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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Golf is not an easy game.
No one was hurt in a house fire in New York Mills Wednesday morning, according to Fire Chief Reed Jacobson. Two brothers, Logyn and Jesse Saewert were home at the time. "I woke up and my room was black," Logyn said. His brother Jesse had escaped the house and called 911. Both brothers were running on lack of sleep, as a earlier family crisis had them at the emergency room overnight, not returning home until after 4 a.m. "I don't think it could get much worse," he said. Jacobson said two people were in the home, but one had left before the fire broke out.
It must be a rather daunting task to line up next to Yellowjackets at conference meets. Both the girls and boys teams won the Heart O' Lakes Conference Meet at Pelican Rapids. "We had a outstanding team effort from both our boys and girls teams," Head Coach Mike Peterson said.
Conference games are never easy and the New York Mills baseball team found that out in Parkers Prairie dropping a doubleheader to the 1-10 Panthers 19-18 in extra innings and game two 17-7. "It wasn't that we played a couple of bad games last--Parkers just came out and hit the ball all over the field," Head Coach Chris Bushinger said.
Summer is nearing and that means it is playoff time. The New York Mills softball team enters 6A south sub-section play as the number five seed where they will face a familiar foe: the number four Pillager Huskies. The teams have squared off three times this season with the Eagles coming out on top twice by scores of 10-7 and 5-2.
Coming off an upset loss to Frazee on Monday, the Yellowjacket baseball team did not have it any easier Tuesday. The number five AA state-ranked Staples-Motley Cardinals came calling to Al Krueger Field and proved they deserve their position sweeping Perham 6-3 and 13-9 upping their record to 11-1. Perham dropped to .500 at 6-6. Cardinals starting pitcher Gunner Johnson, a crafty southpaw with a dirty curveball, kept the Jacket bats at bay for five innings.
The Perham softball team capped a busy week by throttling an inexperienced Crosby-Ironton team 16-1, a forfeit in three innings and blanking the Rangers 10-0 in game two. The Yellowjackets poured the runs on quickly, eight, three and five runs in the three innings of play in game one. Letdowns can happen when playing an inferior opponent, but Assistant Coach Howie Kangas was on his team to stay in the game. "Don't let your hair down just because you have a big lead," he said. The team kept the pressure on forcing the Crosby-Ironton head coach to concede the game two innings shy of the typi
Somehow, the Mid-State conference tennis tournament was played in moist conditions Friday.
520_SPT_PerBgolf.doc: The Hawley Nuggets boys golf team stretched their conference lead over Perham, in Heart O' Lakes action, winning as hosts of last Monday's HOL meet. The Yellowjackets finished fourth. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton took second and Barnesville finished third. Jacket scores were: Kyle Dykhoff--42; Evan Arvig--43; Nic Smith and Cory Dykhoff both had 45; Alex Phelps shot 47; and Dan Cavanagh shot a 50.
The New York Mills Eagles girls softball team took advantage of some nice weather and strong pitching from Kendra McCall to down Pillager 5-2 Saturday at Frazee. The Yellowjackets also defeated the host Hornets 5-2 in the second half of the three-team tournament. A two-out rally in the third inning erased a 1-0 deficit, as the Eagles scored three runs on five straight hits, including doubles from EmaLeigh Roberts and Micaela Lausten and back-to-back-to back singles off the bats of Jenna Esala, Autumn Roberts and Brittany Lee. NY Mills would add runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a