by their numbers.
NORTH MANKATO, Minn.
MENAHGA — Strong starting pitching has been a key for the New York Mills baseball team and was again Friday as the Eagles clinched their fourth consecutive Minnesota Class A Section 6 baseball championship with a 4-1 victory over Frazee. New York Mills remains undefeated at 23-0. “Our whole focus is take it a game at a time,” Head Coach Chris Bushinger said. “The huge focus is getting to the state championship, but getting back to the state tournament is really where we wanted to get to.”
DETROIT LAKES — The Hawley Nuggets erased a three-run first inning deficit and scored 10 runs in the final three innings to complete a two-game sweep and claim the Minnesota Class 2A Section 8 championship defeating Perham 10-5 at Washington Park Friday. Hawley advanced to a second title game winning twice Thursday in Perham by a score of 7-6 in eight innings over the Yellowajckets and defeating Park Rapids 7-6 in the early game.
New York Mills High School graduating senior and baseball standout Brandon Kupfer has been selected to play for the North Team in the 40th Annual Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series.
PERHAM — Jordan Harms ripped a two-out, full-count liner down the third base line to score Kody Crabtree giving the Hawley Nuggets a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Perham to stave off elimination and force a winner-take-all second game Friday afternoon for the Minnesota Section 8AA baseball championship. “I was just trying to hit it square, hit a line drive in a gap somewhere,” said Harms. “It happened to work out, off his glove, but we’ll take it.”
WALKER — Sophomore Becca Huus knows what it takes to qualify for the state golf meet and did so for the second straight year carding an 81 to lead the Perham girls team and keep the streak of Perham girls players at state in tact. Huus follows Holly Karkela and good friend Rachel Nelson in a streak that stretches back to the 2008-2009 golf season. Huus qualified last year as a freshman and found out the hard way what life can be like at the state meet in Jordan where weather typically seems to play a strong element.