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 — Connor Johnson pitched a six-hitter as No. 8-seed Detroit Lakes upset the No. 1 Moorhead Blues 2-1 at Krueger Field in the Minnesota Sub State 14 American Legion tournament. “I felt good after the first inning; I felt really good,” said Johnson. The DL defense aided Johnson’s effort turning three double plays and cutting down a squeeze bunt scoring attempt by Moorhead at the plate.
PERHAM — Starting pitcher Blake Stockert pitched a three-hit shutout and jacked a two-run insurance homer late in the game as No. 4 Alexandria advanced out of the first round of play at the Sub State 14 American Legion baseball tournament Thursday afternoon with a 5-0 victory over the No. 5 Thief River Falls Bandits. “Our hitting was off today,” Stockert said. “That’s not like us. I guess I got my own insurance."
DETROIT LAKES — The Perham Buzz earned a split in two games at the Detroit Lakes Water Carnival Wooden Bat Tournament defeating Thief River Falls 16-6 Saturday in American Legion baseball action. Perham jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on runs by Josh Still, Mason Malikowski, Jaden Meyer and Tristan Hammans.
PERHAM — Perham’s Brady Speicher won for the second week in a row and made it two years straight as champion of the Harrier Half Marathon Saturday at Arvig Park...
PERHAM — The Perham Stingers wrapped up regular season play with a sweep of Fergus Falls 9-4 and 8-2 to finish with a record of 20-9 securing the top seed in the upcoming District 9 playoffs. Perham erased a 1-0 first inning deficit in the second inning with a pair of runs by Brady Stoll and Andy Hanson. Hanson scored the go-ahead run on a base hit by Alex Tostenson.
DETROIT LAKES — Fargo Post 2 catcher Andrew Penney launched a three-run home run in the first inning for plenty of offense to back up starting pitcher Gunnar Linstaedt’s commanding performance in a 6-0 shutout victory over the Perham Buzz in the opening game for both teams at the Detroit Lakes Water Carnival Wooden Bat tournament. Linstaedt pitched six innings allowing only two hits and retired the Buzz in order in four of his six innings on the mound. Five Perham runners reached base with none reaching third base safely.
KORTRIJK, BELGIUM — Perham’s Gabe Grunewald won her second consecutive 1,500m run Saturday breaking the meet record at the Guldensporenmeeting - Flanders Cup Kortrijk. Grunewald’s time of 4:07.70 was three second better than the former record held by American Lauren Hagans 4:10.97, set in 2009. Grunewald won her first European race eeting Sport Solidierta in Lignano, Italy July 8. Grunewald is scheduled to run the 800m at the Gugl Games in Linz, Austria on July 15, followed by the 1500m at Heusden on July 19.
DENT — For the second straight year, Brady Speicher, of Perham, crossed the finish line first at the Dent Daze 5k. Speicher’s winning time was 16:07, 25 seconds faster than...
PERHAM — The Richville Rockets won a third consecutive Little League title defeating Sebeka 2-0 in the Championship game Saturday at Arvig Park. A two-run first inning double by Devin Meyer was all Rockets’ pitcher Maddux Kovash would need as he went all five innings striking out nine on his way to the shutout victory. Meyer also picked up a walk-off game winning RBI single in the semifinal as Richville defeated Wadena 4-3. For the tournament, the Rockets were paced by Noah Rooney who batted .600.
MOORHEAD — The Perham Stingers improved to 18-9 overall after three wins and are ranked as the number one seed as the regular season winds down to Thursday’s finale. Perham got their trio of wins started in wacky fashion with a doubleheader scheduled at Moorhead. Only one game was played, technically, but nearly three games’ worth of innings were played in the opener. Perham defeated Moorhead 11-7 in 19 innings.