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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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.
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.
JORDAN — Ryan Diers picked up the victory and led last year's state runners-up, the Belle Plaine Tigers, at the plate in a 10-2 victory over Detroit Lakes Friday night at the Mini-Met. The loss eliminates the Angels from the Minnesota Class C Amateur baseball tournament. Detroit Lakes took a 1-0 lead on a RBI single from catcher Kirk McLeod in the first inning and held the lead for two innings before the Tigers scored nine unanswered runs, five in the third, three in the fourth and one run in the fifth inning to blow the game open 9-1. Dan Huber hit a two-run double in the third to put the
PERHAM — The Detroit Lakes Angels scored 13 unanswered runs to erase a 3-0 deficit eliminating the Bluffton Braves 13-3 in eight innings to remain alive in the Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs Friday night at Krueger Field. Cory Tumberg launched a two-run home run scoring Kevin Tumberg to stake the Braves out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Jordan Vaughan scored unearned on an error in the fifth to give Bluffton starter Dustin Geiser a 3-0 lead.
The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame (MABHOF) announced four new members to the Hall, including Perham's Al Stigman. The other three inductees are: Mark Forsman (Dassel-Cokato), Dan Hoefs (Rochester/Arlington) and Ken Bitzan (Millerville/Parkers Prairie). The four members of the 2014 class will be honored by the MABHOF Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St.