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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MInnesota Vikings star Adam Thielen had Detroit Lakes abuzz Saturday hosting a full day of Kiwanis sponsored events at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center taking an opportunity to give back to his hometown. Thielen’s rise from a barely-recruited high school player to starring for the Minnesota Vikings this season has been full of timely successes at every chance he’s been given. “It's one of those things where you don't have a lot of opportunities, so when you do
Grace Swenson scored a game-high 15 points and Naomi Larson made an impact off the bench in a 65-48 non-conference girls basketball victory over Perham Saturday evening at Ralph Anderson...
See ya ‘round, Perham. The end of August marks the last of my time in Perham for the Focus, as I have accepted the sports editor position at my hometown newspaper in Detroit Lakes. I have been covering for both schools and newspapers while the new Focus sports editor, Jason Groth, moves to Perham and prepares to take over what I would describe as a never-ending sprint of road trips and winning.
PELICAN RAPIDS — Sam Muer scored two touchdowns, while Cole Schmitz topped the 100-yard rushing mark and the Perham offense found the end zone five times in a high-scoring 36-21 victory over archrival Pelican Rapids to open the season Friday night. Muer (42), Schmitz (103) and quarterback Mason Malikowski (87) combined for 232 of Perham’s 237 rushing yards and each scored a touchdown.
PERHAM — The Perham girls tennis team dropped a pair of a matches in a home triangular falling 6-1 to East Grand Forks and 5-2 to Roseau, Thursday, Aug. 28. The No. 2-doubles combo of Samantha Heminsley and Madison Berry defeated EGF's Taylor Devine and Delaney Aaker 6-4, 3-6 and 10-4 in the third set for the lone victory over against the Green Wave. Top singles player Josie Beachy defeated Roseau's Morgan Bicker in straight sets 6-3, 7-6, winning the second set tiebreaker 7-2.
DETROIT LAKES — The Perham Yellowjacket girl's swim team finished sixth at the Laker Pentathlon. The season warmup pentathlon features five races, the 50-backstroke, 50-breaststroke, 50-butterfly, 50-freestyle, and 100-Individual Medley. “The individual time drops reflect the hard work the girls have put into their practices,” said Head Coach Natalie Wrangham. Three Yellowjackets ran section qualifying times in the 50 freestyle.
MORRIS — The No. 4A Perham girls cross country team started their season with a statement victory knocking off No. 1A Lac Qui Parle Valley-Dawson Boyd by a single point...
PERHAM — Bob Cavanagh was named the 2014 Perham Lakeside Golf Club Champion after winning the end of season tournament. Cavanagh's title follows up a run at the Pine to...
DETROIT LAKES — Kent Spriggs, the 2012 Mid-Am runner-up, won his first championship at the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament Sunday defeating Perham’s Bob Cavanagh four and three. Spriggs got out of the gate in a hurry going three-up after three holes and cruised to victory pushing the lead to the brink at four-up after 15 holes.
DETROIT LAKES - Moorhead’s Ben Welle practiced consistency at its finest this past week and it paid off. Welle won the 82nd Pine to Palm Golf Tournament’s championship Sunday at the Detroit Country Club after he finished tied for second with Greg Melhus for medalist honors. Grady Meyer won that honor with an eight-under par 134.