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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DETROIT LAKES --The Perham tennis team finished regular season play with a 2-9 record and will enter the Section 8-1A team tournament Monday as the No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 Crookston, in Crookston, at 4:30 p.m. Detroit Lakes won the meet 5-2. The two and three doubles teams got Perham's only victories. Madison Paridon and Chad Hofland defeated Colton Friesen and Cody Knopf three and four. Mike Botzet and Christian Hinckley took out Caleb Howard and Chandler Hanks three and one. Laker brothers Isaac and Alex Fondrick were victorious at No. 1 and 2 singles.
The youngest Perham gymnastics team in 10 years continued the program's heralded success for a 10th consecutive year chalking up a number of significant accomplishments on their way to appearing in the state tournament for an amazing 10th consecutive season. The team did so by winning a 10th straight Section 8A championship. The Yellowjackets finished fourth place at the state meet during a two-day period where teams like Melrose, New Prague and Big Lake, the top three finishing schools, arrived at the tournament waiting to pounce on a Yellowjacket squad that would need perfection on their s
NEW YORK MILLS -- The No. 2-seeded Eagles softball team overcame a five-run first inning from No. 7-seed Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in big fashion on their way to a 16-5 opening round trouncing of the Wolves. After an error on the first fly ball of the game, all five Wolves batters came around to score and with a record of 10-6 W-H-A has proven they know how to win. "It was pretty ugly," NY Mills Assistant Coach Greg Esala said. The Wolves are one of two teams who score more than the Eagles. NY Mills averages 10.3 runs per game.
FRAZEE -- Two top 10 teams in class 1A squared off in Frazee this afternoon. No. 4-ranked New York Mills (16-0) defeated No. 10 Frazee (14-4), by a score of 4-1, behind a complete game three-hit performance by Eagle senior Adam Snelgrove. "They've got a good club," Snelgrove said. "They do everything right. We just came out on top today." "Adam has just been awesome," NY Mills Head Coach Chris Bushinger said.
Lakes Area Gymnastics Academy will be having its Spring Show/Competitions and Awards night on Tuesday, May 22. The program will be held at the Perham High School Hauer Gymnasium. The program will be held in three sessions. Session 1: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. -- Twinkles and Rascals. Session 2: 6:15-7:15 p.m. -- Hot Shots, Superstars, Giants. Session 3: 7:15-8 p.m. Advanced Team.
STAPLES -- Jesse Hein and Jacob Vetsch battled on the mound for three innings before Perham blew the game open in the middle innings en route to an 8-1 victory over Staples-Motley and the Mid-State Conference title. "The kids have played well and worked hard," Perham Head Coach Hans Hanson said. The win gives No. 20-2A ranked Perham a conference mark of 10-1 with one game to play.
EAST GRAND FORKS -- The Perham baseball team, ranked No.
NEW YORK MILLS -- The No.
GLYNDON -- The New York Mills girls track team finished 16th out of 20 teams at the Section 6A True Team Track and Field Championships at Glyndon May 8. Kristy Koljonen, a junior, and Lydia Rutten, a seventh-grader, led the team with top-10 finishes. Koljonen was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.81); she was also sixth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 53.67. Rutten finished fourth in 400m dash in a time of 65.65 and fourth in the 800m run (2:42.85) for the Eagles' best finishes in any event.
FRAZEE -- The Perham softball team (8-11) completed a season sweep of Pelican Rapids (3-12) to open the Frazee Tournament with a victory. The Yellowjackets scored early and cruised to a 7-2 win. The two teams had met the week prior in Perham with Perham hanging on to a 2-1 victory. By the time the Vikings got their two runs in the fourth inning, the Jackets opened a 5-0 advantage. Allie Doll scored twice in the game. Perham answered the Vikings' two runs in the fourth with two of their own.